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May 27, 2005

shoot the sweet old lady

I like this woman and I believe that if I ever met her, she would remind me a lot of my mama. But she still needs to be dragged off and shot for posting this:

Nominated as the best short joke of the year :

A three-year-old little boy was examining his testicles while taking a bath.
"Mommy ," he asked, "Are these my brains?"

Mother answered, "Not yet, dear."

That's veeerrrryyy funny. Oh yes, indeed.


Comments

I thought it was funny

Posted by: livey on May 27, 2005 11:37 PM

me too!!! LOL!!!

Only from Indigo!! And yes, she does remind me a lot of mamaw!

Posted by: Sam on May 28, 2005 12:09 AM

I thought it was funny and VERY true.
I also like the "hallmark" cards. Wish they'd sell those kind!

Posted by: Maeve on May 28, 2005 12:35 AM

Oh, Gawd.

I'm sorry ladies.
I like Indigo too, but this "joke" isn't even cute, let alone "funny".
It's just an insult.
Where's the humor?

There is no degree of sophistication, no word play, no "punnage", nuttin'.
Just an unwarranted attack wrapped in the guise of humor.

That's mean, not funny.
It didn't even raise a ghost of a grin on my face when I read it, much like most "comedians" these days...
(Merciful Gawd, gimme back Sam and thank You for the Blue Collar Guys...)

Ya want funny?
Try this one...

What's the difference between a woman with PMS and a rabid pitbull?

Lipstick.

Now, see, that's funny because it's got (more than) a touch of truth to it.
It's not just mean.
Hell, it's not EVEN mean.
(Says the chick who currently HAS that very malady... *grin*)

And, even if that first one was remotely funny to begin with (which it wasn't), it loses whatever marginal humor it ever had when it becomes something a mother is saying to her son, for shit's sake.

And, yeah, I suppose there is "truth" in that one too, but the "truth" is that a lot of "mothers" do actually treat their sons like that.
Not funny.

It comes across as a man-hating feminazi trying to be "cute" and failing miserably.
(And, no, I am NOT saying this about Indigo. I'm talking about whomever made it up and the sad, sad person who "nominated" it, as well as the Joan Crawford-esque "mother" in it... )

If somebody is actually considering this as a contender for "Joke of the Year", then they (whomever it is that thinks it's such a hoot) need to peruse a coupla copies of Hustler Humor or Playboy's joke page or even the "Truly Twisted Jokes" series of paperbacks, which I have every one of and will gladly send them.
At least then they'd know what the hell "humor" is.

Or at least the difference between a mere insult and actual humor.

The closest I can get to any real humor for that one is if the mother had maybe sighed, shook her head and nearly whispered, "Lord, son, I hope not..."
But, that's not even funnier, just slightly better, as it takes the mean edge/bite out of it.

Hell, I bet by the end of the day, if it takes that long, Acidman's readers can come up with several better, actually funny, punchlines for that.

Guys?

Please do.
Or try, anyway.

Could be like a caption contest, only it's "punchline", not caption....

(Besides and not to eeeeven mention (but ya know I'm gonna) is it not said that men wind up screwed over by women by thinking with their DICKS, not their balls?
Um, yeah.
So, that just makes that joke even less funny than it already wasn't, because it's not even "correct".)

Sincerely,
The Joke Nazi

Posted by: Stevie on May 28, 2005 05:44 AM

I laughed, mostly because it is true. My balls got me into more trouble than my brain ever has.

Posted by: GUYK on May 28, 2005 07:39 AM

The Feminists would label the PMS joke as Misogyny (hate of women).
Itís time you all learned the word Misandry (Hate of Men)
The tesiticle joke is Misandry.
Misandry is common today, especially in ďFamily CourtĒ
NOT funny!

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on May 28, 2005 08:20 AM

Well, Hon, the Feminazis would be right, in my case, especially when it comes to them.

*smile*

Posted by: Stevie on May 28, 2005 08:38 AM

Thanks to Stevie for not recommending killing the messenger! Thanks to all for the hits. Many thanks to Acidman and Sam for the comparison to Mamaw. I am humbled.

Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend and think about what we're memorializing.

Posted by: Indigo on May 28, 2005 08:43 AM

Did that joke give you the vapors Acidman? hehe

Posted by: Just D on May 28, 2005 09:56 AM

Fair game:

Why do you think women call their genitals "my business?"

Posted by: Brett on May 28, 2005 10:10 AM

I didn't like the joke (natch), but the "not yet" does display half a wit.

Posted by: Brett on May 28, 2005 10:12 AM

About as funny as "If a man says something in a forest, and there's no woman around to hear him, is he still wrong?"

Posted by: Mark Alexander on May 28, 2005 10:59 AM

When I hear a joke like that, sometimes I don't know what's funnier -- the joke, or the reactions of those who don't think they're funny.

Posted by: McGehee on May 28, 2005 11:59 AM

Lot of male whining going on around here. You know who you are. Take it like a man! :-)

Posted by: Juliette on May 28, 2005 12:18 PM

I thought it was pretty funny...a little mean, but so what? The element of truth in it is the key.

The Pitt Bull /PMS joke was funnier though.

Posted by: delftsman3 on May 28, 2005 12:45 PM

Why, thank you, AcidPappy.

My joke was shorter.

*grin*

Posted by: Stevie on May 28, 2005 01:11 PM

Yeah, Stevie... but your first comment WASN'T.

Posted by: Acidman on May 28, 2005 01:22 PM

Ya'll do know the science of blood only rushing to one head at a time don't you?

Posted by: livey on May 28, 2005 01:54 PM

I know, Lovey.
Sorry.
(Still don't think that joke is funny, though...)

And, yeah, I've heard some male comedian say something about God giving men two organs that require lots of blood to power 'em and only enough blood to use one at a time... or something like that.

Posted by: Stevie on May 28, 2005 02:00 PM

Ya'll com dawn naw!

That's true with a lot of us guys, 'specially in the case of Your's Truely. It all started when I quit studying Buddhism...

Posted by: JG22 on May 28, 2005 03:16 PM

Good Lord. And yet we get called out for our bitching and whining. It was a joke. You guys need to toughen up. Isn't that what you keep telling us?

Posted by: Gennie on May 28, 2005 04:40 PM

Geez...can't even tell a joke around here without it turning into a debate LOL. Have a sense of humor people!

Posted by: Chablis on May 28, 2005 04:45 PM

Why did God give women vaginas?

So men would talk to them.

Posted by: rightisright on May 28, 2005 05:39 PM

Reminds me of one of my favorite jokes...

Little Johnny and Jane are playing in the garden when they start having an argument about whether boys are better than girls. After a while Johnny stands up and pulls down his shorts saying, "Boys are better than girls, 'cos you haven't got one of these!".
Jane looks at him in astonishment as she knows that she hasn't got one of those between her legs. She rushes inside to her mother. A little while later she comes back out with a big smile on her face.
"My mum says girls are better than boys", she says.
"No they're not," says Johnny pulling down his shorts, "You haven't got one of these!".
Jane looks at him, then raises her skirt, pulls down her panties and says, "My mum says that as long as I've got one of these, I can have as many of those as I want!"

Posted by: Kathy K on May 28, 2005 08:11 PM

It doesn't take much to kick up a ruckus around here...

Posted by: Acidman on May 28, 2005 08:37 PM

I'm sorry AcidGod I will not post again :(

Posted by: livey on May 28, 2005 08:41 PM

I thought it was hilarious. Its damn sure the truth. What's all the ruckus about.

Posted by: assrot on May 29, 2005 12:05 PM

I guess the men whose brains are in their balls took offense?

Posted by: livey on May 29, 2005 02:42 PM

I laughed.

Posted by: StinKerr on May 30, 2005 12:29 AM

Livey's got it right. People of all kinds tend to get extremely offended when someone's exposing a (negative) truth about them.

Posted by: JG22 on May 31, 2005 11:52 PM
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