Greetings, Time Traveler! Have you recently emigrated to this, our Future World, from the early 1990s? Your appalling standard of dress informs me that this is so! I do hope your travels have not been overly taxing. Please, enjoy our fine restaurants, hotels, and venues of entertainment! Marvel at our strange customs of “texting” and utilizing “the Tumblr!” Behold the desperation on the faces of our many unemployed! Yes, our Future World is a bold and highly Futuristic place to be. At first, it may be disconcerting! But you will enjoy its novelty.
How may we entertain you, Citizen of the Early 1990s? Are you interested, perhaps, in… HUMOR? I have a delightful joke for you, in such a case! Allow me to relay it to you, now, on your arrival. It is this:
Ha, ha ha! My tone of voice in pronouncing this word, you see, was akin to that of the actors in a commercial from your time period! Ah, wait: perhaps this commercial is too far in the Future for you. I apologize. The following joke, however, may be closer to your kind’s humor-standard:
Ha, ha ha, ho ho ho! Your President, you see, is rather promiscuous! Whereas your First Lady – will it interest you to know, Time Traveler, that she also is a politician of some note, in this dazzling Future Age? – is capable of de-shelling large nuts with the steel teeth located in her inner thighs! You may also choose to interpret this as evidence that she is a “ball buster,” or emasculating and unfeminine woman, capable of doing literal or figurative violence to the male genitalia with her refusal to accomodate them (again, literally or figuratively: it is a layered and sophisticated joke, this one) appropriately! Perhaps this is why her husband seeks solace in the affections of other women? Ho, ho ho! Such a joke is good for many a chortle, is it not?
Yes, research informs me that jokes along these lines were quite popular, in your era! Indeed, your kind is known to have repeated them several million times, particularly if you were the more obnoxious sort of Libertarian uncle, and had consumed a few beer units. But to you, I assume, it will still be fresh! It may interest you to know, Time Traveler, that this novelty joke-disposal unit was not even manufactured in your time. Ah, no! It is a new novelty joke-disposal unit, marketed and sold today, in 2010! We do these things, you see, to accomodate our booming Time Travel industry. It’s all just a part of the fun to be had, here in… THE FUTURE!