A former boss of mine once observed that I had a very nihilistic sense of humor. I had never thought of it as such, but on reflection I had to agree that was a fairly accurate assessment of my sense of humor.

From many years ago, I still enjoy the whole family of elephant jokes -- it's their compelling logic that I find so giggle-worthy. Even the stand-alone jokes amuse me: how do you fit three elephants into a VW beetle? Obviously, you can only put two in front -- the third needs to sit in back.

But the elephant threads I find quite elegant.

1. Why do elephants have flat feet?
They get flat feet from jumping out of trees.
2. Why do natives not go into the jungle between 4 and 6 in the afternoon?
That's when the elephants are jumping out of trees.
3. What is that brown stuff in between an elephant's toes?
That's a native that went into the jungle between 4 and 6 in the afternoon.

Totally silly. Juvenile.

How can you tell if an elephant has raided your refrigerator?
He'll leave footprints in the cream cheese.

How many other elephant jokes are out there in the wild?