Like an overplayed song or, say, a human, a joke can get old. And you can usually feel its death approaching via two warning signs before it actually settles. The first reveals itself when the joke in question is some sort of parody and remix that has been so fleshed out you can’t even locate the original version of said joke.
The second sign for the end of a punchline — though perhaps this may signal the actual funeral — is when the least funny person you know has posted the meme to their Instagram account. I mean, that’s when you really know it’s over. When it’s time to throw in the towel and pray that someone makes a new joke real fast.
There are rare occurrences, though, when the joke — or the song (but never the human) — feels immortal. The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy,” for example. That will never get old. Watching people fall down? That will never get old.
Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love,” which we have referenced how many times since the album dropped, and her artistically-licensed albeit still completely mind-boggling addition of the errant-ass-letter “T” to the word “surfboard,” well that…might actually get old.
So, before we become like the kid who means well but is super annoying because every time you see him in the hallway he’s like, “Hey! [Insert dead inside joke here that was only funny once and even then only elicited a brief cackle],” we decided to really get on the SURFBOART T-train and ride it to its last destination, which leaves us tranferring at, yes, the B-train. No stops, one transfer, and jokes. Lots of the same joke.
Here’s our list:
All AboarT the Bey Train
– Team Man Repeller