Wednesday, February 13, 2008

It's a Joke

I'm not very good at telling jokes. Really. My humour tends to be more situational, observational, absurd. But at least I'm not as offensive (I think) as Yuri, the deranged owner of Klub Ra-Ra-Rasputin who introduces my submission to this week's Contrast Podcast episode of joke intros. Download the hilarity here, but beware: some of the intros are very blue indeed.


(00:43) George W. & Tom Compagnoni - Imagine

Rick and Kristi from Are you embarassed easily?

(06:04) The Ms - Mansion in the valley

Marcy from Lost in your inbox

(09:24) Chumbawamba - Look! No strings!

SiD from Too Much Rock

(14:49) CSS - Alcohol

Crash from Pretending life is like a song

(17:51) The Jam - News of the world

Ross from Just gimme indie rock

(22:34) The Lucksmiths - I started a joke

Natalie from Mini-obs

(27:35) Simon & Garfunkel - At the Zoo

Mark from Cinema Du Lyon

(30:55) The Handcuffs - I’m not laughing

FiL from Pogoagogo

(35:39) Bowling for soup - I’ll melt with you

Linda from Speed of dark

(40:30) Gene Vincent - Who slapped John?

Tim from The face of today

(44:39) Beth Orton - Someone’s daughter

Anna from the Music I-Quiz

(49:53) The Shop Assistants - I don’t wanna be friends with you

Dirk from Sexy Loser

(52:36) Dolby’s Cube - Howard the duck

Thom from Better in the dark

(57:26) Edward Dade - Concertina Medley

Stuart Dade

(01:02:29) Puzzled Panthers - Now I hear the laughter

Eiron from A Blog of No Importance

(01:09:13) The Smiths - That joke isn’t funny anymore

JC from The Vinyl Villain

(01:13:31) Islands - Where there’s a will there’s a whalebone

Brian from State Fare

(01:18:22) Ozma - Apple trees

James from Appetite For Distraction

(01:22:27) The Dandy Warhols - Cool as Kim Deal

John from And you’ll never hear surf music again

(01:26:21) Blind Lemon Jefferson - He arose from the dead

Pieter from Two tramps in mud time

(01:31:10) Tante Felipe - haahaaAA

ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away

OK, so what other songs of mirth and merriment almost made my laugh track? Well, these:

Josef K - Sorry for Laughing (buy here)
Yes, Dearest Ally posted this track not three weeks ago, along with a gorgeous bit of Postcard Records literature. So go over and have a look.

The Adicts - It's a Laugh (buy here or e-here)
A right knees-up from everyone's favourite old-tyme droog punks.

The Wedding Present - Don't Laugh (buy here or e-here)
Any excuse to post the amazing Weddoes.

Oh, alright. Just one joke: Why is the mushroom so popular? Because he's a fungi to be with.

*Wind whistles, tumbleweed tumbles, crickets chirp*

Fine, have it your way. Watch this instead:


Just a Girl said...
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Just a Girl said...

That's one of my most favourite jokes ever!

I think I posted it way back in the beginning along with:

What did the grape say when it got stepped on?

It just gave a little whine.


(Sorry about that...)

Mentok said...

One of my favourite jokes is actually a parody of bigoted jokes from the Coen Bros.' movie Raising Arizona.

Q: Why did the Polack cross the road?

A: 'Cause he was so freakin' stupid!

Of course, these days in Canada it would be easy to imagine such a joke delivered in earnest by a dim-witted Mountie. Instead of "cross the road", just stick in the words "git tazered" ;-)

(Not that that was a laughing matter. Terrible, what happened. It's the cops, you see, who are the object of mockery, so it's a perfectly politically correct reference. Please don't report me to the thought police!)

colleen said...


Fil - you are hilarious. also you have a special CD coming to you from me. Dropping it in the mail TODAY :)

xo C

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Nico said...

no need for the releasing of the hounds. I am back, my friend.

A sad note, but back nonetheless.


China said...

Oh, that mushroom joke made me cringe a happy cringe. Good call on the Adicts, by the way - never see enough of them.

P.S. Thanks for the link add, though you shouldn't apologize for lateness, as the blogroll link is a reward that must be earned. You just earned it earlier than I did because your blog's more interesting than mine. Truth!


FiL said...

Dearest JaG: Can you hear me cringing??

Dearest Mentok, your verbal contortions have saved you from a virtual tazering... ;-)

Dearest Colleen: Why thank you, ma chere!! I wait with bated breath... The sign apparently sits in Idaho Falls, wouldjabelieveit??

Dearest Nico, hounds are leashed, and sympathy is tendered instead.

Hi China! Glad it was a happy cringe. And I still maintain that I'm late, since your blog, is, in fact, very ace and has been for some time!