Odds are good

Main Piece: The odds are good but the goods are odd

“Do you think I can find a boyfriend in Alaska?”

“The odds are good but the goods are odd!”

Background Information:

This is a joke that is fairly common in Alaska because there are more men that live in Alaska than there are women.

Context of the Performance:

To understand this joke, you have to understand that there are more men who live in Alaska than women. There is also a stereotype that you have to be somewhat odd to live in Alaska and that is why it is funny.

My Thoughts:

I first heard about this joke when I first worked in Alaska in 2016 and I thought it was funny. My dad was also familiar with this joke because he used to live and work in Alaska when he was younger. I believe that this is a great oral performance because you have to be aware of the population dynamics in Alaska to understand the joke.