Intellectual Jokes

I collect geeky jokes. I think I’ve heard most of them. So I was surprised to stumble upon a website with many new ones: 50 People On ‘The Most Intellectual Joke I Know’. These are some of them:

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Q: What does the “B” in Benoit B. Mandelbrot stand for?
A: Benoit B. Mandelbrot.

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Entropy isn’t what it used to be.

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There are two types of people in the world: those who can extrapolate from incomplete data sets

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This sentence contains exactly threee erors.

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There’s a band called 1023MB. They haven’t had any gigs yet.

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A logician’s wife is having a baby. The doctor immediately hands the newborn to the dad. His wife asks impatiently, “So, is it a boy or a girl”? The logician replies, “Yes.”

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The barman says, “We don’t serve time travelers in here.”
A time traveler walks into a bar.

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The first rule of Tautology club, is the first rule of Tautology club.

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A woman walks in on her husband, a string theorist, in bed with another woman. He shouts, “I can explain everything!”

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What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?



  1. Alex F.:

    Everyone’s making apocalypse jokes like there’s no tomorrow!

    (Not quite geeky, but your one-liners reminded me of this one.)

  2. lvps1000vm:

    There was also this celebrated Reddit thread on the subject:

  3. More jokes:

    […] #1 Today, 14:03 Thread Author I came across this recently, and I just had to share…. Tanya Khovanova?s Math Blog […]

  4. Ivan:

    Q: Did you hear about the constipated mathematician?
    A: He had to work it out with a pencil and a piece of paper.

    And this one is an invention of mine:

    Q: Did you hear about the mathematician who had diarrhoea?
    A: He used a Sierpinski carpet but did not manage to keep his hands clean.

  5. aristogeit:

    a few centuries down people will say
    a certain John ConVoy was celebrated, for his long memory
    Jon Bon Jovi was also celebrated for his long mane

    i’m sure John Conway is a terrible person personally
    i’m sure John Conway is a miserable person personally
    he’s probably a worst cheater
    or maybe he’s a cleptapodoch
    or he stiched someone witheknive

    what will you have to say about that

    the ego doesn’t speak in numbers
    the ego speaks in pure blood

    the I stood up and discovered the world from a different height

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