Jaynes Your Way

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24 hours 48 jokes

05 June, 2010

Well, that didn't go as well as I'd have liked, but I still enjoyed it. If you didn't read my previous post, I spent June 2nd writing a joke every half hour, then I would post it to twitter and facebook. I've been toying with the idea of trying stand-up. I don't want to appear like I am haphazardly delving into stand-up because those few that are really good at it spend a lot of time perfecting a set. Unfortunately there are too many people who think they can just go up to a microphone and be funny.

I've been writing 10-ish jokes a day for a good two or three weeks. Out of those jokes I have about two that I would actually perform, though last friday though I read the joke:

"How many performance artists does it take to change a light bulb?"

"I don't know I left after four hours."

I started riffing on it, and found a pretty easy vein to mine. I came up with about twenty that afternoon, and spent some time over the weekend refining them, and decided I needed something to do with them. . . hence my little experiment yesterday.

Things I've learned
1) Better to slowly release new material and test the waters first.
2) People are on FB way too much. Don't you have jobs?
3) People get upset when you interrupt Farmville updates
4) You can post what you are about to do, but people won't read it
5) You can post again what you are doing, and people still won't read it
6) You need to stop trying to explain it to everyone--people just aren't going to get it
7) Even if you test a new feature like scheduling tweets, things happen. Tweetdeck has server issues and actually had to upgrade servers yesterday--good timing on my part.
8) What is funny to you might not be funny to everyone.

Some lessons learned, and I had a really good time. I'll post all 48 jokes I wrote tomorrow (In one batch. . . I won't make a blog post every half and hour).


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