An alternative, more humorous deviation from the traditional koan in the Eastern philosophical realm such as:
A quasi-koan almost invariably has a more comedic subtext.
Traditional koans are generally devoid of humorous subtexts.
i.e., "What is the sound of one-hand clapping?"
A quasi-koan has a similar, riddle-like essence but is less serious than its traditional predecessor.
i.e., "Is a person with MPD ever truly alone?
"If someone farts in a kitten's face, does the kitten know it is being disrespected?"
Hey! That's a quasi-koan!