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Jason / June 29, 2008 3:45 PM

I was with a group of friends and acquaintances , one of whom had just shaved his head bald.

I called him "Cancer boy"; a character from a popular "Kids in the Hall" skit, for much of the rest of the evening... until I found out that one unfortunate young lady in our party had breast cancer.

Andrew / June 29, 2008 5:22 PM

Suggested by Robyn. If you've got a question for Fuel, send it to

R / June 29, 2008 5:39 PM

I was babysitting once, and when the (very anxious) parents came home and asked me if their son went to sleep easily, I said "One punch and he was out." The mother looked like she wanted to kill me.

Cinnamon / June 29, 2008 9:41 PM

Oh, man! This is a daily occurrence for me. My sense of humor can not be understood, not even by those who know me well, and thankfully love me.

Dubi / June 30, 2008 2:53 AM

I asked a smart ass question during sensitivity training. At the time it seems that in a room full of programmers, pointing to a logical error in an argument would be appreciated in a programer like, geeky way.
I later learned that I was singled out in a report as "the angry foreign guy"

steven / June 30, 2008 12:01 PM

My entire improv class.

Mike / June 30, 2008 1:54 PM

Tried stand up at an open mike once. Let that be a lesson to all you little leaguers: just because your friends say you're funny doesn't make it so.

Oh, and R.. that was pretty f*cking hilarious!

Onid / June 30, 2008 6:16 PM

I was at a church festival with my nephews (6 and 8) and my family and as we were walking by the carnival games one of the carnys steps in front of me and says,"HEY DAD, Don't you want to win something for the kids?!?!?!"
I grabbed my nephews hands and said,"Dad? I don't know whose kids these are..." and I started walking away real fast with the nephews trotting next to me.
Absolutely no one in my family thought it was funny.

charlie / July 1, 2008 11:12 AM

I was at a first "Holiday Party" at work and told one of my worst jokes.

Things were getting pretty comfy and some fairly crude jokes were bounding about.

Ok Ok I got one. How do you get a nun pregnant?


You fuck her...

It fell totally flat when usually one sicko will laugh.

I was then reintroduced to an elderly co-worker who was a nun for 35 years.


She was so cool about it and I think I am still blushing.

The joke was clearly on me and was hard to get people to stop laughing.

m / July 1, 2008 2:49 PM

like cinnamon, i bomb on a daily basis.

amyc / July 1, 2008 4:06 PM

I totally would have laughed at that joke, Charlie. And I'm totally stealing it for the family picnic this weekend.

charlie / July 1, 2008 4:12 PM

I totally would have laughed at that joke, Charlie. And I'm totally stealing it for the family picnic this weekend.

Please do amyc

I am still waiting the day someone blurts out the right answer!

Sounds like a swell picnic.

I got some laughs from my family.

Kevin / July 1, 2008 5:15 PM

I can't remember the circumstances, but friends of mine and I were talking about circumcision, and for some strange reason, I said that I wasn't sure if I was or not. It was one of those things where it sounded funny in your head, and as soon as you say it, you think: WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME?

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