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Time To Retire An Old Joke

25 Jul

July 25, 2020

The longest running joke on this blog is one no one ever noticed. It is subtle and has been running forever, right in plain sight.

I often refer to The Editors and Staff of Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride as if there is an actual staff behind this site. However, as is often the case, I did it with a dash of self-deprecating humor. I intentionally incorrectly wrote it as The Editor’s and Staff, inserting an apostrophe where it wasn’t needed. This was not a typo. I did it all the time. These are actual screencaps from old posts.

 

The joke was that the Editors could not have been doing a very good job if they didn’t even notice an error in their own title.

Now I said I did that all the time, but not every time. Sometimes I felt it wasn’t appropriate or the extra gag wasn’t needed.

Here’s the thing: no one ever noticed. Or maybe they did but just didn’t bother to point out the obvious mistake. Therefore, the time has come to retire this old joke.  

Don’t worry, I have plenty of other old jokes. Some of you might even find one or two of them funny. (I’m looking at you, Great Aunt Edwina. I haven’t heard from you or your sewing circle, the Newkirk Needles, since the last time you tried to get me to stop squatting in your attic.) 

 

 

 

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It’s Jake, From State Farm: Secret Agent

19 Jul

July 20, 2020

Everyone knows the It’s Jake from State Farm commercial. Guy is buying car insurance late at night and his wife thinks he’s  having phone sex. 

“What are you wearing, Jake from State Farm?”

“Uh, khakis.”

Well, there’s a new Jake in town. They even reshot the commercial to insert the new Jake.

Actors get replaced all the time. No big deal. But this is a little different. The actor is clearly not the same guy. Now that can be ignored, James Bond gets a new actor all the time. But this is different. When he’s asked what he’s wearing, Jake leans out to the guy in the next desk and asks if that has ever happened to him. The guy leans back and says “all the time.”

It’s the original Jake from State Farm! He’s sitting in the seat formerly occupied by a different agent in the original commercial. 

They can’t both be named Jake. Obviously, “Jake” is merely a code name. State Farm is a front for some sort of government intelligence gathering agency. It’s obvious. “State,” as in The State, government. “Farm” is an acronym. F.A.R.M.

Agent Jake, from State F.A.R.M. 

 

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