Daily Prompt: Ha Ha Ha

21 Jun
Door 404

Door 404 (Photo credit: darkenedcorridor)

Tell us a joke! Knock-knock joke, long story with an unexpected punchline, great zinger — all jokes are welcome!

I finally have to admit defeat with the prompts.  This one is just too difficult for me.  

30 Responses to “Daily Prompt: Ha Ha Ha”

  1. mairedubhtx June 21, 2013 at 13:41 #

    Finally met your match?


  2. Janie Jones June 21, 2013 at 14:07 #

    Oh, now that is funny.


  3. anyone4curryandotherthings June 21, 2013 at 14:24 #

    whats wrong with me? I can not find the joke here – or am I just too tired right now. Help 🙂


    • The Laughing Housewife June 21, 2013 at 20:46 #

      Sorry; that post was for my regular readers; an in-joke. I have told a minimum of 820 jokes in the past 820 days. Plus, I always joke in my regular posts; especially the ones where I answer the Daily Prompts.

      Hope you stick around long enough to learn to like my humour 🙂


  4. graypoet June 21, 2013 at 14:32 #

    Can’t imagine you at a loss for words… Not sure where you were going to post, but if you like, you can use this:

    In the beginning

    When God made the first creation, placing Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, he loved to sit and watch how their lives progressed. As they had children, he saw that there were going to be problems.

    Thinking ahead to all that could happen, he decided to create “the lever”. So he set in motion the inner workings of creation so that if the lever were pulled, it would simply wipe out all that had been created so that God could start over.

    As time went along, God began to feel that he needed a protection for the lever, not wanting it to be pulled by the wrong person. So he created the serpent to guard the lever, calling him Nate. Life was good, Nate was able to enjoy his time in the sun as he guarded the lever. Leisurely days with not much to worry about. Any time there was a threat to the lever, Nate would make sure he was on the watch, even having to bite a few through the years to make his point that he was in charge.

    Time passed and it wasn’t love before there was a path going by the lever, people would point and explain how dangerous it was, yet confident in the knowledge that Nate was always on guard. The path became a trail traversed by carts and wagons. The caravans that moved along knew the story of the lever and of faithful Nate.

    The fateful day finally arrived when tragedy struck. The path, that became the trail, that became a dirt road, was finally paved. Civilization encroached upon the area and soon there were buildings along the road, leaving only a patch of ground for Nate and the lever. As Nate was getting up in years, he truly enjoyed his time in the sun. He found that lying on the warm pavement soothed his bones and let him relax. On this day there was a careless teen driving down the road. He knew of the stories, yet he forgot to pay attention to his driving as he was sending a text. As he caught sight of Nate lying across the road, he had only seconds to choose his course, would he run over the serpent or try to squeeze past by the lever.

    Thump…. thump.

    When interviewed by the officer that responded to the call, he was asked why he had run over the snake… his response:

    Better Nate than lever.


    • viv blake June 21, 2013 at 16:16 #

      Grrroannn. A real shaggy dog story.


    • The Laughing Housewife June 21, 2013 at 20:40 #

      I was not expecting that! I love it! Thanks 🙂


    • The Laughing Housewife June 21, 2013 at 20:42 #

      But it’s a funny one only if you’re American (or know the storyteller is American) because, if told by a Brit, it would be pronounced, Better Nate than leaver 🙂

      Good job I know you’re from across the pond 😉


      • graypoet June 21, 2013 at 20:55 #

        I guess we Yanks do tend to make our own use of the English language.. Hope it still translated well..

        I’ll give you a personal story. I met a Brit in Spain and became friends. We would always invite him over for breakfast, offering to make biscuits and gravy, one of our favorites. He always politely refused… Finally we made a date and insisted… homemade fluffy baking powder biscuits and rich sausage gravy…. He laughed… all that time he was thinking of the british meaning…. what we would call cookies and pudding.


  5. slpmartin June 21, 2013 at 15:59 #

    Hmm…as I recall you may need to consult with some younger readers on this one…I have been trapped..I mean…entertained by such jokes from young children of my friends…their jokes met all of the above qualifications.


  6. Rorybore June 21, 2013 at 16:31 #

    my kids have a knock knock for you:
    Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?
    cow go
    cow go who?
    NO! Cow go moo!


  7. laurieanichols June 21, 2013 at 17:06 #

    I got nuthin, I’m at a loss, I can’t think of a joke but I see that some of your audience has. 🙂


  8. Grannymar June 21, 2013 at 17:29 #

    I bet you will remember one tomorrow!


  9. kiwidutch June 21, 2013 at 18:51 #

    What? nothing to post?.. that’s literally no joke!!!


  10. sanstorm June 21, 2013 at 19:55 #

    Tilly Bud walks into a bar where a bottle of Bud was working behind the till. She ran out crying. She had thought she was the only tilly Bud.


  11. adinparadise June 21, 2013 at 20:15 #

    Knock, knock
    Who’s there?
    Goat who?
    Goat to the door and find out.


  12. benzeknees June 21, 2013 at 20:28 #

    How about this? For those people who are too stupid to slide their papers under the door as requested, we have provided a handy bin for your submissions. Just see “Door Not Found.”


  13. graypoet June 21, 2013 at 20:58 #

    And I read the Door Not Found as a reference to the browsr error of “404 – page not found” .. with the address of 404 by the door….


  14. viveka June 22, 2013 at 14:59 #

    Perfect!! This image and your line – brilliant …. don’t worry … you have given us so many Ha-Ha … already.


  15. Perfecting Motherhood June 24, 2013 at 06:06 #

    I knew WordPress would suck all the jokes out of you! I love that note on the door, by the way.


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