Bad Joke Monday is fowled up, adverbially speaking

Absentmindedly, I nearly forgot it was Monday.

Then I flew to the drawing table rapidly and cheerfully scribbled out a few hasty drawings for this week’s episode of…

drawing of laughing facesFeeling lost? Fret not! You will grasp it easily.

Weekly, people diligently leave jokes in the comments and the next week, said jokes are seemingly illustrated. Whether this is a wise course of action, no one fully knows. And yet, scarcely anyone complains.

Let’s hop to it, shall we?

Firstly, let’s complete our Thanksgiving festivities with a delightfully told pun from Andrew of Andrew’s View of the Week:

Why was the turkey arrested?
The police suspected fowl play.

drawing of two turkeys in jail

Also in a Thanksgiving frame of mind: WD from WD Fyfe gave us two… naturally,

What did the turkey say to the farmer?
Quack! Quack!

And secondly

Why did the turkey cross the road?
He wanted to make everybody think he was a chicken.

comic drawing of turkey by road

Honestly charming, don’t you think?

Moving on, we come to our third contestant… er, jokester. Moonstone Mary chimed in with her predictably witty brand of humor,

What do you say to a banjo player in a three piece suit?
Will the defendant please rise.

comic with banjo player arrestedCharmingly musical, wouldn’t you say?

By now you may be wondering what’s with all the adverbs? Blame it on the next two participants who led me down the dark path of excessive adverb-age.

First it was Ann from Seeking Divine Perspective — she’s a first time contributor to Bad Joke Monday! Whoo-hoo!

You better check out her blog, okay? Otherwise we might look bad. (Though Ann is far too nice to hold it against us.)

Here are Ann’s adverbial jokes:

“My girlfriend broke up with me,” he said ruthlessly.

“I’ve gotta be careful with this chainsaw!” he said off-handedly.

I’ve heard this kind of wordplay before, been fond of it for years, but until Margy over at Amusives dropped by, had no idea they had a name. (They’re called Tom Swifties.)

Here’s Margy’s contribution:

“That’s the last time I’ll pet a lion,” Tom said offhandedly.

So thank you, Margy, for the introduction! I’m most kindly obliged.comic of meeting tom swiftie

That was unexpectedly fun, I must say!

Okay, I’ll give it a rest. From here on out, our adverb usage will be purposely limited.

Our next guest also offered two jokes and funny ones at that, despite their woeful lack of adverbs. They are from our Arizona friend, Mesa Cheryl:

How did the cheeseburger introduce his wife?
Hey, meat patty.

What did the llama say when it got kicked out of the house?
Alpaca my bags.

drawing of llama

I finally had a reason to draw a llama. I can’t begin to tell you what that means to me.
*wipes away tear*

Okay, where were we? Oh yes, our next joke!

Coming to us from Colorado, the clever Eilene from Myricopia, nearly stumped us until we said the joke out loud,

A termite walked into a bar and asked, “Is the bartender here?”

Get it?… The bar tender?
*snicker*comic of two termites

If you’ve been keeping count, so far we’ve had 10 jokes and six illustrations. That’s a first for Bad Joke Monday! Meaning we’re either just hitting our stride or about to lose our mind. Possibly both!

For our last joke of the day, Lynette d’Arty-Cross from In the Net! gave us a real beauty:

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but two Wrights make an airplane.

picture of wright brothers plane with captionAnd with that soft landing, we say farewell to another episode of Bad Joke Monday. Be sure to leave a joke in the comments and check back next week for the illustration. (Unless we lose our mind, then who knows?)

Until then, keep smiling my friends!

Featured Photo by Jen Theodore on Unsplash

19 thoughts on “Bad Joke Monday is fowled up, adverbially speaking

  1. Your captions are inspired. 🙂

    A businessman was having a tough time lugging his lumpy, oversized travel bag onto the plane. Helped by a flight attendant, he finally managed to stuff it in the overhead bin.
    “Do you always carry such heavy luggage?” she sighed.
    “No more,” the man said. “Next time, I’m riding in the bag, and my partner can buy the ticket!”

  2. You saved the best for last. I loved the “Small bag of pretzels craving” punchline! But tremendous work getting all the artwork paired up with the jokes. Even if some were abysmally deficient in adverb representation.

    1. It took me the longest time to get that pretzel line just right, so thank you for noticing it, and Lord be praised, another connoisseur of the woefully neglected adverb! 😉

    1. Oooh, a question on my process!
      Some would call my process a joke in itself. In a nutshell: 1) joke, 2) hair-pulling and gnashing of teeth, 3) resignation, 4) doodles, 5) caption. 😉

  3. Okay, I know it’s Tuesday but I’m living in an RV so maybe you can cut me a break.

    BTW, loved your turkey cartoon – I am thankful for humor – and for being a vegetarian during this time of year.

    To follow up my banjo player joke, I offer this question. Why was the musician arrested?
    Because he was in treble.

    I’m hoping next Monday to be on my computer in our newly tiled (new to us) home. The grout is in on the upstairs bathrooms. I think I’m feeling flushed.

  4. I’m all about the whimsical suitcase next to the road-crossing turkey. It speaks to me on an emotional level that is truly profound. Or maybe it’s my court-ordered medications. Something is speaking to me, and for that I thank you… 😉

    1. I’m so glad you caught the whimsy. It was important to me, as Earl was a turkey of character.
      Sadly, the driver who picked him up was a hungry truck driver with a semi full of smokers on their way to Walmart.
      Poor Earl never stood a chance.
      I hear he was tender, though.

  5. All good things must come to an end…sigh. I’ve really had a lot of laughs with your illustrations and captions.
    Why does Santa go down the chimney on Christmas Eve? Because it soots him.

    1. Sorry to disappoint, but the ad revenue failed to deliver. Last I heard, the network is replacing BJM with a workplace comedy, complete with oddball characters and a couple who love/hate each other. 😉

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