Monday, March 30, 2009

Heard any good jokes lately?

I need a good laugh. It's been a rough week. Yes, I know it's only Monday.

9 comments:

Laurie Lynn said...

Ole and Lars were working for the city public works department. Ole would dig a hole and Lars would follow behind and fill the hole in. They worked up one side of the street, then down the other, then moved on to the next street, working furiously all day without rest, one digging a hole, the other filling it in again.

An onlooker was amazed at their hard work, but couldn't understand what they were doing. So he asked Ole, 'I'm impressed by the effort you two are putting in to your work, but I don't get it -- why do you dig a hole, only to have your partner follow behind and fill it up again?'

Ole, the hole digger, wiped his brow and sighed, 'Vell, I suppose it probably looks odd because ve're normally a three-person team. But today Sven, who plants da trees called in sick.'

Laurie Lynn said...

Ole and Lars were on their very first train ride. They had brought along bananas for lunch. Just as they began to peel them, the train entered a long, dark tunnel.

"Have you eaten your banana yet," Ole asked excitedly?

"No," replied Lars. "Vell, don't touch it den," Ole exclaimed. "I yust took vun bite and vent blind!"

Laurie Lynn said...

Okay. I know you asked for "good jokes". I maybe shoulda just read that and been on my way, but I'm trying to keep these Swedish and Norwegian jokes alive from Little Sweden USA! (As if they are in danger of dying in these parts!)
PS I don't have an arsenal of these in my brain. I rely on Mike, Sven and Ole joke books and the like to keep them alive!

zo said...

Oh, those are making me HOWL! Keep 'em comin'.

Laurie Lynn said...

Okay. You asked for it!
And remember it is said that the Swdes invented copper wire by fighting over a penny!

Ole was very ill, on his deathbed upstairs in his farm house. He called his family to be around him. Ole asked, "Is my wife of fifty years here, Lena are you here?" "Yes, Ole, I am here," came the woman's reply as she took his hand. Ole then asked, "Is my son Toivo here, too?" "Yes, father, I am here, right beside you on the bed." Ole then asked, "Is my daughter Martta here, too?" "Yes, Papa, I am here." To which Ole replied, "If everyone is up here with me, then why is the light in the kitchen still on?"

Steve said...

Hahaha, that last one sounds like Dad. He always asks us if we're afraid of the dark.

zz said...

Steve, that's exactly what I was thinking. Dad will be so glad not to have to pay the light bill in heaven.

Kristin said...

4 tomatoes went walking. Papa Tomato, Mama Tomato, and little tomatoes. Well the littlest tomato kept dawdling and taking his time like little tomatoes often do. Papa Tomato had to turn around several times and tell Littlest Tomato to hurry up. Finally, quite exasperated, Papa Tomato marches to the back of the line, stamps his foot, and yells "KETCH UP!"

zo said...

Oh, Kris, where'dya get that keeper? Fifth grade? :)