For an explanation of the Rule of Three, see the following excerpt for our book that still haven't been published or fully written yet:
In social settings, many humorists shoot off comments that are pertinent to the situation everyone is experiencing. If there are a number of them, they will most likely add to comments made, or what we'll call extensions.Anyway, occasionally we break the rule for humor's sake, so we're going to try to start a series of conversations that involve us breaking the rule.
For example, someone in the group has bad breath. Humorist 1 says, "whoa what did you eat, a poop sandwich?" Folks may laugh. Humorist 2 says, "No, it smells more like a poop omlette." Folks continue to laugh. Humorist 3 now has a decision to make. Does he a.) make an additional comment or does he b.) let his genius comment go?
The predicament that our joking friend has is a perfect example of the Rule of Three in action.
calvin: i wonder what crotch got
jared: i think Butt couldn't keep up with the team
he was a little behind
calvin: he stunk
jared: at least they got to the bottom of this
calvin: he was the biggest hole in the team's productivity