t's the roundup you never knew you always wanted. You may not want to laugh, but you will. These aren't just any dad jokes, they're the best (worst?) dad jokes, and they're ultimately irresistible.
The classic dad joke is a simple formula.
The set up: a simple question about simple, every day things.
You know the answer will be punny and a little stupid, and you wish you knew it before being told. But you don’t. It’s just out of reach.
The punch line: so punny. So bad it’s good. Best when told by a middle aged man who is laughing at his own joke before he can even finish it.
The best dad jokes are simple, and ultimately obvious.
You may wish you didn’t find them funny.
What noise does a 747 make when in bounces?
But you do.
Boeing, Boeing, Boeing.
Some dad jokes are as old as time. Entirely predictable.
It’s a dad’s right, nay, job to deliver these jokes. And as unfunny as they might be, the more often they are delivered, the funnier they become. Make me a sandwich. Of course he said, “Abracadabra, you are a sandwich.”
Another classic: the I'm-Getting-Very-Hurt joke.
You know you’re a dad if you can’t resist pretending your hand is getting chopped up in the disposal. You may be a dad if you reach into dark spaces and then pretend your hand is being attacked by an animal. And you definitely have dad tendencies if you take the time to pretend you are getting electrocuted while you are helping children escape from freaking dinosaurs.
They catch you off guard.
This year I’m celebrating my birthday for half a minute.
You know the answer is going to be punny, but you still don’t know what it’s going to be.
It’s my 32nd birthday.
Ah! There it is!