doctorow — 2013-07-03T17:00:33-04:00 — #1
A great Reddit thread asked readers for their favorite "intellectual" joke -- some of the high-ranked ones are really good! Q: What does the "B" in Benoit B. Mandelbrot stand for? A: Benoit B. Mandelbrot. (balloseater) It's hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally. (Watch_Closely I'd tell you a UDP… READ THE REST
numfar — 2013-07-03T17:07:43-04:00 — #2
As has already been mentioned on reddit, most of these jokes are a bit too STEM-centric to count as intellectual in my book.
pridkett — 2013-07-03T17:08:54-04:00 — #3
There's one Sartre joke in there. That's doing pretty good for redditors.
niktemadur — 2013-07-03T17:19:33-04:00 — #4
Over 16,000 comments and rising, not a pleasant experience to read the thread, given Reddit's unwieldy design - "load more comments" every 20 comments, "load more comments" that are nested.
cleveremi — 2013-07-03T17:23:11-04:00 — #5
My favorite intellectual joke, which I didn't see there:
How many Marxists does it take to change a light bulb?
None, because the seeds of the revolution are in the light bulb itself.
tobinl — 2013-07-03T18:03:35-04:00 — #6
How can you tell who the topologists are?
They don't know the difference between their coffee mug and their donut.
just_ok — 2013-07-03T18:22:40-04:00 — #7
A tachyon walks out of a bar. The bartender says "We don't serve your kind here." A tachyon walks into a bar.
antinous — 2013-07-03T18:54:12-04:00 — #8
I still like Victor Hugo's, Immanis pecoris custos immanior ipse.
timquinn — 2013-07-03T20:14:12-04:00 — #9
A sculptor walks into a bar.
The bartender says, "Hey, what'll ya have?"
The sculptor orders a bud.
(punch line added later)
Bartender says, "That's it?"
Sculptor replies that it is not his job to entertain you.
jonee_spaz — 2013-07-03T20:24:17-04:00 — #10
I've been trying to comment on that Mandelbrot joke but I keep getting a recursion error.
mrscience — 2013-07-03T20:48:17-04:00 — #11
Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar...
timquinn — 2013-07-03T20:52:43-04:00 — #12
aluchko — 2013-07-03T21:00:03-04:00 — #13
There's a few more here http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2013/06/whats-the-most-intellectual-joke-you-know.html
This might fit your criteria better:
jimh — 2013-07-03T21:21:33-04:00 — #14
Know any good jokes about sodium?
lightningwaltz — 2013-07-03T23:03:52-04:00 — #15
Steve Wright, got it right saying, "the thought of killing myself is the only thing that keeps me going."
lightningwaltz — 2013-07-03T23:05:10-04:00 — #16
I built a peom
jacob_ewing — 2013-07-03T23:22:55-04:00 — #17
There are 10 types of people in this world: those who understand binary and those who don't.
penguinchris — 2013-07-04T00:06:27-04:00 — #18
If you have an account you can set it to show up to 500 comments per page, and then you'll want to set it to sort comments by "best" (there's a drop-down for that on the comment page itself) - which if you just want to casually read a massive comment thread like this is usually better than "top" or any of the other choices.
And then hit "hide all child comments" - the nested comments are people having side discussions (explaining the joke, discussing variations) and there won't be new jokes there. Well, people will piggy-back on the popularity of another joke by replying to it with their own joke, but whatever.
I do agree that it's unwieldly, but it just takes some getting used to. I think it's the best system out there - it handles small discussion threads (as small as those on boingboing) as well as absolutely massive ones equally well (as well as is possible anyway).
But I stopped regularly looking at reddit half a year or so ago, and don't miss it. Massive time sink, and way too easy to get into arguments there
jardine — 2013-07-04T00:20:35-04:00 — #19
I'm not sure if this one counts since it's from a TV show and TV generally isn't considered intellectual. But I think it's probably funniest if you know the ancient Egyptian gods.
A serpent guard, a Horus guard, and a Setesh guard meet on a neutral planet. It is a tense moment. The serpent guard's eyes glow. The Horus guard's beak glistens. The Setesh guard's nose drips.
It might be better if Teal'c tells it.
dennisarmstrong — 2013-07-04T01:04:19-04:00 — #20
What constitutes an intellectual joke?
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