This is a great thread on Reddit: the best intellectual jokes the members of the site know.
Here are three of my favorites:
1) It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.
The response is equally awesome: “I don’t get it but I’m stealing this one.”
2) Q: What does the “B” in Benoit B. Mandelbrot stand for?
A: Benoit B. Mandelbrot.
3) Two chemists walk into a bar. The first says, “Can I have a glass of H2O.”
The second chemist says “Can I have a glass of water too.”
The first chemist broke down in tears – his assassination attempt had failed.
I also enjoyed the counterresponse to this joke:
A photon checks into a hotel and the bellhop asks him if he has any luggage. The Photon replies “No I’m traveling light”. One redditor’s response: “
I object to this on the grounds that photons experience no time within their own reference frame and therefore could not possibly respond. The best they could do is give a wave.”
Lots more nerdery here.
(hat tip: @legalnomads)