Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J is for Joker

This is the second week of the A to Z Challenge. Are you ready for the letter J?

Okay, I'll admit it! I am a joker. Through and through and in the flesh, a joker.

I love to laugh. At jokes and at myself. And, I have pulled some outrageous pranks over the years.

For over five years, I sent out the Morning Message humor newsletter daily to email subscribers. It contained clean jokes only. I got so many dirty jokes sent to me in response, that I started the Castaways, a dirty joke newsletter. The wrestlers in the World Wrestling Federation loved that one!

Life is too short to be a grouch.

One of my favorite pranks was pulled on friends in Bradenton long ago. I mailed in an ad for the Thursday shopper that read "Pigs $5; chickens 75 cents" and gave Maxine's beauty shop number for day phone contact and their home phone for night time contact. Maxine was shampooing some gal's hair when the phone rang on Thursday morning. She wiped off her hands and answered. "Do you have any pigs left?" the caller asked. "Pigs?! I don't have any damn pigs!" and she hung up. She just gets her hands back in the shampoo and the phone rings again. "Are you sure you don't have any pigs?"

After about the fourth caller that morning, Maxine called the shopper about the ad. They read off the $1 ad that I had sent in -- complete with Maxine and Tommy's home address. They soon figured out who was to blame. So, they started giving the callers my phone number and told them that the shopper had made a mistake and that my number was the correct one. I, in turn, then gave them another friend's phone number and he then started giving the callers yet another phone number of another friend. Can you believe that they got over 50 phone calls for those $5 pigs and that people will go to any lengths and phone calls to get them?

Leave your (clean) jokes and pranks in the comments.


  1. LOL. Pretty good. My mother is a big joker. I always have to be on toes when April Fools Days rolls around.
    Fun blog. :)

  2. So funny!

    Nice to meet you, and I hope you're enjoying the Challenge!

    A to Z Challenge Host