On February 23, 2013, I posted the following “bad joke” on my social media accounts:
What did the fisherman say to the card magician? Pick a cod, any cod!
A very bad joke, to be sure. The next Saturday, I posted another. The Saturday after, another – after a friend posted “Hey, where’s our bad joke?”. Thus, Bad Joke Saturday was born. Since then, over 400 Bad Joke Saturday jokes have been posted by me, every Saturday (with some special additional jokes as the mood strikes me). Friends have encouraged the behavior, sending me submissions, joke books, and encouragement.