The neighbor girls keep telling this really lame joke about a Chinese man who gets to marry a princess because unlike the American or the Italian, he was able to keep his camel from pooping in the dessert voyage. "Me stick cork up camel's bum." Then all the kids roar in laughter. I remain dumbfounded.
When I was a kid we had a joke that we thought was HILARIOUS.
It went something like this:
A doctor, a police officer, and a lawyer were captured on a deserted island by savages.
The savages tied them to a tree and told them that they would be dead by sundown.
They said, "We're savages, but we're civilized savages, so before we kill you, we'll tell you what we are going to do to you. We are going to drink all your blood. We are going to use your bones for jewelry. And we are going to use your skin to build canoes." Then they granted all three one last wish.
The doctor requested a knife and slit his wrists and bled to death.
The police officer requested a rope and hung himself.
The lawyer requested a fork. He proceeded to poke himself all over and resiliently proclaimed,
"To heck with your canoes."
Hundreds of times, this joke was retold and every joke teller was guaranteed a laugh by all listeners. Nothing like that to encourage a girl to grow up and write on a blog that tries to make people laugh.
So I got an idea.
My contest for July is a joke sharing contest.
It is up to you to share a joke that you think will make my husband and children laugh the hardest.
You can take it off the internet or give me the best you had as a child, but whoever makes them laugh the loudest and longest, will be proclaimed my winner.
The one catch is that the joke must be about three people. The american, italian and german. Or the Bishop, Relief Society President, or primary kid. Or the mom, dad, and grandma....
And get this! If you win, you will receive a $20 gift-card of your choice from me.
You have the whole month to enter here. You can even tell your friends, if you don't mind some healthy competition. Leave your joke in the comments. Make sure you think hard before you do, as you are only allowed one entry.You have until midnight July 31, 2011.
Come back here on August 1, 2011 and I will post all the jokes but the winning joke and it's submitter will be featured.. I will also tell you what new contest there will be for August.
Bella just said, "I like this contest."
Sophia said, "Yeah, it's going to make us laugh."
That's my girls!
I really hope you guys aren't going to disappoint them.