All posts tagged Music

March 11, 2023 Pun of the Day

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February 18, 2023 Pun of the Day

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February 13, 2023 Pun of the Day

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January 5, 2023 Pun of the Day

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Punniest of Show 2018 Second Place: Marisa Roper

First time contestant Marisa Roper riffs on singers and musicians for a perfect score in Punniest of Show at the 2018 O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships. She placed second in a “cheer off” that followed the competition.

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A Cheesy Pun

In honor of this week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, this image is making the rounds.

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You Are Dying to Hear This

From Mike Franklin.

A tourist in Vienna is going through a graveyard and all of a sudden he hears music. No one is around, so he starts searching for the source.

He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a grave with a headstone that reads: “Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770- 1827”. Then he realizes that the music is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and it is being played backward!

Puzzled, he leaves the graveyard and persuades a friend to … Read the rest...

Punniest of Show 2015: Southpaw Jones (2nd Place)

Southpaw Jones takes second place with his 39 point musical performance about writing at the 2015 O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships.

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Punniest of Show 2015: Jonah and William Spear

Jonah and William Spear give a picture driven performance based upon composers and musicians. Their score of 36 points was not enough to medal.

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Classical Music Food Puns

Ralph D. Jeffords said the following:

“I’ve noted that you don’t have this classic classical music composers pun. As per usual I was not satisfied with the original so have tripled the number of entries on the list to extend the groan potential.”



Rossini and cheese
beans and Francks
chicken Balakirev
Satie mushrooms
Rubinstein sandwich
Clementi and biscuits
Delius sliced ham
Fresh Mozart-rella cheese
Oscar Meyerbeer bologna

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Browser Wars

Glenn Gardner sent this one in.

A long time internet friend from the early days was mourning the death of Firefox on her computer and feeling some trepidation about installing and switching over to CHROME.

I advised her:

Erica, you’ll get along just fine with your new found friend if you remember the KISS principle and don’t gussy him up with all the bells & whistles available. I’ve been happily using Chrome since back in its Beta days.

There are

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May the Farce be With You

This picture pun is making the Kessel Run. I've Found the Rebel Bass

Turnip Beet a Ground

Clever little picture pun making the rounds…

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Cuddle Up, and Don’t Be Blue

Another picture pun is making the rounds.

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A Shaggy Stone Gathers No Moss

Another submission from Joe Blake.

A competition was held to determine who would be given the commission to create a series of bronze statues of The Rolling Stones.

The hunt went world-wide, via TV, Newspapers, The Internet, and even word of mouth. After 12 months the judges had eliminated all but 5 artists, based upon their smile, their hairstyle, their huggability, their body odour, dress sense and even their artistic ability as displayed in samples of their work.

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Watt is Love?

I’ve seen this one floating around for a while, and finally got around to posting it.

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A Shaggy Grammy

This timely little visual pun is making the rounds. The original source is unknown.

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One O’Clock Shaggy

Dave Wallace reworked on oldie but goodie. “Just for fun,” as he said.

Here is a little-known fact:

One of the most famous musicians of the Big Band era had three spinster sisters, who were avid baseball fans. As the Count toured across country, he would treat the three sisters to tickets for what ever game was in town. This could have been because he genuinely loved his sisters, or it might have been related to the fact that they … Read the rest...

New Country Song Titles

Readers of New York magazine were asked to invent country-song titles. Here are some of their entries.

– Ain’t No Trash In My Trailer Since The Night I Threw You Out

– You Wanted To Get Hitched, But My Heart Is Filled With Whoa

– Baked My Sweetie A Pie, But He Left With A Tart

– I Lost My Honey Bunny On A Bad Hare Day

– She Chews Tobacco, But She Didn’t Choose Me

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*Two Loopholes

From the groaners listserv.

In the late 1800s, not wanting to be outdone by American rodeo, an English chap decided to become a rodeo star. Not having a horse or any cattle, he cast about for some way to perform. His vocation was building outhouses, and he had several samples behind his home. He had also installed a couple of standing gas lamps in his yard. As a start, he decided that lassoing these objects would be good practice. After … Read the rest...

A Horse Riddle

Posted on P.U.N.Y. as a riddle, “I want to get off on Foal 100”. This is by Bob Dvorak.

The youngster on the horse farm was in a playful mood. The weather was warm, the skies were clear. Butterflies flitted about and there wasn’t a fly in sight. He went down to the pond, and gingerly stepped in to grab a sip of water. A misstep into the muck, however, caused him to flounder; he lost his footing and splashed … Read the rest...

A Political Lexus?

A lovely old tale from Lowrie Beacham. The specific version varys according to current political inclinations.

A woman bought a new Lexus LS430, and returned the next day, complaining that she couldn’t figure out how the radio worked.

The salesman explained that the radio was voice activated.

Watch this! he said..Nelson! The radio replied, Ricky or Willie?

Willie! he continued…. and “On The Road Again” came from the speakers.

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Halloween Riddles Part 3

Continuing the Halloween Riddles.

Why did the witches’ team lose the baseball game?
     Their bats flew away (Gary Hallock)

What would you call the ghost of a door-to-door salesman?
     A dead ringer.

What do you call two witches living together?

What would you find on a haunted beach?
     A sand witch.

Why does the Mummy keep his Band-aids in the refrigerator?
     He wants to use them later for cold cuts!

How do ghosts begin letters?
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Halloween Story: The Ghost

This tale is by Sir Richard Burton. Yes, that one.

A friend of mine once spent a night in an old house that reputedly was haunted by the spirit of Sir John de Bermingham.

He did this for a bet, armed only with advice on what to do should he encounter Sir John: He must hum a certain passage by Mozart, but under no circumstances. leave it unfinished or the wretched wraith would then wreak terrible vengeance.

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West Point

This is a pun cascade from many of the folks at P.U.N.Y.

From our vantage overlooking the Hudson at West Point, we could see, near the top of a hill on the other side, a castle [purportedly] used in the filming of The Wizard of Oz, complete with a moat. Apparently it won’t be used in future productions. It’s been demoated.

Bob Dvorak

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