"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Monday, April 5, 2010

Darling, Demented Dad and "David After Dentist"

Delightful to see you here, this marvelous "D" day!

I have a lot of stuff to do today, so I am going to *gasp* reuse some old material!

I love my parents. The weirdness definitely does not fall far from the tree. (did that metaphor even make any sense?)

Last summer I was having a random conversation with a group of people over at Nik at Nite (the reason I started blogging in the first place) and we were peppering our entire conversation with truly groan-worthy puns. So I went to our resident pun expert and asked my Dad if he had any suggestions. We kind of played around with a few things, but then he had to go mow the lawn. When he came back in he said I had done a terrible thing to him, putting the thought of vegetable puns into his head right before he would have a lot of time to just think about it.

I posted his ridiculously hilarious story then, but no one was reading the blog (because there really wasn't much reason to be reading it - I can be honest with myself). But now there are people reading! Which totally blows my mind, I can tell you! *feels special*

So without further ado, here is the hilarious pun filled story, written by dear old Dad:

Julius Caesar Salad and Hamlettuce

Ferns, Romaines, countrymen, lend me your ears!

The ears have been taken by Colonel Corn Wallace.

We need to retrieve them.

Who was that?

General Cabbage, head of the German brigade.

He doesn't look very happy.

He's a bit of a Saurkraut.

What does he have to be unhappy about? I heard he was running away to be married.

He cantaloupe. His sweet pea wants him to work in her father's factory.

The chicken factory outside of town?

Yes, the eggplant.

We could send spies from the purple underground.

How many should we send?

Two beets or not two beets? That is the question.

Oh, goodness, that never fails to make me laugh!

And just for fun I will leave you with this hysterical YouTube video:

17 comments:

Amie McCracken said...

Those puns are excellent.

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Oh yeah! I love puns! That was fantstic :) You're my kinda gal.

If you're into puns as much as me, you should check out my list of made up definitions on my sidebar :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Your Dad could give Piers Anthony a run for his money :) Awesome.

And I love that video of poor little David - so funny.

Grammy said...

HI, there, Rebecca. Just too funny! Both the puns and the video. Oh, My goodness, poor kid! Bless his heart.
I have a pun for you.
What are you doing when you slap a smiling fortune teller?
Answer: You are striking a happy medium. (I made that one up). I love words, don't you?
Thanks for joining my followers. I am encouraged in my writing so much by having people read it.
Best Regards to you,
Ruby

Falen said...

HA!
I LOVE the sauerkraut line!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Tee Hee...love the sauerkraut line and the video was so funny. Great puns!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Love the puns also , the whole blog was good to read.

Yvonne.

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

@everyone: I do love a good pun, or a bad pun - I dunno, are there good puns?

@Grammy: hahaha! I love that pun. I'm going to have to remember that one for future!

@Yvonne: aww, thanks!

Shelley Sly said...

Ha! Great puns, and I've seen "David After Dentist" before -- too funny!

Rae said...

Great fun with puns! Good to read you today!

Jenn said...

Dads are actually a wealth of bad puns, aren't they?

Mine used to tell me—every time—we had fish for dinner that he liked eating fish just for the halibut.

*groan*

His all time favourite was: I can row a boat. Canoe?

*double groan*

Niki said...

aw that poor boy haha

Joann Mannix said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog!

Dear me, those are some bodacious puns! Your dad's got it going on! Pretty sharp indeed.

AchingHope said...

I love these puns... We have the best dad ever.

And David after Dentist: Classic

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

@Jenn: those are some bad puns! I will have to remember them.

@Joann: Welcome! Thanks for the return visit :)

Blam said...

Your dad's arugula comedian, SM.

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

@Blam: bwa hahahahaha! If I had a cat, I would have scared it.