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Question #89261 posted on 04/06/2017 2:42 p.m.
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Dear Writers,

What was the last thing that made you laugh r e a l l y hard? Y'know, the kind of laugh where your sides hurt afterwards and you're still smiling at it 3 days later.

-Dynamite with a Laser Beam

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Dear Dangerous,

(For the greatest effect, try to scroll slowly so that you don't see the picture at the end of this post until you've read all of the text that precedes it.)

Let me tell you the story of The Funny Thing.

When I first discovered The Funny Thing, I was in the middle of my literature class. I was literally in the middle of all of the desks, surrounded by people. This presented a problem, as The Funny Thing was so funny that I couldn't stop laughing. To disguise my laughter, I had to pretend like I was sniffing my nose and/or coughing. I put my phone away to try and make the laughs go away, but it was pointless: every few minutes, I would remember The Funny Thing, and I would have to start sniff-coughing again. I'm sure my classmates left class that day convinced that I was thoroughly diseased. 

Flash forward a few days, and I'm with my family after watching a jazz performance by Frérot Rubik. Cadet Rubik shows me a funny thing. I show him a funny thing. He shows me a funny thing. I then remember The Funny Thing, and show it to him. He laughs. Mère Rubik notices what we are doing and asks to see The Funny Thing. I show her The Funny Thing. Mère Rubik starts laughing. She laughs some more. She laughs even more. She doubles over, holding her sides, still laughing. She is laughing when she straightens up. She cannot go three seconds without breaking into laughter again. Seeing her laugh so hard makes me laugh some more. By this time Père Rubik notices what is going on, and he asks to see The Funny Thing. He sees it and starts laughing.

Eventually Frérot finishes packing up his trumpet and meets us outside. I show him The Funny Thing. He smirks. Mère Rubik asks him if he looked at all of The Funny Thing. "Did you read the caption?" she asks. Frérot says he didn't and so looks at the caption. He laughs a little more. We are generally disappointed that he is not breaking into hysterical laughter. I send The Funny Thing to my sister. She responds with a heart emoji. How much laughing ensued before she did so, we'll have no way of knowing.

This question comes into the inbox. I leave a placeholder with The Funny Thing. Sheebs and Auto Surf see The Funny Thing. Says Sheebs: "Hahahahahaha that's incredible." Says Auto: "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh it's too good."

I write this response about The Funny Thing, recounting how it came to be here.

And now, it is finally time. 

It is finally time for you to see..

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THE FUNNY THING:

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(Slightly edited from its original version, because the original version was rated PG-13 for "Acronyms Containing the Letter 'F'" and that's whack.)

-Frère Rubik, who still smirks and giggles a little when he thinks of The Funny Thing

A:

Dear friend,

Few things make me cry from laughter, but Flula is special. One of the German 102 subs introduced Flula to our class this semester, and so far, everything I've seen from him is gold. Especially German with a German with FLULA!

Also, I was messing around on Kate Beaton's website archives and laughed at this for like two straight minutes, then I kept randomly grinning and looking like a moron whenever I remembered it in class:

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-Van Goff

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Dear Dynamite,

About three weeks ago, r/me_irl caught a case of this meme. It was short-lived, but prolific, and I'm sad that it passed so quickly. I don't know if it will make y'all laugh as much as it did for me, but here you go:

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So there you go.

-The Entomophagist

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Dear you,

Just yesterday I was having a Serious Text Conversation™ with Zed and the Other Occam Siblings. At a certain point in the conversation, I tried to search the interwebs for a reaction gif to something that the Oldest Occam Sibling said.

I did not find a reaction gif for what he said. I do not even recall what reaction gif I was originally looking for. All memory of the originally desired reaction gif was lost in a fit of ridiculous laughter upon my clicking of this link presented to me by Google:

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Go ahead. Click on that link right there. See what I saw. I will give you a moment.

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There. I do hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Sincerely,

~Dr. Occam

A:

Dear Dynamite,

Old people wearing vegetation. You never knew you needed this in your life, but now that you clicked on that link, you're realizing that it fills the void you never knew you had. If someone made a calendar of this I would buy it so hard.

Also, I cracked up for quite a while when I saw this cute lil' fox who's just doing his best:

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If anyone had started to doubt that we're a bunch of immature college students, this question should probably clear things up for you. Because, like, I find all of these hilarious, but it's not exactly mature humor.

-Alta

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Dear friends, 

Such joy I never knew until I read these things. 

Such restraint I never knew I had until I tried to only casually enjoy them during Priesthood Session with my famIly. 

#blessed

-Auto Surf

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Dear Dino,

This isn't nearly as funny as what the other writers have already contributed, but oh well.

The other day I was walking in the Talmage, and passed one of the many posters advertising the ACME program. This poster in particular had the caption "Want monotonically increasing unbounded homework?--Ask ACME." I found it hilarious because it's so sadly accurate.

~Anathema