Here's a call sent out from the Canadian Philosophy Association:
The Official Joke Committee of the Canadian Philosophy Association is pleased to launch its first annual philosophical joke contest and thereby invites submissions.There then follows a 'version Française ci-dessous'. I wonder if the winning jokes will be told, as well as announced, at the General Assembly. The initiative evidently arises out of this (pdf - see page 5):
Submissions should be prepared for blind review and sent by attachment to
Deadline: April 30, 2005
The results of the contest will be announced at the General Assembly of the Association and published in the Bulletin.
Only members in good standing are allowed to submit jokes.
One thing is quite clear. Apart from Louise Morel and me, almost nobody reads the Bulletin. After all the aesthetic and technological efforts we made this is somewhat disappointing.If you're a member and in good standing, go for it! (Hat tip: EG.)
Here is a suggestion that aims at making the Bulletin more attractive: an annual philosophical joke contest, the result of which would be publicized in the Bulletin.
I thus propose the creation by the Administrative Board of an Official Joke Committee of the CPA (see The Mandate of the Committee).