Category Archives: Humor

Humor uses threes as the completion to a joke. "The Rule of Three" is part of the formula. Many stories have you heard start out, "There was a priest, a minister and a rabbi … ." Three characters seems to work well when you are populating your own stories to make them funnier.

Does it Matter?

matter joke
matter joke

“Along with ‘Antimatter’, and ‘Dark Matter’, we’ve recently discovered the existence of ‘Doesn’t Matter,’ which appears to have no effect on the universe whatsoever.”

How to Use the “Rule of Three” to Create Engaging Content

number threeWhat’s so magical about the number three?

It’s no accident that the numberthree is pervasive throughout some of our greatest stories, fairy tales and myths.

It’s also no coincidence that some of the most famous quotes from throughout history are structured in three parts, nor is it surprising that the Rule of Three also works wonders in the world of comedy.

It all comes down to the way we humans process information. We have become proficient at pattern recognition by necessity, and three is the smallest number of elements required to create a pattern. This combination of pattern and brevity results in memorable content, and that’s why the Rule of Three will make you a more engaging writer.

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Family Guy Clip 1 2 3

Family Guy clip 1 2 3

Three Little Pigs Bop

3 Little Bops

1 2 3 Sunny in Philadelphia Clip

Charlie's mom and threes

mother-in-law

mother-in-law

A man's mother-in-law dies, and the man gets a call from the funeral parlor.


The funeral parlor asks, "Do you want a simple burial, embalment or creamation?



The man responds, "Do all three.  Don't take any chances."

Three Cheers for Ternary Numbers

Ternary cartoon

hardy har har

As a phrase, it’s like laughing with words; a subsitute for “haha”; when you want to laugh but can’t so you say hardy har har.

A Hanna-Barbera cartoon with Lippy The Lion and Hardy Har Har began in 1962.

Hardy Har-Har was based upon the postman on ‘The Burns and Allen Show’ on radio and had the same voice, same pessimistic personality and used the same expressions. (“Oh, dear!” and “Keep smiling!”)

 

Lippy LiptonHardy Har Har

Khaimovich

Three prison inmates were locked in the same cell; they soon began talking. “What are you here for?” asked one inmate of another. “They put me in for beating up some old Jew named Khaimovich,” snarled one man. “And why are you here?” asked the second of the first. “For having defended some old Jew named Khaimovich in a fight,” he replied. “And what were you arrested for?” the third inmate was asked. “For being Khaimovich,” he sighed.