Monday, May 21st, 2012
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Women Unamusing

"Female bosses are less likely to make jokes in the boardroom because they are met with an awkward silence for eight out of every ten attempts at humour, a study has revealed."

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paperbackwriter (#2,844)

In this episode, the Telegraph does not copyedit, leading Balk to copy and paste the typo, leaving scores of readers wondering what the joke actually is.

Matt (#26)

boardrood, n., brood made up of boards.

La Cieca (#1,110)

@paperbackwriter "The material killed at the club, but when I performed it in front of a cross or crucifix symbolizing the cross on which Jesus Christ died, the awkward silence was deafening. This was not a good Friday for me!"

Granger Danger (#2,831)

@paperbackwriter The extraneous "u" in humor is so affected.

paperbackwriter (#2,844)

Seems Balk got to the… ROOD of the problem.

"So Christopher Hicthens meets St. Peter at the Pearly gates….."

@NotAndersonCooper – I assume he's a coauthor on the study that has so found.

C_Webb (#855)

What happens when they shoot lighter fluid from their sleeves to the static strains of "The Final Countdown?"

Granger Danger (#2,831)

*crickets*

stuffisthings (#1,352)

I think it's because all the funny women are working in comedy, to prove that women are funny, while the women who became executives did so to prove that you can have a successful career and a family. (The rest, of course, spend all their time trying to write as well as Jonathan Franzen or understand math.)

ericdeamer (#945)

TWSS

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