Deb Pepe asks:
Is there a shot for bad joke telling?
Deb, I assume you mean a shot to prevent this scourge.
Chloral hydrate will shut them up (or, if you take it, will prevent you from hearing others tell the bad jokes). Unfortunately, I don’t know of any shots that will improve the jokes. Some people seem to think that tequila shots will help, but it actually only makes the jokes seem funnier to the person consuming the tequila, doing nothing for any other sufferers in the vicinity.
If you hear of something better, please let me know.