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Friday, April 06, 2007

No Cents To This

Abraham Lincoln delivering the Getty's bird a dress! from a recent Worth1000 Photoshop Contest is a great example of a visual pun. Made even cooler since Lincoln was fond of puns himself, although it's unclear how he might have felt about theatre jokes.

One of my many weaknesses is that I'm a fan of puns, but it's probably better than doing crack. Although after reading this one from Tons of Puns you might disagree....
A man was waiting for his wife to give birth when the doctor came in and informed the new dad that his son was born without a torso, arms, or legs.

The son had only a head! But the dad loved his son anyway, and raised him as well as he could, with love and compassion.

After 21 years, the son was old enough for his first drink. Dad took him to the bar and tearfully told the son he was proud of him. Then Dad ordered up the biggest, strongest drink for his boy. With all the bar patrons looking on curiously, and the bartender shaking his head in disbelief, the boy took his first sip of alcohol.

Swoooop! A torso popped out of the bottom of the son's head! The bar was deadly silent; then burst into a whoop of joy. The father, shocked, begged his son to drink again. The patrons began chanting, "Take another drink!" The bartender stood still, shaking his head in amazement.

Swoooop! Two arms popped out. The bar went wild. The father, crying and wailing, cried for his son to drink again. The patrons continued their chant: "Take another drink!"

But the bartender turned his back at this point, ignoring the whole affair.

By now the boy was getting tipsy, but with his new hands he reached down, grabbed his drink, and guzzled the last of it. Swoooop! Two legs popped out.

By now the bar was in chaos, with the father on his knees, thanking God. The boy stood up on his new legs and stumbled to the left, then to the right, then right through the front door, and into the street, where a truck ran smack into him, killing him instantly.

The bar fell silent. The father began to softly moan in grief. The bartender picked up the boy's empty glass, and began to clean it, muttering, "That boy should have quit while he was a head."
|| JM, 12:20 AM


A head! Ahhhhhaa! Ya got me there.
Blogger Peacechick Mary, at 6:52 AM  
I know I am delirious from lack of sleep because I completely cracked up at this whole post. Thanks for an early Friday morning laugh!
Blogger TrueJerseyGirl, at 8:57 AM  
LOL! I love it.

I too am a giant fan of puns. We have a friend who has one for every occasion. We were sitting in a cafe with him one time and looking out the window. A truck went by with a big piece of glass carefully loaded on the back. Our friend said, I wouldn't want that job, it must be a real pane.
Blogger pissed off patricia, at 3:15 PM  
Hi John
Stumbled on your blog on blogexplosion. Very funny. Keep them coming
Blogger Laurie Joyce, at 4:53 AM  
Okay. That was funny. I couldn't figure how it would end. You always deliver the goods John.
Blogger Mary, at 7:22 AM  
Funny story, well funny in a morbid way of course.

Great picture, Lincoln would've been proud I'm sure.
Blogger Sebastien, at 9:45 PM  

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