Monday, May 16, 2011

Laughter is the Best Medicine Blogfest

See photo for self-descriptive indication of today's subject matter. Thanks  for the great idea, Leigh and Lydia! Check out the others on the linky list here.

So, in keeping with my middle eastern/fantasy writer theme - here's one joke about genies and another about a parallel universe.

Three men: an editor, a photographer, and a journalist are covering a political convention in Miami. They decide to walk up and down the beach during their lunch hour. Halfway up the beach, they stumbled upon a lamp. As they rub the lamp a genie appears and says "Normally I would grant you three wishes, but since there are three of you, I will grant you each one wish."

The photographer went first. "I would like to spend the rest of my life living in a huge house in St. Thomas with no money worries." The genie granted him his wish and sent him on off to St. Thomas.

The journalist went next. "I would like to spend the rest of my life living on a huge yacht cruising the Mediterranean, with no money worries." The genie granted him his wish and sent him off.

Last, but not least, it was the editor's turn. "And what would your wish be?" asked the genie.

"I want them both back after lunch," replied the editor, "the deadline for tomorrow's newspaper is in ten hours.

ME: Guess they didn't read my post on the three wishes!

How many science fiction writers does it take to change a light bulb?

Two, but it's actually the same person doing it. He went back in time and met himself in the doorway and then the first one sat on the other one's shoulder so that they were able to reach it. Then a major time paradox occurred and the entire room, light bulb, changer and all was blown out of existence. They co-existed in a parallel universe, though.

ME: Blown out of existence and co-existing? Is that possible? Wonder if Matt MacNish, Matt MacNizzle and/or Matt Rush would mind asking Orson Scott Card?

These jokes were snagged from Ginger Edwards.


Sarah said...

These are great! I told a genie joke, too, Carolyn! Clearly, they're good for humor as well as drama and intrigue!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Lol. These are great jokes. Enjoyed them. My post is up.

Old Kitty said...

Awwww bad editor!! Oh but that made me LOL most heartily!! Yay!! Take care

Lydia Kang said...

OMG, that genie was was too funny! And I love the sci-fi one too. I feel like it's not fair for someone to smile so much on a Monday Morning...ha ha ha.
Thanks for participating in the blogfest!

Anonymous said...


New follower here! Thanks for the laugh! What a great way to start Monday!

Laurel Garver said...

Scary thing is, I've worked with killjoy editors like in the first joke. Scary.

I loved the SciFi lightbulb joke. That rocked!

Colene Murphy said...

Ha! BOOO!!! Back after lunch when you had all that?! Mad. Mad mad mad. ;) Great jokes!!

Matthew MacNish said...

Oh man! I don't know Orson Scott Card, but I think he is my Facebook friend. Shhh. Don't tell The Facebook Police.

Ella said...

These are great, lol~

Unknown said...

Those jokes are so funny! I don't always read through blogfest entries but with this blogfest, I'm loving each entry.

M Pax said...

You made me snort my coffee. lol

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, cruel cruel editor! teehee... very good that you've kept him in character though... and yes, your readers would all know they need to go last or else be more specific in their wording...

erica and christy said...

LOL! funny. now to click on your link....christy

Rhonda Albom said...

LOL- love the jokes. The genie one is hilarious. I am loving the blogfest :)

Wendy Lu said...

Haha the three-wishes joke was predictable but funny nevertheless!

Love your personal responses to these. :P


LTM said...

see? I'm loving the publisher wishing for them both back... BAH!!! :D

And I'm glad I read that one on PK's blog first... I got all lost the first time through. Blonde joke much? :D

Trisha said...

I think I saw the sci-fi writer one already somewhere else ;)

Love the first one :D

Jane Isfeld Still said...

LOVE those 3 wished :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for the giggles! :)

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