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Monday, January 16, 2006

Monday's Jokes

Here again are the best of the jokes I received in my emails last week:

Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the family ranch. Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble. In order to keep the bank from repossessing the ranch, they need to purchase a bull from the stockyard in a far town so that they can breed their own stock. They only have $600 left.

The brunette takes all of the money and goes to purchase a bull. Upon leaving, she tells her sister, "When I get there, if I decide to buy the bull, I'll contact you to drive out and haul it home."

The brunette arrives at the stockyard, inspects the bull, and decides she wants to buy it. The man tells her that he will sell it for $599, no less. After paying him, she goes to the Western Union office to send her sister a telegram to tell her the news.

She walks into the telegraph office, and says, "I want to send a telegram to my sister telling her that I've bought a bull for our ranch. I need her to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul it home."

The telegraph operator explains that he'll be glad to help her, and then adds, "It's just 99 cents a word."

After paying for the bull, the brunette only has $1 left. She realizes that she'll only be able to send her sister one word. After a few minutes of thinking, she nods and says, "I want you to send her the word "comfortable."

The operator shakes his head. "How is she ever going to know that you want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out here to haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her just the word ‘comfortable'?"

The brunette explains, "My sister's blonde. The word's big. She'll read it very slowly. 'com-for-da-bul'."


Jack wakes up with a huge hangover after attending his company's Christmas Party.

Jack is not normally a drinker, but the drinks didn't taste like alcohol at all. He didn't even remember how he got home from the party. As bad as he was feeling, he wondered if he did something wrong. Jack had to force himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins next to a glass of water on the side table. And, next to them, a single red rose!

Jack sits up and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed. He looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order, spotlessly clean. So is the rest of the house. He takes the aspirins, cringes when he sees a huge black eye staring back at him in the bathroom mirror.

Then he notices a note hanging on the corner of the mirror written in red with little hearts on it and a kiss mark from his wife in lipstick:

Honey, breakfast is on the stove, I left early to go get groceries to make you your favorite dinner tonight. I love you, darling!
Love, Jill.

He stumbles to the kitchen and sure enough, there is hot breakfast, steaming hot coffee and the morning newspaper. His son is also at the table, eating.

Jack asks, "Son, what happened last night?"

"Well, you came home after 3 A.M., drunk and out of your mind. You fell over the coffee table and broke it, and then you puked in the hallway, and got that black eye when you ran into the door."

Confused he asked his son, "So, why is everything in such perfect order, so clean, I have a rose, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me?"

"Oh THAT!” son replies, “Mum dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your pants off, you screamed, "Leave me alone, lady, I'm married!"


A couple was going out for the evening to celebrate the wife's birthday. While they were getting ready, the husband puts the cat out.

The taxi arrived, and as the couple walked out of their home, the cat shot back into the house.
Not wanting their cat to have free run of the house while they were out, the husband went back upstairs to chase the cat out.

The wife, not wanting it known that the house would be empty, explained to the taxi driver, "He's just going upstairs to say goodbye to my mother."

A few minutes later, the husband got into the car, and said, "Sorry I took so long," he says, "but the stupid old thing was hiding under the bed and I had to poke her with a coat hanger to get her to come out!"


An artist asked the gallery owner if there had been any interest in his paintings on display at that time.

"I have good news and bad news," the owner replied. "The good news is that a gentleman enquired about your work and wondered if it would appreciate in value after your death.
"When I told him it would, he bought all 15 of your paintings."

"That’s wonderful," the artist exclaimed. "What's the bad news?"

"The guy was your doctor."


What women want in a man at age 22:
1. Handsome
2. Charming
3. Financially successful
4. A caring listener
5. Witty
6. In good shape
7. Dresses with style
8. Appreciates finer things
9. Full of thoughtful surprises
10. An imaginative, romantic lover

What women want in a man at age 32:
1. Nice looking (preferably with hair)
2. Opens car doors, holds chairs
3. Has enough money for a nice dinner
4. Listens more than talks
5. Laughs at my jokes
6. Carries bags of groceries with ease
7. Owns at least one tie
8. Appreciates a good home-cooked meal
9. Remembers birthdays and anniversaries
10. Seeks romance at least once a week

What women want in a man at age 42:
1. Not too ugly (bald head is fine)
2. Doesn't drive off until I'm in the car
3. Works steady - splurges on dinner out occasionally
4. Nods head when I'm talking
5. Usually remembers punch lines of jokes
6. Is in good enough shape to rearrange the furniture
7. Wears a shirt that covers his stomach
8. Knows not to buy champagne with screw-top lids
9. Remembers to put the toilet seat down
10. Shaves most weekends

What women want in a man at age 52:
1. Keeps hair in nose and ears trimmed
2. Doesn't belch or scratch in public
3. Doesn't borrow money too often
4. Doesn't nod off to sleep when I'm venting
5. Doesn't re-tell the same joke too many times
6. Is in good enough shape to get off couch on weekends
7. Usually wears matching socks and fresh underwear
8. Appreciates a good TV dinner
9. Remembers your name on occasion
10. Shaves some weekends

What women want in a man at age 62:
1. Doesn't scare small children
2. Remembers where bathroom is
3. Doesn't require much money for upkeep
4. Only snores lightly when asleep
5. Remembers why he's laughing
6. Is in good enough shape to stand up by himself
7. Usually wears some clothes
8. Likes soft foods
9. Remembers where he left his teeth
10. Remembers that it's the weekend

What women want in a man at age 72:
1. Breathing
2. Doesn't miss the toilet

11 comments:

  1. Nice posts of late,nick.
    True, people who make up high drama are a nuisance and they only reveal their traumas and insecurities. Praying for them is a novel idea, something i came across recently.
    And yeah, thanks for the jokes.

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  2. Thanks, anonymous.

    Vishwa: I am beginning to realize that people into creating drama use it as a means to escape from responsibility. At least, with the ones I know, that seems to be the payoff they want. And that’s why it gets to me—a born rescuer. I need to respond to drama realize, as friend and blogger Thomas wrote, the person is “a prisoner to his karma.”

    Klyz: I agree, the bull joke is funny—and I was born with blonde hair!

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  3. Those are great! Wonderful to start a week with a nice laugh. It would be difficult to pick a favorite one.

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  4. Thanks, Lawbrat! That was a fairly good batch this week.

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  5. the one about people's expectations of men changing with time was funny until I realized how true it is... sort of scary!

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  6. sheeesh: Yep! It's much too true! Since I have already lived through most of those stages, I can affirm most of the "truth"--at least from a male perspective.

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  7. I missed these yesterday. Good jokes!

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  8. Awwe..actually forced to believe you..Fantastic compilation

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  9. abby: Glad you were able to get to the jokes. Of course, I suppose they’ll be around for ever!

    educatedunemployed: Thanks. Actually, all I have to do is pull ‘em from the emails and paste ‘em here.

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