Hey ho, gang! Another week has passed and you know what that means?
Again, if you’re new here, these are deets: People leave jokes, I draw pictures, laughter and groaning (mostly groaning) ensues.
Last week we had a frightfully good mix of jokes, covering holidays, phobias and religion. (Yikes!)
First out of the gate, Lynette D’arty-Cross from In the Net! prepared us for Halloween by carving out this riddle:
What do you call an annoying pumpkin that does stupid stuff?
Sticking with this frightful use of Halloween punnery, Margy from Amusives followed Lynette’s lead by connecting the foot bone to the ankle bone:
Hey, if you thought that was bad, we’re only getting started!
Taking fright to whole new level, Moonstone Mary dipped her toes in theology with this one:
A Baptist minister (Bob) and a Presbyterian minister (Al) were having a heated theological argument.
Presby Al: “Bob, tell me, if someone only went into the baptismal only to the knees, would you say they were baptized?”
Baptist Bob: “Of course not.”
Presby Al: “Okay, say they went waist deep. Are they baptized yet?”
Baptist Bob: “Don’t be ridiculous Al. You know they aren’t.”
Presby Al: “So how about if they walk in to the water chest deep – now are they baptized?”
Baptist Bob: “Absolutely not.”
Presby Al: “So it’s the top of the head that counts, right?”
Let me give you a tip — never do the Google thing on baptism. Lordy, the heated discussion you will find are enough to scare anyone… or make them weep in despair.
All I wanted was to see a baptismal font for my drawing. Sheesh! I didn’t need a exegesis on the biblical understanding of infant vs. adult, sprinkling vs. dunking, etc.
Anyhoo. Here’s what I managed to draw once my weeping was under control:
Next up, Andrew from Andrew’s View of the Week approached fear from new heights:
I don’t trust stairs.
They’re always up to something.
Finally, we have Eilene from Myricopia, who didn’t tell a terrifying joke, per se. The only thing scary about it was to me as I thought, “how in the hell do I illustrate that?”
Did you hear about the weekly poker game with Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Leif Erikson, and Francisco Pizarro?
They can never seem to beat the Straights of Magellan.
Now that’s what I call a smart joke! But seriously, would you want to draw it?
I mean, sure, I can scribble out cute bunnies and woeful skeletons on occasion. But depicting actual people? That is not my forte.
Then I remembered a previous joke regarding a historical figure and how I sneakily got around it by creating a graphic.
So that’s what I did.
In case you’re curious, de Gama is on the left, Pizarro’s on the right, Leif is the one in the Viking helmet (duh), and that’s Columbus standing. (I’m guessing they made him sit out the game because he kept getting lost.)
I must say I heartily enjoyed making this graphic. Moving forward, we might have to include more of them.
That said, we’ve now reached the end of this week’s frightful edition of Bad Joke Monday. Don’t forget to leave a joke in the comments and check in next week to see its illustration (or graphic!)
Hot tip: let’s make next week Halloween themed, shall we?