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Tuesday, January 16, 2007 :::

Hammer Humor

I don't know what it is about MC Hammer jokes lately, but I sure have taken a liking to them. Although I have no idea who created this masterpiece of simplicity and logic, I like it very much. I post it in honor of Dr. Erik, who I know appreciates flowchart humor as much as I do, although I'm unsure about his affinity for Hammer Humor in general:

I have always liked this one, too, but I can't decide if the inclusion of nazis actually increases or diminishes the potential humor:

Okay, just one more.

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The jokes are funny but I can't forgive you for getting that song stuck in my head.

By Anonymous Sissy, at 12:33 AM for the flowchart.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:41 AM  

natzis falling down is always funny...

Being born in '85 the flow chart took me about 3 seconds too long...

By Anonymous sarah, at 8:52 AM  

That flowchart is getting printed out and taped on my office door *right now*. Love it.

I think it's ok to laugh at Nazis. I did, anyway. :-)

By Anonymous Zoe, at 9:12 AM  

don't get the flowchart. 'splain, por favor?

By Anonymous toddbee, at 2:04 PM  

HALT! It's "hammer with Hitler" time!!!!

Love the flowchart too.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:28 PM  

It's OK to laugh at nazis. Laughing *with* that's another matter.

LOVE the flowchart.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:06 PM  

c'mon, someone, please explain the flowchart to me. seriously.

By Anonymous toddbee, at 7:56 AM  

In the nineties, there were many half-baked rap songs by less-than-talented performers. Two of these were MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice. MC Hammer's "Can't Touch This", which you must be familiar with, has a chorus that simply states "Stop... Hammer time." Similarly, Vanilla Ice's one hit, "Ice Ice Baby", begins with the rhyme "Stop... collaborate and listen, Ice is back with my brand new invention," which never made much sense, but has since become iconic phraseology. To read this flowchart is to interject nerdy flowchart humor with some ironically bad 90s music references in a clever way.

Explaining humor totally kills the joke. :(

By Blogger dan, at 9:35 AM  

Oh can we include Young MC for Principals Office.. "It's off to the principals office I go"... aand then there's Tone Loc with his Funky Cold Medina and Wild Thing. Ooh yeah...

By Anonymous Andrew, at 2:46 PM  

What is funny to me is that I used a Hammer reference today in my job as high school guidance counselor. I needed him to explain that pursuing an acting dream career is good, but that it's also important to be able to supervise the management of your money. So, sign up for the finance class so you can inspect what you expect.

Two Hammer references in one day...pretty scary.

By Blogger Michelle, at 4:21 PM  

Thanks for the memories... I actually heard "You be illin'" on the radio, I about fell outta my car laughing!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:32 PM  

ahhhh the 90's... thanks Dan. That is so stuck in my head now.

I just got done watching Beerfest (not that great) but the pic reminded me of this scene :

Steve "Fink" Finklestein: Drunken recall. I gave my subjects massive quantities of alcohol and then I taught them things while they were blacked out. When they woke up the next morning, they couldn't remember anything. But when I got them drunk again, they remembered everything that I taught them the night before. I got it published.

Landfill: Where?

Steve "Fink" Finklestein: In Maxim Magazine under the tile of "E=MC Hammered".

By Blogger Shumpy, at 10:12 AM  

I gotta say...I think the Nazis add to the humor.

By Blogger Monkey, at 8:57 AM  

FLOWCHART HUMOR ROCKS!! Thanks for the laugh!

By Anonymous Craig, at 3:51 PM  

I got the Hammer ref. in the flow chart but not the Vanilla Ice ref. until you explained it. Thanks Dan!

By Anonymous August, at 7:51 AM  

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