February 2020

Humor for Groan-Ups

by Jerry Lerman (344)

A holiday present I bought for Eve has been paying dividends.  It’s a calendar of puns – one a day.  An example from today was:  “I’m giving away all my used batteries — FREE OF CHARGE!”  Almost every day it’s offering a pun that we’d never heard before.

And if that calendar hasn’t been enough to brighten our days, I’ve also joined “The Punitentiary”, a Facebook group.  Here’s a sampling of puns that have appeared there recently.

I used to date a girl with one leg who worked at a brewery. …. She was in charge of the hops.

You can never lose a homing pigeon.  If your homing pigeon doesn’t come back, what you’ve lost is a normal pigeon.

Me:  What makes you angry?

Pirate:  When somebody steals my ‘P’.

Where do Boston sheep get their hair cut?

At the baa-baa shop.

If you have some favorite jokes or puns, please feel free to share them with your neighbors via the Bowfin Inquirer! 

Aaron’s Answers

by Aaron O.

Question: Is there a “theme” behind Beethoven’s 5th symphony?

-Jerry (344)

Aaron’s Answer (A’sA): Beethoven’s 5th symphony was based on the sounds he heard while he was going deaf. The first 4 notes, were supposed to be the sounds of the yellowhammer birds which Beethoven liked to listen to in the parks in Vienna. According to Beethoven himself, the first … (continued below)