Bad Joke Monday starts humming

Hanging around, nothing to do but frown. Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.

Fortunately for us there’s…drawing of laughing facesActually it’s not raining and I’m feeling fine. I just thought the Carpenters gave us a better opener and now we have something to hum as we proceed.

For those of you who just stumbled upon here for the first time — probably because you had a crush on Karen Carpenter (me too!) — Bad Joke Monday is where we take the jokes left in the comments the previous week and illustrate them this week.

And sometimes we don’t completely suck at it. (You just never know!)

That out of the way, let’s dig into this week’s offerings and see what comes of it, shall we?

For the first joke, Lynette d’Arty-Cross from In the Net! had us leaving on a jet plane:

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!”

comic drawing of man with luggageWhy is the guy in the suitcase singing? No idea. All I know is we now have a new song to hum: “I’m standing here outside your door…”

Speaking of singing, Moonstone Mary always starts us off on the right note.

Here’s the joke she gave us last week:

Why was the musician arrested?
Because he was in treble.

drawing of treble clef and bass clefAny ELO fans out there?

It’s a long time to be gone. Time just rolls on and on.
But when you need a shoulder to cry on,
when you get so sick of trying,
hold on tight to your dream.

*sigh* They don’t write ’em like that anymore, do they?

And just like that, we come to our final joke. (What? Already?!)

Fact is, there were lots of comments last week, but not many jokes.

I’m thinking you guys either weren’t feeling too funny, or were giving me a break after making me draw so many the last time.

Don’t worry ’bout me
I’ll get along
Forget about me
Just be happy my love

Andrew from Andrew’s View of the Week reminds us that in the lane, the snow is glistening:

What did one snowman say to the other snowman?
“Do you smell carrots?”

drawing snowmen talkingA beautiful sight. We’re happy tonight. Walking in a winter wonderland.

With that, we come to a close on another Bad Joke Monday. Speaking of which…

Word on the street is that BJM has not been renewed for the 2021 season. (Sad, but true.)

I checked with our Production Team and sure enough, the last episode of Bad Joke Monday will air on December 28, 2020. Meaning we only have three more weeks to make it count. (So if you haven’t participated yet, now’s the time to do it!)

And just so we don’t get all maudlin about it, let’s come up with some Christmas jokes for the next two weeks.


Featured Photo by Jason Rosewell on Unsplash

27 thoughts on “Bad Joke Monday starts humming

  1. No joke to contribute Christi, but a shout-out to the immortal Karen Carpenter. She always shows up on Spotify’s Christmas playlists (just heard her version of “Sleigh Ride”) and hearing her clear-as-a-bell voice always makes me smile. Wish she were still with us. She’d probably sound exactly the same all these years later.

  2. Monday, Monday … I miss Mama Cass, her joy and her gorgeous voice. My singing voice is why I play French Horn.

    So have you heard what the duck’s favorite Christmas carol is?

    In the Beak Midwinter.

    And if this rumor of the end of BJM is true, in 2021 once a week I’ll be singing “I don’t like Mondays.”

    1. I invited Mama Cass for a guest spot, but never heard back.
      Thanks for the duck joke, and sorry about the cancellation. I’d suggest a write-in campaign, but those things never work out. 😉

      1. It was probably Mama Cass’s publicist that dropped the ball. I’m sure she would have said YES.

        When I unearthed the duck joke, I just heard a chorus of Daffy Ducks voices in perfect harmony. Although it’s not as thought provoking as some of my other jokes in my collection, it just created an entertaining earworm.

        I really will miss BJM but at least it got us through 2020, a very unfunny year.

    1. Looks like our security guard mistook your links for spam and sent your comment to the moderation queue — sorry about that. (You just can’t find good help anymore.)
      Anyway, you’re in the clear now and good thing, because I love the comic!

  3. I adore seasoning your posts with lyrics, Christi! Enough to log in on a public network to comment! “The Baron made Snoopy fly to the Rhine
    And forced him to land behind the enemy lines
    Snoopy was certain that this was the end
    When the Baron cried out, “Merry Christmas, mein friend!”

  4. Two thumbs up for the illustrations. Two thumbs down for the end of BJM. In the spirit of our lyrical bent. “Don’t it always seem to go/That you don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone.” Anyway … Why was the Snowman opening the bags of carrots at the grocery store? He was picking his nose. cheers

    1. Hey, take it up with our producers. All we asked for was more money, free art supplies and a private jet, and they just up and pull the plug on us. Talk about unreasonable!

  5. Speaking of Mama Cass – was just listening to her wonderfully powerful voice a few days ago. Doesn’t seem all that long ago that the M&P were all the rage. More hard to believe she died in 1974.
    No Christmas jokes but:
    “I’ve started investing in stocks: beef, chicken, and vegetable.
    One day I hope to be a bouillonaire.”

    1. Yes she was taken way too soon. I’m a big Emmy Lou Harris and Bonnie Raitt fan. Those are two ladies whose voices are completely unique and amazing. The music world is blessed to have them through so many decades now.

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