Sunday, May 18, 2008

Comic 425: Fortune Cookies

Look kids: It's the fortune cookie "In bed" joke! Yes, just like you know and love it, slightly altered to look original but still the same joke you all still make in restaurants, courtesy of Humor Doctor Randall Munroe!

Here's why it's not original - if a fortune cookie is funny when you add "In bed" to it, it will be just as funny - no more, no less - if you go with New Idea and add "except in bed to it." It will be as funny or not for the same reasons, except from the sad side of the happy/sad divide. It's not a new idea so much as inverting an old idea - much like if I were to go around saying "That's NOT what she said!"

Also fun note - my favorite adding of "in bed" ever to a fortune cookie was to this one: "You will read a good book today." IN BED!! A HA HA HA HA HA!!!