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Putty Peeps Diaries - Where Do Jokes Come From

Where do jokes come from? Have you ever wondered just where jokes started? This little Peep does wonder where jokes come from. When did they start? How did the start?

Did one caveman say to the other caveman “do you know what you get when you cross a tiger with a dinosaur?”

“No, what do you get?”

“Who cares, you just get out of the cave!”

Are jokes something that developed with the use and misuse of language? Or did the develop as more of a distraction from being on the menu for so many predators?

Or did aliens bring jokes with them when they first appeared and started probing us and abducting and convincing early man they were gods or sky people?

For Putty Peeps jokes are relatively new and many of the nuances go unnoticed. Which is why I am so curious about the origin of jokes. Take the favored joke in my tin colony at the moment.

What did one cannibal say to the other cannibal while they were eating a clown?

Does this taste funny to you?

Putting aside the fact that clowns and cannibals do not mix, where could this have come from? Was it a clown hater or a cannibal lover? Could it be a take on society in general or is it just the absurd in the abstract?

So many questions, so little answers. I suppose if I wanted to Google (love that this is now an accepted verb) the origin of jokes and weed out the Wikipedia pages I could find out the origin, the cold hard truth about jokes I suppose the better question is why jokes were invented?

Any thoughts?

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