Saturday, March 1, 2014

Humor Blog

The assignment I've been dealt this week is a humor blog. Basically, since this blog is about book reviews I have to go over types of humor in books, crack a few jokes, and be overall silly. 'Shouldn't be too hard...I hope. Now most people have read the standard book that somewhere through the story something funny happened. Maybe, someone fell over or into something, maybe they said something wrong and it came out funny, or maybe there's just a quirky character that says and does things every other page that's outrageous. Now, if you've never read a book where anything funny ever happened, then you've either never read a book, or rarely read books. Now if that's the case then...first, what are you doing on this blog? If you're just looking for something to read that's cool I guess, but...Never mind, off topic. The point is, most people have read a book with something funny in it.
Now, if you're reading books, that don't seem to make any sense, random stunt after random stunt keeps happening, or a paragraph ends with "and then the dragon just puked everywhere. Unfortunately for every one it was all boiling magma, so the smell was awful. I told him not to eat the guy from that taco truck. Oh, well... I feel bad for the janitor that has to clean that mess up." Then your probably reading a parody. Which can be awesome depending on what you think is funny. If you like stupid random stuff that doesn't make any sense like I do, then you'll love parodies. And if you love stupid random stuff that is making fun of another book and pointing out everything that author found dumb about that book, then you'll love parodies. Several months ago before we read Hamlet, my English teacher asked us to write what we know about it, even if we didn't know really anything. And I didn't... So this was what I wrote about for roughly seven minutes:

"Well when I hear Hamlet, I think of the offspring of a ham. So, if a regular ham comes from a full grown pig, a hamlet comes from baby piglets. Example: I was at the grocery store stocking up on food and alcoholic beverages for a mighty Valhallan feast in the veterans hall, when I spotted the best  ham the store had to offer. I was about to call for a fork lift to get it in my cart when...I spotted its hamlets. It wasn't right to separate a ham from its hamlets. So we ate them all. The night was glorious."

Yeah...So that's what my imagination is like. If you think that was strange you should read my Beethoven's Moonlight sonata story, but maybe another time. Now granted, If you read stories like this, that doesn't mean they are parodies, there could be books or stories like this out there that aren't, bu the only ones I've read or heard of being sort of like this are. Of course there are also joke books, within which you'd probably find the comedy styles like this:

Q: What do you call a fake noodle? A: An Impasta 

Q: What do you call a man with no body and just a nose? A: Nobody nose. 

Q: What do you call a laughing motorcycle? A: A Yamahahaha 
But of course, I'm supposed to be doing jokes about books, not just  whats in them. So heres a few more knee slappers:

  Q. What did one book say to another?

A. I just wanted to see if we are on the same page. 

TEACHER: tell the class what book you read and what you thought about it?

PUPIL: It was the phone book. I did not understand it, it had too many characters. 

TEACHER: What book did you read?

PUPIL: It was Black Beauty.

TEACHER: What was it about?

PUPIL: About 120 pages 

And my personal favorite Book joke I found, Little Johnny goes to the library. 

Little Johnny asked and received help from a librarian on how to use the card catalog. In a little while, he approached the librarian again, wanting to know how to spell tequila.

T-e-q-u-i-l-a, spelled the librarian, and Little Johnny thanked her and went back to his search.

A short time later he came to the desk, looking quite distraught. I just can't find it. he said.

What book are you looking for? the librarian asked.

Replied Little Johnny, Tequila Mockingbird. 

Alriiiiiiiiiight! Now, hopefully at some point you thought something in this post was funny in some way. If so, then I feel accomplished. If not then...uh, lets just not get into it. Anyways, for those of you who like these forms of humor, I recommend parodies and joke books for future reading. If You dont think anything was for you, then have a good day, I guess. Some of these jokes I already knew, and some I got from a few websites, and here they are:

Sorry about the trippy color contrast, I'm not sure how to fix it.
~Let the mayhem begin.

1 comment:

  1. Normally I find book humor (jokes involving books) to not be funny, but very stale to me, and i would not get a kick from any of them. But the one where it gores, "what did one book say to the other?" And the answer was, "i just wanted to see if we were on the same page." made me crack up.