Monday, November 15, 2004

A joke? Have any to share?

At Imagination Arts, there are two girls who sometimes have a joke or two to share.. Two examples:

What do you get when you cross a bee and an eagle? A beagle!
What do you call a snail on a boat inside your ear? A nose scratcher!

As you can see, it's a toss-up if the jokes will actually make sense, let alone be funny. A chuckle from me is inevitable; gotta give them support for trying. Each joke tends to have the same structure: a question from them, me saying "I don't know", and then the so-called punch-line.. So the other day one of the girls came up to me and before she even said anything I thought, 'yes! a joke'. Here's how our exchange went:

Girl: "Why are flamingos pink?"
Me: "Hmmm, why are flamingos pink.. Hmmm, I don't know.."
Girl: "Oh." And then she turned and walked away!

They haven't been sharing any jokes lately, I think I need to start asking them to tell me some. In the past I could count on them to just come up and share..

Let's now turn our attention to David Duchovny. Everyone with me? Good. Dave recently hosted the "Late Late Show" in place of Craig Kilborn. He had Garry Shandling as a guest, with whom he has some amusing history (Larry Sanders show anyone?), and Garry Shandling called him Dave. It sounded funny. Anyway, the funniest part of the show was during the monologue.. One line in particular. Mulder had just finished telling the audience a rather sad news story: "But there's good news," said Duchovny, "I'm married to Téa Leoni."

A Steven Wright joke that I like:
"I got kicked out of the movies for bringing my own food in. I argued that the concession prices are outrageous. And besides, it's been a while since I've had a barbecue"

Got a favorite joke? Share it with me s'il vous plaît..

1 comment:

stodmyk said...

Also from Steven Wright:

"I spilled spot remover on my dog. Now he's gone."

"I went into a cafe that had a sign offering 'breakfast, any time.' I ordered French toast during the Revolution."

Mine, all mine:

"I worked as a short order cook until I hit a growth spurt."