"I love dad jokes. I’ve had the right sense of humor to appreciate them my entire life," Blake says in his column this week.

It was 3:30 in the morning and I should have been sleeping. Instead I was scrolling through dad jokes on my phone, muffling my giggles with a pillow so as not to wake my wife.

Then I found it. Perhaps the ultimate dad joke ever told, or at least my favorite on this list I found on BuzzFeed.com: George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey decide to make a movie.

Clooney says: “I’ll direct.” DiCaprio says: “I’ll act.” McConaughey says: “I’ll write, I’ll write, I’ll write!”

I burst out laughing and was still laughing as I silently reread the joke using my horrible McConaughey impression. Then I laughed again as I forwarded it to my sister. I laughed again later that morning as I told the joke to my wife, and chortled once more as I texted it to my best friend that evening.

I’m laughing even now as I write this column. It doesn’t matter that Kate didn’t so much as smirk, and it doesn’t matter that my sister had no idea who any of those actors even are; it was the funniest joke I’d heard in a long time.

I love dad jokes. I’ve had the right sense of humor to appreciate them my entire life, which was good considering my father is also a dad joke enthusiast.

The way I see it, the cornier the joke the better. It’s easy to be funny if you’re allowed to be controversial, raunchy or rude. It’s incredibly difficult to tell a joke that works just as well for a 16-year-old boy as it does for your Catholic grandmother.

Some of the other gems from that list I read the other day when I should have been sleeping: Did you hear about the two satellite dishes that got married? The wedding was horrible, but the reception was amazing!

What do you call a crocodile that is also a detective? An investi-gator!

And this instant classic: What’s the difference between a hippo and a Zippo? One is really heavy, and the other is a little lighter!

If you didn’t at least grin, you really should check to make sure you still have a pulse. And if you’re still trying to figure out that joke about Clooney, DiCaprio and McConaughey, then I really can’t help you.

I can’t just write a whole column about dad jokes I read on the internet. I need to earn my dad card by at least trying to craft a dad joke of my very own.

I have this one I’ve been working on about tiny drawings, but I don’t think it’s ready yet.

You might say it’s a little sketchy.

Blake Bacho is a staff writer for The Monroe News. Email Blake at bbacho@monroenews.com.