IMG: So, Echo, can you explain to me why you always do long-form dialogue jokes?
SSE: Oh, sure, it's simple, IMG. The more I write, the greater the chance I have of scoring a laugh.
IMG: I'm not sure I follow.
SSE: Well, you see, if I were just to write "a joke," I'd only have one chance to nail the punchline. By writing something that goes on forever, I have literally infinite chances to fall ass-backwards into something that elicits a slight titter.
IMG: But why not just write out the mildly-amusing part, and cut off all the ridiculous fat around it, thereby saving both you and the reader lots of time?
SSE: Ridiculous fat? Oh man, you just made me think about Kirstie Alley making out with the guys from my avatar. That's hysterical; obese people are funny. Anyway, your question is easy. Because I actually have no idea what the funny part is. But I've found that if I write enough, people will give me a +1. Who knows, maybe there is no funny part, maybe they just feel bad that I wrote so much and want to make me feel better about it. Or maybe they just see that someone else gave it a +1, don't want to read it all themselves, and just give it a +1 so they feel like they were in on the joke, too. I don't know. I'm not a mind reader. I'm no Amazing Johnathan.
IMG: So, if you don't know what you're going to write, and don't know when you've delivered the punchline, how do you know when to wrap up your joke?
SSE: Oh, that's the easiest part. Once my fingers start to get tired from all the typing, I just have something absurdly violent happen to one of the characters, usually in brackets, and bang, joke is complete.
IMG: [hires chimp to rip own face off]
And, fin. +1!!!1!!
|Pictured: The Crushing Feeling of a SSE Joke Manifested Physically.|
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