“How do you confuse a blonde? Paint yourself green and throw forks at her.” Sometimes the best humor comes out of a surprise position waiting for a deep ball to be hit to left field. Sometimes, it’s not even humorous— at least on its face. Humor can attack head-on, punching you in the gut, or it can be sly and crafty and sneak up on you through misdirection. So the next time you’re looking for that perfect punchline, maybe you shouldn’t throw a punch at all. Maybe you should put on soft slippers and try sneaking up on your target, instead.