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THE JOLLY FROG: Free speech meets basketcase. Hilarity ensues.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

20. Letter from Grandma

Dear Daughter,

I'm gotten a little older since you last wrote, and a few changes have come into my life since then. Quite frankly, I've become a frivolous old gal - I'm seeing five gentlemen everyday.

Soon as I wake up, Will Power helps me get out of bed. Then I go to see John. Then Charlie Horse comes along, and when he's here he takes rather a lot of my time and attention.

When he leaves, Arthur Ritis shows up and stays the rest of the day. He doesn't like to stay in one place very long, so he takes me from joint to joint.

After such a busy day, I'm really tired and glad to go to bed with Ben Gay. What a life. Oh yes, I'm also flirting with Al Zymer.

P.S. The local Parish Priest called the other day and he said at my age I should be thinking of the hereafter. I told him, "Oh I do Father, all the time. No matter where I am, in the lounge room, upstairs, downstairs, in the kitchen, or in the loo, I ask myself, "Now, what am I here after?"

Love from Granma.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

19. Loo Laughs - The Water Closet

In the days when you couldn’t count on a public toilet facility, an English woman was planning a trip to India. She was registered to stay in a small guest house owned by the local schoolmaster. She was concerned as to whether the guest house contained a WC. In England, a bathroom/toilet is commonly called a WC which stands for “Water Closet”.

She wrote to the schoolmaster inquiring of the facilities about the WC. The school master, not fluent in English, asked the local priest if he knew the meaning of WC. Together they pondered possible meanings of the letters and concluded that the lady wanted to know if there was a “Wayside Chapel” near the house . . . a bathroom/toilet never entered their minds.

So the schoolmaster wrote the following reply:

Dear Madam,

I take great pleasure in informing you that the WC is located 9 miles from the house. It is located in the middle of a grove of pine trees, surrounded by lovely grounds. It is capable of holding 229 people and is open on Sundays and Thursdays. As there are many people expected in the summer months, I suggest you arrive early. There is, however, plenty of standing room. This is an unfortunate situation especially if you are in the habit of going regularly.

It may be of some interest to you that my daughter was married in the WC as it was there that she met her husband. It was a wonderful event. There were 10 people in every seat. It was wonderful to see the expressions on their faces. We can take photos in different angle.

My wife, sadly, has been ill and unable to go recently. It has been almost a year since she went last, which pains her greatly. You will be pleased to know that many people bring their lunch and make a day of it. Others prefer to wait till the last minute and arrive just in time. I would recommend your ladyship plan to go on a Thursday as there is an organ accompaniment. The acoustics are excellent and even the most delicate sounds can be heard everywhere.

The newest addition is a bell which rings every time a person enters. We are holding a bazaar to provide plush seats for all since many feel it is long needed. I look forward to escorting you there myself and seating you in a place where you can be seen by all.

With deepest regards,

The Schoolmaster

The Woman fainted reading the reply ... and she never visited India!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

18. Thai Fisherman's Pants

When wearing his fisherman's pants,
The chap noticed a line of bullants,
Climbing up the leg seam
Then as if in a dream,
The front of his pants did advance.


His fisherman's trousers were strewed,
By winds that left him quite nude,
Then a girl come along,
And unless I am wrong;
You expected this line to be lewd!