Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Philosophical question

What does it say about me if every time I hear someone say "a turn for the worse" I automatically translate it inside my head to "a turn for the wurst"?

I blame too much time spent with The Ha Ha Bonk Book during my delicate formative years.

In karate yesterday I learned how to do a formal self-defense involving a takedown, which, as long as you ignore the fact that the success of the self-defense depends upon your opponent voluntarily taking themselves down, is actually fairly badass.

That's all I got.


  1. What did one wall say to the other wall? Meetcha at the corner!

  2. Oh god, I just went on kind of the best meta-journey back through blog time ever. So I was about to inform Graham that his joke was NOTHING compared to the Ha Ha Bonk Book, which is like a joke book on crack, and I instinctively started to post my favorite Tarzan/elephant joke as proof. Then I vaguely remembered that we've posted about HHB before, which made me wonder if I'd already posted the joke. So I googled the first line + rebecita, which led me to this post, in which we have almost this exact same conversation AND Graham left ANOTHER terrible joke in the comments AND we linked back to this previous post in which we have THE SAME CONVERSATION AGAIN and share THE SAME JOKE (with a bonus of all sorts of fabulous comments... ah, remember back in the day when our readers actually used to leave comments?).

    This is truly the joke book that keeps on giving.

  3. Ha Ha Bonk Book--yet more evidence that I have led a sheltered and deprived life.

    As to my "terrible jokes"--at least I don't repeat the same ones over and over!

  4. Oh snap. But it's such a good joke! How could I POSSIBLY not repeat it???????

    Don't make me tell you my ACTUAL favorite joke...

    (A polar bear walks into a bar and says "I'll have a gin and....................... tonic." The bartender says, "Okay, but what's with the big pause?" The polar bear looks down and shrugs and says "I dunno, I've had them my whole life...")

    I warned you.

    Also, I can't believe you didn't grow up with Ha Ha Bonk. If Jesus had a favorite joke book, I'm pretty sure it would be that one.

  5. I'm sure Jesus would not want you to make your readers feel guilty about not leaving comments.

    Can't you just FEEL the love as our eyeballs pass over your words and then move on because we have nothing clever to say?

    Linda Margaret

  6. If the Bible had a Book of Bonk, maybe right after Lamentations or in the middle of the Pauline epistles, I might be reading it more frequently than I do now.

  7. LONG PAUSE!!! Best. Joke. Ever. <3<3B, who can never get the polar bear joke right, even though it's her favorite/ the only joke she can remember.

  8. mmm, blog restrospecting.

    where's your picture of the polar bear at the musee d'orsay???

  9. OMG i was just thinking about the big/long/pregnant paws joke the other day but i couldn't remember where it came from. SYNCHRONICITY!!!!!