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The best blonde joke ever

Because you probably have better things to do then get sucked into a silly internet meme that will waste your time before you realise how pointless it is, I think I’d better explain the ‘best blonde joke ever’ meme.
What this stems from is an actual blonde joke. You take a piece of paper that is blank on both sides, and write ‘Please turn over’ on both sides. The joke is that this will keep a blonde occupied for hours as he/she constantly turns the piece of paper over.
The web equivalent of this joke would be this:

Q: What’s the web-based blonde joke ever?
A: Click here!

In other words, the page links to itself and the blonde is kept occupied for hours, like with the piece of paper. This seems to have found its way to some LiveJournallers, and people have linked to it over and over. You should eventually find that if you keep clicking on the links you get stuck in a loop – that’s the joke.
I probably sound incredibly unhumourus writing this but hopefully it’ll clear it up for people like Matt who are new to this whole thing ๐Ÿ™‚ .


  1. I have to confess that the whole ‘meme’ thing has me confused, too. Where did it come from to describe stuff in this blogging context? It seems so prevalent now that no one bothers explaining it to the rest of us!

  2. Would be interesting to find out how google handles that when trawling a site.

    A “meme” is simply the Latinate root word for “idea” or “thought.” Hence the words “memory,” “memo,” and “emetic” (really bad ideas only).
    So a funny idea that makes its way around the Internet is a “meme.”

  4. Kitty, you might want to familiarize yourself with a site called Wikipedia. If you go there, type “meme” in the search field, and click Go, you’ll be enlightened.
    Neil, there appears to be a word missing from the sentence “Whatโ€™s the web-based blonde joke ever?” I’m guessing that the word is “best” and that it should be inserted between “the” and “web-based”.

  5. Maybe it’s a game?
    “What’s the web-based blond joke ever”?
    Funniest, dumbest, dirtiest…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. The dumb part is that when I tryed the ‘best blond joke ever’ my friend said ‘what? I don’t get it’ What kind of response do you give to such a comment?