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Boring chat board tonight - here's some fun

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AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 1 Feb 2013 23:58

nice one Eeyore :-D

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 1 Feb 2013 23:58

aivlyS lolol

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 Feb 2013 00:00

still here then? I thought you didn't like this thread

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 2 Feb 2013 00:02

:-D

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Feb 2013 00:02

Love thread, AnnC. Hate joke in OP. Sorry to step on your humour toes :-(

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 Feb 2013 00:04

please don't apologise - doesn't sound at all right coming from you

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 2 Feb 2013 00:06

Just out of interest...if you were in a pub & someone told that joke would you keep telling them you didn't like it?..or would you leave it?

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 Feb 2013 00:08

on a stretcher no doubt - he'd get his block knocked off!!!! I doubt he goes in pubs

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Feb 2013 00:12

Hypothetical question, Eeyore. Possibly I would, possible I wouldn't.

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 2 Feb 2013 00:18

Thing is over the years I've heard jokes I don't like & only comment if someone asks why I'm not laughing or it's 'sick'...I don't bang on & on.

Have you ever considered going to Speakers Corner & letting rip with all your opinions?

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Feb 2013 00:22

Not trying to bang on. Said I didn't like joke (not a crime, is it). Suggested some more interesting threads (AnnC did mention about having some fun in OP).

Hardly my fault that the rest of you seem to keep talking about by assumed humour transplant. And one or two like to pile in if there is any possibility of a scrum.

And I love a scrum <3 :-D :-D

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 2 Feb 2013 00:31

No not a crime...just tedious. Wasn't it Orville who said "I don't like it " repeatedly?

Allan

Allan Report 2 Feb 2013 01:21

But was he Wright? ;-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 Feb 2013 09:49

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Feb 2013 10:10

Allan:-D :-D Brilliant as always :-D

There is a lovely anecdote about Orville Wright in a book by Dr Richard Stimson. Orville was a lifelong practical joker and very funny.

"One night an English writer friend of Orville’s was visiting at Hawthorn Hill. After dinner Brewer committed, “you know, I have often thought after you and your brother learned to fly, the problem that baffled men for centuries suddenly seemed most simple. You’d think anyone could have done it. There is a passage of poetry that expresses that very well. I have been trying to think of it for years. All I can remember is “…so easy it seemed once found, which yet unfound most would have thought impossible.” There is more to it about invention. I wish I could find the whole passage. Do you know it?”

“No, I think not,” answered Orville, “but I have an extensive collection of poetry in the library. Let’s look.”

The two men spent several hours hunting for the lines, but the passage eluded them.

The very next morning one of the coincidences so common in life happened. A letter asking for Orville’s autograph arrived and in the letter the writer included the very quotation Brewer had asked about and gave the information that it came from Paradise Lost, Book VI. Orville took down his Milton and began to search. Finally at line 499 he came to the passage, which began

Th’ invention all admired, and how he

To be th’ inventor missed;…

It concluded as Brewer had quoted.

Orville put the book back on the shelf, at the same time pulling the book directly above it out from the shelf a shade of an inch.

When dinner ended that night, Orville said, “I’d still like to find the passage of poetry we talked about last night. I have never told you before, but I am somewhat psychic.”

“I thought I might try to locate the passage by using my psychic powers. I’ll blindfold myself, run my fingers along the books and perhaps my psychic genius will guide them to the book.”

“Amazing,” said Brewer. “Let’s try it.”

After blindfolding himself, Orville ran his fingers along the shelves. At last his fingers stopped at one book and pulled out a volume. He took off the blindfold. “H’mmmm. Milton. Something tells me this is the book.”

Brewer looked at the book. “Milton? I don’t think so. It doesn’t sound like Milton to me.”

“There must be a reason why my fingers were led to this book.” Orville leafed through the pages long enough to make his act look good. Then he handed the volume to Brewer and pointed to the lines.

Brewer looked at Orville with astonishment showing on his face. Orville placed the book back on the shelf. He never did tell Brewer how his psychic powers worked." :-D

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 Feb 2013 10:19

ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :-S :-(

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 Feb 2013 10:20

the one you told us about Archdruid Wotsit was far funnier

GeordiePride

GeordiePride Report 2 Feb 2013 10:29

AnnCardiff - With all the hysteria and excitement with yesterday's responses, I forgot to mention that I enjoyed your original post.
Hope there is still a welcome in Wales for a mild mannered Geordie ;-)

GP

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 Feb 2013 10:32

thank you GP - join our band of happy members who have a sense of humour!!! :-D

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Feb 2013 10:43

The band who find slow death by cyanide poisoning amusing are not that great. I make it OP plus 6 others.

More people found Dr Robyn Lewis funny on one page of the 40 or so of SueCrutch's thread. Watch and learn (does that sound condescending?)