Bad Joke Monday can’t be stopped

You may try to hide us, you may try to beat us, but our dorky faces return every Monday:


Though I must say, for the record, last week‘s comments took a frightening turn. And by frightening, I mean, did you really think I could draw those jokes?

Honestly, people! Here I am informing you — generously, I think — that if you give me a joke, I’ll illustrate it.

And then… well, here’s an example: WD from WD Fyfe left us this…

I was watching a television program on beavers.
It was the best dam documentary I’ve ever seen. 

Pray tell, how does one illustrate that, hmm?

I suppose I could have blown it off, but the man acronymed us in the same comment (BJM!). We couldn’t let him down!

So we put our thinking caps on and pondered it a really long time. (Stay tuned for the result!)

The first joke I’m presenting I’m not 100% sure was intended as a joke. But speaking as a former Phoenix gal, I appreciated it very much.

It comes from Eilene Lyon from Myricopia:

We had to make a quick “turn and burn” trip to Mesa, AZ, this week. Standing on the asphalt, we blistered in 130 degrees – air temp was 114, I heard. As hubby put it, “For every year someone spends in Phoenix, they get one off in hell.”comic of people in hell

At least it’s a dry heat, right? 😉

Next, Moonstone Mary took a break from her work trip to leave her musical touch:

How many trumpeters does it take to change a light bulb?
Five. One to handle the bulb and four to tell him how much better they could’ve done it.

As much as I appreciate light bulb jokes, they present a challenge drawing-wise. I went with this…

Trumpeters changing light bulb

Full disclosure: I was listening to Miles Davis as I drew. I have no idea how often he changed light bulbs, but I bet he did it with style.

Continuing with our light bulb challenges, Lynette d’Arty-Cross gave us a toughie:

How many Psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
Only one, but the bulb has got to really WANT to change.

Comic of psychiatrist with a light bulb

Not bad, eh?

I think I owe Lynette a debt of gratitude for this one because as I was trying to work out its caption (and kept goofing up and tore the paper) it led me to finally figure out how to type the caption into the image itself.

I honestly can’t express how thrilled I was with this discovery. So thrilled, that all the remaining illustrations got one too. (Thanks, Lynette!)

Next up, Andrew Reynolds from Andrew’s View of the Week made us happy by giving us a frog AND toad joke!

Did you hear about the frog who parked in a red zone?
Yeah, his car was toad.

Comic of a frog and toad

I love amphibians. In fact, I’ve been told my spirit animal is a toad. (I choose to believe it was not an insult.)

Nearing the finish line, Margy over at Amusives gave us a big drawing challenge:

The man who invented auto-correct has died.
Restaurant in piece.

comic of two men sitting in restaurant

I’m not sure what led me to draw someone putting a contract out on a computer programmer, unless it was the desire to draw a hit man. (Please note his pinstripe suit and rings. It’s the details that count.)

And now we come to our final illustration, the one for WD’s dam joke. In case you forgot, here’s the joke once again:

I was watching a television program on beavers.
It was the best dam documentary I’ve ever seen. 

After giving the matter a lot of thought, I drew a couple of beavers and called it good. The caption presented itself as if by magic.

comic of two beavers looking at their dam


It may not be an exact representation of his quip, but I think WD will approve. 😉

That’s all for this week, friends. Before you go, don’t forget to leave a joke in the comments.

See you next week!

Featured Photo by Will Myers on Unsplash

18 thoughts on “Bad Joke Monday can’t be stopped

  1. In my humble opinion, the psychiatrist / lightbulb illustration is a true work of art (in cartoon terms). And thank you for the nod to Miles – he was truly amazing. If you haven’t seen the documentary Birth of the Cool, it’s worth checking out. We so enjoyed it.

    So now, on with something simpler to illustrate.

    What is the difference between the sound of a clarinet and a cat in heat?
    Nothing, if the cat is healthy. (No offense meant to my favorite kitties out there.)

    (Okay, you HAD to know this was coming.)

    1. First: thanks for the compliment on the psychiatrist panel. I figured it was about time the lowly incandescent sought therapy.
      Second: No, I have not seen the documentary and here I find it’s streaming on Netflix! Thanks for the recommend!
      Third: I should find offense, and yet your joke explains the tom cats howling at my door every practice session. 😉

  2. Really, your illustrations and clever captions make BJM what it is today!😁 Because I spent the bulk of the last week in the process of buying and selling RVs, I have to contribute an RV joke. Believe me, this bad joke is the best of the bad RV jokes.

    Why is the RV so obedient? Because it goes where it’s towed to.

    1. Aw, thanks for the kind words – as well as the RV joke. Now I have to decide which model best deserves an illustration. I’m leaning toward the Silver Bullet. 😉

  3. Thank you for the shout out and all the great drawings with captions! You look really professional and ready for magazine publication. 🙂

    And, here’s a re-tread (I couldn’t help myself and went into bad joke mode) that I already posted on Brian’s blog a couple of days ago: did you know that diarrhea is hereditary? It runs in your genes.

    1. Seriously, I do appreciate the push yours gave me to finally getting a classy-looking caption.
      Nothing can stop me now!
      Unless it’s a diarrhea joke? 😉

  4. And there came a man from the home of the beaver. And he did show her the curve. And lo, she did hit it out of the park. And there was much cheering and exhalation. And she did round third and did pause, and look and exclaim, “Is that all you got?” And the crowd did gasp, and did wiggle its fingers and say, “OOOWW! And it was good.

  5. As others have already noted, the Psychiatrist illustration is exemplary. (The lightbulb on the couch just speaks to me, in so many ways.) Also, I just now noticed your URL cleverly tucked into the images. Have you been doing this all along? (I suppose I could go back and check previous entries, but that would require effort, and it’s too hot for that.)

    P.S. The bow on the one beaver nearly took first place in the Bonnywood Awards this week. It was a close race…

    1. Clever man, spotting the url! Yes, it’s a new addition this week. I’m not sure what led me to do it — more confidence maybe? It’s a new sensation, so I’m having difficulty owning it. 😉

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