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A joke about passwords has won a competition for the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe.<br><br>
Stand-up comedian Nick Helm was judged to have the best joke of the festival, beating a number of better-known acts. 10 comedy critics spent two weeks hunting for the best jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe, putting their top 30 shortlist to a public vote.<br><br><br>
You're probably wondering what this joke is by now, right? Here it is..
<blockquote><p>"I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves."<br><br><br>
...<br><br><br></p></blockquote><a href="http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/08/25/password-joke-named-funniest-at-edinburgh-fringe/?utm_source=Non-campaign&utm_medium=eNews-newsletter&utm_campaign=eNews-NL-20110830" target="_blank">http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011...ws-NL-20110830</a><br><br>
 

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That wasn't all that funny though.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Phoenix Days</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2982832"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
That wasn't all that funny though.</div>
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Maybe you're right, but it still won the contest.<br><br>
Maybe one has to be Scottish to appreciate the humor.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Joe</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2982866"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Maybe you're right, but it still won the contest.<br><br>
Maybe one has to be Scottish to appreciate the humor.</div>
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I think I am Scottish, somewhere in my blood.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Joe</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2982866"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Maybe you're right, but it still won the contest.<br><br>
Maybe one has to be Scottish to appreciate the humor.</div>
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Lol. It is not that funny. But one liner jokes rarely are, I prefer those with a bit of story.<br><br>
I suppose with any joke, delivery is everything.
 

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I didnt think any of the jokes that made the top 10 list were funny...didnt even raise a smile.<br>
To me they were like jokes kids tell...not my sort of humour I guess.
 

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It wasn't funny, but it was clever. I think that's why people appreciated it.
 

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I found it to be that "doh!" sort of funny. Like Alice said, it reminds me of the types of jokes my little nieces tell... clever but not truly funny. But I'm not Scottish... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Funny- but I thought quite of the posted responses were funnier. I still think<br><br><a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Warning: Spoiler!</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden">How many programmers does it take to change a lightbulb?<br><br>
None. It's a hardware problem.</div>
is funny, even though I heard it years ago.
 

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Hilarious.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:">
 

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Why is the sky blue<br><br>
Cos it is not green.<br><br>
hahaha..look im a comdian now...give me an award please<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>.Goth-Alice.</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2983806"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Why is the sky blue<br><br>
Cos it is not green.<br><br>
hahaha..look im a comdian now...give me an award please<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"></div>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tom</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2983788"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Funny- but I thought quite of the posted responses were funnier. I still think<br><br><a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Warning: Spoiler!</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden">How many programmers does it take to change a lightbulb?<br><br>
None. It's a hardware problem.</div>
is funny, even though I heard it years ago.</div>
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When I saw the thread title I thought the joke was going to be "A website asked me to enter a password. I typed 'penis' and the site said it was too short". That one is actually funnier than this one IMO :p
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Earthling</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2984470"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
When I saw the thread title I thought the joke was going to be "A website asked me to enter a password. I typed 'penis' and the site said it was too short". That one is actually funnier than this one IMO :p</div>
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Haha that is funnier :) Although the first one brought a wry smile to my face.
 
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