RG14.4 whose idea of a joke is this?

Every year around April Fools Day, Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant hosts Laff-Off, searching for the funniest person in Eugene. For all but one of the last dozen years, I have been a judge. You can tell a lot about a town by the jokes that are told about it. This week maybe I’ll chronicle some of those jokes and hazard a guess or two what the jokes say about this funny place we call home. (If I don’t write about it for the wider newspaper audience, I may instead post some of the jokes here on the blog and ask you dear readers to speculate why somebody thought it might make people laugh.)