Ole and Lena

Ole and Lena got married. On their honeymoon trip they were nearing Minneapolis when Ole put his hand and on Lena’s knee.

Giggling, Lena said, “Ole, you can go a little farther now if ya vant to.”

So Ole drove to Duluth.

Honey, is the Dog Home?

A man had a very smart dog. He tried selling it for around $45, but everybody thought it was too expensive. The man couldn’t lower the price because part of the deal was to buy it a new name tag, 5 lbs. of food, and a new toy.

After long thought he decided to get rid of the dog. He drove 20 miles out of town and dropped the dog off. When he arrived home, the dog was on the porch. He was baffled by this, so he went out of town 80 miles the next day and dropped his dog off in the woods. He went home only to find his dog on the porch.

Next day he was mad, so he drove 170 miles out of town taking the most complicated way possible and dropped his dog off. He started driving around trying to find his way home, but he couldn’t. He called his wife on his cell phone and asked, “Honey, is the dog home?” His wife responded, “Yes, why?” The man said, “Put him on the phone – I need directions.”

The Judge Had Just Awarded…

The judge had just awarded a divorce to Lena, who had charged non-support. He said to Ole, “I have decided to give your wife $400 a month for support.” “Vell, dat’s fine, Judge,” said Ole. “And vunce in a while I’ll try to chip in a few bucks, myself.”

Lena and Ole

Lena called the airlines information desk and inquired, “How long does it take to fly from Minneapolis to Fargo?” “Just a minute,” said the busy clerk. “Vell, said Lena, “if it has to go dat fast, I tink I’ll just take da bus.”

When Men Lie….

One day, while a woodcutter was cutting a branch of a tree above a river, his axe fell into the river. When he cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, “Why are you crying?” The woodcutter replied that his axe has fallen into water, and he needed the axe to make his living.

The Lord went down into the water and reappeared with a golden axe. “Is this your axe?” the Lord asked.

The woodcutter replied, “No.”

The Lord again went down and came up with a silver axe.?

“Is this your axe?” the Lord asked.

Again, the woodcutter replied, “No.”

The Lord went down again and came up with an iron axe.?

“Is this your axe?” the Lord asked.

The woodcutter replied, “Yes.”

The Lord was pleased with the man’s honesty and gave him all three axes to keep, and the woodcutter went home happy.

Some time later the woodcutter was walking with his wife along the riverbank, and his wife fell into the river. When he cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked him, “Why are you crying?”

“Oh Lord, my wife has fallen into the water!”

The Lord went down into the water and came up with Jennifer Lopez. “Is this your wife?” the Lord asked.

“Yes,” cried the woodcutter.

The Lord was furious. “You lied! That is an untruth!”

The woodcutter replied, “Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said ‘no’ to Jennifer Lopez, You would have come up with Catherine Zeta-Jones. Then if I also said ‘no’ to her, you would have come up with my wife. Had I then said ‘yes,’ you would have given me all three. Lord, I am a poor man, and am not able to take care of all three wives, so THAT’S why I said yes to Jennifer Lopez.”

The moral of this story is: Whenever a man lies, it is for a good and honorable reason, and for the benefit of others.

That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it!

A Dedicated Teamsters Union…

A dedicated Teamsters Union worker was attending a convention in Las Vegas and, as you would expect, decided to check out the local brothels nearby. When he got to the first one, he asked the Madam, “Is this a union house?” “No,” she replied, “I’m sorry, it isn’t.”

“Well, if I pay you $100.00, what cut do the girls get?” “The house gets $80.00 and the girls get $20.00.”

Mightily offended at such unfair dealings, the man stomped off down the street in search of a more equitable, hopefully unionized, shop. His search continued until finally he reached a brothel where the Madam responded, “Why, yes sir, this IS a Union House.”

The man asked, “And if I pay you $100.00, what cut do the girls get?” “The girls get $80.00 and the house gets $20.” That’s more like it!” the UAW man said. He handed the Madam $100.00, looked around the room and pointed to a stunningly attractive blonde. “I’d like her for the night.” “I’m sure you would, sir,” said the Madam, then gesturing to an 85 year old woman in the corner, “but Ethel here has seniority.”

A Man Wanted a Big, Ferocious Dog…

A man wanted a big, ferocious dog to protect his business, so he visited a kennel that specialized in attack dogs. The man explained to the kennel owner that he wanted the biggest, meanest, most vicious dog in the kennel, and the owner offered to take the man on a tour of the premises.

After they had been walking for a few minutes, they came upon a large dog. He was snarling loudly and biting and clawing at the cage. “He looks like he’d be a pretty good attack dog,” said the buyer. “Well, he’s not bad,” replied the owner, “but I have something
better in mind for you.”

They continued walking around the premises, and after a while they found an even larger, meaner dog than the first. He snarled at the two men and tried to bite them through the wire on his cage. “Ah,” said the buyer, “This must be the dog you were referring to
earlier.” “Well, no.” said the owner. “I have something better in mind for you.”

The men continued their tour. Eventually, they came upon a fairly large dog that was lying quietly on his side, licking his butt. He did not seem to notice as the men approached. “This is the dog I had in mind for you,” said the owner.

The buyer was flabbergasted. “You’re joking!” he exclaimed. “This dog seems quite tame; he doesn’t act at all like an attack dog at all. Hell, he’s just lying there, licking his butt!”

“I know, I know,” said the owner. “But you see, he just ate a lawyer, and he’s trying to get the taste out of his mouth.”

From the Golden Age of Comedy

“I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either.” – Jack Benny

“When I was born I was so surprised that I didn’t talk for a year and a half.” – Gracie Allen

“I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has-been was once an are.” – Milton Berle

“Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.” – George Burns

“You’re never too old to become younger.” – Mae West

“I hate the theatre. I also hate the sight of blood, but it’s in my veins.” – Charlie Chaplin

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.” – Groucho Marx

“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.” – Lucille Ball

“I don’t feel old – I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap.” – Bob Hope

“I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.” – W.C. Fields

“What’s the use of happiness? It can’t buy you money.” – Henny Youngman

Is That Too Much To Ask?

Sarah’s grandson is playing in the water, while she is standing on the beach not wanting to get her feet wet, when all of a sudden a huge wave appears from nowhere and crashes directly over the spot where the boy is in the ocean. The water recedes and the boy is no longer there. He simply vanished.

Sarah holds her hands to the sky and cries, “God, how could you? Have I not been a wonderful mother and grandmother? Have I not given to B’nai Brith and Haddasah? Have I not tried my very best to live a life that you would be proud of?”

Just then, another huge wave appears out of nowhere and crashes on the beach. As the water recedes, the boy is standing there, smiling, splashing around as if nothing had happened.

A loud voice booms from the sky, “I have returned your grandson. Are you satisfied?”

Sarah responded, “Well … He WAS wearing a hat.”

I Know How It Goes

Paul returned from a doctor’s visit one day and told his wife, Cindy, that the doctor said he only had 24 hours to live. Wiping away her tears, he asked her to make love with him. Of course she agreed and they made passionate love.

Six hours later, Paul went to her again, and said, “Honey, now I only have 18 hours left to live. Maybe we could make love again?” Cindy agrees and again they make love.

Later, Paul is getting into bed when he realized he now had only eight hours of life left. He touched Cindy’s shoulder and said, “Honey? Please? Just one more time before I die.” She agreed, then afterward she rolled over and fell asleep. Paul, however, heard the clock ticking in his head, and he tossed and turned until he was down to only four more hours. He tapped his wife on shoulder to wake her up. “Honey, I only have four hours left! Could we…?”

His wife sat up abruptly, turned to him and said, “Listen Paul, I have to get up in the morning! You don’t.”

Mother-in-law

Bill went on a vacation to the Middle East with most of his family including his mother-in-law. During their vacation and while they were visiting Jerusalem, Bill’s mother-in-law died. With the death certificate in hand, Bill went to the American Consulate Office to make arrangements to send the body back to the States for proper burial.

The Consul after hearing of the death of the mother-in-law told Bill, “My friend, the cost of sending of a body back to the States for burial is very very expensive. It could cost as much as $5,000.00 dollars.”

The Consul continues, in most cases the person responsible for the remains, normally decides to bury the body here. This would only cost $150.00 dollars. Bill thinks for some time and answers the Consul, “I don’t care how much it will cost to send the body back; that’s what I want to do.”

The Consul after hearing this says, “You must have loved your mother-in-law very much considering the difference in price from $5.000.00 and $150.00 dollars.”

“No, it’s not that at all,” says Bill. “You see, I know of a case many years ago of a person who was buried here in Jerusalem and on the third day He was resurrected. I don’t want to take that chance!”

Advantages

A not necessarily well-prepared college student sat in his life science classroom, staring at a question on the final exam paper. The question directed “Give four advantages of breast milk.” What to write?” He sighed, and began to scribble whatever came into his head, hoping for the best:

1. No need to boil.

2. Never goes sour.

3. Available whenever necessary.

So far so good – maybe. But the exam demanded a fourth answer. Again, what to write? Once more, he sighed. He frowned. He scowled, then sighed again. Suddenly, he brightened. He grabbed his pen, and triumphantly scribbled his definitive answer.

4. Available in attractive containers of varying sizes.

He received an A.

Lost in Translation

The American Dairy Association was so successful with its “Got Milk?” campaign, that it was decided to extend the ads to Mexico. Unfortunately, the Spanish translation was “Are you lactating?”

Electrolux, a Scandinavian vacuum manufacturer, used this ad in the U.S.: “Nothing sucks like an Electrolux.”

Colgate introduced a toothpaste called “Cue” in France, but it turned out to be the same name as a well-known porno magazine.

When Braniff translated a slogan touting its upholstery, “Fly in leather,” it came out in Spanish as “Fly naked.”

Coors put its slogan, “Turn it loose,” into Spanish, where it was read as “Suffer from diarrhea.”

Chicken magnate Frank Perdue’s line, “It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken,” sounds much more interesting in Spanish: “It takes a sexually stimulated man to make a chicken affectionate.”

Bacardi concocted a fruity drink with the name “Pavian” to suggest French chic…but “pavian” means “baboon” in German.

A hair products company, Clairol, introduced the “Mist Stick”, a curling iron, into Germany only to find out that mist is slang for manure. Not too many people had use for the manure stick.

When Kentucky Fried Chicken entered the Chinese market, to their horror they discovered that their slogan “finger lickin’ good” came out as “eat your fingers off.”

When Vicks first introduce its cough drops on the German market, they were chagrined to learn that the German pronunciation of “v” is f – which in German is the guttural equivalent of “sexual penetration.”

Parker Pens translated the slogan for its ink, “Avoid Embarrassment – Use Quink” into Spanish as “Evite Embarazos – Use Quink”…which also means, “Avoid Pregnancy – Use Quink.”

When Pepsi started marketing its products in China a few years back, they translated their slogan, “Pepsi Brings You Back to Life” pretty literally. The slogan in Chinese really meant, “Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back from the Grave.”

In Italy, a campaign for “Schweppes Tonic Water” translated the name into the much less thirst quenching “Schweppes Toilet Water.”

Chinese translation proved difficult for Coke, which took two tries to get it right. They first tried Ke-kou-ke-la because when pronounced it sounded roughly like Coca-Cola. It wasn’t until after thousands of signs had been printed that they discovered that the phrase means “bite the wax tadpole” or “female horse stuffed with wax,” depending on the dialect. Second time around things worked out much better. After researching 40,000 Chinese characters, Coke came up with “ko-kou-ko-le” which translates roughly to the much more appropriate “happiness in the mouth.”

Not to be outdone, Puffs Tissues tried later to introduce its product, only to learn that “Puff” in German is a colloquial term for a whorehouse. The English weren’t too fond of the name either, as it’s a highly derogatory term for a non-heterosexual.

The Chevy Nova never sold well in Spanish speaking countries. “No va” means “it doesn’t go” in Spanish.

Ford introduced the Pinto in Brazil. After watching sales go nowhere, the company learned that “Pinto” is Brazilian slang for “tiny male genitals.” Ford pried the nameplates off all of the cars and substituted them with “Corcel” which means horse.

When Gerber first started selling baby food in Africa, they used the same packaging as here in the USA – with the cute baby on the label. Later, they found out that in Africa companies routinely put pictures on the label of what’s inside since most people can’t read.

In the French part of Canada, Hunt-Wesson introduced its “Big John” products as “Gros Jos.” It later found out that the phrase is slang for “big breasts.”

Top 10 Funny Store Signs

1.Outside a muffler shop: “No appointment necessary, we hear you coming.”

2.Outside a hotel: “Help! We need inn-experienced people.”

3.On a desk in a reception room: “We shoot every 3rd salesman, and the 2nd one just left.”

4.In a veterinarian’s waiting room: “Be back in 5 minutes, Sit! Stay!”

5.At the electric company: “We would be de-lighted if you send in your bill. However, if you don’t you will be.”

6.On the door of a computer store: “Out for a quick byte.”

7.In a restaurant window: “Don’t stand there and be hungry, come on in and get fed up.”

8.Inside a bowling alley: “Please be quiet, we need to hear a pin drop.”

9.In the front yard of a funeral home: “Drive carefully, we’ll wait.”

10.In a counselor’s office: “Growing old is mandatory, growing wise is optional.”

Having the Right Relative

A man suffered a serious heart attack and had open heart bypass surgery. He awakened from the surgery to find himself in the care of nuns at a Catholic hospital. As he was recovering, a nun asked him questions regarding how he was going to pay for his medical services. He was asked if he had health insurance.

He replied in a raspy voice, “No health insurance.”

The nun asked if he had money in the bank. He replied, “No money in the bank.”

The nun asked, “Do you have a relative who could help you?”

He said, “I only have a spinster sister who is a nun.”

The nun got a little perturbed and announced loudly, “Nuns are not spinsters! Nuns are married to God.”

The patient replied, “Then send the bill to my brother-in-law.”