There’s a new fad sweeping the Internet: bad jokes.
Now, we know bad jokes have been around for decades, possibly longer, but there’s a new twist to this social media craze.
Why did the math teacher go to therapy?
Because he had a lot of problems!
— Dad Jokes (@dadtellsjokes) September 6, 2017
The gimmick seems to start at the end of January when NFL Pro Bowlers sat down to exchange bad jokes.
#NFL Bad Joke Telling!
— Whistle Sports (@WhistleSports) January 29, 2017
There have been several variations since, with everyone from Youtubers like Dude Perfect to baseball players to rappers.
— 957 The Beat (@TheBeatTampa) May 22, 2017
It seems like trying to make another person laugh by telling them really bad jokes, or dad jokes if you prefer, is where it’s at right now.
And let’s be honest, with everything going on in the world right now, it’s nice to take a few minutes and laugh while watching others try not to laugh.