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LTP 9/13/11

Good Tuesday, readers! We’re kicking off another word-filled week at Persephone, and we’re glad you’re along for the ride. Let’s shake off a Tuesday slump together with an LTP, shall we?

Today, I want to know your favorite joke. Corny, dirty (within limits), knock-knock or pun, I want this thread to make all of us snort behind our monitors.

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

14 replies on “LTP 9/13/11”

When my brother was really little and just figuring out how jokes worked, he used to tell this knock knock joke that still makes me laugh every time I think about it. It goes:

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Peanut butter and jelly.
Peanut butter and jelly who?
Peanut butter and jelly SANDWICHES!

Followed by dissolving into a fit of uncontrollable giggling.

I’m also a huge fan of The Interrupting Cow as well as, “Two men walked into a bar. You’d think the second one would have ducked.”

So my favorite joke is actually a pair of jokes I found on a Laffy Taffy wrapper a few years ago. One is a pretty decent pun, but the other is so terrible that just thinking about the juxtaposition sends me into fits of giggles, which make most people stop and stare at the crazy girl with the bad jokes. I hope you guys enjoy them more than my friends normally do.

1. What do you call a sleepwalking nun?  A Roman Catholic!

2. How do you know there’s a hippo in the oven?  The door won’t close.

Yeah, they’re horrible, but I love them.


There are these nuns driving through Transylvania and a vampire lands on their windshield, and they’re not sure what to do, so they turn on the windshield wipers, because the wiper fluid is made of holy water, but it just makes the vampire mad, it doesn’t make him go away. So they pray and say the Our Father and he’s still there, hissing and being all attacky-vampire, and they’re getting really scared, so the nun in the passenger seat says to the driving nun, “Show him your cross!” and the driving nun rolls down her window, sticks her head outside, and roars, “Get the hell off my car!”

It’s a grammar pun, really.

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