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The last few days, a handful cases of joke tellers have been caught telling non-original jokes that have been told before.

Jeez. Big deal! Most jokes have been told many times before! When I tell jokes orally, I never start out with "I read a joke on the URL so-and-so, and will retell it to you - listen: ...". No. I never provide source references when I retell a joke I have heard from someone else.

When others crack jokes, maybe I have heard the same joke in a dozen of variants before. A guy telling it again in a way so convincing that you just have to believe that he was the one experiecing it and the other twelve must have heard it from him... That's a pleasure! Your intellect tells you that it can't possibly be his originl joke, yet that thirteenth variant is the one you really love.

Great! Accept it! More than that: Enjoy it, when you hear the same joke told in a (possibly) new and refreshing way!

If you demand/expect to always hear new, original jokes all the time, you'll be disappointed. Rather enjoy new ones even more when you hear them. I suppose you have all heard about this storyteller club where stories and jokes had been retold so many times that old members knew them all by heart. So they decided to start numbering all the well known jokes. When someone said: "Fifty-four!", they all knew joke #54, and laughed or chuckled or whatever, depending on how funny they thought joke #54 to be. One of members one brought a guest, unfamiliar with the numbers, so when someone said "Thirteen!", he didn't know how to react. But he got the basic idea, and wanted to participate, so he said "Six hundred and eighty!" and everbody laughed like crazy - that one none of them had heard before.

If you can succeed in that manner, by making your joke appear new and fresh (and also relevant, to the point, relating to something someone else just said), an old joke can get a new life.

I must admit that I am not a very good storytelller myself. My strenght (in humor) is that I am an expert in making the craziest mental associations to what I hear others say, and put in random side remarks that appears to be my spontaneous reactions - but quite often, they are punchlines I heard from professional comedians years ago. Those who have heard the line before laugh at the way I use re-use it, others laugh because it is new and fresh to them. I am not ashamed of stealing punchlines, and I do not feel obliged to make source references.

And I think that makes popular humor thrive.
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