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"Bad joke but hilarious responses" blog discussion

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Former_MSE_Lee
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This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.
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  • MothballsWallet
    MothballsWallet Posts: 15,852 Forumite
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    Yes, Martin London Zoo is as bad as that joke - and it makes me glad I don't use Facebook.

    Basically, Mrs MbW, my MIL and myself spent a few days in London a little over 8 years ago, and we went to London Zoo: Mrs MbW, being Russian and an animal lover, said she thought London Zoo was very poor.

    Actually, can't they house the American Olympic team at London Zoo for the 2012 games? Would save those of us in and around Birmingham from having to put up with them being here for nearly 2 months...
  • Aidy
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    Very old joke - think it was Paul Merton, but I may be wrong. carful, or you'll be accused the same as Keith Chegwin.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2010/jul/22/keith-chegwin-comedians-jokes-twitter

    Found some blinders when I was looking for the source of the Shih-Tzu one though!!

    http://www.wordmagazine.co.uk/content/tommy-cooper-style-jokes


    "I was watching the London Marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and another runner dressed as an egg. I thought: 'This could be interesting'."

    "I started so many fights at my school - I had that attention-deficit disorder. So I didn't finish a lot of them."

    "Hedgehogs - why can't they just share the hedge?"

    but my favourite:

    "I read a news report the other day saying that terrorists had started putting bombs inside tins of Alphabetti Spaghetti. - If one goes off, it could spell disaster."

    or

    "The worst job I ever had was as a forensic pathologist for the United Nations. One time I thought I'd come across the mass grave of a thousand snowmen. Turns out it was just a field of carrots."
  • MSE_Martin
    MSE_Martin Posts: 8,272 Money Saving Expert
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    Aidy wrote: »
    Very old joke - think it was Paul Merton, but I may be wrong. carful, or you'll be accused the same as Keith Chegwin.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2010/jul/22/keith-chegwin-comedians-jokes-twitter

    Found some blinders when I was looking for the source of the Shih-Tzu one though!!

    http://www.wordmagazine.co.uk/content/tommy-cooper-style-jokes


    "I was watching the London Marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and another runner dressed as an egg. I thought: 'This could be interesting'."

    "I started so many fights at my school - I had that attention-deficit disorder. So I didn't finish a lot of them."

    "Hedgehogs - why can't they just share the hedge?"

    but my favourite:

    "I read a news report the other day saying that terrorists had started putting bombs inside tins of Alphabetti Spaghetti. - If one goes off, it could spell disaster."

    or

    "The worst job I ever had was as a forensic pathologist for the United Nations. One time I thought I'd come across the mass grave of a thousand snowmen. Turns out it was just a field of carrots."


    I may steal someof these next friday
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  • hayleythedaisy
    hayleythedaisy Posts: 1,692 Forumite
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    How's your RSI this week? Some of these jokes could be interesting by dictation!
    Bump due 22nd September
  • Aidy
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    MSE_Martin wrote: »
    I may steal someof these next friday

    LOL - Cheggers ;)
  • PhylPho
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    Please, Martin Lewis; please don't remind me. . .

    Many, many years ago I joined the Evening Standard, fresh from the provinces. First week at work, a much older reporter came over to my desk with a slip of paper: a phone message he'd taken for me.

    It was a REGent number.

    The name left by the caller was Mr Lyon. To be precise: a Mr. C. Lyon.

    Would I kindly ring him back?

    Yeah. You guessed it. . . (Thankfully, I did too, though only when the switchboard at London Zoo answered.)

    :(
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