A type of humor
that is recurisively
applied to the humor carrier
, be it a joke
, a cartoon
, or a node
. Favorite among the geek crowd
for the intellectual effort it sometimes takes to recognize the obscure self-reference in a joke, and the possibility of getting high
on ensuing mindfuck
. Examples include most of the (rather lame
, no offense) writeups in the recursion
node, most of the misinformation
node, a lot of User Friendly
cartoons, and the following (again, rather obvious, but I can't come up with anything better right now) joke
An Arab, a Jew and an American walk into a bar.
The bartender says...
"What is this, some kind of joke?"