Monthly Archives: May 2019

Friday Funny May 31, 2019 Kentucky Ghost Story

Happy Friday!  I hope this finds you and yours doing well.  This week a lot of folks are dealing with the aftermath of severe storms, some of which hit the neighborhood where I grew up in Dayton, Ohio.  So, be careful when the weather turns ugly.

Be Safe!

KENTUCKY GHOST STORY

This happened a number of years ago just outside a little town in the foothills of the Appalachians.  It may sound like the story line from an Alfred Hitchcock movie; however, it is a true story.

There was a guy out hitchhiking which was not all that uncommon a few decades ago.  He was a couple of miles from the nearest town and it was very cloudy, moonless twilight, almost pitch-black.  Then to make matters even worse, a torrential thunder storm quickly developed as he made his way down the dark and lonely road. Time passed slowly and no cars went by. The rain was so hard that he could hardly see his hand in front of his face. Then to his surprise, he saw a car moving slowly approaching and appearing ghostlike in the rain. It slowly crept toward him and stopped.  Needing a ride in the worst way, he jumped in the car and closed the door.  His relief quickly disappeared when he looked around and realized that there was no one else in the car, there was nobody behind the wheel!

The car slowly started moving again which terrified the weary hitchhiker but he was terrified, too scared to think of jumping out and running. After a few minutes he noticed that the car was slowly approaching a sharp curve.  Still too scared to jump out, he started to pray and beg for his life.  He was sure the ghost car would go off the road into who knows what.  Then, suddenly, just before the curve, a hand appeared thru the driver’s window and slowly turned the steering wheel, guiding the car safely around the bend. Paralyzed with even more fear, he watched the hand reappear every time they reached a curve. When he could take no more, scared to near death, he jumped out of the car and ran to town.

Wet, tired and in shock, he went into a diner and, with a quavering voice ordered a cup of coffee. He then proceeded to tell everyone about his supernatural experience. A silence enveloped the room and everybody got goose bumps when they realized the guy was telling the truth and not just some lunatic.

About half an hour later two more weary and rain-soaked guys walked into the diner.  They spot the first traveler.  One of the two turns to the other and says, “Look Elmer! There’s that yahoo who jumped in our car while we were pushing it in the rain!”

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

After a certain number of years, our faces become our biographies.  ~Cynthia Ozick, The Paris Review

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Friday Funny May 24, 2019 Food Puns to Chew On

Happy Friday!  This weekend is te unofficial start of summer!  As you relax and cook-out, please take a few minutes to reflect on why we have Memorial Day.  Here are a few food puns you can share around the grill this weekend.

Enjoy!

Did the pig go into the kitchen because he felt like bacon?

When vegetables throw a part do they hire a DJ to tunip the beet?

Did the hot-dog bun look up to the sourdough bun because he saw it as a roll model?

Did the conceited pickle think he was a really big dill?

I try to avoid sad salads because they tend to kale my vibe.

Did the ice cream truck breakdown because of the rocky road?

I don’t order Chinese tea because it takes an oolong time to brew it.

Did you hear about the angry waffle that just flipped?

I dropped a hot dog but it could have been wurst.

It always seems like thyme stands still when I am with you.

Thought for the Week

All we have of freedom, all we use or know –
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899

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Friday Funny May 15, 2018 Air Travel Jokes

Happy Friday!  I was traveling for some training this week and ended up spending one more night in Chicago than I intended thanks to a flight crenelation. It has been said we have to laugh to keep from crying sometimes, so I tried to laugh and the result is this week’s funny.

Enjoy!

An airplane was flying from LA to New York. About an hour into the flight, the pilot announced, “Unfortunately, we have lost an engine, but there is no need to worry, the other three are working properly. However, this will add an hour to our flight.”

A bit later, the pilot announces, “If I can have your attention again, unfortunately, a second engine has failed, still no need to worry.  We have two good engines; it will just add another hour to our flight.”

After about an hour, the pilot announces again, “This is quite unusual, but a third engine had died. Once again, there is no need to fear.  We have one good engine and we can make it to our destination with only one engine.  However, it sill add another hour to our flight.”

At this point, one passenger turned to his seat-mate and said, “Gee, I hope we don’t lose that last engine, or we’ll be up here all day!”

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A place was taxiing down the tarmac, preparing for takeoff when it abruptly stopped, turned around and returned to the gate. After an hour-long wait, it finally took off.

A concerned passenger asked the flight attendant, “What was the problem?”

“The pilot was bothered by a noise he heard in the engine,” explained the flight attendant, “and it took us a while to find a new pilot.”

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A man walks up to the counter at the airport. “Can I help you?” asks the agent.

“I want a round trip ticket,” says the man.

“Where to?” asks the agent.

“Well, I wanted to come right back to here.”

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As a crowded airliner is about to take off, the peace is shattered by a five-year-old boy who picks that precise moment to throw a loud and prolonged temper-tantrum. No matter what his frustrated, embarrassed mother does to try to calm him down, the boy continues to scream furiously and kick the seats around him.

From the back of the plane, an distinguished, older man in the uniform of an Air Force General is seen slowly walking forward up the aisle. Stopping the flustered mother with an upraised hand, the white-haired, courtly, soft-spoken General leans down and, motioning toward his chest, whispers something into the boy’s ear.

To everyone’s amazement, the boy calms down. Then the boy gently takes his mother’s hand and quietly fastens his seat belt. All the other passengers are amazed and a bit bewildered.

As the General slowly makes his way back to his seat, one of the flight attendants touches his sleeve. “Excuse me, General,” she asks quietly, “but could I ask you what magic words you used on that little boy?”

The old man smiles serenely and gently confides, “I showed him my pilot’s wings, service stars, and battle ribbons, and explained that they entitle me to throw one passenger out the plane door on any flight I choose.”

Thought for the Week

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.  ~Lin Yutang

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Friday Funny May 10, 2019 Vacation Jokes

Happy Friday!  We all enjoy a few days off and I was off last week for vacation.  But now it is back to the grind and back to the Friday Funny!  So, here are a few vacation jokes.

Enjoy!

Two Ohioans go on a fishing trip for vacation. They rent all the equipment – the reels, the rods, waders, rowboat, car, and even a cabin in the woods. The first day they go fishing, but they don’t catch anything.  The second day they go fishing, but they don’t catch anything.  The third day they go fishing, but they don’t catch anything.  This goes on until finally, on the last day of their vacation, one of the men catches one small fish. As they are driving home they are really depressed. One guy turns to the other and says, “Do you realize that this one lousy fish we caught cost us fifteen hundred bucks?” The other guy replies, “Gee, it’s a good thing we didn’t catch any more!”
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As a cruise ship is passing a nearby island, one of the passengers sees a man standing by a large brush fire and waving at them.  The Captain just happened to be standing nearby.  The passenger asks the Captain, “Who is that guy?” “I don’t know,” says the captain, “but every time we pass by this way he gets excited.”

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Is it true that mummies do not take vacations because they are afraid they will relax and unwind?

Is it true that robots go on summer vacation because they need to recharge their batteries?

Did the librarian get kicked off the plane because it was overbooked?

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A man went on a long anticipated vacations to a tropical island.  He settles into his room  and begins to hear drums. He goes to the beach and still he hears the drums.  He goes to a restaurant for lunch and continues to hear drums!  That night he tries in vain to sleep because he continues to hear the drums!! Finally he storms over to the manager. “I’ve had it! Can’t you stop those drums?” he begs.

“No!” says the manager. “It’s very bad if the drums stop.”

“Why?”

“When the drums stop, the bass solo begins…

Thought for the Week

No vacation goes unpunished.  ~Karl Hakkarainen

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