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I'm a student, a scientist, and a fangirl from Cambridge, Mass. This is a multi-fandom blog, but mostly Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Supernatural with a side of Avengers.





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i’ve been trying to explain this sketch to people for years

there is literally no way to explain this sketch it’s just a thing you have to see and even then I’m not sure why it’s so funny

I laughed and laughed and laughed because what

This video may have lead me to a breakthrough in my understanding of humor. See, I keep reading that humor is when things contradict our expectations. But if that was true, realizing you’d put your car keys on the kitchen counter instead of the nightstand would be funny, and it isn’t. Now, the only part of the video that made me laugh out loud was (rot13’d for spoiling the entire joke, watch the vid first) jura gur guveq crefba jnyxrq va naq tbg fubg. And that was the only part of the video where I was surprised, and realized I shouldn’t have been. It was completely predictable in hindsight. Every other part of the sketch was either a complete surprise, or made sense the moment it happened. The funniest part was the part that struck a balance between contradicting my expectations, and making complete sense after a moment’s thought. Compare noticing your car keys aren’t where you usually put them (not funny, because there’s no deeper pattern to it) to thinking you’ve lost something and then it was in your pocket the whole time (kinda funny, because it was in the most obvious possible place).

(Source: stupidfuckingquestions, via scarves-and-ties)