Nov 16, 2012

55 . . is a "triangular" number! (*)

Here's a joke that my optician told me. It's an example of the "Professionally Contiguous" joke -  for instance, a joke about meat told by a butcher.  It's terrible.

"Heard the one about the man who wore a monocle in both eyes?"
"I know you're going to slay me with the answer. Proceed!"
"He made a spectacle of himself."

Thanks to G-Man for setting us his weekly 55 word task.

(*) Clue . . so is the number of red balls in a snooker set.

16 comments:

  1. The triangular number test is better - a lot better - than the joke, Doc! (55 is triangular number 10, right?)

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  2. You made me put my thinking cap on before I could go to bed. Thanks, Doc for keeping me awake till late!!!

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    1. Ah, a Thinking Cap! I've long wondered what that shapeless orange thing on your head was . . .

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  3. Oh my gosh, man, a Scotsman. I'm in love.

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    1. Like your first President, the Doctor cannot tell a lie. Though resident in Scotland, he is in fact English. Sorry to be a spoilsport.

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  4. Doc...Really?
    Thats beyond groan!!!
    But I really appreciate the participation'
    Loved your eye opening 55...
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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    1. No need to be sarky, Mary dear. The Doctor's bad jokes have won international acclaim and at least one Pukeitzer Prize.

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  6. A "professionally contiguous joke" :) Now I have a description to share with my dentist who is renowned for such. And how difficult it is to laugh with one's mouth pried open.

    Another joke for you, via a friend's email:
    Wife texts husband: "Windows frozen."
    Husband texts wife: "Pour lukewarm water over it."
    Wife texts husband: "Now the computer is really messed up!"

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  7. Terrible.
    And I have an eye appt. Monday with an doc. who talks too much. I've heard that sight improves with age. And that triangular number thing....you're just too smart for me.

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  8. Hahahahahahhahahhaha....I am into Numerology so naturally I thought of 10. nice one, Doctor!!! I am smiling but I am afraid I do not know how to retell your joke but that's just me.
    Mine is here
    Have you a TRULY BLESSED SUNDAY and a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!!
    hugs
    shakira

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  9. ...you have way too much fun, Dr.! :)

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