Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sick Leave

Ironic, isn't it? A day after reading all those health articles (so you don't have to!), I've come down with something. I wish it had a fancy name (or, wait - maybe I don't); but it's just your garden-variety, lie-around-on-the-couch-and-blow-your-nose type of virus. With a touch of feel-like-crap-and-wonder-if-life-is-worth-living bacteria thrown in for good measure....

Why am I telling you this? Well, if I complain here, Larry doesn't have to hear it. He gets tired of my whining. After 20 years (almost!), I can't say I blame him. Myself, I get tired of how he ruins jokes by explaining them. Ah, marriage - she is beautiful, no?

There's no funny here tonight. And I can't find any funny anywhere else, either. What's up with that? Is there some sort of global humor malaise happening? WHERE ARE ALL THE JOKES, PEOPLE?

I need something to laugh at. Suggestions?


  1. I have to admit, *I* laughed at "Ah, marriage - she is beautiful, no?" But probably that won't do it for you.

    How about the 4 babies laughing? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxUulGkLu4I

    Or the baby laughing at tearing pieces of paper?

    Hope you feel better anyway!

  2. http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/041b5acaf5/protect-insurance-companies-psa

  3. My eldest daughter thought this was funny - her younger brother broke his wrist, his elbow and caught chicken pox (despite being immunised years ago) all on the same day.


  4. I'll let you borrie the song I sang all day at work:

    "I feel crappy
    Oh so crappy
    I feel crappy and flabby and blah
    Oh don't pity
    I ain't throwin' up tonight"

    Hopefully my Barf Side Story will cheer you up. As for me? I feel crappy, oh so crappy...

  5. Wish I had some jokes for you, but that's more my husband's forte. Feel better & have someone drop off some Peanuts (a la Charles Schulz) from the library. Charlie Brown makes me smile every time.

  6. A horse walks into a bar. The bartender looks up and says, "Hey buddy, why the long face?"

    That joke has made me laugh for years, ever since I read in in Reader's Digest. My husband doesn't understand how funny it is. I hope you do!

  7. I'm sorry that you're not feeling well.
    I'm even sorrier that I don't have anything funny to tell you.
    However, we do have parent teacher conferences tomorrow. I'm sure we'll hear something there that you might find amusing.

  8. Two men walked into a bar. The other one ducked.

    Sorry, that's all I got.

  9. Screw the laughing; curl up on the couch with some tea and a good pillow. AAAh.

  10. Hope you feel better soon, my hypochondriac friend. :)

    Did I ever mention the cemetery in Harper's Ferry, WV? There is a large family marker with their name in huge letters, and all around it are smaller markers for other family members. The patriarch's name that is shared with the others? BUTT. Yep, one big BUTT and a bunch of smaller BUTTs.

    Sorry, that's probably a visual joke. But it is worth visiting!

  11. What do you call a man with no arms and no legs in a hole?
    What do you call a man with no arms and no legs under a pile of leaves?
    What do you call a man with no arms and no legs by the door?
    What do you call a man with no arms and no legs in a pot?
    Did that help? I've got more if you need them.

  12. Um, I suppose I should say something witty...but, I'm not sure I have it in me. It must be something in the air. Although I'm not physically sick I did just pull myself out of a 24 hour mental crash where I literally stayed in bed for most of the 24 hours.

    I'm better today though...I'm out of the fetal position, showered and up doing work so Woo Hoo!

    ps - I sent you an email hope you get it

  13. Sorry. Nothing funny here. Although we did laugh yesterday when I filled out Critter's field trip permission slip and I wrote MY name in the "student name" blank. That right there MUST be my subconscious telling me something.

    Oh, wait!

    Go read http://www.lookydaddy.com/ while you still have the chance. He always makes me laugh.

    One of my favorites posts is "An Egg Can't Drive You to Drink."

  14. Courtesy of Walter Cronkite:

    "Two Irishmen walk out of a bar...

    Hey, it could happen!"