Friday, March 26, 2010

Because sometimes we just need to laugh...

Sometimes we just need to laugh, don't you think? Here are a few jokes about writers I've found that crack me up:

A writer died and was given the option of going to heaven or hell.

She decided to check out each place first. As the writer descended into the fiery pits, she saw row upon row of writers chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they were repeatedly whipped with thorny lashes.

"Oh my," said the writer. "Let me see heaven now."

A few moments later, as she ascended into heaven, she saw rows of writers, chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they, too, were whipped with thorny lashes.

"Wait a minute," said the writer. "This is just as bad as hell!"

"Oh no, it's not," replied an unseen voice. "Here, your work gets published."

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An author comes home to a burned down house. His sobbing and slightly-singed wife is standing outside. “What happened, honey?” the man asks.

“Oh, John, it was terrible,” she weeps. “I was cooking, the phone rang. It was your agent. Because I was on the phone, I didn’t notice the stove was on fire. It went up in second. Everything is gone. I nearly didn’t make it out of the house. Poor Fluffy is--”

“Wait, wait. Back up a minute,” The man says. “My agent called?”

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A hungry lion was roaming through the jungle looking for something to eat. He came across two men. One was sitting under a tree reading a book; the other was typing away on his typewriter.

The lion quickly pounced on the man reading the book and devoured him. Even the king of the jungle knows that readers digest and writers cramp.

9 comments:

Frank Martin said...

These are funny! Thanks for posting! Always enjoy your blog, CJ.

Travis Erwin said...

Great stuff. thanks for sharing.

WordVixen said...

*lol* I KNEW Travis would be here for this post. :-D

Jenna said...

Ha! I'd heard the first one, but those last two were new. Thanks for sharing! :)

Elizabeth Laryn said...

:-) Humor and writing. Much needed! Thanks. Visited your blog for the first time today, glad I did. -Elizabeth

K.M. Weiland said...

Ha! Love that last one. Very punny. ;)

Laura Davis said...

HA! Too funny! Thanks for sharing.

Carol J. Garvin said...

Laughter is like a breath of fresh air in a stuffy room. We all need more of it so thanks for sharing these. :)

Judith Briles said...

These are funny. Thanks for sharing these. We do need a good laugh once in a while.