Posted by: jockmackenzie | August 4, 2009

Speaking – Joke Telling #8

DSCF0650_1This is another picture from Scotland, in the port city of Oban. If you don’t see the humor, look at the picture at the end of today’s entry.

AS I WALK AROUND THE ROOM LISTENING TO THE STUDENTS TELL THEIR JOKES, IT’S OBVIOUS THAT SOME REALLY GET INTO IT AND OTHERS DON’T. MY EXPERIENCE WITH ADULTS IS THAT MOST LIKE TO HEAR A GOOD JOKE BUT VERY FEW TELL THEM. EXERCISES LIKE “JOKE TELLING” IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS COULD CHANGE THE NEXT GENERATION. SCARY, EH?

A young farm boy was thrilled when he got a new Border Collie puppy for his birthday. The two were soon inseparable – they did absolutely everything together.

One day the boy and the dog, Buddy, were watching the boy’s dad work on an old farm tractor. The father had drained the gasoline out of the tank but had left it in an open container. Before either father or son could react, little Buddy drank some of the gasoline.

The dog looked at the two humans, his eyes kind of bugged out, and then he took off at a run. He ran around the old tractor about three times, he ran into the barn, out the rear door, into the bull pen, out the other side, over to the metal granaries and then came tearing back.

Upon his return, he ran around the tractor again but in the opposite direction. Then he screeched to a halt in front of the boy, collapsed to the ground, rolled over and lay perfectly still.

“Oh no,” moaned the boy. “Is he dead, daddy?”

The father shook his head and sighed, “Nope, reckon he just ran out of gas.”

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A farmer watched as many of his neighbors raised what he thought were very exotic animals – emus, ostriches, buffalo, etc. He prided himself on being creative so he tried to raise his own exotic creatures – penguins. It didn’t work!

He decided that our climate simply wasn’t suitable for penquins so he thought he had better load them into his old farm truck and take them to the zoo in the city. The farmer packed his truck with ice and his penguins and headed down the road.

Unfortunately, his truck broke down when he was only half way there. A neighboring farmer, who was also driving into the city, stopped to see if any help was needed. The penquin farmer gave his neighbor $50 and asked him to take the penquins to the zoo.

Once he had repaired his truck, the penquin farmer thought he might as well continue into the city. He drove downtown, parked, and was walking along a downtown street. To his amazement, he saw his neighbor in a line-up outside a movie theatre WITH HIS 8 PENQUINS!

He was so mad he just about blew a gasket. He marched up to his neighbor and demanded an explanation. He said, “I gave you $50 of my hard-earned money to take these penquins to the zoo. What are you doing outside this movie theatre?”

His neighbor calmly replied, “But I did take them to the zoo. We had a bit of money left over so I thought I would take to a show.”

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