Magee59 Humor

Magee High School, Vancouver, BC, Class of 1959

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The Essence of Humor

We all love humor ... a good belly laugh ... a knowing curl of the lip ... and all the degrees of chuckle in between.

Humor steers us back to a positive, have fun outlook. It prods our digestive system into action and oils the wheels of social interaction. It is a universal phenomenon.

Humor generally involves an unexpected or unusual and creative way of looking at something or relating two or more things.

When you have a good joke, cartoon, or video

Email it to us and we will add it to this page. Here's a few to start the ball rolling.

Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante once said, “My wife has a slight impediment in her speech ... (pause) ... Every now and then she stops to breathe.”

Sherlock Holmes

Then there’s the one about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson who were out camping. They pitched their tent under the stars and went to sleep.

Sometime during the night Holmes woke Watson up and said, “Watson, look up at the stars and tell me what you see.” Watson looked up and said, “I see millions and millions of stars.”

Holmes said, “And what do you deduce from that?” Watson replied, “Well, if there are millions of stars, and if even only a few of these have planets, it’s quite likely there are some planets like earth out there. And if there are a few planets like earth out there, there might also be life.”

To which Holmes replied, “Watson, you idiot, it means that someone stole our tent!”

New Domestic Flight Services Scenario

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Hell Explained By A Chemistry Student

The following is an actual question given on a University of Arizona chemistry mid-term, and an actual answer turned in by a student. The answer by this student was so profound that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well:

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following:

“First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving, which is unlikely. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.

As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.

Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added. This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over.

The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct ... leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.' “


Mechanic and Cardiologist

A mechanic was removing a cylinder-head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known cardiologist in his shop. The cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come take a look at his bike when the mechanic shouted across the garage, "Hey Doc, want to take a look at this?"

The cardiologist, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working on the motorcycle. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, "So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take the valves out, repair any damage, and then put them back in, and when I finish, it works just like new. So how come I make $39,675 a year and you get the really big bucks ($1,695,759) when you and I are doing basically the same work?"

The cardiologist paused, smiled and leaned over, then whispered to the mechanic...

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Don't be a Grump

Don't be a grump like Walter ... WALTER! ... press the play button and he will wake up.

Danny MacAskill's Amazing Ride

Danny MacAskill's ride is unexpected, unusual, and very creative. Humorous? Maybe not but it will make you smile. Sound on ... helmet on ... go for it!