Monday, April 28, 2008

Too Bad It’s Monday: The Best Jokes I Received in Last Week’s Email

My computer locked up yesterday (Sunday). I don’t know if it was something I did or something Alex did, but it was in DVD watching mode—something I never use—and it took me 11 hours to get it back into computing mode. However, it’s working again, just in time to post Monday’s Jokes!

The TAX MAN -At the end of the tax year, the IRS sent an inspector to audit the books of a synagogue. While he was checking the books he turned to the Rabbi and said: 'I notice you buy a lot of candles. What do you do with the candle drippings?'

'Good question', noted the Rabbi. 'We save them up and send them back to the candle makers, and every now and then they send us a free box of candles.

'Oh', replied the auditor, somewhat disappointed that his unusual question had a practical answer. But on he went, in his obnoxious way: 'What about all these biscuit purchases? What do you do with the crumbs?'

'Ah, yes', replied the Rabbi, realizing that the inspector was trying to trap him with an unanswerable question. 'We collect them and send them back to the manufacturers, and every now and then they send a free box of holy biscuits.'

'I see!' replied the auditor, thinking hard about how he could fluster the know-it-all Rabbi. 'Well, Rabbi', he went on, 'What do you do with all the leftover foreskins from the circumcisions you perform?'

'Here, too, we do not waste', answered the Rabbi. 'What we do is save up all the foreskins and send them to the IRS, and about once a year they send us a complete dick.'

Some boy scouts from the city were on a camping trip. The mosquitoes were so fierce, the boys had to hide under their blankets to avoid being bitten. Then one of them saw some lightning bugs and said to his friend, "We might as well give up. They're coming after us with flashlights."

A crusty old biker, with bugs in his teeth, on a summer ride in the country, walks into a tavern and sees a sign hanging over the bar which reads:



HANDJOB: $100.00

Checking his wallet for the necessary payment, he walks up to the bar and beckons to the exceptionally attractive female bartender serving drinks to a meager looking group of farmers.

"Yes?" she inquires with a knowing smile. "Can I help you?"

"I was wondering," whispers the old biker, "are you the young lady who gives the handjobs?"

"Yes," she purrs, "I am."

The old biker replies, "Well, then, wash your damned hands and fix me a cheeseburger."

NOTE: The following, to me, is sadder than it is funny.


Eighth Place
In Detroit, a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in two feet of water after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate to retrieve his car keys.

Seventh Place
A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker, who 'totally zoned when he ran,’ accidentally, jogged off a 100-foot high cliff on his daily run.

Sixth Place
While at the beach, Daniel Jones, 21, dug an 8 foot hole for protection from the wind and had been sitting in a beach chair at the bottom when it collapsed, burying him beneath 5 feet of sand. People on the beach used their hands and shovels trying to get him out but could not reach him. It took rescue workers using heavy equipment almost an hour to free him. Jones was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Fifth Place
Santiago Alvarado, 24, was killed as he fell through the ceiling of a bicycle shop he was burglarizing. Death resulted when the long flashlight he had placed in his mouth to keep his hands free rammed into the base of his skull as he hit the floor.

Fourth Place
Sylvester Briddell, Jr., 26, was killed as he won a bet with friends who said he would not put a revolver loaded with four bullets into his mouth and pull the trigger.

Third Place
After stepping around a marked police patrol car parked at the front door, a man walked into H&J Leather & Firearms intent on robbing the store. The shop was full of customers and a uniformed officer was standing at the counter. Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a hold-up, and fired a few wild shots from a target pistol. The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, and several customers also drew their guns and fired. The robber was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedics. Crime scene investigators located 47 expended cartridge cases in the shop. The subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds. Ballistics identified rounds from 7 different weapons. No one else was hurt.

Paul Stiller, 47, and his wife Bonnie were bored just driving around at 2 A.M. so they lit a quarter stick of dynamite to toss out the window to see what would happen. Apparently they failed to notice the window was closed.

Kerry Bingham had been drinking with several friends when one of them said they knew a person who had bungee-jumped from a local bridge in the middle of traffic. The conversation grew more heated and at least 10 men trooped along the walkway of the bridge at 4:30 AM. Upon arrival at the midpoint of the bridge they discovered that no one had brought a bungee rope. Bingham, who had continued drinking, volunteered and pointed out that a coil of lineman's cable lay near by. They secured one end around
Bingham's leg and then tied the other to the bridge. His fall lasted 40 feet before the cable tightened and tore his foot off at the ankle. He miraculously survived his fall into the icy water and was rescued by two nearby fishermen. Bingham's foot was never located.

Zookeeper Friedrich Riesfeldt (Paderborn, Germany) fed his constipated elephant 22 doses of animal laxative and more than a bushel of berry's, figs and prunes before the plugged-up pachyderm finally got relief. Investigators say ill-fated Friedrich, 46, was attempting to give the ailing elephant an olive oil enema when the relieved beast unloaded. The sheer force of the elephant's unexpected defecation knocked Riesfeldt to the ground where he struck his head on a rock as the elephant continued to evacuate 200 pounds of dung on top of him . It seems to be just one of those freak accidents that proves... 'Shit happens'.

Wanda's dishwasher quit working so she called a repairman. Since she had to go to work the next day, she told the repairman, "I'll leave the key under the mat. Fix the dishwasher, leave the bill on the counter, and I'll send you a check. And—by the way, don't worry about my dog Spike. He won't bother you. But, whatever you do, do not, under any circumstances, talk to my parrot! I repeat: do not talk to my parrot!"

When the repairman arrived at Wanda's house the following day, he discovered the biggest, meanest-looking dog he had ever seen. But, just as she had said, the dog just lay there on the carpet, watching the repairman go about his work. The parrot, however, drove him nuts the whole time with its incessant yelling, cursing and name-calling. Finally the repairman couldn't contain himself any longer and yelled,

"Shut up, you stupid, ugly bird!"

To which the parrot replied, "Get him, Spike!"

[See how well men listen!!!]

It was entertainment night At the Senior Center. Claude the hypnotist announced, 'I'm here to put you into a trance; I intend to hypnotize each and every member of the audience.'

The excitement was almost electric as Claude withdrew a beautiful antique pocket watch from his coat. 'I want you each to keep your eyes on this antique watch. It's a very special watch. It's been in my family for six generations.'

He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly chanting: 'Watch the watch, watch the watch, watch the watch...'

The crowd became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth, light gleaming off its polished surface. Hundreds of pairs of eyes followed the swaying watch and were hypnotized, until, suddenly the watch it slipped from the hypnotist's finger and fell to the floor, shattering into a hundred pieces.

'SHIT!' exclaimed the hypnotist.

It took three days to clean up the Senior Center



  1. The first 2 jokes were really funny.
    I agree with you about the darwin awards though.

  2. Loved the jokes! Always love the LOL cats.

  3. I think the rabbi and the irs guy is a classic.

  4. LOL at IRS man and the parrot. Surely the Darwin awards were made up and not real.
    When I need a pick me up I love going to LOLcats and I can has Cheeseburger.

  5. Again you have gotten my Monday off to a laughing start--even though I'm starting later than usual.

  6. human slaves hahaahahahahahah that 's me for sure

  7. I'd heard The Rabbi and the IRS Agent. Thanks for making me laugh again. It's fabulous! And Men Don't Listen--a good one too.

    Those Darwin Awards always make me cringe.

  8. Good laughs, Nick. As usual.

  9. The Darwin awards amaze me. Of course they are very sad, they do make me wonder though!
    lolcats win for me again! I will have to set you a mission Nickto find my fave lolcat joke, it's the one where a little kitten has a ladybird on his head and the caption reads something like...." I cant go to a bug." Too cute!
    Thanks again Nick! x

  10. Those kitty photos and captions are so good!

  11. Thank you! I love to laugh on Monday afternoons.

  12. Enjoyed the jokes,sad but true for the Darvin awards,the cats are great.sorry that you were haveing computers problems,i guess the darn computer gremlins are at it again.

  13. Funny jokes, Mr. Nick. Between your jokes, and Merle's, that I just read before coming here, I'm going to bed still laughing!

    Have a good night.


  14. LOL...only wish I would have read all of this earlier in the day...could have used it. But humor at any time on Monday is good. Love those cat pictures!!!

  15. Love the cats. The Darwin awards made me cringe - horrible.

    And the IRS man and the Rabbi... lol

    Great post again Nick. Thanks for the laughs (but in mho, hold on the "awards" for dumbest dead person! Yuk!)

  16. LOL that poor guy with the elephant!!! love your cat pics, they are adorable!

  17. the jokes are funny Nick! But the Darwin Awards? they are just really stupid can mankind get? Wait, don't answer that.....

  18. Hi Nick,

    Though it is wednesday, but I enjoyed the jokes. Thanks!


  19. Hi Nick,

    Though it is wednesday, but I enjoyed the jokes. Thanks!


  20. Hi Nick,

    Though it is wednesday, but I enjoyed the jokes. Thanks!


  21. Hi Nick,

    Though it is wednesday, but I enjoyed the jokes. Thanks!


  22. LOL I liked the alligator one. And of course, the cute cat pics.

  23. Monday had already turned into Wednesday before I got the joke(s). But I had a good laugh anyway. Thanks, Nick!

  24. That just made my day! LOL

    I always shake my head at the Darwins..

  25. Oh Mr. Nick.

    Where are you? Is your computer down again? Are you OK?

    Thinking about you!


  27. Hey Nick, hope everything is ok.

  28. I certainly hope its a matter of technology that's causing the lack of posts and nothing more dire.

    Please join me in keeping a good thought and a little prayer in our hearts for the good Sir Nick.

  29. I love the cats and the Darwin awards (though, as you said, the Darwin awards are more sad than funny).

    Thanks for the laughs!!

  30. This morning when I woke up, I realized that I had Nick's phone number from a time he filled out the contact form on my blog, so I called him and left a message. He just called me back. Yay!!!! He is fine, but his computer isn't. It's in the hands of professionals right now.

    Alex continues to attack the nose hose, and that is becoming a big problem. The temps are in the 70's in Louisville.

    And Nick is doing alright. It was good to hear his voice.

  31. Thanks for the update Carol... I was more than a bit concerned.

    You're a dear for checking!