flightless hag

A chronicle of the adventures of birdwoman: a lonely, talentless freak who wanders the internet in search of entertainment.

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I'm a 40-something married white female, survivor of weight watchers, avid reader of pulp. Dogs (not cats), extreme right (handed, not politics), ENTJ, alto, wanna-be knitter.

September 14, 2013

Reminds me of a joke

So, one of my friends on the dire FaceBluck is in the habit of posting pictures with kitschy little sayings. Today's was "Never push a loyal person to the point where they don't give a damn." And there's this water in the background.

Somewhere, someone has come up with a joke featuring an angry beaver. The punchline is "Frankly, my deer, I don't give a dam." I leave it to you to come up with one at your leisure.

Whilst you're pondering, can you remember the jokes to which these are the tag lines?:
- I'm looking for the man who shot my paw
- Stays up all night, wondering if there really is a dog
- I'm a frayed knot!
- I smell molasses

So, Once Upon A Time, I was working at my dream job (bookstore clerk. That's the dodo of the 21st centure, no?) and chatting with patrons. One learned gentleman was selling me on his thesis material - that all jokes have at their base the harm of someone else. Humor is in the eye of the laugher - someone else is the crier.

I asked him, "What about the pun?"

He looked blank for a second, then absolutely horrified. I guess it was back to the thesis drawing board for him. Hope I didn't ruin years of research. But if I laugh at his dilemma, am I not upholding his original thesis? Hmmmm....

Meanwhile, here is a page of Classic Pun Jokes for you. I like them. They make me giggle. Here's one of my favorites:

A thief broke into the local police station and stole all the lavatory equipment. A spokesperson was quoted as saying, "we have nothing to go on." 

Har dee har har
Wipe that look off your face, it was funny!

Now, I must go fold the clothes.