The dangers of having too much in common

A little while ago I wrote about an ex-girlfriend of mine with whom I parted company after we discovered we had too much in common — including an orientation towards women. We’ve remained friends, though (at varying distances), and “eX” (as she referred to herself here) reminded me of one of the more delightful aspects of our long, convoluted history together.

One of the things that brought us together (and helps sustain our friendship) is that we both have a decidedly odd sense of humor, and love obscure jokes that a vast majority of people simply will not “get.” I hit her with this one, prompting pronounced groaning and a threat of physical violence. She later responded by e-mail, tossing 9 (that’s right, NINE) alternate punchlines to my original joke.

Here’s her answer, with my original punchline as #1.

Top Ten Answers to “Why did the chicken cross the M

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History may not repeat itself, but it occasionally stutters


  1. Hunter October 17, 2004
  2. Rodney Dill October 17, 2004
  3. Rob October 17, 2004
  4. Hunter October 17, 2004
  5. Rodney Dill October 17, 2004
  6. eX October 17, 2004
  7. drew November 16, 2004