And that would be a horrible thing, am I right?
For our newbies: Bad Joke Monday is where people leave jokes in the comments and the next week, some sort of illustration magically appears to accompany them.
And somehow this happens even if the joke is deemed completely unillustratable. (Yes, that’s a real word.)
Speaking of unillustratable, just last week three of you gave me some real puzzlers. But hey, no worries — the Feeding on Folly team persevered!
And so here we are, thanking you for the challenges.
Yep. Yessiree. We got nothing but thanks.
For instance, here’s a huge thanks to WD from WD Fyfe, who gave us not one, but TWO jokes that we had no idea how to illustrate…
How many millennials does it take to change a lightbulb? One.
They put the bulb in the socket and wait for the world to revolve around them.
How many millennials does it take to change a lightbulb? None.
They much prefer to be offended by the darkness.
I admit, my inability to draw these jokes had more to do with my ineptitude as an artist. Meaning I have no clue how to draw a guy in their late 20s to 30s.
And then there was the fact that I birthed a millennial and as a mama proud of her son’s lightbulb-changing talents, my thoughts naturally turned to another possibility…So thank you, WD, for the challenge. 😉
Next up, Moonstone Mary gave us a different sort of challenge that came thisclose to doing us in:
Barenboim, Levine and Mehta all went down in a plane crash. Who survived?
My first thought: Gather images of the three conductors and put them on a plane.
Second thought: Then what?
Subsequent thoughts: How does Mozart fit in? Is he the pilot? Does he parachute out? What does the caption read?
Will anyone understand it? Will I?!
Do you see where I’m going with all this?
In the end, I must give a huge thanks to Moonstone Mary. Not only does she keep us on our toes musically speaking, she expands our artistic horizons by giving us a reason to draw someone in a straightjacket.
Truly, my heart is full.
For our third puzzler of the week, we have Lynette d’Arty-Cross from In the Net!, who handed us a seriously funny joke, but we were at a loss how to draw it…
I broke my finger last week.
On the other hand, I’m okay.
Actually, at one point I came up with a truly brilliant idea how to illustrate it. I mean, honestly, it was stellar! But then I woke up and didn’t remember a dang thing.
Get it? We’re giving her a hand?
(Yeah, I know. It was the best we came up with.)
In case you’re wondering, to the left there is our Editor, who clearly puts more effort into correcting grammar than combing her hair. In front is our Reporter, who failed to uncover anything for the previous three jokes, yet still found time to pull together a cute outfit? That leaves our Writer/Rookie Artist, who appears to be going through an Emo phase right now. (We think the isolation is getting to her.)
So thank you, Lynette, for stumping us. Admitting defeat is never easy, and yet it is a necessary part of life and indicates growth as a healthy human being. (Oh, that more people understood that.)
Next, we have Andrew of Andrew’s View of the Week, who (thank the heavens!) gave us an easy one:
Why do seagulls fly over the sea?
Because if they flew over the bay, they’d be bay gulls.
Seriously, thank you Andrew! We needed a breather.
Suddenly I’m hungry for bagels.
Finally, we come to Eilene from Myricopia who shared a little conversation she had with her husband:
As we headed down the road, a large bug hit the windshield.
I said, “I’ll bet he doesn’t have the guts to do that again.”
Hubby responded, “Do you know what was the last thing to go through his mind? His butt!”
Seriously, that’s hilarious! Thank you, Eilene!
And with that, we come to the end of another Bad Joke Monday. Please be sure to leave a joke in the comments and check back next week to see its illustration (or our admission of defeat).