Bad Joke Monday gets jammed

Hey ho, here we go again friends! It’s time for another…

In case any of you are new to the proceedings, WELCOME!

Here’s the lowdown: Each week, readers are invited to leave a joke in the comments. The following week, I post the jokes with an illustration.

Or at least, that’s the theory. I retain the right to veto any joke due to difficulty in drawing, offensive nature of said joke, or perhaps I’m just not feeling it that day.

That being said, based on last week’s jokes, you’re either testing me or getting waaay too confident in my drawing abilities.

At least Andrew Reynolds from Andrew’s View of the Week gave us something sweet to work with:

Why did the baby strawberry cry?
His mother was in a jam.comic of two strawberries talking

A sad tale, is it not? And yet, you can almost smell the toast as it browns… mmm

Our next joke told a different tune: Moonstone Mary tempted fate by telling a clarinet joke — to a clarinetist!

What is the difference between the sound of a clarinet and a cat in heat?
Nothing, if the cat is healthy!comic of cats and clarinet player

I really should take offense and yet, there’s a reason no caption was necessary for this drawing. It’s universally understood.


So if you’re keeping track, so far we’ve had one heartbreaking joke and one soul-crushing joke. What should come next, eh?

It’s none other than Eilene Lyon from Myricopia  who threw us under a bus! Err… I mean, RV:

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

Seriously, I sweated over how to illustrate this one. (Though it may have the been the humidity.) Anyway, I came up with this…

comic of a man and his RV

First time drawing an RV/camper. I thought the curtains were a nice touch.

Finally, we come to our most serious challenge. The one that nearly did us in: Lynette d’Arty-Cross from In the Net! gave us this…

Did you know that diarrhea is hereditary?
It runs in your genes.
(get it? jeans?)

Not only was I baffled as to to illustrate this one, I couldn’t imagine anyone actually wanting to see it. I mean… ewww!

But listen, don’t worry. I avoided a true representation. Instead, I lifted a laundry gag I heard somewhere because… it kinda relates?comic of man doing laundry

And there we have it, my friends. Four jokes, four dubious illustrations, one more Bad Joke Monday under our belt.

Now we hand it back over to you: Leave a joke in the comments and check back next week for its (possibly related) comic!

Feature Photo by Luísa Schetinger on Unsplash

21 thoughts on “Bad Joke Monday gets jammed

    1. Nice one!
      Would you believe Lady Grey gets in on every Zoom call I’ve had? Doesn’t matter who it’s with or where I’m seated, she somehow finds me. She’s become quite popular with my coworkers, to the point I’m not sure they’d mind if I left as long as she stayed.

  1. Okay, the illustration for the strawberry jam left me wondering what baby cucumbers do when mom gets pickled …

    Anyway, being only a week out from traveling across country, it reminded me of Guiseppe Verdi’s favorite way to get around in an airport — La Travelator.

    1. Hey, do I get to choose between drawing pickles and Verdi on a moving walkway? Or wait – is Verdi on a walkway, singing a drinking song while eating pickles?! Oh my gosh, the mind reels! 😉

  2. Your drawings are terrific! And the laundry joke had me chortling. 😀 You really handled that one well.

    So, this week a combo:
    What did the alien cat say to the Earth cat?
    Take me to your litter.
    (It was a really long trip. 😉 )

    1. Your joke got me thinking about the possibility of a planet inhabited by cats. I don’t suppose it would work very well beings how they all sleep 22 hours a day. On the other hand, maybe that’s our problem – we need to sleep more!

      1. I would love to sleep more. I’m starting to be at that age where sleeping for 8 uninterrupted hours is a rarity. I envy the curled up, snoozing kitties who seem to be able to doze anywhere. And, you know, you have to stay awake to figure out space travel stuff. 😉

  3. From my blog post today which had a few Christmas references because I started writing it last December:
    “Eggs Benedict served on a hubcap – because there’s no plate like chrome for the hollandaise.”
    It should be really easy for you to illustrate it…

  4. Truly you can make bad jokes funny with your brilliant story-illustrations. We’ve had some bear encounters in our neighborhood lately. My neighbor swears he got a video of the pair doing a synchronized swim in his pond. Now here’s the (really, truly) bad joke:
    What do you call a bear with no socks on? Bare-foot.

    1. Aw, thank you Eilene! I think when I get to feeling down on my drawing abilities, I should keep a print out of comments like yours!
      Also, love the joke. Now to try drawing a bear!

  5. After 2 days of struggling to come up with a really bad joke for BJM I was saved by a computer. This is true. An AI programmer has developed a joke generator (how he did it is all techno nonsense) and this is its very first joke. What do you call a cleaning machine with a September? An autumn-matic washer! We have no fear machines will ever take over the world. cheers (Fantastic illustrations as usual.)

    1. This was worthy enough to merit reading to my husband this morning. It made him smile (doesn’t happen often enough these days). Thanks.

  6. This week, the Bonnywood Award for Illustrious Illustration goes to: The bottle of squeeze jelly and the can of biscuits on the shelf above the washing machine. Because you never know when you might need a quick snack whilst rinsing your delicates…

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