March 07, 2005
Killing Joke

The Wikipedia entry for Who's on first - Abbott and Costello's famous baseball routine - is hilarious. It's unclear whether it's intentionally boring (i.e. some kind of deadpan reworking of the joke) or just plain old boring - but the author goes out of his way to kill all fun by explaining the joke:

The names given in the routine for the players at each position are:

* Who: first base
* What: second base
* I Don't Know: third base
* Why: left field
* Because: center field
* Tomorrow: pitcher
* Today: catcher
* I Don't Give a Darn: shortstop

The name of the shortstop is not given until the very end of the routine, and the right fielder is never identified.

Posted by Claus at March 07, 2005 01:14 PM | TrackBack (0)
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