Start your review of Jokester Write a review Shelves: short-story This was a brilliant explanation to jokes and humor. And they remained there, staring, feeling the world shrink down to the dimensions of an experimental rat cage-with the maze removed and something, something about to be put in its place. Feb 21, Jim Davis rated it really liked it Loved this story. No super-science or exciting space battles. Asimov just takes an idea that many people may have pondered from time to time and then pouts a chilling twist on the ending.
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No trivia or quizzes yet. C rated it liked it Nov 25, Jokester by Isaac Asimov. The computer eventually tells them that humour is actually a psychological study tool imposed from without by extraterrestrials studying mankind, similarly to how humans study mice.
Though quite silly, I think Jokester can also be read as horror given it predicts the end of all humour. To ask other jokeeter questions about Jokesterplease sign up. You are commenting using your Twitter account. It is one of a loosely connected series of stories concerning a fictional computer called Multivac. Brett rated it really liked it May 06, Paul Morisset rated asimkv liked it Nov 20, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
July Learn how and when to remove this template message. The Red Pen of Doom Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong. This article is about the Isaac Asimov short story. That is an extreme end, and certainly one that is original and thought-provoking. Please help improve this article jokeester adding citations to reliable sources. Asimov, Isaac — Jokester Why do you laugh?
And they remained there, staring, feeling the world shrink down to the dimensions of an experimental rat cage-with the maze removed and something, something about to be put in its place. And suddenly nothing is ever funny again. You are commenting using your WordPress. Oleh Duhin rated it it was amazing Jan 03, By computer analysis, the characters in the story investigate the origin of humour, jokeester why there seems to be no such thing as an original joke, except for puns.
Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Silas rated it liked it Jan 26, Jeanette Yara rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Humanity losing its sense of humor forever? January 14, January 5, by bcw56 Categories: If you were the husband, would you find it funny? You are commenting using your Facebook account.
‘Jokester’ by Isaac Asimov
Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external links , and by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view. Isaac Asimov was one of the most prolific writers in the past century, known for his many science fiction and non-fiction works. In these two books, he tells a broad variety of jokes—from puns to ethnic , from limericks to anecdotes. The latter book, it may be noted, is replete with sexually-explicit humor.
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