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Friday Funny January 6, 2023 Jokes to Sneeze At


Happy Friday!  I hope that 2023 is off to a good start for you and that good things are ahead.  It is that time of year when it seems like there is always someone in the family who is sick as germs just keep making their rounds during winter.  So grab a tissue and a laugh.


My wife gave me a “Get better soon” card.  I am not sick; she just thinks I can be better.

Is it true that when a boat gets sick it goes to the dock?

Is it true that when a horse gets sick it goes to the horsepital?

Is it true that when fish get sick, they go to the sturgeon?

Is it true that when a snake is sick, it should take an anti-hiss-tamine?

Is your cat sick if she is not feline well?

If you get sick at the airport would that be called a terminal illness?

Is it true that most employees get sick on work days because of their weekend immune system?

If you are feeling sick over increasing gas prices at the pump would you have the car owner virus?

If you get sick in space, would you still say the you are under the weather?


“I feel more like I do now than I did a little while ago” ~ Mr. Youngerman, my high school chemistry teacher


Friday Funny December 30, 2022 Jokes To Ring In 2023

Happy last Friday of 2022!  Here is wishing you a great 2023!


What did the woman say when she was offered a raisin on New Year’s Eve? “No thanks, I already have a date.”

I still cannot understand why people flock to Times Square on New Year’s Eve. They always drop the ball.

My resolution for the New Year is to read more, so I turned on the subtitles on my TV.

My wife still hasn’t told me what my New Year’s resolutions are.

Where can you find comedians at a New Year’s Eve party? In the punchline.

Why do you need a jeweler on December 31st? To ring in the New Year.

Is it true that the spider’s New Year’s resolution was to spend less time on the web?

Is it true that Frankenstein’s New Year’s resolution is to make new friends?

My New Year’s Resolution is to give up aerosol deodorant –  in the new year. Roll on 2023!!

For several years, my annual New Year’s Resolution has been to work on my novel. But THIS year I will do it, I only have a few chapters left to read! 


” Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” ~ Benjamin Franklin“

The Night Before Christmas In The Digital Age

It is Christmas Eve, so time for me once again to apologize to Clement Clarke Moore and share my adaptation of his classic for the digital age.



‘Twas the day before Christmas, when at my house

I was at the computer, moving the mouse;

It was time for another Friday Funny, does anyone care

If in the morning, the email inbox has a funny there?

Two of my boys were still nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of homemade cookies danced in their heads;

While mamma was working, I was off for the day,

It seemed like there was nothing funny for me to say,

When out on the Internet there arose such a clatter,

I sprang to my browser to see what was the matter.

Away to another window I flew like a flash,

Hoping as always that my computer would not crash.

The back-lighting of the monitor produced a glow

Which gave a slight luster to objects below,

As I wondered from web site to web site what should appear,

But a miniature sleigh jpg, complete with reindeer,

With a little driver icon, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

More rapid than dsl downloads his cursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

“Now, Yahoo! now, Google! now, Facebook and Amazon!

On, ebay! on youtube! on, myspace and!

To the top of the screen! to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”

As deleted lines that before the backspace button fly,

When they meet with a click, mount to the sky,

So up to the screen-top the cursers they flew,

With a file full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the speaker

The prancing and pawing of each little squeaker.

As I drew in my hand, and was scrolling around,

Downloading an mpeg, St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was digitally dressed from his head to his foot,

And his clothes were photo-shopped with ashes and soot;

A bundle of toys he had superimposed on his back,

And he looked like a Trojan file just opening his pack.

His eyes — they pulsated! his dimples they grew!

His cheeks had roses painted on them, his nose was blue!

His droll little mouth transfigured to a bow,

And the beard of his chin turned into white snow;

His pipe was a tree stump he held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke wafted up and became a green wreath;

He had a broad face and a little round belly,

That shook, when he laughed and turned into jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

Two winking eyes and a fast spinning head,

Soon gave me to know I had no virus to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

He backed up my hard drive; then turned with a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

And giving a nod, up the window he rose;

He sprang to his jpg, to his team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he deleted his cookie from sight,

“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.”

© 2019

Friday Funny December 23, 2022 Christmas Quotes

Happy Friday! Happy Hannukah! Merry Christmas!  The forecast where I am has the weather turning quite frightful for the next day or so. But let me send warm wishes to you and yours this weekend!



“Remember that the important thing is not what you give, or how you wrap it. The important thing, during this very special time of year, is that you save the receipt.” ~ Dave Barry

“I bought my brother some gift wrap for Christmas. I took it to the gift wrap department and told them to wrap it, but in a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping.” ~ Steven Wright

“Santa Claus has the right idea — visit people only once a year.”~ Victor Borge

 “I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph.” ~ Shirley Temple

 “It’s Christmas Eve! It’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.” ~ Bill Murray – Scrooged

 “People really act weird at Christmas time! What other time of year do you sit in front of a dead tree in the living room and eat nuts and sweets out of your socks?” ~ Unknown

 “Christmas is a time when you get homesick, even if you’re home.” ~ Carol Nelson

 “I wish we could put some of our Christmas spirit in jars and open one up every month.” ~ Unknown

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ~ Roy L. Smith

“A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.” ~John B. Priestly

“Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space.” ~ Dave Berry

“As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.” ~ Donald E. Westlake

“Anyone who believes that men are the equal of women has never seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas present.” ~Unknown


And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. – Luke 2:10

Friday Funny December 16, 2022 Christmas Groaner Triple Header

Happy Friday! Christmas is just around the corner now and my Jewish friends will start celebrating Hanukah this weekend. So, let’s kick off the weekend with a triple header of holiday themed groaners.


A man goes to his dentist because he feels something wrong in his mouth.

The dentist examines him and says, “That new upper plate I put in for you six months ago, is eroding. What have you been eating?”

The man replies, “All I can think of is that, about four months ago, my wife made some asparagus and put some stuff on it that was delicious . . . Hollandaise sauce.  I loved it so much I started putting it on everything – meat, toast, fish, vegetables, everything.”

“Well,” says the dentist, “there is the problem. Hollandaise sauce is made with lots of lemon juice, which is highly corrosive. It’s eaten away your upper plate. I’ll make you a new plate, and this time I will make it out of chrome.”

 “Why chrome?” asks the patient.

And the dentist says, “It’s simple.  Everyone knows that there’s no plate like chrome for the Hollandaise.”


An American couple on vacation was walking down the street in St. Petersburg one night, when the man felt a drop hit his nose.

“I think it’s raining,” he said to his wife. 

“No, that felt more like snow to me,” she replied.

“No, I’m sure it was just rain, he said.”

 Well, as these things go, they were about to have a major argument about whether it was raining or snowing. Just then they saw a minor communist party official walking toward them. “Let’s not fight about it,” the man said, “let’s ask Comrade Rudolph whether it’s officially raining or snowing.”

As the official approached, the man said, “Tell us, Comrade Rudolph, is it officially raining or snowing?”

“It’s raining, of course,” he answered and walked on.

But the woman insisted: “I know that felt like snow!”

To which the man quietly replied: “Well, Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear!”


It was early December, and a fancy hotel was hosting a chess tournament. The tournament had rented out the hotel’s entire ballroom, and the first day had, thus far, gone smoothly, with all but the final rounds decided in the tournament. The time came for a break, and the entire convention shuffled out of the ballroom out by the foyer so employees could convert the chess tables to banquet tables for the evening’s dinner, and otherwise clean up. Several of the games during the day had been close, featuring especially dramatic end games, and everyone was excited about the prospects for the final rounds. The remaining finalists boasted about their victories that day and previously, and slowly the normally quiet tournament’s volume grew to a dull roar, disturbing the other hotel guests. Guest after guest complained to the hotel staff, until finally the hotel manager came out and asked to speak to the president of the chess tournament.

“Oh, hello, what seems to be the matter?”

“I’m sorry but you and your attendees need to quiet down or leave until the banquet is finished being arranged.”

“What? Why?”

“You’re all causing quite a ruckus, and no one can tolerate chess nuts boasting by an open foyer.



“Come in, — come in! and know me better, man! I am the Ghost of Christmas Present. Look upon me! You have never seen the like of me before!”
~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Friday Funny December 9, 2022 Things to Cross Off Your Gift List NOW!

Happy Friday! We are in the midst of the Christmas/Hannukah Shopping Season.  I thought I would help you out this week with a few useful pointers of items to make certain ARE NOT on your gift giving list this year.    


Pizza sleeping bag with optional vegetable topping pillow – I like pizza and I do enjoy a good night’s sleep, but just skip this one.

Titanic ice cube trays – what could be more fun than watching the Titanic sink every time you have a cold beverage?

Pet Hair Crafting Books – most people are trying to get rid of pet hair, not making a sweater of a pair of socks out of it.

Insect Larva – what is more exciting that getting bugs for Christmas?  You can even spice it up with a yummy pack that contains real larva in BBQ, Mexican spice, and cheddar-makes a great after dinner snack!

Voodoo Doll – nothing says, “I Love You” like giving someone a voodoo doll – it might be dangerous if you include the pins as well.

Pooping Pooches Calendar – a whole year’s worth of pictures of dogs doing what comes naturally in a variety of naturally lovely places.

Horse Head Squirrel Feeder – a hanging squirrel feeder that makes it appear that the squirrel that eating from it is wearing a horse mask.

Light Saber Chopsticks – the ultimate gift for the ultimate Star Wars fan who loves Chinese food.  I do not think the force is with this one.

Chia Pet – a gift to avoid for over four decades running.

Cleaning Supplies – cleaning is not fun – cleaning supplies are not a gift. Two facts that you should already know.


“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill

Friday Funny December 2, 2022 Holiday Questions & Answers

Happy Friday!  Yes, we are now in December and that means it is time to dust off the first round of Holiday Jokes.


Q. Why did the guy fall into the Christmas pudding? A. He was pulled in by a strong currant.

Q. Why are Christmas Trees bad at knitting? A. They drop all their needles.

Q. What did the car say to the dreidel?
A. Want to go for a spin?

Q. What do you get if you cross a snowman and a baker?
A. Frosty the Doughman.

Q. What is a zombie’s favorite holiday beverage?
A. Egg noggin.

Q: What do you call a snowman with a six pack?
A: An abdominal snowman.

Q. What did the peanut butter say to the grape on Christmas?
A: ‘Tis the season to be jelly!

Q: What’s a sheep’s favorite Christmas song?
A: Fleece Navidad.

Q: What do you call a bankrupt Santa?
A: Saint Nickel-less.

Q: What’s red and white and falls down chimneys?
A: Santa Klutz.


“You know you’re getting old when Santa starts looking younger.” ~ Robert Paul

Friday Funny November 25, 2022 The 12 Days of Thanksgiving

Happy Black Friday! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving Day. Although we are in the midst of uncertain times, there is still much to be thankful for as we enter this holiday season.  

It is a little different Thanksgiving at my house. It was quiet yesterday and family is coming today. So while you are munching on leftovers, I will be on my first round of turkey today. Speaking of leftovers- here is something that has been circulating the internet for a number of years that shows there is a limit to how long one can be thankful for turkey. I thought it would be good to send it around again.


On the First Day….. We give thanks for the fresh turkey feast and its hot trimmings.

On the Second Day….. We bless the cold turkey sandwiches, sloshy cranberry sauce, and hard rolls.

On the Third Day….. We praise the turkey pie and vintage mixed veggies.

On the Fourth Day….. We thank the pilgrims for not serving bison that first time, or we’d be celebrating Thanksgiving until April.

On the Fifth Day….. We gobble up cubed bird casserole and pray for a glimpse of a bare turkey carcass.

On the Sixth Day….. We show gratitude (sort of) to the creative cook who add cashews and noodles to the turkey and calls it Oriental.

On the Seventh Day….. We forgive our forefathers and pass the turkey-nugget pizza.

On the Eighth Day….. The word ”vegetarian” keeps popping into our heads.

On the Ninth Day….. We check our hair to make sure we’re not beginning to sprout feathers.

On the Tenth Day….. We hope that the wing meat kabobs catch fire under the broiler.

On the Eleventh Day….. We smile over the creamed gizzard because the thigh bones are in sight.

On the Twelfth Day….. We apologize for running out of turkey leftovers. And everybody says, “Amen!”

Thought for the Week

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
Father in heaven,
We thank thee.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday Funny November 18, 2022 Thanksgiving Jokes

Happy Friday!  We are less than a week away from Thanksgiving, so I have pulled out some Thanksgiving jokes out of the freezer.


If your turkey’s seasoning tastes a little off this year it might be because you ran out of thyme.

What did the leftover turkey say? Make me a sandwich.

If pilgrims traveled on the Mayflower, do college students travel on Scholar-ships?

What did Han Solo say to Luke Skywalker on Thanksgiving? “May the forks be with you.”

Is it true that turkeys gobble because they never learned table manners?

Last Thanksgiving, I was stopped by a policeman on my way home, apparently, I was exceeding the feed limit.

Was the smallest unit of measurement used on the Mayflower a Pil-gram?

Is it true that the turkey crossed the road because he wanted people to think he was a chicken?

Is it true that a turkey’s favorite dessert is Peach gobbler?

I you wanted to know how old a Pilgrim is would you ask him about his “Pilgrimage”?


“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~ Charles Dickens

Friday Funny November 11, 2022 Military Jokes for Veterans Day

Happy Friday and a special Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served!


You know that a veteran has been making chocolate chips cookies when you find a find a lot of M&M shells on the floor.

Is it true that when a veteran cooks dinner that he seasons the food with pepper spray and a salt rifle?

If a cow joined the army would they issue her a cow-moo-flage uniform?

If the military developed a new weapon-grade variety of laser would it be an ultra-violent light?

Is it true that you cannot be in the military if you are on Twitter because they do not want people who are quick to retweet?

Where do Generals keep their armies? In their sleevies.

Would you call a high-ranking soldier who hates recycling General Waste?

If a deer enlisted in the Air Force would he be a Bombar(deer)?

Did you hear about the professional artist who was discharged from the Marines?  It seems the only thing he could do was draw fire.

What do Marines have in common with other members of the Armed Forces? They all originally set out to become Marines.


“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” — General Douglas MacArthur