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Last of Us : No Pun intended jokebook
The wackiest jokes to crack a smile, even in apocalypse times.
Two weeks ago, I binged watched the whole season 1 of the Last of us. A new Tv series based on a post-apocalyptic world, taken over by fungi-controlled zombies. I got to say it was amazing, at first glance it took a little bit of me to start seeing Joel in Pedro Pascal, and Ellie in Bella Ramsey but with time fit in very well. Now all I can say is what a performance, the series really catches the essence of the post apocalyptical universe of the Last of Us. As a series based on a video game, I am glad they added most to almost all geeky little easter eggs from the game.
An Easter egg is a hidden video game feature or surprise. Easter eggs are usually unlocked by using certain techniques to complete in-game tasks, entering specific button combinations or acquiring access to secret game or game file areas.
The whole world abandoned, engulfed by green vegetation is completely mesmerising, maybe it’s an innate feeling to see all our man-built cities taken over again by plant vines and tall jungle trees. If the apocalypse looks like this, then I can’t wait! Without forgetting the dark goriness of the clickers and their dark underground nests, where they sneak up behind you, rattling their nasty clicker sound. Extreme violence is also not censored, I think it is essential to understanding who this whole apocalypse thing works, I am not a particular fan of watching disturbing images for the heck of it, but in this context it makes sense. Pedro Pascal completely transformed into Joel, there is nothing else to say, he hit the spot. And Bella Ramsey gives a whole new complex side to Ellie, a human side, where we can understand how a kid in a given situation like that, living marginalised and constantly fighting in life-or-death situations, can eventually adapt and transform with her environment, even if it’s the most hostile apocalypse. Bref, I highly recommend the series and even more if you have played the video game. I really felt transported back to the days I would spend my summer vacation evenings playing with my younger brother and munching trough grilled cheese sandwiches.
One thing I did not care much about, back then when I was younger : was the book Ellie was all crazy about called No pun intended volume too. A magical book with a distinct distilled selection of the finest dad jokes. Of course, this book, does not exist in real life, but I tried to recomplicate as many as I could from the game and tv show. They are wacky bad, so bad you must laugh.
"It doesn't matter how much you push the envelope. It'll still be stationary."
"What did the Confederate soldiers use to eat off of? Civil ware."
"What did they use to drink with? Cups. Dixie Cups."
"I walked into my sister's room and tripped on a bra. It was a booby-trap."
"A book just fell on my head, I only have my shelf to blame."
"What is the leading cause of divorce in long-term marriages? A stalemate."
"Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead-to-know basis."
"A moon rock tastes better than an earthly rock because it's meteor."
"A backwards poet writes inverse."
"I used to be addicted to soap. But I'm clean now."
"3.14% of sailors are Pi Rates."
"I stayed up all night wondering where the sun went. Then it dawned on me."
"What did the mermaid wear to her math class? An algae bra."
"Why did the scarecrow get a promotion? He was outstanding in his field."
"I tried to catch some fog earlier. I mist."
"You know what's not right? (Joel questions, "Left?") (Ellie answers, "Yeah.")
"What does a pirate say while eating sushi? Ahoy! Pass me some soy!"
"People are making apocalypse jokes like there's no tomorrow..." (Ellie comments, "Too soon...")
"You wanna hear a joke about pizza? Never mind, it was too cheesy."
"If a dish towel could tell a joke, I think it would have a dry sense of humor"
"What did the green grape say to the purple grape? Breathe, you idiot!"
If you find yourself in the awkward moment of silence and don’t know how to break the ice just use one of these, you will surely be remembered as a nutcake. Sometimes lame jokes are not that bad after all and even in the most serious situations, they can remind us that life is wacky after all, and to get trough it we must also be able to laugh at ourselves. Keep that wacky side, keep that sunshine.
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