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Groaners – Take 1

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1, Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much but the reception was excellent.

2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, “I’ll serve you but don’t start anything.”

3. Two peanuts walk into a bar and one was a salted.

4. A dyslexic man walked into a bra.

5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says: “A beer please, and one for the road.”

6. Two cannibals are eating a clown.
One says to the other: “Does this taste funny to you?”

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Why We Still Read Newspapers – Take 1

Doug Powell via Marsha Koenig

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Learning Something New

Public Domain Vintage Photo – Anita Opper – Zen to Zany

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Sarcasm

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“Sarcasm is “a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt“.[1][2] Sarcasm may employ ambivalence,[3] although sarcasm is not necessarily ironic.[4] “The distinctive quality of sarcasm is present in the spoken word and manifested chiefly by vocal inflections”.[5] The sarcastic content of a statement will be dependent upon the context in which it appears.[6] “

~ Wikipedia

Many times sarcasm is defined as a bad thing – cruel words spoken in order to hurt someone else.

I was raised with sarcasm, though, and I love it. It can be a really witty form of humor, laughing at one’s self, breaking tension, lightening up an unfortunate situation.

My father was a master at sarcasm. He used it, and other forms of humor, as a defense mechanism. He fell off a horse when he was 3 years old, breaking his arm in several places. Back then, they didn’t know nearly as much about setting bones, particularly growing bones, so my dad ended up with one arm shorter than the other and his hand curled up, almost useless. Kids at school were vicious. He answered by making them laugh. They learned to ignore his arm and accepted him because he was fun to have in the group.

Some people are completely unaware of sarcasm. When it is used, you can look at faces and see instantly if they ‘get’ it or if their hair is blowing in the wind as the joke goes over their heads. My dad raised us with sarcasm, puns, practical jokes, word jokes, and funny stories. They bubbled up out of him, overflowing onto all around him. He saw the world differently and those around him either kept up or missed out.  It was a funny, rich world he carried with him. When he died, he wrote us a note, saying, “Remember me laughing.”

Example – I got dressed to go out as a teenager, coming out into the living room to wait for my date. My dad said, “Nice dress!” Our eyes met. I looked down, saw what I was wearing from his point of view, and went back to my bedroom to change. The next time I came out he said, “You look nice, Lin.” (A real compliment.)

I find sarcasm bubbling up, myself – sometimes at inappropriate times. Sometimes I squash my thoughts, though those who know me well know NOT to meet my eyes at these times, lest I bust a gut laughing when I absolutely shouldn’t….

 

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Aging

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John Wagner via buzzle.com

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Truism

1000+ Funny Quotes on Pinterest

ThisHappyMom.com via 1000+ Funny Quotes on Pinterest

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Do NOT

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Spreadshirt

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Free

David Clinton via David McCunellon

David Clinton via David McCunellon

Hahahahahahahahah! :0)

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Hahahaahahahaha!

I saw this photo by Humor League posted on Facebook this morning. I shared it there, but wanted to be sure you saw it, too. I’m still laughing from time to time as I think of it again. :0)

 

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Humor League

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Los Angeles Zoo Signs – Take 7

Obvious Plant via Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

Obvious Plant via Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

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I Can’t Handle the Stress!

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Obviously, I need to get some help for Abby. She just can’t handle the stress…..

 

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Los Angeles Zoo Signs – Take 6

LA Zoo Signs via Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

LA Zoo Signs via Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

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Los Angeles Zoo Signs – Take 5

Obvious Plant via Evie Zimmerman, Trendingly.com

Obvious Plant via Evie Zimmerman, Trendingly.com

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Los Angeles Zoo Signs – Take 4

Obvious Plant via Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

Obvious Plant via Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

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Los Angeles Zoo Signs – Take 3

Obvious Plant via Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

Obvious Plant via Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

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Some Days

Lisa Bearnes Richey

Lisa Bearnes Richey

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Amusing Musings – Take 2

Funny Thoughts via Cindy Bassnett Thurman

Funny Thoughts via Cindy Bassnett Thurman

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Watch Out!

Offbeat via Susan Phariss

Offbeat via Susan Phariss

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Los Angeles Zoo Signs – Take 2

Obvious Plant via Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

Obvious Plant via Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

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Warning

Offbeat via Susan Phariss

Offbeat via Susan Phariss

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Los Angeles Zoo Signs – Take 1

Obvious Plant via Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

Obvious Plant via Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

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Amusing Musings – Take 1

“Ate salad for dinner! Mostly croutons and tomatoes.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Really just one big, round crouton covered with tomato sauce.  And cheese.

FINE, it was a pizza. I ate a pizza.”

Junior's Pizza

Junior’s Pizza

 

Quote credit: Cindy Bassett Thurman on Facebook.

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Interesting Thought

fsensitivity-Phillipe Geluck via Ann Gilstrap

fsensitivity-Phillipe Geluck via Ann Gilstrap

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Nothing

nothing

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Say, “Cheese!”

Offbeat via Susan Bello

Offbeat via Susan Bello

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Punny – Take 5

Dr. David Friedman

Dr. David Friedman

Puns for Educated Minds – thanks to Marsha Koenig for her email –

 

22. Two fish swim into a concrete wall.
One turns to the other and says, ‘Dam!’

23. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in
the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you
can’t have your kayak and heat it too.

24. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, ‘I’ve lost my electron.’ The
other says, ‘Are you sure?’
The first replies, ‘Yes, I’m positive.’

25. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a
root-canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.

26. There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope
that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.

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Punny – Take 5

Dr. David Friedman

Dr. David Friedman

Puns for Educated Minds

18. In a democracy it’s your vote that counts.
In feudalism it’s your count that votes.

19. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

20. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris , you’d be in Seine .

21. A vulture carrying two dead raccoons boards an airplane. The
stewardess looks at him and says, ‘I’m sorry, sir, only one
carrion allowed per passenger.’

 

Thanks to Marsha Koenig for her email.

 

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Punny – Take 4

Dr. David Friedman

Dr. David Friedman

Puns for Educated Minds

 

13. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

14. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said:
‘Keep off the Grass.’

15. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small
medium at large.

16. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a
seasoned veteran.

17. A backward poet writes inverse.

 

Thanks to Marsha Koenig for her email.

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Great Sign!

Getting On in Age

Getting On in Age

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Punny – Take 3

Dr. David Friedman

Dr. David Friedman

Puns for Educated Minds – thanks to Marsha Koenig for her email.

 

9. A hole has been found in the nudist-camp wall.
The police are looking into it.

10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

11. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

12. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said
to the other: ‘You stay here; I’ll go on a head.’

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Punny – Take 2

Puns for Educated Minds – thanks to an email from Marsha Koenig

 

Dr. David Friedman

Dr. David Friedman

 

5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be
stationery.

6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for
littering.

7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in
Linoleum Blownapart.

8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

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