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Blonde jokes, formed the last chapter of an 80s phenomenon - themed joke telling. As shown in the Baby Jokes section of this site, themed jokes were quite a peculiar trait of this decade. Depending on your country, Baby jokes started the decade, but Blonde jokes followed much later - seeing a peak in the late 80s thanks mainly to the widespread introduction of the fax.

The rise of the blonde joke
Unlike many other jokes such as those based around the 80s tragedies of Space Shuttle explosion or the Ethiopian/Kampuchean famines, blonde jokes were far less confronting or offensive. In fact many of the blonde jokes were simply modified versions of those gags aimed at minority groups or 'foreigners'. For example in the US it is quite common to tell gags about Canadian stupidity. The Canadians (and most of the world) do the same about the US. Similar relationships exist between the Irish and English or Australians and New Zealanders. While these relationships are generally good-humored, sometimes minorities were singled out. Telling the gag without offending someone was often a challenge. Then along came the blonde joke theme. Now you take your favourite joke about stupidity, drop in the word blonde and most times it was a perfect fit. For example. Q. If a blonde and a brunette were falling off a building, who would hit the ground first? A. The brunette because the blonde would stop for directions. Chances are that the blonde version of this joke was not the original. It works equally well with Q. If an Irishman and an Englishman were falling off a building....

What made blonde jokes even more popular was that blondes already had the reputation for not needing or using their intelligence. So now there were no racist overtones and (almost) everyone could join in.
Not all blonde jokes were derivatives of other gags and a few have a distinctly 80s feel. Q. How do you kill a blonde? A. Put spikes in her shoulder pads. So even though most blonde jokes probably appeared decades earlier, the 80s were the first time they were grouped under the same category. This category followed after baby jokes and the mid-80s disasters - it also marked the end of this mainly 80s fad. Themed jokes do still persist but they are nowhere near as rampant. In the 90s there were a few OJ Simpson jokes, but these weren't nearly as common (the 80s also had these type of celebrity jokes involving Natelie Wood, Jack Newton and others).

In the list below, the jokes near the top are those that look as though they appeared in the 80s (although they could have possibly been derived from other non-blonde jokes at the time). While those that follow tend to look like they are blonde versions of other older jokes.

Q. What do you call a blonde who dies her hair brown?
A. Artificial intelligence.

Q: What's a blonde's favourite rock group?
A: Air Supply.

Q. How do you kill a blonde?
A. Put spikes in her shoulder pads.

Q. How can you tell if a blonde's been using the computer?
A. There's white-out on the screen.

Q. How can you tell if another blonde's been using the computer?
A. There's writing on the white-out.

Q. What is a brunette between two blondes?
A. An interpreter.

Q. Why are there no brunette jokes?
A. Because blondes would have to think them up

Q: How can you tell if a blonde has been using the computer?
A: The joystick is wet.

Q: What does a blonde put behind her ears to make her more attractive?
A: Her ankles.

Q. What do you call a smart blonde
A. Labrador

Q: What does a blonde and a beer bottle have in common?
A: They're both empty from the neck up.

Q. What's the difference between a blonde and a lightbulb?
A. The lightbulb is smarter, but the blonde is easier to turn on.

Q: What do blondes and spaghetti have in common?
A: They both wriggle when you eat them.

Q: Why did the blonde try and steal a police car?
A: She saw "911" on the back and thought it was a Porsche.

Q. If a blonde and a brunette were falling off a building, who would hit the ground first?
A. The brunette because the blonde would stop for directions.

Q. What do smart blondes and UFOs have in common?
A. You keep hearing about them, but you never see one.

Q. Why did the blonde tip-toe past the medicine cabinet?
A. So she wouldn't wake up the sleeping pills.

Q.Why did the blonde get fired from the M & M factory?
A. She kept throwing out all the W's.

Q. What do you get when you give a blonde a penny for her thoughts?
A. Change.

Q. Why did the blonde get so excited when she finished the jigsaw puzzle after only 6 months?
A. Because on the box it said: From 2-4 years.

Q. How do you make a blonde's eyes light up?
A. Shine a flashlight in her ears.

Q. What do you do when a blonde throws a hand grenade at you?
A. Pull the pin and throw it back.

Q. How do you confuse a blonde?
A. Put her in a circular room and tell her to sit in the corner.

Q. How do you make a blonde laugh on Monday
A. Tell her a joke on Friday.

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