I walked into the biology lab and saw my lab partner dissecting an insect.

I told him, "I think your fly is open."

How is a joke like an animal?

When you dissect it, it dies.

Get it? Because just like when you take apart an animal to see how it works, it obviously can't be alive anymore, by the same logic, picking apart the inner workings of a joke by over-explaining the punchline is going to kill the humorous spirit it carries; it wo...

Explaining a Joke is like Dissecting a Frog

Everyone understands it better, but you killed it in the Process.

When I was dissecting a squid, I learned that its esophagus goes through its brain.

Food for thought.

I found out my date likes to dissect people from Southeast Asia.

I've since decided to cut Thais with her.

Why didn't the human anatomy professor tell her students they dissected the wrong body?

... She didn't have the heart to tell them.

I had to do a dissection today.

It was heartbreaking.

I dissected an iris today...

It was an eye opening experience.

Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog.

You understand it better, but it dies in the process.



See what I did there was use the frog as an analogy to show that exposing the inner workings of a joke would essentially deprive it of its life in that it's not funny anymore. I'm drawing a parallel (and so is E. B. White) to how y...

Having to explain a joke is like dissecting a frog

Sure, everyone will understand it a bit better; but the frogs never quiet the same.

What do you call a dissection performed by drunks?

An Autipsy.

How is a joke like a frog?

If you have to dissect it, it's probably already dead.

See, because a common practice in laboratories, whether inhabited by students or professionals, is to dissect an animal, usually a frog, to understand the internal workings of it's body. Of course, this animal would be in a lot of pain if...

A joke is like a frog

When you dissect it, it dies. Get it? Just like a frog dies when you dissect it, so does a joke when you explain it. Basically, the frog is used as an analogy, to help people understand that jokes shouldn't be explained, because the joke will die, or more specifically, become unfunny. So, just like ...

My jokes are like frogs

They aren't funny after you dissect them. But they weren't funny before either.

Jokes are like frogs

Because if you dissect them, they die.
Except to use the word "dissect" implies the frog or joke in question is already dead. The correct word choice would be "vivisect," which is the equivalent of a dissection, but with the animal (or joke) still alive. Much like a dissection, vivisections are u...

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Doctors were asked if we should reopen the country. Here's what the experts said:

Allergists were in favor of scratching it, but Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.

Obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconcepti...

What's the similarity between a joke and a small, cute, furry mammal?

They both die when dissected

A Czech and a Pole go hiking

They wander upon two bears having relations. They try to run but the bears easily chase them down and eat them. A ranger hears the commotion and runs in and shoots the bears. Police arrive and they dissect the female bear and find the Pole. The ranger sighs and says, "Well, I guess the Czech is in t...

What do humans and jokes have in common?

They may have not been before, but after you dissect them, they're definitely dead.

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So how about a real joke about Bulgarians for a change?

A flying saucer beams up a German engineer, an Indian guru and a Bulgarian. The three of them are informed by an alien in a lab coat that standard procedure when contacting an unfamiliar species is to subject them to the standardized intergalactic intelligence test.

"You will be put in an air...

My jokes are like onions...

They're layered.
And because if you dissect them I'll cry.

Jokes are like cadavers...

They're all fun and games until you dissect one.


It's funny because the word dissect is used as both "dissecting a joke" and also as "dissecting a cadaver."
Also, both cadavers and dissected jokes are often dead.

My dad's favorite joke

Two men go out to lunch. One man orders a BLT, but the waitress says "We're out of BLTs." The man contends they cannot be out of BLTs, and asks whether they have bacon. The waitress answers in the affirmative. The man asks whether they have tomatoes. Again, the waitress answers "yes." The man asks w...

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