Nothing’s better than subtle humor. Whether it be an obscure reference, an inside joke, or something that takes a couple minutes on wikipedia before anyone can laugh, getting something that takes a minute creates endless satisfaction. To those avid redditors out there, this post is nothing new. Two months ago, StickleyMan asked reddit “what’s the most intellectual joke you know”, and it turns out a sight not particularly known for its ability to strain the brain, turned out an astonishing amount of hilariously intellectual jokes that range from the completely incomprehensible to the more commonly recognized. Katy and Will’s post attempt to help explain some of the best of these jokes:
From user phattmatt: “Jean-Paul Sartre is sitting at a French cafe, revising his draft of Being and Nothingness. He says to the waitress, “I’d like a cup of coffee, please, with no cream.” The waitress replies, “I’m sorry, Monsieur, but we’re out of cream. How about with no milk?”
Why it’s funny: Because Sartre believes that an absence of something is still something. Plus, coffee with no milk tastes a lot worse than coffee with no cream.
From user Watch_Closely: “It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.”
Why it’s funny: Because kleptomaniacs always take things, literally. As another Reddit user put it: “I don’t get it, but I’m stealing this one.”
Some of my favorite were missed by this article though including “What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?” by user mwalshe89. This post is an excellent way to get the best condensed (find the link here) but if you have a little more time go through the original post. Most of threads contain explanations and if not, a little googling might lead you to learn something you didn’t know before.
Are there any jokes they missed here? Let us know!