Tag Archives: jokes/puns

The blog before Christmas (reprise)

A few years ago, I wrote an online ditty based on Clement Moore’s classic Christmas poem and I thought I’d update it a bit and share it with you again (with apologies to Mr. Moore).  

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Putting off the Ritz

There’s a Canadian federal election in full swing. Or should I say in full baby swing – as in fun if you’re in it, but other than that quite dull. It’s the same old posturing, spinning and name calling we remember in the past – only this time the ties are off. I guess our political leaders want to appear ‘political casual’. Me, I miss the formality. One thing for certain, elections help take our generally full dose of political correctness to a higher level. This past week there was a brouhaha over Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz’s private remarks. Why?…

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The old joke I alluded to on Inside PR #106

Inside PR #106, taped before a live studio audience at Third Tuesday Toronto, is available for download. For anyone who listens and wonders about the old joke I alluded to, here it is: What’s the difference between advertising and PR? In advertising you pay; in PR you pray. (…Groan…)

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They started a joke…

With apologies to the Bee Gees, but this joke didn’t start ‘the whole world crying’. It was more like a frustrated sigh of bemusement. It happened a week ago, on the stalwart CBC Radio interview show, ‘As It Happens’*. I was in my car and caught the middle of an item which purported to feature a representative of Canada’s mint. The gentleman was extolling the virtues of a new three-dollar coin – the threenie – that was going to replace the five dollar bill. At first, I was incensed. How could they do this? What a typically bureaucratic, cost-saving move?…

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Don’t look a gift blog…

… in the word-of-mouth… What I mean to say (if you’ve recovered from that pun) is that blogging is hard work: write; edit; publish; repeat ad infinitum. Sure, it’s fun and rewarding but there’s no mistaking the commitment. And every once in a while, the task of coming up with yet another post feels a bit daunting. (At least it does to me.) But sometimes, we get lucky and are handed a gift blog. ‘So what’s a gift blog?’ you may ask. A gift blog is a short, pithy post that pretty much writes itself. Maybe it’s a pointer to…

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But seriously ladies and germs…

True confession: I used to be a comedy writer/performer a long time ago (I even collaborated on a political joke book). And since I now have this forum, I’m taking the liberty of posting a few jokes and puns. Feel free to add a laugh track (comments) – good or bad, improve the punchlines or submit your own. Here are three to start: What do comedians use for writing really bad jokes?A pun. What do you call an unruly group of snobs?A smob. Where do you bury jazz musicians?In a groove-yard.

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