The Uncanny Mountain of Geeky Jokes

Humor is a funny thing (pun intended) and a very human emotion. At my alma mater Reed College we used to have a joke (it was really a meta-joke, because Reed) that the reason that Reed requires all students to take a common Humanities course is so that they can all have a common base of information to make jokes about. My pondering on this led me to the realization that humor can sometimes follow something like the uncanny valley (see my previous comic on this) where there’s a ‘sweet spot’ for maximal funniness. Too far away and you don’t get it, too close and you nitpick and/or aren’t surprised by the joke (surprise is actually the root of humor). Hope you find this funny. Or not.

(and, of course, a big nod to XKCD for the look/feel inspiration of this comic)

Humor is a funny thing

Humor is a funny thing