Monday, May 16, 2011
Laughter is the Best Medicine Blogfest
But when I saw this on Leigh's blog, I had to join. I've been needing more reasons to laugh lately, and I hope being a part of this blogfest will give me a couple giggles.
Thanks to Leigh and Lydia for hosting today!
So, here's my attempt at telling a joke, which is neither writerly- nor work-related. It's kid-related. Maybe that's cheap. If you think so, sorry. But, then again, you don't have to read it :)
When I was a kid, I had a real problem with this joke:
What's black and white and read all over?
(It doesn't seem so hard to figure out when it's written down, does it?)
I never understood "read", but only "red". I knew the answer was a newspaper, but I had no idea how a newspaper could be red. I can't remember if anyone ever tried to explain it to me or not, either. If someone did, I was too stubborn, or else I promptly forgot again.
One day my parents were reading the paper over breakfast. My mother complained about a recent PETA incident, with people throwing red paint all over people (I was too young to understand what PETA was or why they would throw paint). But from this I realized the answer:
What's black and white and red all over?
A newspaper that pissed of PETA.
Let the collective groaning commence.
What to read more jokes that are (hopefully) much better than mine? Check out Leigh's entry for today, with the linky list at the bottom.
A happy, giggly Monday to you!