Humor: Seinfeld gives his thoughts on smartphones

Humor: Seinfeld gives his thoughts on smartphones
There are likely more original standup comedy bits about smartphone usage out there, but there is only one Jerry Seinfeld. Somehow, even though the content of what he's saying isn't all that new (we've all heard various jokes about the antisocial tendencies of smartphone users), Seinfeld found a way to make the bit work in his appearance on The Tonight Show from a couple nights ago.

Seinfeld talks about smartphones and texting before taking the topic a bit more broad by talking about email, which is really just a springboard to skewer the US Postal system. Seinfeld is firmly in the "it's funny because it's so true" territory, where he does his best work. Our favorite line from the act was when he talked about texting and said, "When we communicate with another person, we want them to know, 'I could have called you and I chose not to. I decided I only wanted to hear my half of the conversation.'"

Good stuff. 

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8 Comments

1. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

"There is no safety, there is no comfort, there is no security for you in this life anymore,"..., "unless when you're walking down the street you can feel a hard rectangle in your pants."

3. aksa123

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

In the US, it should be "... unless when you're walking down the street you carry a gun" lol.

5. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

In north korea. Guns are for pussies.

8. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

In Russia, pussies guns you.

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hahaha,,, that was funny and tha truth...

4. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

old joke delivered with new words. guess i expected too much from The seinfeld.

6. Sandyago

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

excellent!!

7. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

As to Jerry's last point, that it would be more efficient to have to Post Office open our letters, read them and email us what they say - the NSA already does two thirds of that, it would be easier just to have them email us.

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