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    I just flew in from Seattle and, you know how some people's arms get tired? Well, my arms are so tired that, you know how arms fall asleep? Well, my arms are snoring!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    I just flew in from Seattle and, you know how some people's arms get tired? Well, my arms are so tired that, you know how arms fall asleep? Well, my arms are snoring!
    Very reminiscent of Seinfeld's "She'd have to be so vibrant she'd be spinning". I suppose it's a joke now, though whether a good one or not remains debatable.

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    It's all in the delivery. Raise the pitch after the first and third comma. I think you eluded to being an actress when you mentioned surprising some guy by being in character. You'd be good with this joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    It's all in the delivery. Raise the pitch after the first and third comma. I think you eluded to being an actress when you mentioned surprising some guy by being in character. You'd be good with this joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    I just flew in from Seattle and, you know how some people's arms get tired? Well, my arms are so tired that they fell asleep!
    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    I just flew in from Seattle and, you know how some people's arms get tired? Well, my arms are so tired that, you know how arms fall asleep? Well, my arms are snoring!
    The problem with this joke is the cognitive training wheels. Trust your audience to get the gist. If you hold their hand through the thing they'll be annoyed rather than amused. The joke has the potential to be funny if you let the connotation switch happen in the listener's head.

    So, fixing that you get:

    A. "Just flew in from Seattle. Boy are my arms tired."
    B. "Just flew in from Seattle. My arms are so tired they fell asleep."
    C. "Just flew in from Seattle. My arms are so tired they're snoring."

    A and B could work provided the listener wasn't expecting a joke.

    B might be a tad too clever for a laugh...as in joke one (flew on plane vs. flew with arms) doesn't have time to land before joke 2 (tired arm vs. sleepy arm) comes in and clouds the issue of what's funny.

    A has surely been done before.

    C takes it one step too far and your average listener won't make the connection fast enough. "My arm fell asleep," is a common enough saying (in English) that the double meaning will click without effort, but there are just too many steps to take from "snoring."

    Aside: I bet "my arm fell asleep" came across as kind of clever the first time anyone said it.
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    I was just reading about "wonton execution" in Syria and I came up with this. Please remember this when voting for Funniest Member.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
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