A nerd walks into a joke...

There's a difference between "nerd jokes" and "good nerd jokes."

If I was to draw a Venn diagram of jokes there would be one group, nerd jokes, inside which is nested another group, good nerd jokes. The latter group is, sadly, pretty small and includes one of my favorites:

Q: How many kinds of people are there? A: 10. Those who understand binary, those who don’t, and those who didn’t expect this to be in base 3.

Recently a Reddit thread asked which were the most intellectual jokes people knew. The thread is long and while it contains many duds (nerd jokes with an audience of one) there were a handful that could only be described as "brilliant."

Buzzfeed posted a summary (with the obligatory and frankly pointless images that add nothing to the piece other than visual noise) that distilled out most of the gems. My favorites?

There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors.

And ...

A Higgs boson walks into a church and the priest says "We don't allow Higgs bosons in here." The Higgs boson replies "But without me, how could you have mass?"

My all-time favorite?

A Roman walks into a bar and asks for a "martinus". "You mean a martini?" the bartender asks. The Roman replies "If I wanted a double, I would have asked for it."

I shall leave you to read the rest...

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