A group of chess enthusiasts had checked into a hotel,
and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories.
After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse.
"But why?", they asked, as they moved off. "Because," he said, "I can't stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer."
A hungry lion was roaming through the jungle looking for something to
eat. He came across two men. One was sitting under a tree and reading a
book; the other was typing away on his typewriter. The lion quickly
pounced on the man reading the book and devoured him. Even the king of
the jungle knows that readers digest and writers cramp.
There was a man who entered a local paper's pun contest. He sent in ten
different puns, in the hope that at least one of the puns would win.
Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.
A guy goes to a psychiatrist. "Doc, I keep having these alternating
recurring dreams. First I'm a teepee; then I'm a wigwam; then I'm a
teepee; then I'm a wigwam. It's driving me crazy. What's wrong with me?"
The doctor replies: "It's very simple. You're two tents."
An Indian chief had three wives, each of whom was pregnant. The first
gave birth to a boy. The chief was so elated he built her a teepee made
of deer hide. A few days later, the second gave birth, also to a boy.
The chief was very happy. He built her a teepee made of antelope hide.
The third wife gave birth a few days later, but the chief kept the
details a secret. He built this one a two story teepee, made out of a
hippopotamus hide. The chief then challenged the tribe to guess what had
occurred. Many tried, unsuccessfully. Finally, one young brave declared
that the third wife had given birth to twin boys. "Correct," said the
chief. "How did you figure it out?" The warrior answered, "It's
elementary. The value of the squaw of the hippopotamus is equal to the
sons of the squaws of the other two hides."
A businessman walks into a bar after a day at the office, sits down, and orders a drink.
He grabs a handful of peanuts from the bowl on the counter,
and as he takes his first sip, he hears a voice say, "That's a beautiful tie, is that silk? The women must love you."
Wondering who would make such a strange comment, he looks around and doesn't see anyone near him who could have been speaking to him.
With a shrug, he finishes his drink and peanuts and orders another.
Next he hears a voice say, "Those shoes are stylin,' my man. Are they Italian leather? They look grrrreat."
He whirls around to again see no one near him. He glances nervously around and then at his shoes, which he tucks self-consciously under the stool.
A little weirded out, he grabs another handful of peanuts and orders a third drink.
This time the voice continues with, "That suit looks fantastic. Is it an Armani? You are soooo chic-chic!"
He immediately calls the bartender over and says, "Look. I keep hearing these voices telling me how great my tie, my shoes, and my suit look --
What's up with that? Am I going crazy?"
"Oh," the bartender, nonchalantly replies, "those are just the peanuts."
"The peanuts??" the astonished man asks, staring at the bowl beside him.
"Yeah," replies the bartender, "...they're complimentary."
A thief broke into the local police station and stole all the lavatory
equipment. A spokesperson was quoted as saying, "We have absolutely
nothing to go on."
An Indian chief was feeling very sick, so he summoned the medicine
man. After a brief examination, the medicine man took out a long, thin
strip of elk hide and gave it to the chief, instructing him to bite off,
chew and swallow one inch of the leather every day. After a month, the
medicine man returned to see how the chief was feeling. The chief shrugged
and said,"The thong is ended, but the malady lingers on."
Evidence has been found that William Tell and his family were avid bowlers.
However, all the league records were unfortunately destroyed in a fire.
Thus we'll never know for whom the Tells bowled.
A man rushed into the doctor's office and shouted, "Doctor! I think I'm shrinking!"
The doctor calmly responded, "Now, settle down. You'll just have to be a little patient."
A marine biologist developed a race of genetically engineered dolphins that could live forever if they were fed a steady diet of seagulls.
One day his supply of the birds ran out, so he had to go out and trap some more.
On the way back, he spied two lions asleep on the road.
Afraid to wake them, he gingerly stepped over them.
Immediately, he was arrested and charged with transporting gulls across sedate lions for immortal porpoises.
A skeptical anthropologist was cataloging South American folk remedies with the assistance of a tribal brujo
who indicated that the leaves of a particular fern were a sure cure for any case of constipation.
When the anthropologist expressed his doubts, the brujo looked him in the eye and said,
"Let me tell you, with fronds like these, who needs enemas?"
Back in the 1800's the Tates Watch Company of Massachusetts wanted to produce other products and,
since they already made the cases for pocket watches, decided to market compasses for the pioneers traveling west.
It turned out that although their watches were of finest quality, their compasses were so bad that people often ended up in Canada or Mexico
rather than California. This, of course, is the origin of the expression, "He who has a Tates is lost!"
A famous Viking explorer returned home from a voyage and found his name missing from the town register.
His wife insisted on complaining to the local civic official who apologized profusely saying,
"I must have taken Leif off my census."