Lighten up

31 Jul

It’s all very earnest around here at the moment, isn’t it? Which is funny, because I keep getting all these google searches ‘comedy edinburgh’ and ‘comedian librarian’ and so on. Goodness knows what they think when the land here.

Anyway, today two things happened. Firstly, I wrote two very good jokes (and I wasn’t even trying, I was supposed to be only doing what is in my script, but one of them appeared as I was cleaning my teeth and the other came out during ‘rehearsals’ – let’s assume here that ‘rehearsals’ can be defined as standing in your bedroom with the door closed, every now and then pulling the door open to surprise the two boys who are standing on the other side giggling and then say, ‘But Mum, how did you know we were here?’). They’re untested jokes, so maybe they aren’t as good as I think they are, but for now let’s just assume they’re brilliant. Secondly, Deborah shared a most excellent joke which did indeed crack my boys up.

What’s your favourite joke?

My mum would always crack up at the following:

Q. What’s the difference between a duck?

A. The space between it’s legs.

I have to say, I still don’t get.

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7 Responses to “Lighten up”

  1. peppermintpatcher July 31, 2009 at 2:56 am #

    not sure I get it either, but I’ll test it out on my 15 y/o who laughs at just about anything and let you know how he reacts.

  2. franzy July 31, 2009 at 4:39 am #

    I always thought the answer was “One of its legs is both the same”.
    No idea either.

    I used to know a huge number of jokes and could tell them for hours. As I grew older, I found that the ruder or more taboo a joke was, the funnier it was. Now, at nearly 30, I have no jokes, at all, which I can tell in any kind of company. Sorry.

    No, wait:

    Q: How many ADHD kids does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

    A: YOU WANNA GO RIDE BIKES?!?!?

    For less appropriate jokes and an entry on the *ahem* joke book I wrote, go to my link …

    • ThirdCat July 31, 2009 at 11:44 am #

      Hey! You wrote a joke book. I shall find a copy when I am next in Australia.

      And yes, there was that answer as well. Also caused my mother to roll around in stitches. But it doesn’t make any more sense.

  3. Stomper Girl July 31, 2009 at 5:52 am #

    Knock Knock
    Who’s there?
    Disruptive cow
    Disruptive cow wh..
    MOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    Works better in person. Although. Made my sensitive son cry with this one by being a little TOO disruptive and scaring the bejaysus out of him.

    • ThirdCat July 31, 2009 at 11:45 am #

      yes, that one is a favourite here too, though these days it always descends into an argument (don’t ask me how)

  4. Melody July 31, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    Personally my favourite joke is;

    Knock Knock
    Whose there?
    Biggish
    Biggish who?
    No thanks.

    I actually think I learnt that one in Scotland!

  5. ampersand duck August 3, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    We’re very fond of

    What’s brown and sticky?
    A stick.

    I’m very fond of

    Why are men buried 6 feet underground?
    Because deep, deep down they’re really nice.

    But the men in my life never seem to laugh at that one.

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