That’s a bad joke, I will never forgive myself

Over on the Patreon site, I posted a photo of a proud spider mama and her freshly laid egg sac, and I called her Parentsteatoda tepidariorum, rather than Parasteatoda tepidariorum, because that’s how degraded my sense of humor has become over the last few days.

Slap me. Slap me hard, I deserve it.

What do you get when you cross a dad joke with a scientist joke? You get me. I’m so ashamed.


  1. blf says

    Slap me. Slap me hard, I deserve it.

    The mildly deranged penguin does not recommend this form of social distancing.

  2. christoph says

    Two atoms were walking down the street. One atom says to the other, “I think I just lost an electron.” The other says, “Are you sure?” The first one says, “I’m positive.”

  3. blf says

    @2, The mildly deranged penguin points out that such a quarantine would have two distinct advantages: First, it keeps the cheese safe. Second, you can raise all the flies you want.

  4. Reginald Selkirk says

    Here’s a joke for you:
    We are in the middle of a pandemic and a national emergency, and Donald Trump is in charge.

  5. tacitus says

    A mathematician walks into a bar.
    “Ten pints of your finest ale, barkeep,” he says.
    The bartender replies, “Now that’s what I call an order of magnitude!”

  6. brightmoon says

    A cop stops Heisenberg while speeding . “ Do you know how fast you were going ! “ , the cop yells. Heisenberg: “No, but I know where I am “

  7. says

    In a more philosophical vein: Descartes is at a party and the host asks him if he’d like a drink.
    René says “I don’t think so….” and promptly vanishes.

    In the lavatories of The Royal Society of Chemistry (in Burlington House, Piccadilly) there once was a graffito
    “What’s the difference between a chemist and a gentleman?
    “A gentleman washes hia hands after going to the bathroom”

  8. says

    There’s a variation where Mr H replies”Yes. but now I’m lost”

    Stopping now before I get banned for whatever it is I’m doing.