― Adam Gopnik
So my coworker and I somehow got on the topic of puns today. I suppose one must have come up in the natural course of the conversation but it was while the rest of my mind was busily chiding itself for leaving my most expensive and difficult to replace piece of equipment on a rock to be noticed and commented on my the trout man. (He has a name I am sure but at the end of the day mostly my hungry stomach remembers that he catches and cooks delicious trout.) Anyhow the topic turned to puns and we began firing back one after another to mutual groaning and laughter. Porpoises, clairvoyant midgets, and Kermit the frog were all up for grabs. But then reality reinserted itself in the form of necessary paperwork and we were pulled back to the real world.
Such is life.
Puns do however provided just a moment where the absolute ridiculousness of the world can be laughed at.