TIL for a long while, in Christianity, Satan was not feared. He was more 'comic relief' and the butt of jokes. It was the increased belief in Witchcraft which eventually caused Satan to be feared.
TIL the Mayans created scenes very similar to today's modern comics, including speech bubbles, stink lines and naughty jokes. In one scene, a cheeky rabbit (dubbed the "Mayan Bugs Bunny") tells an old man to "smell your sweat, wizard penis."
Packers player on Montgomery’s return: "They took him out for a play and he slammed his helmet and threw a fit. Then (before the kickoff) they told him to take a knee, and he ran it out anyway. You know what that was? That was him saying, 'I'm gonna do me.' It's a f----- joke.”
[WP] Everytime you think of a funny joke, this girl in your class always laughs, you chalk it up to coincidence but you think to yourself, "If you can read my mind, slap the table three times" the the girl looks over at you, stares right into your eyes, and slowly slaps the table three times.
TIL that in Bude, UK there is an elongated tunnel providing rain shelter for customers to the local superstore (Sainsbury's). As a running joke, it has received numerous 5 star reviews and it's the #3 top thing to do in Bude, leading to some underwhelmed tourists
Ocasio-Cortez rips Fox News for cracking 'jokes' about her finances - It shows what they really think of working-class people - Henry said “She had these multithousand-dollar outfits that could pay a month’s rent in Washington D.C.” - Can we demand to see her tax returns?
[WP] Your parents always had peculiar behavior, collected bizarre objects and shared a wealth of “inside jokes.” When they died, they left everything to you. In cleaning out their house, you discover clothes and currency spanning several centuries. And a small, ornate orb... with a note.
Texas congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw responds to SNL's joke about the eye he lost in combat, says it was in poor taste but our culture would benefit from not demanding apologies every time someone offends
THIS IS BULLSHIT! I don’t want to hear one more lib talk about gerrymandering or rigged elections after this JOKE OF A MIDTERM ELECTION. MANY MAGA VOTES SILENCED BEHIND SHADY TACTICS AND ILLEGAL VOTING! #VOTERIDNOW
TIL in 2015 Sobe beverages in the US apologised for a joke that backfired. Some customers started voicing their concern after finding "Help me, Trapped in SoBe factory" under the lids of some of their bottles. Turns out the cry for help was intentionally put there by the company as a marketing ploy.
I recently moved from South London to Gloucestershire and always made jokes that it was like living in the village from Hot Fuzz. Today the road outside Tesco closed because a swan had escaped...