Received anytime and almost anywhere
Can be offensive
May have a virus attached
Can be a nuisance
In the last 20 years, the Information Technology revolution has truly happened. Whatever your age, status or nationality the odds are you will use the Internet some time or another. With access via cell or mobile phones, as well as via a computer, the Internet is a big part of our modern lives.
Such technology is often used for research, work, education, entertainment and to make money. The internet, and email, offer really useful facilities but of course they are also used for the funnier side of life.
One of the biggest sources of Jokes is YouTube. This website allows the user to upload or view various videos. These are often humorous although many rely on some poor unsuspecting person ending up as the butt of the joke.
These videos are sent to friends and acquaintances by email and can make the videos owner plenty of money. However, such jokes received on a regular basis can be a nuisance. They are often large files, which may fill up your email inbox, they are sometimes pornographic and could get you into trouble say at work and they are often unsolicited.
Jokes by email.
It would seem that these days whenever I open my inbox and click the send and receive button at least a few jokes appear. Occasionally a whole batch of jokes will download from far and wide. All of this has meant that protecting your identity and your computer has become more important. Virus protection for your computer is now vital.
The jokes are often funny but of course, as no one is telling a joke you do receive the same ones repeatedly. If a person tells you a joke, face to face, you are at least able to stop them and say "Sorry, I have heard that joke before" This of course is not the case with email jokes.
Some email jokes are smutty and it is always a worry that uncensored adult humour is shared with children under the age of consent. I have scoured the jokes in my emails but was hard pressed to find a suitable example to post here. All too many were racist, sexist, rude, adult or offensive in some way or another. Many were not that funny when you cam to look at them properly.
Here is one of the few email jokes that I was able to use as an example:-
An elderly man had owned a large farm for several years.
He had a large pond in the back.
It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple, and peach trees.
One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he had not been there for a while, and look it over.
He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit.
As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee.
As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond.
He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him, 'we're not coming out until you leave!'
The old man frowned, 'I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.'
Holding the bucket up he said, 'I'm here to feed the alligator.'
Some old men can still think fast.
Overall, I do like to receive the odd joke now and then. The trouble is this practice had gotten out of hand. People constantly send various jokes, humorous video clips and pyramid emails to all and sundry.
Perhaps the best course of action is to have a separate email address that is used only for these jokes. That way they are less damaging but still there to enjoy when the mood takes you.