People have been working for thousands of years. But whether a pre-history hunter, ancient prostitute, renaissance artist or modern banker, all humans have, at some point, longed for a seemingly never-ending working day to reach its conclusion.
Back in the early, frosty days of 2010, something special happened. Some pioneers of mirth stumbled upon a universal truth: that the solution to negotiating those last daily working hours of misery, boredom and dissatisfaction lies in humour.
But, crucially, not just any sort of humour. Satire, caricature, parody, commedia dell’arte: these are not routes to accelerating those ponderous and haunting final hours before the commute home. The overburdened and underpaid working mind, so desperate to somehow reach the end of the day, requires something different. Something gloriously crap.
The truth was put to the test. A select group of five lucky individuals working in a prestigious London PR agency received a wondrous two liner of pure crap-goodness at 17.36, Monday 22 February 2010 via email. The joke stirred souls and lifted hearts.
The rapturous chorus of laughter inspired by that first email was such that another short-form bad joke was delivered the next day. And the next. More followed.
There were some duds, of course. But the frequency of horrific hilarity so encouraged desk-based guffaws that requests to join the members-only email list soared. In time, the daily emails came to take on new meaning, becoming a ‘fix’ for both the happy and the sad, the fulfilled and the lonely, the kings and the peasants. Crap Joke of the Day™ – and a loyal following – had been born.
In early March 2011, over a year after its birth, Crap Joke of the Day™ – or CJotD – launched on the worldwide web, set to become a global phenomenon. Your faithful CJotD team, made up of humble and hardworking researchers, copywriters and quality control officers, deliver a Crap Joke every weekday at approximately 5pm: just when you need it.
Crap Joke of the Day™ is here to make you laugh; it is here to make you cry. It is here to inspire and encourage; to bring joy to the darkness. It is the world’s premier ‘so bad it’s good’ joke-providing service and, best of all, it’s free.
So get involved. Leave comments with your feedback, negative or positive – we’ll pass it onto the relevant CJotD department. Have a Crap Joke that the world needs to hear? Submit it here.
But most of all – enjoy.
The Crap Joke of the Day™ editorial team