All posts for the month June, 2004


This two-part pun sequence is by Bob Dvorak and Gary Hallock. It appeared in the PUNY listserv.

Beethoven was exhausted — he’d just completed a symphony and two string quartets, and had already worked up the framework for his next concerto. He needed a break.

The local travel agent showed him a spectacular photo of a moonlit night over the palm trees and beaches of the Mediterranean coast. In short order he went to Spain for a week’s vacation.

Alas, … Read the rest...

Another PUNY Bunny

This is a recent pun cascade on PUNY by the usual suspects.

Surely, I must have stolen this from someone, but it just came to me while filing away a series of MS Word documents for the PC.

One should be titled “What’s Up.doc”.

Alan B. Combs

Surely a document of 24-carrot quality.

Bob Dvorak

My system certainly has enough Bugs in it.

Jason Dias

Uh Oh! Somebody ought to warn our brothers that the puns are about to get … Read the rest...

A Tall Ship Tale #36: A Gesture of Defiance

Paul deAnguera’s Tale continues.

Wondering when Sir Hillary Throckmorton-Shillingsworth III and the First Mate would return from their secret mission to Mecca, Captain Quid leafed idly through his backlog of old dispatches:

August, 1588

From:      The Lord High Admiral

To:          The Privy Council

… The next morning, being Sunday 21 July 1588, all the English ships that were then come out of Plymouth had recovered the wind off Idye Stone, and about 9 of the clock in the morning, the … Read the rest...

A Word of Warning

This word-of-warning morality play was sent by Lowrie Beacham, bless him. The author is unknown.

A woman pulls up to a red light behind one other car. She notices the driver of the car in front of her is talking on his cell phone and appears to be shuffling through some papers on the seat beside him. The light turns green, but the man doesn’t notice. The woman waits, but the man still doesn’t notice the light change. The woman … Read the rest...

In Need of a Priest

This was sent by Tom Vickery. The author is not known.

A man was struck by a bus on a busy street. As he was lying near death on the sidewalk, a crowd of spectators gathered around.

“A priest. Somebody get me a priest!” the man gasped.

A policeman checked the crowd and yelled, “Is anyone a priest?”

Out of the crowd stepped a little old Jewish man of at least 80 years of age.

“Mr. Policeman,” said the man, … Read the rest...