Insert Arbitrary Pun Here

An Australian man built up a 40,000-volt charge of static electricity in his clothes as he walked, leaving a trail of scorched carpet and molten plastic and forcing firefighters to evacuate a building.

Slashdot | Statically Charged Man Ignites Office

Ok, I'm not sure how many of the facts in the story are correct (some misused terminology makes be dubious), but it's comical. And the Slashdot pun-fest it inspired is pretty funny:

- Its electrifying stories like this that keep me reading slashdot.

- Awww! I know it's the current joke, but that's revolting!

- Those jokes were terrible. You're all grounded.

- I realize your capacitance for electrical puns may be low, but there's no need for such resistance! Admittedly, they are worse in series...

That last one really had me laughing. It's interesting to me how the funny puns are the ones acknowledging how annoying puns can be. Maybe that's a comedy axiom I should write down.

Posted September 17, 2005 12:59 PM