Geek Humor - or, Why My Wife Doesn’t Think I’m Funny

There’s a post over on Slashdot about capacitors going bad on some Dell workstations. It’s not really that interesting of an article, but this punny comment thread had me rolling on the floor. Especially the Faraday one - that one made me groan out loud.

And Hedda heard me. “What’s wrong?” she asks. I explained the post and the comments, and then started reading down the list of puns - my voice increasing in volume with each one - the terribleness of the pun directly proportional to the volume of my voice. When I finished, I turned my chair back around to meet a look of utter disbelief on her face - disbelief, I think, that she ever could have married such a dork.

Thank you. I’ll be here all week.