So, since next week is our Spring Break here at Coker, and since my TTh class won't meet again until after the break, I gave all the students in my 101 class this morning my standard hyperbolic warning: "The legal drinking age is 21 and it's a scientific fact that alcohol causes STDs." They thought it was hilarious. So, just now in a meeting of all the kids going with me to St. Augustine, Florida next week, I tried the same joke. Oh my gosh! It was so quiet I could hear my hair growing. I bombed so badly that I had to say, "Umm that was a joke." Now I'm embarassed and worried that they think that I'm some kind of a religious nut.
The funny part to me is that it bombed so badly. If I heard something like that, and didn't know the person was kidding, I'd still laugh out loud AT them.