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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mom's Favorite Joke

[Q| In celebration of Mother's Day, one of my mother's favorite jokes. We first heard it on TV from Roy Gandolf, who was a feature reporter for ABC News during the 1984 Winter Olympics at Sarajevo.

(This is my version, improved.)

A man is walking along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx when he spots an attractive brunette leading three penguins down the street. Each penguin is wearing a Yankees jersey and baseball cap.

Curious, he asks the young lady about the penguins.

"Oh, I'm taking them to Yankee Stadium for the double header."

"What?! Yankee Stadium? Are you crazy? You gotta take those penguins to the Bronx Zoo!"

"Well, okay... "

The man watches the brunette lead her three penguins away.

A week later, the man is riding the B train downtown when he sees the same brunette in a sun dress, followed by the three penguins who are now wearing sunglasses and bikinis.

"Didn't I tell you last week to take those penguins to the Bronx Zoo?"

"Oh, yes, you did! They enjoyed it oh so much, that today we're going to Coney Island!"

There's another favorite joke about group sex at an old people's home, but I can't tell you, I'd have to show you! (Don't worry, you can keep your clothes on while I tell it.)