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ok I'll take the bait--some puns intended



 A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The
flight attendant looks at him and says, "I'm sorry, sir, only one
carrion allowed per passenger."


Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire
in the craft. Unsurprisingly it immediately sank, proving once again
that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.
Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says "I've lost my electron." The
other says "Are you sure?" The first replies "Yes, I'm positive."

Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a
root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.
A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were
standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about
an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. "But
why?", they asked, as they moved off. "Because," he said," I can't stand
chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer."
Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time,
which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very
little, which made him rather frail and, with his odd diet, he Suffered from bad
breath. This made him (Oh man -- this is so bad, it's good) a super calloused
fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

Ok, this isn't QUITE in the same league as Alan's puns.....(esp that LAST ONE!!) but no joke thread is complete without at least one Irish joke!  :-)  :-)  With a name like "Cathleen" you figure out part of my ancestry!  :-)


Two men were sitting next to each other at a bar.  After a while, one guy looks at the other and says, “I can’t help but think, from listening to you, that you’re from Ireland.”

The other guy responds proudly, “Yes, that I am.”

The first guy says, “So am I!  And where about from Ireland might you be?”

The other guy answers, “I’m from Dublin, I am.”

“Sure and begorra!  And what street did you live on in Dublin?”

The other guy says, “A lovely little area it was.  I lived on McCleary Street in the old central part of the town.”

The first guy says, “Faith and it’s a small world!  So did I!  So did I!  And to what school would you have been going?”

The other guy answers, “Well now, I went to St. Mary’s, of course.”

The first guy gets really excited and says, “And so did I!  Tell me, what year did you graduate?”

The other guy answers, “Well, now, let’s see.  I graduated in 1964.”

The first guy exclaims, “The Good Lord must be smiling down upon us!  I can hardly believe our good luck at winding up in the same bar tonight!  Can you believe it?  I graduated from St. Mary’s in 1964 my own self!”

About this time, John walks into the bar, sits down and orders a beer.  Brian the bartender walks over to John, shaking his head and mutters, “It’s going to be a long night tonight.”

John asks, “Why do you say that, Brian?”

Brian replies, “The Murphy twins are drunk again.”




Here is one more.  In my former life I trained as an accountant....and have been married to an engineer for 27 years.  :-)


A Train Ticket

Some large accounting and engineering conventions were being held in the same city. On the train to the conventions, there were both accountants and engineers. Each of the engineers had his/her own train ticket. But the accountants had only ONE ticket for all of them. The engineers started laughing and snickering. The accountants ignored the laughter.

Then, one of the accountants said, "Here comes the conductor". All of the accountants piled into the bathroom. The engineers were puzzled. The conductor came aboard and collected tickets from all the engineers. He went to the bathroom, knocked on the door, and said "Ticket please". An accountant stuck their only ticket under the door. The conductor took the ticket and left. A few minutes later, the accountants emerged from the bathroom. The engineers felt really stupid.

On the way back from the convention, the  engineers had ONE ticket for their group. They started snickering at the accountants, who had NO tickets amongst them. When the accountant lookout shouted "Conductor coming!” all the accountants again piled into a bathroom. All of the engineers went into another bathroom. Then, before the conductor came on board, one of the accountants left the bathroom, knocked on the other bathroom, and said "Ticket please".

good one's Cathleen! 

Gallagher opened the morning newspaper and was dumbfounded to read in the obituary column that he had died. He quickly phoned his best friend, Finney.

"Did you see the paper?" asked Gallagher. "They say I died!!"

"Yes, I saw it!" replied Finney. "Now can ye tell me where are you're callin' from?"

“Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
There’s always laughter and good red wine.
At least I’ve always found it so.
Benedicamus Domino!”
Hilaire Belloc

Ok, one more joke, this time from Ukraine:

We needed a bridge. This bridge was built.

 Now, we need a guard for the bridge, so a guard was hired.

Now we need a manger to manage the guard. A manager was hired.

 Now we need a house for the manager, so a house was built.

 Now we need maid service for the house, so maids were hired.

 Now we need a chef to cook for the manager and business related activities, so a chef was hired.

 As time went on, it came to reality that guarding the bridge was becoming too expensive to maintain.

  SOLUTION: fire the guard.


For all the Mommies out there...........



Maternity clothes:
1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy.
2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.
3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.

Preparing for the Birth:
1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.
2nd baby: You don't bother because you remember that last time, breathing didn't do a thing.
3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.

The Layette:
1st baby: You pre-wash newborn's clothes, color-coordinate them, and fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau.
2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones with the darkest stains.
3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?

1st baby: At the first sign of distress--a whimper, a frown--you pick up the baby.
2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn.
3rd baby: You teach your three-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing.

1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go home and wash and boil it.
2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some juice from the baby's bottle.
3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

1st baby: You change your baby's diapers every hour, whether they need it or not.
2nd baby: You change their diaper every two to three hours, if needed.
3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.

1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, and Baby Story Hour.
2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.
3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaner.

Going Out:
1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home five times.
2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where you can be reached.
3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.

At Home:
1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.
2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older child isn't squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.
3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.

Swallowing Coins:
1st child: When first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the hospital and demand x-rays.
2nd child: When second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for the coin to pass.
3rd child: When third child swallows a coin, you deduct it from his allowance!

Typos and bloopers from church newsletters:

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
The sermon this morning: "Jesus Walks on the Water."
The sermon tonight: "Searching for Jesus."
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say "Hell" to someone who doesn't care much about you.
Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
-------------- ------------
Miss Charlene Mason sang "I will not pass this way again," giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What Is Hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM . All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM . The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday: "I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours."




good one! 

The Pope goes to New York. He is picked up at the airport by a limousine. He looks at the beautiful car and says to the driver, "You know, I hardly ever get to drive. Would you please let me?" 

The driver is understandably hesistant and says, "I'm sorry, but I don't think I'm supposed to do that." 

But the Pope persists, "Please?" The driver finally lets up. "Oh, all right, I can't really say no to the Pope." 

So the Pope takes the wheel, and boy, is he a speed demon! He hits the gas and goes around 100 mph in a 45 zone. A policeman notices and pulls him over. 

The cop walks up and asks the Pope to roll down the window. Startled and surprised, the young officer asks the Pope to wait a minute. He goes back to his patrol car and radios the chief. 

Cop: Chief, I have a problem. 

Chief: What sort of problem? 

Cop: Well, you see, I pulled over this guy for driving way over the speed limit but it's someone really important. 

Chief: Important like the mayor? 

Cop: No, no, much more important than that. 

Chief: Important like the governor? 

Cop: Wayyyyyy more important than that. 

Chief: Like the president? 

Cop: More. 

Chief: Who's more important than the president? 

Cop: I don't know, but he's got the Pope driving for him!

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