Remember before memes were memes they were just annoying emails you forwarded to everyone you know? There were tons of lists of jokes, humorous bumper stickers, kids’ misconceptions about love etc. The one I remember most was a list of humorous warning labels such as: Label on a can of peanuts: “Warning: Contains nuts”. Hilarious right? Well for about a solid year I had a study hall in high school during which I never studied (of course) but instead read joke websites. As a result I can recite jokes on just about every subject imagineable and I had seen various “memes” before they began to circulate. I read the darwin awards before anyone I knew had ever heard of them etc. Well the warning label list is among those I had seen before they “broke into the mainstream”. The one on the list that usually gets the most stir is this one: In a chainsaw manual: “Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals.” OMG crazy right?!?! Who would stop a chain saw with their cock, WTF! Well to the best of my memory the the original list does not contain the “or genitals” portion of that warning label. A simple warning to not stop the chain with your hands was certainly sufficient for a giggle but somewhere along the line some individual added the famous “or genitals” line and it has been circulating as such ever since. Its even evolved into a set where some “funny” individual comments after each warning label to increase the overall humor value. Well I can only reach one conclusion here. Adding “or genitals” to a joke that is not particulary funny can only make it funnier. I submit to you the following jokes.
I just flew in from New York and boy are my arms tired … or genitals!
Take my wife please … or genitals!
See, instant classic. Now only one of two things can happen from here. I will giggle every time I hear a bad joke and secretly add “or genitals” to the end and no one else will find it funny in the slightest or in about two weeks I will hear a very famous comedian or radio personality making this exact same joke even though my blog will have maintained its apporximately 3 hits its gotten so far and there is no way they found it here. So spread the word … or genitals!