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Re: Jokes

Postby Rob Houghton » 01 Oct 2017, 21:05

I love them too, Eddie, whoever wrote them! I am a big fan of Tommy cooper and have his book somewhere - well, one that came out a few years ago - with many of his jokes in it. I recognise a few of those above from the book I have. :-)
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: Jokes

Postby Eddie Muir » 01 Oct 2017, 22:31

Tommy was hilariously funny, Rob. As I said earlier, he made me laugh by just walking on the stage before he even said anything. A comedy genius! :lol:
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Re: Jokes

Postby pete9012S » 02 Oct 2017, 11:08

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Re: Jokes

Postby Courtenay » 02 Oct 2017, 11:15

:lol: :lol: Well done, Pete.
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Re: Jokes

Postby Courtenay » 06 Oct 2017, 17:01

Groan. :mrgreen: :wink:

Reminds me somehow of the one about the young boy who's so far behind in his schoolwork that his teacher decides she'd better visit his parents and just talk to them and see what the home environment is like. She knocks at their door one evening and little Johnny himself answers it.

"Oh, good evening, Johnny. Where are your parents?"

"Umm... they was here, Miss, but they's gone out."

"And what's happened to your grammar?"

"Nuffink, Miss! She's in the living room watching telly."
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Re: Jokes

Postby Rob Houghton » 06 Oct 2017, 18:51

That joke was in my 'Crack A Joke Book' when I was a kid - along with some great old 'groaners' :-)
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
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Re: Jokes

Postby Courtenay » 06 Oct 2017, 19:35

Gosh — The Crack a Joke Book published in aid of Oxfam? :D I had that one too! And the sequel of sorts, The End (billed on the cover as "Even Worse than Crack a Joke!"), which was full of still-more-groan-worthy ones. I loved those books. I think that's indeed where I'm remembering the "grammar" one from, although I put it in my own words here.

I'll have to see if I can dig out either or both of those books when I visit my parents early next year (I'm sure I've still got them, unless Mum's done a clean-out and sent them to the charity shop :shock: ) and post a few more of the best — or worst — on here. :twisted: :wink:
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Re: Jokes

Postby Rob Houghton » 07 Oct 2017, 01:52

Yes - that's the one. I still have it somewhere but I searched in all my old books *which we keep in the loft!) and couldn't find it. :-( I do know it was falling apart, I read it so much. My friend and I used to roll on the floor choking with laughter at some of them, lol!! :lol:
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
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Re: Jokes

Postby Courtenay » 10 Oct 2017, 18:03

Here's an orchestral prank that just cracked me up — if you didn't know, the piece they're playing is Dance of the Knights (also known as Montagues and Capulets) from Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet. But just wait for what the trombones do with it... :twisted: :wink:
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Re: Jokes

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Re: Jokes

Postby KEVP » 14 Oct 2017, 15:20

(Actually, that is the whole point of Shakespeare's poem. The person he is addressing (a young man btw, not a woman) is BETTER than a Summer's day. Look up the poem (Sonnet 18) if you don't believe me.)
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Re: Jokes

Postby pete9012S » 14 Oct 2017, 16:04

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Re: Jokes

Postby Daisy » 14 Oct 2017, 16:05

:lol: Pete. It does go on - "Thou art more lovely and more temperate! Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May... etc. " but I like the joke.
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