I’d like to master a particular type of absurd humor on Twitter.
You’ve probably read one-liners from Twitter users claiming to quote unintended humor overheard in public places. When the material is hilarious for reasons you can’t pinpoint, you know it’s good.
My favorite living comedian, Dave Hill (@mrdavehill on Twitter), has mastered the art of the absurd quote. Every now and then he’ll post from an airport, an Amtrak train or some other place where people have serious conversations on their cell phones, and repeat uproarious shit he claims to have overheard. At least he says he’s at the airport or on Amtrak. Dave keeps us guessing.
I’m still trying, but please give me credit for being sincere.