Telling a joke that fails, or explaining a joke that still fails.
Writing a joke that fails. 
Continuing to write the same joke in different formats. 
Torturing a joke. 
Hoping that the act of torture will continue just long enough for the repetition to become amusing even if the content is still about as awkward as the waiting room in a GUM clinic. 
 
Laughing at a funeral.
 
Being the only one who laughs at a funeral.
 
Being the only one at a funeral.
 
Death.
 
Sneezing more than three times in a row in an enclosed space.
 
Being sincere.
 
Sneezing sincerely at a funereal which takes place in an enclosed space such as lift or broom cupboard.
 
Explaining to a bereaved family why the funereal is being held in a broom cupboard.
 
Failure.
 
Attempting … 
 
Being attempted
 
Not being understood.
 
Not being appreciated in your own time.
 
Thinking that your failure only stems from not being appreciated in your own time.
 
Repetition that fails to become funny
 
Repetition that fails to become funny
 
Repetition that becomes boring.
 
Being bored at a funeral.
 
Droning on without self awareness.
 
Droning on with ironic self awareness.
 
Being a bloody smart arse about it.
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