Sunday, 24 March 2013
I AM NOT HUMORLESS!!
I AM NOT HUMORLESS!!
I’m Not An Ogre
There is another side to this Old Fart
I’m a lover of a good joke and I have a joke collection I am proud of.
I put it up on the Web years ago but have never tried to promote it in any way.
I had no friends to share it with and no idea how to contact an audience.
That has changed.
Now I have all of you reading and supporting my Blog and my Advocacy.
I intend to give you all a peek
Before I send you out on a fact finding mission
Here is what you will find as a Thank you gift!
I began to appreciate a good joke when I went to work for Alcan in the Kingston Works Foil Mill in 1965 and I met Pat Patrick. Pat had the distinction of being the only General Foreman in the Company who had ever plays drums in a Montreal whorehouse in the Depression. My generation used to tell jokes as a standard practice every time you had the opportunity and Pat knew them all and he shared. That is when I began collecting jokes I believe are some of the best
From Pat I learned something that I value to this day and that is the similarity of telling a good joke to fishing off the riverbank. It’s a three stage process:
1. You sit with a beer in your hand and you bait a hook and drop it into the audience or pond and then you watch the bobber.
2. You move it around with secret ways so that the bait dances around to attract attention. Then the bobber jumps. You’ve got a nibble and you can anticipate what is coming next. Sure enough, there goes the bobber on the run.
3. You let them chew on the bait a little and then you whip your rod or punch line and sink the hook as hard as you can.
Success and skill at both fishing and joke telling is determined by measuring how far your catch swallowed the bait.
On that note my collection is housed at theyarnbarn.blogspot.ca. If you go directly there is an Index tab in the upper right corner for your guidance as to contents because there are 76 of them and then I ran out
When you decide to take a peek I recommend the following
If you’re a family with a teenager try Letter to Dad at
If you like wisdom of a fat Black Grandmother try
Thoughtful, Critical, and Practical at
If you’re into Irish drunks try The Hen at
If you’re politically minded try Technology vs. Simple Logic at
If you don’t like cops try The Power of Tin at
Your support is deeply appreciated
Smee. The Smee.Goan.Guy!
I have begun to believe my mind is full of tiny little topics that act like pimples.No one can predict the order they start to fester in, or when they’ll get ripe and burst. I’ve given up being a “Good” guy. I’ve started to speak my mind and some people don’t like me. I’m disgusted with the way the world has turned into a potential disaster waiting to happen and this is where I vent. I’ve got 70 years of getting pissed off to vent and I’ve come to the conclusion that my fellow men are too damned stupid to save the world. There are just too many screw-ups going on at the same time. I’m sick of it all but here we are in the middle of the Stew Pot and this is going to be my commentary regarding the days stupidities and lies as our leader spouts them.
This blog is a probably futile attempt to save Personal Growth but what the hell I’ve got nothing else to do and Harper the asshole just doesn’t please me.
What a poor fucking Prime Minister we got this time. He makes Chrétien and Mulroney look like saints.