There are some jokes that end up where you’re sensing they’re gonna go all along. There are others that are complete surprises and take left turns that can’t be anticipated – and those might be the jokes that get the bigger, if more incredulous, laughs.
After all, what makes a joke is subverted expectations – if you’re expectations are met, then where’s the humor?
These 14 posts definitely take interesting paths to get to their lols, but they end up there all the same!
14. All philosophies are valid.
socrates: to do is to be
plato: to be is to do
scooby: do be do
— grand theft nardo (@avantnard) March 13, 2019
13. I’m an American I can eat a lot.
[being buried alive]
murderer: *out of breath* how are you eating the dirt so quickly
— Marf (@MarfSalvador) September 27, 2017
12. If only people who crossed lines were willing to do math.
use y= mx+b to calculate the slope of the line you just crossed
— josh (@joshxdavid) October 8, 2018
11. Millennials, man. What are you going to do?
Hallelujah is such a beautiful song. I still remember the first time I heard it, in the soundtrack to Shrek
— sean maciel (@seanmaciel) April 16, 2019
10. He’s really gouging you on the hugs geez.
me: *sliding $10 to bartender* I'll have the usual
[bartender gives me a hug]
— YΛBKΛƬ (@ohen39) January 25, 2018
9. Yes, yes usually. I think.
therapist: describe this picture
me: that’s my father yelling at me
therapist: and this one
me: you having sex with my wife
therapist: and this one
me: aren’t these normally ink blots
— m@thew (@TweetPotato314) July 8, 2019
8. As it very often is.
Guys I’m in Spain. The s is silent .
— aamirah (@Aamirah_salie) July 2, 2019
7. Annnnnnnd the letdown.
Two guys walk into a bar. The bartender walks over. Another guy walks out of the bar. People are just walking around.
— Luke (@lukeonacob) September 3, 2018
6. Did I pass the test?
HIM: I have a chocolate lab.
ME (awestruck whisper): ᵂᶦˡˡʸ ᵂᵒⁿᵏᵃ
— 🥴steph🥴 (@eff_yeah_steph) July 25, 2018
5. Crap, she’s seen the movie.
date: i love your shoes!
me: ugh, these old things? they were free
date: take the compliment!
me: no like a kid stole them, threw them over a guard rail & they hit me on the head
me: ya turns out they used to belong to some basketball star
date: this is ‘holes’
— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) July 28, 2018
4. Would you like a second date now?
Date: What do you do?
Me *holds up menu* you just choose a meal from this book of food
— Jon (@ArfMeasures) December 13, 2018
3. Too much marijuana is not necessarily a good thing.
imagine this: it's 4 am, you call an uber, your Uber's name is "Stuart", you're waiting, it's says your Uber is here but you see nothing, you feel a nudge on your leg, you look down, there's a little red convertible, it's your uber, your uber driver is Stuart Little
— salad (@defnotsally) June 17, 2018
2. I’m 99% sure this is accurate.
pee after sex or you will get an HGTV
— alexfromrematch (@alexfromrematch) July 18, 2018
1. This would be funnier if they were chewing ice but ok.
me: hello 911
operator: hello what’s ur emergency
me: these men won’t stop laughing
operator: ok yea that’s annoying but not a crime
me: wtf is manslaughter then
— Natalie (@jbfan911) December 13, 2018
I love not knowing where I’m going but being along for the ride, anyway.
Did you see these punchlines a mile away? If so, you’re more intuitive than I am!