Letter J is a joke; you’ve been duly warned.


A to Z entries: My post for each letter of the alphabet will be anecdotes or musings based on an element from the previous letter’s post. Names always changed, events always real.

 ~ Letter I was for The Itinerant Life, in which a balanced life was prescribed, so now, for the sake of balance a…joke. ~

A note about missing posts: If you’re reading the alphabet posts in order and discover missing letters, it likely means I’m revising and incorporating them into bigger pieces for other sites. Over the years, this blog has served my writing as a developmental and exercise space.

Remember yesterday’s post, where I talked of the importance of a balanced life? Well, I listened to myself and dedicated today to cobwebs both literal and figurative. So, no time for a long, thought-out post.

But here still is the letter J, dutifully delivered, in a post that’s both a joke and contains a joke. It’s not often you get to dispatch a double-meaning without planning. Especially with a word that begins with “J.” There’s a reason why there’s only one letter J in Scrabble…

A word about jokes. I can never remember them. It’s like a bizarre brain disorder. I can laugh at a joke until my abs hurt, but I will not retain it. I may remember a set up or a punchline, but never the two together. I’ve retained more algebra rules than whole jokes, and that’s with my math being at the level of a squirrel.

Here’s the one and only exception:


Carry on.

~ Part of the A to Z Challenge ~
A post a day except Sunday for the month of April to cover topics beginning with each letter of the alphabet.

Cathartic Monkeyism returns in May.

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  1. Paul · · Reply

    Very nice! No truer words were spoken (written). Love how objectivity feeds subjectivity and subjectivity feeds objectivity.

    P.S – Are you coming back to add more to this? Could a Gunmetal Geisha post be any shorter? Not and still be a Gunmetal Geisha post. Could a Gunmetal Geisha post say any more? Not with more words. Could a Gunmetal Geisha post say any less? Not and still be a Gunmetal Geisha post.

    1. I thought it somehow fit too. Lucky me, because I had no time. No, this one remains as is. Nothing to add. The one joke I’ve ever remembered, happens to say it all.

  2. Very nice GG. A clever piece of punctuation. I actually don’t find jokes funny, not laugh out loud funny anyway. Long jokes, no matter how well told, are never worth the wait. It’s not that I don’t have sense of humour…or maybe I don’t. Did you hear the one about the…

  3. lrconsiderer · · Reply

    Bless your boots! I’m glad you can’t maths either.

    I heard this one earlier in the week and nearly hurt myself laughing:

    A redhead says to her blonde stepsister “Okay, so I totally went out and slept with a Brazilian at the weekend”

    The blonde replies “OMG! You SLUT! How many is a brazillian?!”

    1. What’s funny about this, is I saw “brazillion” all over your blog today and wasn’t sure where I had first heard it…

      1. lrconsiderer · ·

        HA! I love that one. I have a new one for ya, for when we chat. It’s AWESOME (and totally horrendously bad)

  4. maurnas · · Reply

    I’m going to tell you my favorite clean joke. In writing. So you can remember it forever.

    A dog walks in to send a telegram. He tells the woman, “I want it to read: Bark. Bark bark. Bark bark bark. Bark bark bark.” The lady says, “Sir, there are 9 words here. It wont cost anymore to add a 10th ‘bark’ to this telegram.” The dog looks at her and says “But then it wouldn’t make any sense.”

    Since I like you, I am going to tell you another. It’s better when I do the sound effects out loud, but oh well.

    Two whales are sitting at a bar and one turns to the other and says “OooohWOOoooh. EeeEEEeee. WoooOOOOH.” (You have to really go for it when you tell this joke). The second whale looks at the first whale and says “Dude, you are fucking DRUNK!”

    You’re welcome.

    1. That dog joke is funny! I’m glad I have it recorded here, thanks.

  5. Hah, nice one. I too, struggle with having both the set up and punch-line in proper order. Ah well, I tend to be the most funny when I am just left to my wits. Witty comebacks are where they are at anyways!

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