Monday 29 August 2016

A Little Monday Cheese, to go with Friday's Whine

Thank you to everyone who left kind comments on my last post. Which was everyone. I've crossed a couple of more things off my long, long list over the weekend, so I'm hoping momentum will take over from here. And if it doesn't, I need to remember that getting started is probably the hardest part.

On the heels of my Friday whine, a cheesy post might be exactly what's needed today.

I was surprised to find so many definitions of "cheesy" online, at least in the sense that I mean it here:
- tacky, tawdry, trite
- lacking style or good taste
- of poor quality, shoddy
- corny, cornball 

Stop the presses! I think that last one is just what I'm looking for.

And that brings us to corny jokes, doesn't it? Sure it does.

How do you fix a broken tomato?
With tomato paste!

Why do flourescent lights always hum?
Because they don’t know the words.

 How do you stop a charging rhinoceros?
Take away his credit card. 

Why did Beethoven get rid of his chickens?
Because they kept saying Bach, Bach, Bach!

Why do cows wear bells?
Because their horns don't work.

Guess who I saw today?
Everyone I looked at.

And somehow they are even more delightful with pictures:

 Especially pictures of cats, if you're a cat person:

This one rings true for me:

And here is one of life's mysteries ... solved:

Are puns considered cheesy? I think they are clever.

And this joke made me smile out loud:

Searching for these jokes on the internet actually did make me feel pretty good. Like this, really:

In future, when I feel like having some whine, I have to remember this: find cheese instead!

It's settled, then:

Over and out.

(All photos and jokes shamelessly lifted from various places on the internet, where they had been shamelessly lifted from other places on the internet, where they had been shamelessly lifted from OTHER places ...)


Joanne Noragon said...

My dad thought puns the highest use of the English language. He never passed one by.

Steve Reed said...

I'm partial to Steve the grasshopper. Obviously. :)

jenny_o said...

That gene passed our whole family by, so they are a kind of novelty to me!

jenny_o said...

Well, duh :) Actually I thought of you the moment I found that one!

Elephant's Child said...

Big smiles.
I am fond of puns despite them being the lowest form of wit. I think some of them are very, very clever.
I really like Dorothy Parker's play with words:
Champagne for my real friends,
Real pain for my sham friends.

dinthebeast said...

The only corny joke I can think of off the top of my head is:

Q: Why don't cannibals eat clowns?
A: They taste funny.

Not really an outstanding joke, but it is, on the other hand, G-rated...

-Doug in Oakland

jenny_o said...

I love it! I wish I had the kind of mind required to "see" ("hear"?) possible puns, but I didn't get that talent. I do enjoy them, however.

jenny_o said...

Haha! and G-rated is always welcome here :)

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh my they were corny, but funny. Thanks for the laugh. :D

jenny_o said...

My pleasure :)

Margo said...

LOVE THIS!!! I will show this post to my kids - they're at the comics/jokes loving stage right now. Also, a wise teacher told me when I was a new teacher to always save the nice notes and happy things in a shoebox and then to pull that box out when I'd had a bad day, to remind myself that life was worth living :) I actually did do that! I still have that box somewhere.

jenny_o said...

Oh, I hope your children like these! And that really was a wise teacher. Many people wouldn't think to save those things but it's such a good idea.

Diane Stringam Tolley said...

Oh, this is just what I needed today, Jenny! I'll be chuckling for the rest of the day!

jenny_o said...

I'm glad I can return a tiny portion of the smiles you've given me with your stories, Diane!

Dawn@Lighten Up! said...

I clicked on your name and was thrilled to see you started a blog, Jenny-O! Great to read your writing!
Love the memes - the tent one is my favorite. Past tents - ha ha HA!

jenny_o said...

Thanks, Dawn! Welcome :)

Chicken said...

I love the Bach one. The grasshopper one I had to read a couple of times. Not cheesy enough for me, apparently:-)

jenny_o said...

Subtle cheese :)