new types of joke
Be on the lookout for new types of jokes. If someone cracks a joke which makes you laugh, see if you can make others in that style.
Bought my son an Action Man recently. When he opened it, the box was empty. When I had a closer look at the box, I saw that it said, 'Action Man Deserter.'
A new type of joke?
The following leaped out at me:
The next step in my thinking for each of these was:
Chaplain = Charlie Chaplin
Infantry = infants
Mercenary = in it for the money
After you've been doing this for some time, you'll start naturally spotting this kind of thing. When you've got ideas, like the three above, you have to package / present each in the best way.
Now I'll turn these into new 'Action Man' gags.
My son didn't understand the latest Action Man toy. In the box was a figure in ill-fitting black and white clothes, carrying a cane, with a white 'dog collar' round his neck. I looked at the box. It said, 'Action Man Chaplain.'
I watched as my son unwrapped the latest 'Action Man'. He was very puzzled, because it was a boy even younger than my lad. Looking at the box, I saw the words, 'Action Man Infantry.'
One of the latest Action Man toys was three times the cost of the others. I thought for that price it must be good, but when my lad unwrapped it, it was just an ordinary Action Man in camouflage gear. Looking at the box, I saw the words, 'Action Man Mercenary.'
I road-tested these gags on my wife (the acid test!) and she felt they were funny.
There're loads of other Armed Forces divisions and categories, easily found on the net. Why not have a go at the above process?