Funniest moments in Paper Towns

Discuss the April 2015 book of the month, "Paper Towns" by John Green.
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Re: Funniest moments in Paper Towns

Post by erasmus » 24 Jun 2015, 21:44

csimmons032 wrote:I didn't really find anything in this book very amusing. My reasoning though are based off of my personal preferences of a book. I pretty much only wanted to read this book because it was the book of the month.
I guess a lot of it is just personal preference. I mean, I didn't really like the book as a whole a lot, but I did find some parts amusing, especially parts during their spontaneous road trip to find Margo.
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Post by hannahbm13 » 16 Jul 2015, 19:28

There were so many funny moments in this book! I agree about the beer can sword and the penis joke, of course. And who doesn't find the black santas funny? I think the whole roadtrip section was highly amusing as well.
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Post by erasmus » 17 Jul 2015, 00:31

You know, I've seen so many people talk about the black santas in this discussion, and I've tried to google the meaning of it, but I'm still clueless/don't get the joke. Could someone explain it to me?
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Post by zjones99 » 19 Jul 2015, 15:59

I had two major lol moments. They both were on the revenge night. The first was when they shaved off that guy's (whose name has escaped me) eyebrow, and the other when they got a picture of Margo's ex running away through the yard.

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Post by 7Princess » 31 Jul 2015, 11:50

I thought Ben's confession after he saved them from missing the cow was funny. He was being truthful about only caring about saving his self.

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Post by dhaller » 04 Aug 2015, 16:32

I loved the pranks in the beginning, especially the fish. Quentin's reaction to it was priceless.
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Post by The Book Reviewer » 23 Aug 2015, 16:09

Mine was hitting the cow and the beer sword.

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Post by TangledinText » 28 Aug 2015, 10:11

I enjoyed the argument of what they needed to survive on their road trip from the convenience store and this intense detailed plan of the protein, fruit, and water to get than an explosion of people running around to find out that most of them ended up just getting junk food.
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Post by ALynnPowers » 21 Sep 2015, 07:44

7Princess wrote:I thought Ben's confession after he saved them from missing the cow was funny. He was being truthful about only caring about saving his self.
I'm so glad you just reminded me of this. I need that good laugh. One of my favorite parts as well!

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Post by Morgan_Malone » 23 Sep 2015, 03:40

The scenes after the cow scene were the best. I kept laughing at the ongoing cow jokes that kept happening over the rest of the book :lol:
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Post by VinuW » 14 Mar 2016, 14:18

I loved the scene where they shaved off Chuck's eyebrow. :D :D
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Post by afrakes » 03 Jun 2016, 15:28

ALynnPowers wrote:Today I woke up thinking about Ben insisting that he didn't save everyone's life when they almost hit the cow. He was only looking out for himself! :lol:

Can't stop laughing at this thought.
Yes! This was the funniest scene in my opinion. John Green seems to write methodically and realistically, so for Ben to encounter a COW, of all animals, caught me off guard. I enjoyed it because it wasn't predictable!

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Post by sush_destiny » 14 Mar 2019, 11:29

There were a thousand shops on International Drive, and they all sold the same exact thing: crap. Cracks me up every time.

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Post by dorebri2020 » 08 Jul 2019, 09:33

The black Santa collection never failed to make me laugh. Honestly, almost any moment on the road trip definitely amused me, and Benś character literally existed to bring humor to the story, so how could I not laugh at his scenes? Overall, the book was just generally humorous, but I took a particular liking to Margo´s snarky lines.
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Post by Atara Miles » 28 Sep 2019, 21:27

My favourite moment, apart from the revenge plan, was the entirety of the road trip. Like you said - Ben. His peeing in the bottle scene and then having it thrown on Radar was hilarious. I loved how they meticulously detailed their plan and left no room for extra stops or anything else that would make them miss prom, especially giving everyone a designated purchase - that was hilarious.

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