September 20, 2013

A Heartbreaking Joke of Staggering Genius

Mark Peters of McSweeney's positively reviews Jack Handey's The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure, en route to an in-depth analysis of the joke he considers Handey's greatest:
  • I came here in peace, seeking gold and slaves.

Peters:  "MacGyver-like, Handey made a nuclear bomb of comedy out of the verbal equivalent of a paper clip."

(link)

2 Comments:

Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

But, for whatever reason, I didn't laugh.

September 21, 2013 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

Yeah, me either. What's up with that?

September 21, 2013 at 3:27 PM  

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