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Humor + explosions

Firstly, this is definitely not funny and is tragic. At a Tim Hortons no less… wha?

But it did remind me of a hi-larious episode several years back when I still lived in Troy. I just told it to Michelle, but then did some research and it turns out it’s not quite what I remembered (fancy that) and that the tale grew in the telling (to put it in someone else’s words). I shall present it in my form, then a link to What Really Happened™.

1. RPI student goes to McDonald’s restroom (not really funny, depending).
2. Student finds abandoned electric razor (mildly funny).
3. Student begins shaving (hi-larious).
4. Razor explodes (funny), injuring student (not funny at all).

Turns out that actually, he took the razor home first (still very funny) and used it there, where it exploded (still funny) and badly injured both he and his wife (definitely not funny).

USA Today article on exploding Capital District razors

Perhaps the word I should use it absurd rather than funny. I would wager that 90% of what I find as funny is only in fact absurd, yet funny to me.

{ 3 } Comments

  1. Justin Mazzi | April 3, 2006 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Humor has no boundaries.

  2. Emily | April 6, 2006 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    The best part of that [tragic] first article is this:

    “They used a robot to trigger a controlled explosion after finding a suspicious package near the coffee shop, but that package was harmless.”

    You know it was totally a Roomba.

  3. Justin | April 7, 2006 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Totally — he just bumped around until he hit the package, at which point it just went PAF!! and he kept on sweeping…