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  • ANAGRAMS

    Clever Anagrams - words or phrases that spell different words or phrases when re-arranged.
  • Camping With Sherlock

    Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal and a bottle of wine, they were exhausted and went to sleep.

    Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend.

    "Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see."

    Watson replied, "I see millions and millions of stars." ...

  • More Ponderings

    • Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"? Shouldn't it be called a "near hit"?
    • What does Geronimo say when he jumps out of a plane?
    • Why do they sterilize the needles for lethal injections? ...
  • Ponderings

    • When they ship styrofoam, what do they pack it in?
    • If 75% of all accidents happen within 5 miles of home, why not move 10 miles away?
    • Why doesn't "onomatopoeia" sound like what it is?
    • Why do "tug" boats push their barges? ...
  • Cow Pasture

    A foursome was on the last hole. When the last golfer drove off the tee, he hooked into a cow pasture. He advised his friends to play through and he would meet them at the clubhouse. They followed the plan and waited for their friend.

    After a considerable time he appeared disheveled, bloody, and badly beaten up. They all wanted to know what happened...

  • Optimist and Pessimist

    A family had twin boys whose only resemblance to each other was their looks. If one felt it was too hot, the other thought it was too cold. If one said the TV was too loud, the other claimed the volume needed to be turned up. Opposite in every way, one was an eternal optimist, the other a doom & gloom pessimist.

    Just to see what would happen, on the twins' birthday their father loaded the pessimist's room with every imaginable toy and game. The optimist's room he loaded with horse manure...

  • Movie Theater Mayhem

    A man was sprawled across three entire seats in a theater.

    When the usher came by and noticed this, he whispered to the man, "Sorry sir, but you're only allowed one seat."

    The man groaned but didn't budge. The usher became impatient.

    "Sir," the usher said, "if you don't get up from there, I'm going to have to call the manager." ...

  • Altered Meanings

    Here is the Washington Post's Mensa Invitational, which asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

    The winners are:

    • Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
    • Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with...
  • Male or Female?

    You might not have known this, but a lot of non -living objects are actually either male or female. Here are some examples:

    FREEZER BAGS

    • They are male
    • Because they hold everything in but you can see right through them.

    PHOTOCOPIERS

    • They are female
    • Because once turned off; it takes a while to warm them up again. They are an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can also wreak havoc if you push the wrong buttons...
  • Late Night

    Flynn staggered home very late after another evening with his drinking buddy, Paddy. He took off his shoes to avoid waking his wife, Mary. He tiptoed as quietly as he could toward the stairs leading to their upstairs bedroom, but misjudged the bottom step. As...