Monday, February 11, 2019

A joke in the traditional manner

Of all the songs in the Great American Songbook, which is the favorite of pirates?

No spoilers. The punchline, such as it is, is in the comments.

More jokes in the traditional manner
The Autobahn : Did you hear about the cow coloratura? : Did you hear about the thieving produce clerk? : Elementary school : A Golden Retriever : How did Bela Lugosi know what to expect? : How did Samuel Clemens do all his long-distance traveling? : How do amoebas communicate? : How do worms get to the supermarket? : What did the doctor tell his forgetful patient to do? : What did the plumber do when embarrassed? : What happens when a senior citizen visits a podiatrist? : What is the favorite toy of philosophers’ children? : What was the shepherd doing in the garden? : Where do amoebas golf? : Where does Paul Drake keep his hot tips? : Why did the doctor spend his time helping injured squirrels? : Why did Oliver Hardy attempt a solo career in movies? : Why did the ophthalmologist and his wife split up? : Why does Marie Kondo never win at poker? : Why is the Fonz so cool? : Why was Santa Claus wandering the East Side of Manhattan?

[“In the traditional manner”: by or à la my dad. He gets credit for all but the cow coloratura, the produce clerk, the amoebas, the worms, the toy, the shepherd, Paul Drake, the squirrel-doctor, Marie Kondo, the Fonz, Santa Claus, and this one. My dad was making such jokes long before anyone called them “dad jokes.”]

comments: 3

Michael Leddy said...

“All the Things You Arr.” (Music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.)

Anonymous said...

My dad used to tell similar types of jokes. He loved the elephant jokes that were popular in the 1960s. Somewhere I have the book of elephant jokes I bought from Scholastic Books way back when.

Kirsten

Michael Leddy said...

Oh gosh, Scholastic Books.

I think there’s some happy point at which dad jokes and kid jokes meet. But kid jokes I think are usually funnier. :)