October 13, 2011

It's A Vicious Circle Made Out of Three Arrows

Okay, so, in May of 2009 I wrote a post on this blog where I accused Saturday Night Live of recycling jokes. This seemed like such an innocuous, banal, and, ironically, unoriginal observation that I didn't think much of it. But then I started getting a bunch of Google traffic from searches for actual jokes about recycling, presumably from people writing the worst high school reports ever. So to indulge them, in June of 2009, I wrote another post with some actual jokes about recycling.

That was probably my downfall.

See, these jokes I wrote were bad. Intentionally bad, as a sort of meta-commentary on bad jokes. I just had a lot more spare time on my hands back then and thought I'd piss away a few minutes with some self-indulgent silliness.

Anyway, since then "recycling jokes" has pretty much constantly been my top search referral every month. Like, literally, each of the twenty-something months since June 2009, more people have come to my blog looking for recycling jokes than anything else. (This month my runner up search referrals were "anal retentive" and "kafkaesque," which seems strangely appropriate.)

And, I guess inevitably, an actual recycling website finally stumbled on that stupid post. AND MISSED THE WHOLE FREAKING POINT.

To wit, from Earth911.com: ‘Recycling is No Joke’ Video Contest Launches:
Q. Did you hear the one about the aluminium recycling plant? A. It smelt!

Think you have a better recycling joke than this?
Hey, Earth911.com: bite me. Of COURSE people have better recycling jokes than that, because none of my jokes were even really recycling jokes! They were pretentious postmodern meta-crap riffing on the predictability of a certain genre of humour. (Sorry about that, by the way.)

But since I'm apparently doomed to be read only by people who don't get that, here is an honest-to-God RECYCLING JOKE that I came up with all by myself:

Two plastic bottles walk into a bar with their dog, and the bartender says: "Sorry, we don't allow PET."

SPLABANGO! Now leave me the hell alone.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Recycling helps the earth because it could save animals, it could save birds, puppies and all kinds of them. A lot of the animals that recycling helps to save are the ocean animals. There are a lot of animals in the ocean that mistake trash for food. They're eating things that we could be recycling. Check out this video: http://youtu.be/-H51E2gwXwc

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