Very nice...a little deeper than the normal A horse walks into a
bar. The bar keeper asks "Why the long face?"
On the subject of "deep jokes", I heard a joke many years ago that
I still think about to this day. I really want to ask the comedian if the
joke was as simple as it sounds or was there something deeper
buried in there. He was the type of comedian that could go deep
when he wanted to. Unfortunately, it was a long time ago and I don't
even remember who the comedian was.
He was doing a set on driving and directions and GPS's, etc. He said
"You know how they show the arrival time on the GPS screen? That's
not the "time to arrive", that's the "time to beat". (audience laughs)
OK, so instead of laughing, I start thinking about it this way:
Was that joke as simple as it sounds? e.g. If the ETA says 11:35,
he wants to get there before 11:35. He has therefore beaten the
original time on the display. Ha ha, simple joke.
But wait. That time keeps updating as conditions change. It may
have been 11:35 an hour ago, but now it's 11:34, then 11:33, etc.
In other words, it's *impossible* to beat the time on the display
because the arrival time shown, at arrival, will be the actual time
of day. You *can't* beat it.
Was the comedian being that deep or was it as simple as trying
to beat the original time? I'm hoping that he was being deep, but
I'll probably never really know.