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Monday, June 09, 2008

Too Bad It's Monday Jokes

In the spring of 2005, shortly after I began blogging, I began posting the jokes I had received in my previous week’s email under the title Too Bad It’s Monday (T.B.I.M.) as the reverse of T.G.I.F. (Thank God It’s Friday). So again I am going to share with you what I consider to be the best of the humor I have received in the past week. You may not agree with all of my choices, but if even one joke brings you a smile on T.B.I.M., my goal has been achieved.



The CN Tower (Canada's National Tower) is the highest tower in the world.
Measuring 553 meters (1,815') it is an ingenious piece of architectural wonder.

Below is an outstanding photo of the tower. Please forward this to all engineers and architects and everybody that is interested in civil wonders.




A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was just enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying and the dog had been dead for years.

He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while they came to a high white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble.

At the top of a long hill it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother of pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold.

He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer he saw a man at a desk to one side. When he was close enough he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"

"This is heaven, sir," the man answered.

"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked.

"Of course, sir. Come right in and I'll have some ice water brought right up." The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

"Can my dog come in too?" the traveler asked.

"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going. After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road which led through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

"Excuse me" he called to the reader, "Do you have any water?"

"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there." The man pointed to a place that couldn't be seen from outside the gate. "Come on in."

"How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog.

"There should be a bowl by the pump."

They went through the gate and, sure enough, there was an old fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the bowl and took a long drink himself. When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man, who was standing by then, waiting for them.

"What do you call this place?" he asked.

"This is heaven," was the answer.

"Well, that's confusing," he said, "the man down the road said that was heaven too."

"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? That's hell."

"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"

"No. I can see how you might think so, but we're just happy that they screen out the jerks who'll leave their dogs behind."


You might be a redneck if...

You have guns in your house that you cannot find.

You think a night of fine dining is going to the Snack Bar at Wal-Mart while the automotive department is raising your truck another 8 inches.

You have ever written a check for less than a dollar.

Your horse wears shoes, but you don't.

It doesn't bother you when you walk through a barn barefooted.

You name your twin boys Jack and Daniel.

You ask your 10-year old son how to spell a word.

Your dog is your alarm clock.

You've ever worn hunter's orange to church.

You have barnyard animals living in your house.

Every pair of jeans you own has a tobacco can ring worn in one of the rear pockets.

Your truck has a bumper sticker that reads, "Gun control is a steady hand."

Your wife has ever torn her hose on the boogers stuck under the front of the pickup seat.

You have ever had a special loaded gun by the back door only for use on possums.

You have ever shot a possum on your porch.

You don't use a garbage service because it must be placed up near the mail box and you can't see far enough thru the trees to shoot the neighbors' dogs when they get into it.

You only go to the dump when you have enough to fill up the pickup.

More than one living relative is named after a Southern Civil War general.

You think the stock market has a fence around it.

You've ever lost a loved one to kudzu.

Your boat has not left the driveway in 15 years.

Your front porch collapses and kills more than three dogs.

Your coffee table used to be a telephone cable spool.

You keep a can of Raid on the kitchen table.

You've ever used a toilet seat as a picture frame.

Your home has more miles on it than your car.




A young man who was also an avid golfer found himself with a few hours to spare one afternoon. He figured if he hurried and played very fast, he could get in nine holes before he had to head home. Just as he was about to tee off an old gentleman shuffled onto the tee and asked if he could accompany the young man as he was golfing alone. Not being able to say no, he allowed the old gent to join him.

To his surprise the old man played fairly quickly. He didn't hit the ball far, but plodded along consistently and didn't waste much time. Finally, they reached the 9th fairway and the young man found himself with a tough shot. There was a large pine tree right in front of his ball - and directly between his ball and the green.

After several minutes of debating how to hit the shot the old man finally said, "You know, when I was your age I'd hit the ball right over that tree."

With that challenge placed before him, the youngster swung hard, hit the ball up, right smack into the top of the tree trunk and it thudded back on the ground not a foot from where it had originally lay.

The old man offered one more comment, "Of course, when I was your age that pine tree was only three feet tall."


There were these two guys out hiking when they came upon an old, abandoned mine shaft. Curious about its depth they threw in a pebble and waited for the sound of it striking the bottom, but they heard nothing. They went and got a bigger rock, threw it in and waited. Still nothing. They searched the area for something larger and came upon a railroad tie. With great difficulty, the two men carried it to the opening and threw it in. While waiting for it to hit bottom, a goat suddenly darted between them and leapt into the hole!

The guys were still standing there with astonished looks upon their faces from the actions of the goat when a man walked up to them. He asked them if they had seen a goat anywhere in the area and they said that one had just jumped into the mine shaft in front of them! The man replied, "Oh no. That couldn't be my goat, mine was tied to a railroad tie."


A man visits his aunt in the nursing home. It turns out that she is taking a nap, so he just sits down in a chair in her room, flips through a few magazines, and munches on some peanuts sitting in a bowl on the table.

Eventually, the aunt wakes up, and her nephew realizes he's absentmindedly finished the entire bowl. "I'm so sorry, auntie, I've eaten all of your peanuts!"

"That's okay, Sonny," the aunt replied. "After I've sucked the chocolate off, I don't care for them anyway."


Three ladies were discussing the travails of getting older. One said, "Sometimes I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand, while standing in front of the refrigerator, and I can't remember whether I need to put it away, or start making a sandwich."

The second lady chimed in with, "Yes, sometimes I find myself on the landing of the stairs and can't remember whether I was on my way up or on my way down."

The third one responded, "Well, ladies, I'm glad I don't have that problem. Knock on wood," as she rapped her knuckles on the table, and then said, "That must be the door, I'll get it!"




A man walks into a bar and orders one shot. Then he looks into his shirt pocket and orders another shot. After he finishes, he looks into his shirt pocket again and orders another shot.

The bartender is curious and asks him "every time you order a shot, you look in your shirt pocket. Why?"

The man replies, "I have a picture of my wife in my pocket and when she starts to look good, I go home."


Freshman v. Senior

Freshman: Is never in bed past noon.
Senior: Is never out of bed before noon.

Freshman: Reads the syllabus to find out what classes he can cut.
Senior: Reads the syllabus to find out what classes he needs to attend.

Freshman: Brings a can of soda into a lecture hall.
Senior: Brings a jumbo hoagie and six-pack of Mountain Dew into a recitation class.

Freshman: Calls the professor "Teacher."
Senior: Calls the professor "Bob."

Freshman: Would walk ten miles to get to class.
Senior: Drives to class if it's more than three blocks away.

Freshman: Memorizes the course material to get a good grade.
Senior: Memorizes the professor's habits to get a good grade.

Freshman: Knows a book-full of useless trivia about the university.
Senior: Knows where the next class is. Usually.

Freshman: Shows up at a morning exam clean, perky, and fed.
Senior: Shows up at a morning exam in sweats with a cap on and a box of pop tarts in hand.

Freshman: Has to ask where the computer labs are.
Senior: Has own personal workstation.

Freshman: Lines up for an hour to buy his textbooks in the first week.
Senior: Starts to think about buying textbooks in October... maybe.

Freshman: Looks forward to first classes of the year.
Senior: Looks forward to first beer garden of the year.

Freshman: Is proud of his A+ on Calculus I midterm
Senior: Is proud of not quite failing his Complex Analysis midterm

Freshman: Calls his girlfriend back home every other night
Senior: Calls Domino's every other night

Freshman: Is appalled at the class size and callousness of professors
Senior: Is appalled that the campus 'Subway' burned down over the summer

Freshman: Conscientiously completes all homework, including optional questions
Senior: Homework? I knew I forgot to do something last night

Freshman: Goes on grocery-shopping trip with Mom before moving onto campus
Senior: Has a beer with Mom before moving into group house

Freshman: Is excited about the world of possibilities that awaits him, the unlimited vista of educational opportunities, the chance to expand one's horizons and really make a contribution to society
Senior: Is excited about new dryers in laundry room

Freshman: Takes meticulous four-color notes in class
Senior: Occasionally stays awake for all of class



KATZ











Home Alone



Pool Chick

36 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!
    I am loving the cats... that includes Garfield at the very top!
    Hope you and Alex are ok.
    Did you send some sunshine over to the UK? If it was you, many thanks! :o)

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  2. Hi Nick ~~ Some great jokes there - thank you for sharing them. I hope the weathher is a bit cooler for you.
    Many thanks for John's birthday
    wishes. We had a great day out.
    Take care, Regards, Merle.

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  3. oh man that dog is just too funny!!!! have a great week :)

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  4. Laughing is a great way to begin a Monday!

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  5. Nick, you make me look forward to Mondays....and that aint easy to do my friend!!!

    love the Freshman/senior thing!!! so true!!!

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  6. I give it a :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) rating.

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  7. I love your jokes! And may I just say that's one helluva' tower buddy! ;) Goal: to climb it.

    For the record, I keep a picture of my significant other in my pocket while at the bar too. :)

    Hope you're staying cool!

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  8. fun-nee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Thank you for the hoots!!!!!!!!

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  10. Those were awesome. I could watch the dog video all day. :D

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  11. Love them Nick, especially the Redneck one LOL

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  12. Hilarious funnies! Thank you, Sir.

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  13. You make my Monday smiles!

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  14. Lots of good ones this week, Nick! Thanks

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  15. Great, Nick! Funny stuff. That song by Arlo Guthrie on the sidebar is hilarious! Perhaps I’ll change my name to Exxon!

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  16. Fantastic hilarity! Thank you.

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  17. Good jokes. Are Alex and you keeping cool?

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  18. Nick! These were so great i had to laugh even though i'm in the mood from hell today!! love the obama one!!

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  19. wonder if the chicken really laid that egg?

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  20. Nick,
    This post is way too funny... you are a stitch and a half! :)
    The Bach

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  21. you KNOW i lobe those cat pictures!!!

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  22. This is another fine collection of brilliant humor, Rev Saint. I pray that Alex and you are keeping cool.

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  23. I ma very much like that first kitty today! And the second kitty most days!

    I will not show George that Home Alone video!

    The three old ldaies and dogs in heaven were great too.

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  24. I would have to say this is one of the blogging highlights of my week! I thoroughly enjoy these. Keep up the good work. Its nice to have something to laugh about early in the week.

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  25. Reading this humor is a splendid way to begin any morning.

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  26. These are wonderful! I am so, so happy that I found your blog.

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  27. Those are sweet lookin' towers indeed. Cheers Nick!!

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  28. ♥ the Garfield & Seuss strips... LOL!

    ... and those lil black kittens in the tub are sooooooooooooooo cute, omg!

    Thanks for the smiles! =)

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  29. Thanx

    I love Jeff Foxwrorthy.

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  30. Thanx

    I love Jeff Foxwrorthy.

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  31. I HAVE asked my 10 year old how to spell a word but that has all changed now. She turned 11 yesterday. Redneck? Yep.

    Be blessed.

    Jen

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  32. Tower, what tower....I didn't see any tower, and I looked real hard! (LOL)

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