Friday, February 9, 2007

Puns Intended

Evidently, I am not the only person who enjoys a good pun! When I was a kid, I had a whole shelf full of joke books: 101 Dinosaur / Hamburger / Vampire / etc. Jokes, The Biggest Riddle Book Ever, and 1,001 Knock-Knock Jokes. I knew them all, but the ones with puns were my favorites. I mean, how great is, “Orange you glad you didn’t say banana?” It’s a classic!

Unfortunately, JG does not share this opinion; even worse, he insists on calling puns “the lowest form of humor”! I always respond, “But it’s okay because I’m a low person,” emphasizing my shortness and – ha! – slipping in a pun, kind of, for good measure. When I told him over dinner that I was going to post my 21-Pun Salute, he groaned dramatically.

Hey! My mom gave me that card and I love it!"

Another groan.

I narrowed my eyes and pointed my fork at him. “Your bad attitude will be properly documented, mister.”

I had to dig out the card from a shoebox of old birthday cards, postcards from friends, and mementos from studying abroad. Being a pack rat does pay off at times! I thought I would simply transcribe everything, but the illustrations added so much. I’m uncertain of the copyright situation, so here is a disclaimer: this card was manufactured by Ambassador Cards, a Hallmark brand.

Lastly, I have to give a big shout-out to my mom for sending me this awesome card back in the day. It still makes me laugh out loud, especially #6 and 20, but I will understand if some people can’t help but groan. Meanwhile, JG will be writhing around in pain if he happens to read this post. Heh.

(click for a super-zoomed-in version)



L Sass said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Hehe. The illustrations really make it--especially the geeks and the MELONS worshiping the birthday girl!

I'm so glad you dug it out!!

janet said...

hmmm I have to admit, the puns just don't do it for me! Plus JG commented on my blog today so I kinda feel like I have to side with him :)

alyndabear said...

MELONS, bahahaha! Laurel, we must be twins, cos I've been sitting here giggling since I arrived. Hee.

Thanks for posting; totally worth it. If I was feeling wittier, I'd respond with my own pun, but alas! I'll have to resort to Google and some words of wisdom;

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