The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight (maeincarnate) wrote,
The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight
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Die, Politics, Die! (which is German for: The Politics, The!)

Let me first make two broad and blanketing statements:

1. Political jokes are not funny.
2. Old, tired, beaten, trite, over-told jokes are also not funny.

With that in mind, during a Microsoft Outlook training session today, our instructor made a joke about how the voting feature on Outlook-sent emails (a remarkably frivolous feature, even by Microsoft standards) is far superior to the voting booths in Florida because the Outlook Voting Counter counts votes once and only once and pays no regard to Dimples or Hanging Chads.

1. Political jokes are not funny.
2. Old, tired, beaten, trite, over-told jokes are also not funny.

This joke was not funny in November. It was not funny in December. It is certainly not funny in May. I am willing to accept that in Washington, DC (where my office is), political jokes may have a longer shelflife than in most other places. However, cracking a Chad joke in May is thoroughly unacceptable in any place.
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