Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A Joke Too Far

I love dark humor. But my wife's response has got me second guessing my Jerry Lewis comment about Ian. I told her that with a dad like me, Ian is totally going to laugh at my joke someday.

I hope.

Annie burst out laughing when she first read it; I've warped her. Then she said that now she will definitely NEVER give out my blog address to her new group of friends in the DS group. (Or at least not without a warning.)

So was it a Joke Too Far?

Hi all, Annie here... OK, so I laughed really hard at Tom's entry, but it was the kind of laugh that you do whilst covering your face in hopes that no one is watching you laugh!!! ;0)

(Tom here again... I am totally sleeping on the couch tonight.)

15 comments:

Tricia said...

Don't worry Annie. Tom wouldn't be Tom if he weren't so funny! :)

Terri said...

hi annie!

Elbog said...

I got a joke for you, but I ain't tellin' it here. You start second-guessing yourself, you spiral into PC hell. Ain't nothin' wrong with Jerry Lewis, just ask the French!
Oui Oui, monsewer.
Hope you got to help shop for the couch. . . comfort over style, my friend.

Terri said...

by the way, i didn't answer your question because i only know that humor is inappropriate when i've been laughing hysterically for about a full minute and then notice that everyone is staring at me disapprovingly. *blush*

bella said...

I've never been good at appropriateness.
Is this why I think you're so funny?

Kim Ayres said...

Just wait until someone rattles a collection tin under your nose and says "Disabled Children?" and you find yourself ready to blurt "No thanks, we've already got one..."

Laurie said...

Not too far. Bring on the bad jokes. Otherwise we'd be crying all day long.

Annie's Porch said...

Annie here again...

Tricia: I know, that's why I love him!

Hi Terri! :0)

Tom said...

tricia: Annie often says I'm "funny." Now I wonder what she means...

terri: Annie says hi

elbog: Must...resist... PC... enforcers. I got to sleep in my bed after all; of course, I had to do the laundry to earn my spot.

terri: so you're the one!?

Isabel: so what are you saying? :)

Kim: I heard my wife burst out laughing in the other room; when I asked her what was funny, she asked me if I had read this comment. witty.

laurie: I make bad jokes AND cry all day long... now what? :)

Annie: Hi babe!

Carole said...

Kim's response cracked me up also. Your post wasn't that bad. Of course I can't stand Jerry Lewis humor. It is so not funny. Ian on the other hand will probably have a great sense of humor and actually know how to make comedy funny.

annofthejungle said...

Dark humor has served me well. I wouldn't repeat to anyone half the stuff my husband and I have said.

By the way . . . I GOT TO HOLD IAN!!! I GOT TO HOLD IAN!!! He's cute as a bug.

Hi Annie!

Anonymous said...

I love your humor...It's part of why I keep coming back :) Monica

Tom said...

Carole: That Kim.... Lewis has rarely made me laugh, but he did scare me when I was a kid.

Annjungle: Annie told me you met up... that's so cool. And I probably should keep my mouth shut more often. :)

Monica: Always glad to entertain thru my pain... ha. Now I'm a poet.

Elizabeth said...

I didn't think it was dark or offensive. No worries. :>

Tom said...

Elsie: Whew :)