Friday, October 10, 2008

Knock Knock

Last night saw three couples, a cat, a dog and one young boy come together to watch the hockey. Well, everyone except the cat, who slept, and the boy (Linden) who just wanted to regale us with his best jokes:

Linden: Knock knock
Me: Who's there?
Linden: Knock knock
Me: Knock knock who?
Linden: ..... (giggle).

Later:

Linden: Knock knock
Mr E Man: Who's there?
Linden: Apple
Mr E Man: Apple who?
Linden: ............Pumpkin apple! (giggle giggle).

Another attempt:

Linden: Knock knock
Mr E Man: Who's there?
Linden: Apple
Mr E Man: Apple who?
Linden: Running apple! (runs around the room).

A lesson from a pro:

Mr E Man: Knock knock
Linden: Who's there?
Mr E Man: Orange
Linden: Orange who?
Mr E Man: Orange you glad I didn't say apple?
Linden: blank look

After ordering pizza (Hawaiian with mushroom and vegetarian with chicken: that's how we roll):

Linden: Knock knock
Me: Who's there?
Linden: Mushroom
Me: Mushroom who?
Linden: Mushroom glad I didn't say apple?

Methinks the boy needs some more lessons.

10 comments:

  1. It's hilarious when kids tell jokes they don't get. A classic story comes from my wife, who is an elementary teacher. A 1st grader told her this one:

    Kid: How do you make a handkerchief dance?
    Teacher: How?
    Kid: Put a little boogie in it!
    Teacher: Eeeew.
    Kid: No! I said "boogie", not "booger".

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  2. Yeah, I bet elementary school teachers hear a LOT of bad jokes!

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  3. He is adorable! And I am his favourite Auntie after getting him Trevor Linden's autograph!

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  4. Pizza and knock-knock jokes remind me of the pizza guy who delivered to me the day before my thesis defense..

    Pizza guy: Knock Knock!
    Me: Hi. Uh. Oh you already rang the bell (3 days no sleep)
    Pizza guy: Knock Knock!
    Me: Oh. Is this a knock knock joke?
    Pizza guy: Mm hmm! Knock Knock!
    Me: OK. Who's there?
    Pizza guy: Thistle
    Me: Thistle who?
    Pizza guy: Thistle have to hold you until dinner's ready!

    The he handed me my pizza and promptly trotted off down the street, where I assumed his car was waiting.

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  5. I can indeed attest that babyeh jokes are bad approximately 99% of the time. But they deliver them with such enthusiasm it becomes hilarious. The best is when they forget what they're saying halfway through and then giggle as if the joke was OBVIOUSLY OVER, WHY AREN'T YOU LAUGHING SILLY ADULT?

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  6. Bean-Mom, yup! And he is beginning to realise it!

    Dr A, you poor thing! At that point in my thesis writing I probably would have just yelled JUST GIVE ME THE DAMN PIZZA! Then again I'd have scared the poor guy off with my crazy hair and wild eyes.

    Hermitage, sounds like you might know someone just like Linden too!

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  7. I'm pretty sure I did scare him with my ginormous hair and caffeine jitters. Not to mention the pajamas I'd been wearing for 3 days complete with coffee and chocolate stains. Ah it's so nice to look back and laugh now... or just look back.

    :)

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