Back before noted alternative medicine enthusiast Steve Jobs died, I was toying with the idea of writing a brief little humorous piece called “Dialogue in Hell Between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates”, with the punchline being that it would be Steve Jobs wondering where the Hell Bill was. The humor was intended to come from the fact Jobs was a real asshole in life, and the fact I’d write a companion piece titled “The Undocumented Protocols” that was clearly a blatant rip-off.
Of course, these days that joke would be “Ha ha, your cultural touchstone is dead and mine isn’t” and I just don’t hate Apple fans that much. Hating hipsters is so mainstream.
So, which of your jokes have been eclipsed by time? (As per the title, I’d rather this wasn’t turned into an “I am offended by Those People being offended” kind of affair.)