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Thank Goodness It’s Pun Day

March 7, 2014


The phrase “good pun” is an oxymoron in the minds of many. Of course in the City of Oxy, no one argues the judgment that most of the freeway drivers in that city are also Oxy-Morons.

Some puns, like the two we used here as insert pictures, require some visual assistance to communicate the pun effect, but most  are like the batch I received yesterday from good friend and colleague Miriam Edelman. – A clear few words alone instantly communicates a double meaning that some of us will find funny – if only for a nanosecond of quiet and physically still amusement. Each pun lands and then flies away from the mind like a mental, but momentary bluebird of happiness. It only stays long enough to take up mental space that could have been given over to a worry thought about something we cannot control.

Puns are little happy releases of pressure from the mind. – It is better to read one hundred new puns a day than it is to spend those same energies on one hundred worry thoughts each day over matters you cannot control.

Enjoy! It’s Pun Day! But if you enjoy giving up your throne in the center of the universe of serious business, it can be Pun Day any day you say it is! Even some time, every day!

Thank you, Miriam Edelman, and thanks to everyone who created this little box  of mind candy:

Those who jump off a bridge in Paris are in Seine.

A man’s home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.

Dijon vu – the same mustard as before.Practice safe eating – always use condiments.

Shotgun wedding – A case of wife or death.

A man needs a mistress just to break the monogamy.

A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

Dancing cheek-to-cheek is really a form of floor play.

Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

Condoms should be used on every conceivable occasion.

Reading while sunbathing makes you well red.

When two egotists meet, it’s an I for an I.

A bicycle can’t stand on its own because it is two tired.

What’s the definition of a will?  (It’s a dead give away.)]

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

In democracy your vote counts.  In feudalism your count votes.


She was engaged to a boyfriend with a wooden leg but broke it off.

A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

If you don’t pay your exorcist, you’ll get repossessed.

With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.

The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully recovered.

You feel stuck with your debt if you can’t budge it.

Local Area Network in Australia – the LAN down under.

Every calendar’s days are numbered.

A lot of money is tainted – taint yours and taint mine.

A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.

He had a photographic memory that was never developed.

A midget fortune-teller who escapes from prison is a small medium at large.

Once you’ve seen one shopping centre, you’ve seen a mall.

Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead-to-know basis.

Santa’s helpers are subordinate clauses.

Acupuncture is a jab well done.


… Well said, punsters! Thanks for the nanosecond long mini-vacation!