Scientists in France announced they have empiric proof that the pun is the lowest of all comedy. The painting, dating back to the late Pleistocene, depicts a “cave bear”, a bear-shaped cave.
Not only is this proof that our less developed cave-cousins practiced comedy, but it also shows what we have always known about old people; their sense of humor is terrible. Archaeologist Piquant Fromage stated that the artist appeared to have used a mix of ashes from their fire-pit and caribou dung to make the painting, which was simplistic even by Neanderthal standards.
“We ‘ad been working on what the painting represented for weeks when Professor Aubergine exclaimed ‘Oh, I get it! That’s stupid.’ Everyone groaned. It was really disappointing, all of that build up to a stupid pun.” Dr. Fromage said in an interview with Reuters on Friday.
They did, however also discover some promising news nearby; Evidence shows that the Neanderthal had shown his “joke” to others, likely Cro-Magnon man, based on the foot prints found in the cave, who clearly had developed a more sophisticated sense of humor. The artist was found nearby with his head caved in and evidence that he had been urinated on.
“I could not have put it better myself.” Prof Aubergine stated. “The Neanderthal’s ‘orrible sense of ‘umor likely lead to its downfall. It would be many tousands of years before the sophisticated and nuanced ‘umor of Jerry Lewis.”
The team of students that had been excavating the site packed up and left later that day in disgust, while Aubergine himself was found to have once again urinated on the dead cartoonist’s remains. “I think it echoes a message that has resonated through time, from our Cro-Magnon ancestors to now; fuck puns and the people who make them.”