Mark vs Cancer

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Classic Punchlines from the Mick

(A late Father's Day entry.)

I have a strange sense of humor. My sister Megan believes (depending on the day) that I am the funniest person in the world. Sometimes, I am funny by being either intentionally unfunny or excruciatingly annoying. I do have, occasionally, some pretty good comedic timing and delivery. But often, I am the only one who laughs at my own jokes. (My kids think I'm hilarious, but they're sort of a captive audience.)

At any rate, whatever sense of humor I have owes much to my dad, the Mick. The Mick loves a good joke more than anything, heavily favoring the corny pun variety. From an early age, these jokes were fed to me at the dinner table, like a sticky dessert that you may not fully enjoy, but hey, it's better than no dessert.

In homage to the Mick, I am going to reproduce the punchlines only of some of his after-dinner classics:
  • "That's ketchup, and that's mustard, but worchestershire sauce?"
  • "You can't eat a pig like that all at once."
  • "I'm a frayed knot."
  • "It's a knick knack, Paddywhack. Give the frog a loan."
  • "Crossing the state lion for immortal porpoises."
  • "The Czech is in the male."
  • "Bob and Bill checked out okay, but that Oink is sure one ugly fellow."
  • "The pig liked the zoo so much that now we're going to the movies."
  • "Remember the Alamo!"

Any others you all can remember?

4 comments:

Kristen said...

The Mick does have some good sayings. Although there are many that are confusing and I usually spend a while trying to figure out what it means. And when I finally ask him, he usually doesn't know either:)

Matthew said...

To this day, the Worcestershire sauce joke gives me shivers. Wendi gives me a lot of crap for my abuse of puns. After reading your blog, it occurred to me that I can more or less blame Dad.

I think you more or less covered it. Dad's repetoire is known for the repetition, not it's depth. But I do remember one more...

"I'm looking for the man who shot my paw."

Dad said...

Well how about:

People who live in grass houses shouldn't store thrones.

I don't know about the guy with the Beanie but the other guy is John Smith.

Let's all bow our heads. B-15.
N-8, G-4. I-7.

Well the smartest person in the world just jumped out of the plane with a backpack on.

Nothing better than a good joke...even if some of them are groaners. I take exception to Matt's comment that I have no depth in my repetoire. I shall show you the depth by inudating you with new jokes in the future.

Dad

5:03 PM

Dad said...

Well how about:

People who live in grass houses shouldn't store thrones.

I don't know about the guy with the Beanie but the other guy is John Smith.

Let's all bow our heads. B-15.
N-8, G-4. I-7.

Well the smartest person in the world just jumped out of the plane with a backpack on.

Nothing better than a good joke...even if some of them are groaners. I take exception to Matt's comment that I have no depth in my repetoire. I shall show you the depth by inudating you with new jokes in the future.

Dad

5:03 PM