Not Funny
Friday, June 13, 2008

Mr P does not have a sense of humor. Oh, he tries. He tries really really hard. He just can't tell a joke to save his life.

He is just not funny. And he's not funny in a straight-man-Bob-Newhart kind of way, he's not funny in the awkward-silence-then-pity-laugh kind of way.

Honestly, I don't know where he gets it from. I, myself, have a Shakespearean sense of humor. This means I'm full of obscure puns and prone fits of iambic pentameter. Okay, not really on the last one.

One of his favorite jokes to tell?
What's black and white?

A penguin.

(The joke actually goes something like, What's black and and white, black and white, black and white, black and blue? A penguin falling down the stairs.)

He forgets to mention the punchline, every time.

Are your children humor challenged? Perhaps these sites might help:

Printable knock knock jokes

Knock Knock jokes arranged by name

Jokes and riddles

Knock knock jokes have helped Mr P come up with one funny joke.

Knock knock

Who's there?

I farted.

Then all of the boys and their dad roll to ground in helpless laughter. Ah, life with boys. And men.

And for those poor souls similarly afflicted with Bad Pun Syndrome, I offer The Shakespearian Insult Generator. Much better than the standard "doo-doo head" heard in our playroom!
And look what I found for our preschool classroom! Take that, Baby Einsteins!

The same site also offers avenging narwhales action figures. I guess you really can find anything on the internet.

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