Not beary funny. Photo: Art Wolfe, Inc. I've heard the joke about the bear before, and so, probably, have you. Two guys are sitting outside their tent in a forest campsite when they see a huge angry bear charging toward them. One starts lacing up his running shoes. The other says, "Are you crazy? You'll never outrun that bear!" The first says, "I don't have to outrun the bear. I only have to outrun you." Ha ha -- kind of sick humor, really, down the memory hole it goes with all the other jokes. But recently it came back up …
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