Two Old Codgers

How the World strikes us

What makes you laugh? A sense of humour is very personal, what makes one person laugh might embarrass the next; what was acceptable in the 1950s may be totally unacceptable in the 21st century.

Do you find this offensive?

An elderly nurse returned to the nurses station and said “I’ve seen lots of tattoos but never one like this. I was giving the chap in room four a bed bath and he has a tattoo on his willy that says Ludo”. A young nurse asked if she could do the bed bath next day so she could see. The following day she said “How very strange. But it doesn’t say Ludo it says Llandudno”

How about this seaside postcard from the 1950s

Rude Postcard

Quite ‘rude’ but how do those two compare with some of todays TV comedians?

It seems that anything goes on TV apart from that which is considered politically incorrect. Use any swearword or barrack room language but don’t tell funny stories where the butt of the joke is called Solomon or Paddy; don’t make jokes about being gay or transgender. In other words don’t risk offending someone who sees themselves as belonging to a minority group. Your nasty offensive language may offend me but that’s my problem. The assumption is that the majority are amused by scatalogical language and, in this case, my minority views are unimportant.

Some of these I find funny !

Today at the bank, an old lady asked me to help check her balance. So I pushed her over.

I told my girlfriend she drew her eyebrows too high. She seemed surprised.

My dog used to chase people on a bike a lot. It got so bad, finally I had to take his bike away.

A woman walks into a library and asked if they had any books about paranoia. The librarian says "They're right behind you!"

My friend says to me: "What rhymes with orange" I said: "No it doesn't"

What did the pirate say when he turned 80 years old? Aye matey.

Why did the old man fall in the well? Because he couldn't see that well.

A blind man walks into a bar. And a table. And a chair.

What's orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot.

Where do you find a cow with no legs? Right where you left it.

And the lord said unto John, "Come forth and you will receive eternal life". John came fifth and won a toaster.

Too soon

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