Saturday, December 25, 2010

Cracking jokes - not

Have just finished eating a very nice Christmas dinner, as prepared by my mother. Extremely enjoyable, and accompanied by lots of "christmas cheer" (AKA wine & champagne).

All the usual British Christmas traditions were included; turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, brussel sprouts, christmas pudding with brandy butter and of course, Christmas Crackers. To those not familiar with the traditional Christmas Crackers, these are a paper covered tube that two people pull, one each end, and it breaks with a bang (crack). Inside the tube is a toy, a paper hat, and a joke. I've often wondered who wrote the awful jokes within the crackers. They certainly are no better nowadays than they were in the past. Here are a few exanples from this years crackers:

Q: Where should a dressmaker build her house?
A: On the outskirts

Q: Why does this bus stop at every lamp-post?
A: Because its a greyhound

Q: Why did the strawberry get a lawyer?
A: Because it was in a jam

Q: What award goes to designers of door knockers?
A: A No Bell peace prize

OK, no further comment necessary. I need more wine!

Merry Christmas all!

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