Friday, May 14, 2010

Another one for JES

My blog-friend JES shares my fondness for puns, so I dedicate this visual example of the genre to him. [From the wonderful Viz anthology of 'Crap Jokes'.]


JES said...

Oh, excellent choice!

My youngest nephew just turned 20 a couple weeks ago. He's come to the end of his term at college, and must move OUT of his dorm/apartment back to my sister's house for a couple weeks... before moving back into a completely different domicile on campus for the summer months.

Anyway, he was moaning on Facebook (yes, I know) about how long it had taken him to disassemble and reassemble his fish tank -- 7 hours, he said -- especially given the prospect of doing it all again so soon. My comment to him was along the lines of: Good thing you're in your 20s now. I don't know if they told you, but this IS the Age of Aquaria.

He groaned satisfyingly, and then so did another 20-something family member who chimed in a little later. But you know, I didn't appreciate the groan (and implied laughter, however weak) nearly as much as I appreciated the simple face that they got the joke despite their youth. I have very smart, culturally-literate nieces and nephews.

Froog said...


The good ones always catch you like a sucker-punch to the gut: you kind of see them coming, but you just can't get out of the way in time.

Viz Comic - "Britain's leading toilet humour magazine" - has been coming up with one of these every fortnight for the last twenty-odd years. I don't know how many of them are archived under that link, but there are a fair few to be enjoyed there.