Category Archives: Humor

Pun Of The Weak: Oops!

It said to be that the following goof was uttered by a radio commentator (I’m not sure if this is real or apocryphal though): “When you are thirsty, try 7-Up, the refreshing drink in the green bottle with the big 7 … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #62

Bag o’ Nails BACCHANALS—BACCHANALIANS — vulgo “The Bag o’ Nails.” A public-house in Pimlico had originally a sign on which was represented a satyr and several Bacchanalians dancing and carousing. The common people called the satyr the devil, and, in … Continue reading

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Dress Code

It can be rather awkward if you appear at an event wearing casual clothes while everyone is wearing formal attire and vice versa. Nonetheless, playwright and actor Noël Coward didn’t falter when a similar event happened to him. In 1918, … Continue reading

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Pun Of The Weak: Investing

“I know a man who put all his money in just two stocks, a paper-towel company and a revolving-door outfit. He was wiped out before he could turn around.” — Dave Astor

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Gleanings From The Past #61

Reasons for the Delay The editor of the American Mechanic has encountered trials unknown to ordinary men. Hearken unto his wailings. “Owing to the facts, that our papermaker disappointed us, the mails failed, and deprived us of our exchanges, a … Continue reading

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Pun Of The Weak: Some Little Johnny Jokes

Teacher: Little Johnny, use “omnivorous” in a sentence. Little Johnny: Tomorrow is the exam and I omnivorous about it. Teacher: What is the antonym of nonplus? Little Johnny: Nonminus! Teacher: Little Johnny, if you have one dollar and you asked … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #60

Diplomacy Lord Wentworth gave some very cavalier advice to one going upon a diplomatic mission : he was up to the system of courts, or he would not have committed himself by such a satire. ” To secure yourself, and … Continue reading

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