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Monday, July 03, 2006

Blog Lite?

Darwin has today and tomorrow off, so posting may be light until Wednesday as we do some family-ish stuff together. Such as lying around wondering how all our energy managed to transfer itself to the girls, watching our Netflix stuff so we can finally send it back, bottling beer, and some home improvement. Perhaps we'll put up something of substance soon, but I give no guarantees.

Until then, I'll leave you with Eleanor's favorite joke.
A duck walks into a bar and asks, "You got any grapes?" The bartender looks up from drying glasses and says, "No, and we don't serve ducks here. Get out."

The next day, the duck comes back and says, "Got any grapes?" The bartender says, "No, we don't got any grapes, and I told you we don't serve your kind here. Get out!"

The next day the duck shows up again and asks, "Got any grapes?" The bartender starts to get mad. "No!" he shouts. "And I don't serve ducks! If you come in and ask for grapes again, I'm going to nail your webbed feet to the bar!" And he throws the duck out.

The next day the duck walks in and asks, "Got any nails?"
"No," says the bartender shortly.
"Good," says the duck. "Got any grapes?"
Calculated to crack up a four-year-old!


Amber said...

I read the joke to Emma and at first she just smirked a bit but I could tell she didn't really get it. We talked about it a bit (what a death knell for a joke!) and then she asked me to read it to her again. The second time she thought it was funnier, but she still didn't really laugh. She's now been telling herself the joke (in several different variations) for the past 15 minutes or so and she seems to have settled on a version of the joke that makes her laugh. It doesn't quite make as much sense, but it involves the duck getting thrown out into the street each time he goes in to ask for grapes. I guess that seems pretty funny to her.

A fun little exercise, thanks! :-)

Darwin said...

Eleanor's version is also a little bit off from the original version, in that she is convinced that "Got any grapes" is the punchline each time it comes along. I think she likes it because while most jokes just have one punchline, hers has four.