How about a laugh, (hopefully)

Posted by Leonard @jakedduck1, Dec 31, 2018

I believe laughter is the best medicine. Laughter has actually been scientifically proven to help people with depression issues.
Let’s give it a try so we can all get happy and feel better. Many Epilepsy forums I’ve been on had joke sections. I was probably the biggest joke of all since I didn’t get a lot of the jokes. They said the jokes couldn’t be above 4th grade level for me to understand them so my jokes may be rather simplistic but let’s give it a try.
Have a lovely day everyone,
Jake

@jakedduck1

I thought this joke was funny but when I posted it on a neighborhood site most analyzed it saying things like “My husband always carried a knife” why people just can’t see the humor in things I’ll never know. Anyway here it is.

When I see lovers' names carved in a tree, I don't think it's sweet. I just think it's surprising how many people bring a knife on a date.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Well, I carry a knife everyday. A knife has been daily part of my life since age 10, when my dad allowed me to get my first folding Case knife at Thrifty Drug Store [funny how some moments stay in your memory].
Ginger

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I managed to lose my rifle when I was in the army. I had to pay $855 to cover the loss. I’m starting to understand why a Navy captain always goes down with his ship.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

I managed to lose my rifle when I was in the army. I had to pay $855 to cover the loss. I’m starting to understand why a Navy captain always goes down with his ship.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 :does one dare to inquire how you lost the rifle? Might be interesting, funny, terrifying, or lost to memory?

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@ellerbracke
It didn’t really happen, just a joke. I thought it was funny. I suppose they could have added to it and make it more interesting but they didn’t. I wish I had a better imagination so I could make up jokes and/or add a little more to them but I don’t.
Do you know any good jokes you could add?
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@ellerbracke
It didn’t really happen, just a joke. I thought it was funny. I suppose they could have added to it and make it more interesting but they didn’t. I wish I had a better imagination so I could make up jokes and/or add a little more to them but I don’t.
Do you know any good jokes you could add?
Jake

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Yesssss…. but dangerous territory. Like politics. But still super funny. Wish I could PM. Just the one. It’s soo tempting. What’s the tolerance level generally here?

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@ellerbracke excuse me for putting on but racest jokes don't go Jake can tell you that looking forward to some

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@ellerbracke

Yesssss…. but dangerous territory. Like politics. But still super funny. Wish I could PM. Just the one. It’s soo tempting. What’s the tolerance level generally here?

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With regards to dangerous territory, I want point out #2 of Community Guidelines:

#2 – Remain respectful at all times.
-Exercise tolerance and respect toward other participants whose views may differ from your own. Disagreements are fine, but mutual respect is a must.
-Realize that sarcasm and joking will often be misunderstood.
-Personal attacks against members or health care providers are not acceptable. Such posts will be removed

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/tab/community-guidelines/

I hope that this is helpful.

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@lioness

@ellerbracke excuse me for putting on but racest jokes don't go Jake can tell you that looking forward to some

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Rest assured. Not racist. Just political.

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@rosemarya

With regards to dangerous territory, I want point out #2 of Community Guidelines:

#2 – Remain respectful at all times.
-Exercise tolerance and respect toward other participants whose views may differ from your own. Disagreements are fine, but mutual respect is a must.
-Realize that sarcasm and joking will often be misunderstood.
-Personal attacks against members or health care providers are not acceptable. Such posts will be removed

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/tab/community-guidelines/

I hope that this is helpful.

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@ellerbracke
Unfortunately there may be people who can’t see a joke for what it is and might take offense. I like all types of jokes, hope you will will message it to me when you can. In the meantime use discretion.
Jake

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@rosemarya

With regards to dangerous territory, I want point out #2 of Community Guidelines:

#2 – Remain respectful at all times.
-Exercise tolerance and respect toward other participants whose views may differ from your own. Disagreements are fine, but mutual respect is a must.
-Realize that sarcasm and joking will often be misunderstood.
-Personal attacks against members or health care providers are not acceptable. Such posts will be removed

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/tab/community-guidelines/

I hope that this is helpful.

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So I am still allowed to make a clean joke about a public figure in the spirit of a joke, right? Like wow, there’s a really funny punch line, without having to fear blowback from all-out?

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@ellerbracke
You can try but there is no guarantee. It might be pulled, just depends on the powers that be and how they believe others may interpret it. I posted a joke that was pulled. Someone was afraid it may be interpreted as racist. Hopefully yours won’t be.
Jake

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@ellerbracke

So I am still allowed to make a clean joke about a public figure in the spirit of a joke, right? Like wow, there’s a really funny punch line, without having to fear blowback from all-out?

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@ellerbracke @jakedduck1 Just as there are many different types of people, there are different types of jokes. And many different ways to "take" them. Best to erg on the side of caution. For example, my husband cracks jokes all the time that I find offensive, and when I say so, he says I have no sense of humor.
Ginger

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@gingerw
Don’t try and analyze them just laugh at them. Can you post a couple of the more acceptable ones and see how they fly.
Jake

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@gingerw

@ellerbracke @jakedduck1 Just as there are many different types of people, there are different types of jokes. And many different ways to "take" them. Best to erg on the side of caution. For example, my husband cracks jokes all the time that I find offensive, and when I say so, he says I have no sense of humor.
Ginger

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@gingerw oh my goodness, are we married to the same man? My husband, along with the “groaners”, does tell some funny jokes but after around the hundredth time they cease to be funny.
JK

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As to posting jokes. I would think if one has to question whether it is appropriate best to NOT post thus.

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