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Published: 2017-11-23T04:55:00-05:00

 



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“My wife asked if she could have a little peace and quiet while she cooked dinner…” (joke)

2017-11-23T04:55:00-05:00

Entry in progress—B.P. Twitter Shit Jokes‏ @ShitJokes My wife asked if she could have a little peace and quiet while she cooked dinner… So I took the battery out of the smoke detector! 10:44 AM - 23 Nov 2017



“What screams ‘I’m insecure’?"/"HTTP.”

2017-11-23T04:55:00-05:00

A programmer joke about “http” and “https” is: Q: What screams “I’m insecure?” A: HTTP. The joke was posted on Reddit—AskReddit on September 8, 2015. Wikipedia: HTTPS HTTP Secure (HTTPS) is an adaptation of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for secure communication over a computer network, and is widely used on the Internet. In HTTPS, the communication protocol is encrypted by Transport Layer Security (TLS), or formerly, its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). The protocol is therefore also often referred to as HTTP over TLS, or HTTP over SSL. The principal motivation for HTTPS is authentication of the accessed website and protection of the privacy and integrity of the exchanged data. It protects against man-in-the-middle attacks. The bidirectional encryption of communications between a client and server protects against eavesdropping and tampering of the communication. In practice, this provides a reasonable assurance that one is communicating without interference by attackers with the website that one intended to communicate with, as opposed to an impostor. Reddit—AskReddit What screams insecurity to you? (self.AskReddit) submitted September 8, 2015 by whenim30iwilllook20 COMMENTS causal_friday Websites served only over http, not https. Twitter Choro‏ @cho_ro 👨 : What screams insecurity to you? 👩 : Websites served only over http, not https. 👨 : Miss… 3:23 AM - 9 Sep 2015 Reddit—AskReddit What instantly screams insecurity to you? (self.AskReddit) submitted May 25, 2016 by IamEclipse COMMENTS gronkspike25 Websites served only over http, not https. Twitter Joe Hobot‏ @JoeHobot What screams “I’am insecure”?... http 7:40 PM - 6 Oct 2017 Reddit—Programmer Humor What screams: “I’m insecure”? (imgur.com) submitted October 7, 2017 by Hawkstar Reddit—Jokes What screams I’m insecure? submitted November 23, 2017 by TheProFail http



“Did you know the first French fries weren’t cooked in France? They were cooked in Greece”

2017-11-22T04:19:00-05:00

The first french fries were made in France, right? Not according to a popular joke. A riddle has been cited in print since at least 1976: Q: Where were the first French fries made? A: In Greece (grease). “Where were the first French fries cooked?  In Greece” was posted on the newsgroup rec.humor on September 4, 1999. Wikipedia: French fries French fries (North American English), chips (British English), fries, finger chips (Indian English), or French-fried potatoes are batonnet or allumette-cut deep-fried potatoes. In the United States and most of Canada, the term fries refers to all dishes of fried elongated pieces of potatoes, while in the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa (rarely), Ireland and New Zealand, thinly cut fried potatoes are sometimes called shoestring fries or skinny fries to distinguish them from the thicker-cut chips.  Google Books Biggest Riddle Book in the World By Joseph Rosenbloom Illustrations by Joyce Behr New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. 1976 Pg. 38: Where were the first French fries made? In Greece (grease). Google Groups: rec.food.cooking Very Latest Food Craze Larry Polnicky 3/11/96 Mary Elizabeth wrote: > sharon badian wrote: > > It does in France. Many nice restaurants serve French fries with steak > > or chops. And as far as I’m concerned good French fries (like you get in > > France) are definitely better than steamed potatoes. It’s so rare to find > > a restaurant in the US that actually makes real French fries - fresh > > potatoes, fried twice and all. I might point out that the first french fries were made in Greece.  Google Groups: alt.fan.pratchett [I] Christmas cracker humor Mark 12/25/98 (...) Q.  Where were the first french fries made? A.  In Greece. Google Groups: rec.humor Groaners A Lieberman 9/4/99 (...) Where were the first French fries cooked?  In Greece. Twitter Father Stefan‏ @FatherStefan Where were the first french fries cooked? In Greece 5:01 PM - 3 Sep 2009 Twitter Karen Mixon‏ @ktmixon315 RT @MaryBeth66: RT @FatherStefan: Where were the first french fries cooked?In Greece Actually...in Belgium. 9:40 PM - 3 Sep 2009 Twitter BRITT DA H8R SLAYER‏ @SexNiallUp Did you know the first French fries weren’t actually cooked in France? They were cooked in Greece😂 9:32 PM - 25 Mar 2017 Reddit—Dad Jokes Did you know french fries weren’t actually cooked in France? (self.dadjokes) submitted August 4, 2017 by somekindahuman They were cooked in Greece. Reddit—Dad Jokes Did you know the first french fries weren’t actually cooked in France? (self.dadjokes) submitted August 26, 2017 by JOEYSARMY They were cooked in Greece! Reddit—Oneliners French fries couldn’t have been created in Paris, because they were cooked in Greece. submitted October 29, 2017 by wonliners Twitter Camille “Your Mom”‏ @CamillieIris Dad Joke Wednesday: Did you know the first French fries weren’t cooked in France? They were cooked in Greece. 9:01 AM - 22 Nov 2017