Welcome to the weekend, friends of Crap Joke of the Day™. This weekend will neatly punctuate a remarkable five days in the history of CJotD: five days that have seen more than their fair share of turmoil, exhilaration, despair and laughter for us hard-working types here at HQ.
The CJotD board are more than a little obsessed with numbers. Never a day goes by when a new report, chart or spreadsheet isn’t created, the Crap Joke of the Day™ supercomputer crunching a vast array of numbers to help our writers hone our writing and our marketers refine our marketing.
With the penchant for numbers and data gathering force, it was our accounts team that inspired the commentary ahead of Crap Joke of the Day™ #18 (no doubt you remember it well). The geekier CJotD fans among you gave that one rave reviews, so our editors decided we should give you a similar taste of trivia.
Like 18, 26 itself is a remarkable number in its own right. There are, of course, 26 letters in the alphabet, 26 miles in a marathon, and 26 red cards in a traditional deck*. As you’ll know, 26 is also the number of spacetime dimensions in bosonic string theory, and the number of sides in a rhombicuboctahedron.
Slightly more on topic, a ‘joke throw’ in darts – where a player throws a 20, a 5 and a 1 when aiming for treble 20s – is 26 in total.
So, to celebrate the birth of a brand new weekend on CJotD’s 26th birthday, today’s crap joke is a classic. Give us a good rating – make us happy.
I was walking by the fridge last night and I swore I could hear an onion singing a Bee Gees song. Turns out it was just the chives talking.
Another one of those, same time on Monday.
* The eagle-eyed among you might have noticed that there are also 26 black cards.