Saturday, November 18, 2006

Who's got their EYE on me?

EYE WEEKLY is sending out a photographer for an article in one of their upcoming issues. I had a phone interview with Brian Joseph Davis the other night so you know it's going to be a great piece. Stay tuned...Hi, I'm back again. Okay, see ya...No, you hang up. Okay, see ya...Hi, it's me! For some reason this is reminding me of driving in the back entrance of a shopping mall in St. Catharines with my mother. I was probably about ten and thought I'd discovered that the secret formula to all masterful Knock, Knock jokes is to simply take a pre-existing term and spread it out over the telling of the joke. On this day, it was:

Knock! Knock!
(Who's there?)
And you know she's actually expecting a fully formed joke to appear out of her child.
Knock! Knock!
(Who's there?)
(Pen who?)

Needless to say, she tried to explain how Knock, Knock jokes work and, well, I've been a little afraid of them ever since.

Other winning punchlines included: WASHING MACHINE! TUBE SOCKS! ORANGE JUICE! (so close on that one) and BEAU BEAU! (the name of our french poodle)


Rebekkah said...

My favorite:

knock knock

Who's there?


Sue who?


(Okay, it works better in spoken format. And is so ridiculous that I have fully embraced it as my favorite knock knock joke, ever. One must not take their knock knock jokes too seriously.)

Emily said...

To be fair, the Pen Centre is kind of a joke.

Julie Wilson said...

Doh! That's a throw down, a show down! The gloves are off and...Okay, yah, you're right. ;)

zitakatalin said...

My fiance's 5 and 8 year old boys are teaching me knock knock jokes everytime I see them.

We don't have these in Hungary where I grew up so they still seem kinda alien to me.

The knock knock jokes are, I mean. Not his boys.