Limerick Ode To “Tell An Old Joke Day”

Happy Tell An Old Joke Day!” (July 24)

Limerick Ode To “Tell An Old Joke Day”
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Some men seem compelled to keep telling
Ancient jokes. There is simply no quelling
Their need to assail us,
Assault and regale us
With stale, endless tales uncompelling.

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2 Responses to “Limerick Ode To “Tell An Old Joke Day””

  1. Since I just flew in from Cleveland (And boy are my arms tired!), I feel the need to defend the old men of the world:

    This old body of which I’m now owner
    Tells a jokes that’s meant to be a groaner
    To a youth’s not a gaffe
    Often getting a laugh
    Especially when he is a stoner.

  2. Jon Gearhart says:

    It’s not only men that assuage us
    With tired old tales of the ages
    How sexist of you
    To exclude women who
    Do this too? For a Lib, that’s outrageous!

    (Just check out the strip in Lost Wages.)