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Honorverse Humor or lack thereof.
Post by pokermind   » Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:04 pm

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How did Lord White Haven describe his first date with Duchess Honor Harrington?

The Date from Hell. Dum-dugh-pum!
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Re: Honorverse Humor or lack thereof.
Post by pokermind   » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:12 pm

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pokermind wrote:How did Lord White Haven describe his first date with Duchess Honor Harrington?

The Date from Hell. Dum-dugh-pum!


Come on guys not a single other Honorverse Joke out there?
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Re: Honorverse Humor or lack thereof.
Post by Panzer   » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:13 am

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pokermind wrote:
pokermind wrote:How did Lord White Haven describe his first date with Duchess Honor Harrington?

The Date from Hell. Dum-dugh-pum!


Come on guys not a single other Honorverse Joke out there?


Well, my favorite Honorverse humor "A ship named Francis."
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Re: Honorverse Humor or lack thereof.
Post by namelessfly   » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:44 am

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Foraker's infamous "whoops".
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Re: Honorverse Humor or lack thereof.
Post by rdt   » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:14 am

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namelessfly wrote:Foraker's infamous "whoops".

These are not jokes. They are humorous incidents. Jokes is what the first post is.
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Re: Honorverse Humor or lack thereof.
Post by Charles83   » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:14 am

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namelessfly wrote:Foraker's infamous "whoops".


U forgot the "oops" of Sonia "Horrible" Hemphill
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Re: Honorverse Humor or lack thereof.
Post by Bruno Behrends   » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:59 am

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There also was the incident of Pritchard arriving in Manticore space in the middle of the night.

Charles83 wrote:
namelessfly wrote:Foraker's infamous "whoops".


U forgot the "oops" of Sonia "Horrible" Hemphill
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Re: Honorverse Humor or lack thereof.
Post by petercharters   » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:06 am

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Then there was the time that the GSN raided an orbital farm because they heard it had received a large shipment of grazers...
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Re: Honorverse Humor or lack thereof.
Post by pokermind   » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:28 am

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I guess quoting Dave's or other authors in the Honorverse's humor in the novels is on topic, but I was hopeing for originality.

Puns are called the lowest form of humor, a mind-pun is a mental image that is funny, something I imagine treecats will use in their humor besides practical jokes like the torn stuffed treecat in the ditch.

Example mind-pun:

On holoscreans on Manticore a commercial. A treecat RMMC in treecat powered armor uses his vibro-blade claws to turn a head of lettuce and a carrot into coleslaw in a blur of his six limbs.

While the announcer intones in great enthusiasm, "Introducing the newest from Raunch-co the new -Cat-o-matic it slices it dices ..."

Or, The latest hit on Grayson by that stand-up-comic wannabe and drunken sailor, CPO Poker-Mind and his partner on the electric lyre Spacecat first Mangy Fur:
"Momas don't let your Kittens grow up into Honorverse fans
"They'll have less creativity than an hand of hands of clans ..."

Come on guys make the above not funny by creating some Honorverse humor. Mind-puns if not jokes. OOPs written before petercharter's Grazers above was posted.
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Re: Honorverse Humor or lack thereof.
Post by Werrf   » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:31 am

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There's got to be a joke about how many dolists does it take to screw in a lightbulb...

How many treecats does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
One hand.

How many Royal Marines does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Lightbulb? Oh, no, they just had a slight navigational glitch and asked for directions. You can check with WO Harkness over there...

What did the pirate say when the Confederate officer blew his own fusion plant?
"That was silly."

How to Manticoran sensor crews report no contacts?
"Not a Peep."
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