A tiny but dignified old lady was among a group looking at an art exhibition in a newly opened gallery. Suddenly one
contemporary painting caught her eye. ''What on earth,'' she inquired of the artist standing nearby, ''is that?''
He smiled condescendingly. ''That, my dear lady, is supposed to be a mother and her child.''
''Well, then,'' snapped the little old lady, ''Why isn't it?''
BOTTLE FEEDING: an opportunity
for Daddy to get up at 2 AM too.
DEFENSE: what you'd better have around the yard if you're going to let the children
DROOLING: how teething babies wash their chins.
DUMB WAITER: one who asks if the kids would care
to order dessert.
FAMILY PLANNING: the art of spacing your children the proper distance apart to keep you from falling
into financial disaster.
FEEDBACK: the inevitable result when a baby doesn't appreciate the strained carrots.
NAME: what you call your child when you're mad at him.
GRANDPARENTS: the people who think your children are wonderful
even though they're sure you're not raising them right.
HEARSAY: what toddlers do when anyone mutters a dirty word.
a woman whose memory of labor is still vivid.
INDEPENDENT: how we want our children to be as long as they do everything
LOOK OUT!: what it's too late for your child to do by the time you scream it.
OWWW: the first word spoken
by children with older siblings.
PRENATAL: when your life was still somewhat your own.
a contradiction in terms.
PUDDLE: a small body of water that draws other small bodies wearing dry shoes.
OFF: a child who is more talented than yours.
STERILIZE: what you do to your first baby's pacifier by boiling it and
to your last baby's pacifier by blowing on it.
STOREROOM: the distance required between the supermarket aisles so that
children in shopping carts can't quite reach anything.
TEMPER TANTRUMS: what you should keep to a minimum so as to
not upset the children.
THUNDERSTORM: a chance to see how many family members can fit into one bed.
where you should never put a child wearing Superman jammies.
TWO-MINUTE WARNING: when the baby's face turns red and
she begins to make those familiar grunting noises.
VERBAL: able to whine in words.
WEAKER SEX: the kind you
have after the kids have worn you out.
WHODUNIT: none of the kids that live in your house.
WHOOPS: an exclamation
that translates roughly into "get a sponge".
Q. Should I have a baby after 35?
A. No, 35 children is enough.
Q. When will
my baby move?
A. With any luck, right after he finishes high school.
Q. How will I know if my vomiting is morning
sickness or the flu?
A. If it's the flu, you'll get better.
Q. Since I became pregnant, my breasts, rear-end, and
even my feet have grown. Is there anything that gets smaller during pregnancy?
A. Yes, your bladder.
Q. What is
the most common pregnancy craving?
A. For men to be the ones who get pregnant.
Q. What is the most reliable method
to determine a baby's sex?
Q. The more pregnant I get, the more often strangers smile at me. Why?
'Cause you're fatter than they are.
Q. My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline
A. So what's your question?
Q. What's the difference between a nine-month pregnant woman and a model?
Nothing, if the pregnant woman's husband knows what's good for him.
Q. How long is the average woman in labor?
Whatever she says, divided by two.
Q. My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure.
Is she right?
A. Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.
Q. When is the best time to
get an epidural?
A. Right after you find out you're pregnant.
Q. Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery
room while my wife is in labor?
A. Not unless the word "alimony" means anything to you.
Q. What does it mean when
the baby's head is crowning?
A. It means you feel as though not only a crown but the entire throne is trying to make its
way out of you.
Q. Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A. Yes, pregnancy.
Does pregnancy cause hemorrhoids?
A. Pregnancy causes anything you want to blame it for.
Q. Where is the best place
to store breast milk?
A. In your breasts.
Q. Is there a safe alternative to breast pumps?
A. Yes, baby lips.
What does it mean when a baby is born with teeth?
A. It means that the baby's mother may want to rethink her plans to nurse.
How does one sanitize nipples?
A. Bathe daily and wear a clean bra. It beats boiling them in a saucepan.
are the terrible twos?
A. Your breasts after baby stops nursing cold turkey.
Q. What is the best time to wean the
baby from nursing?
A. When you see teeth marks.
Q. Do I have to have a baby shower?
A. Not if you change the
baby's diaper very quickly.
Q. Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
When the kids are in college.
This is an actual job application a 17 year old boy submitted at a McDonald's
fast-food establishment in Florida... and they hired him because he was so honest and funny!
NAME: Greg Bulmash
SEX: Not yet. Still waiting for the right person.
DESIRED POSITION: Company's President or Vice President. But seriously, whatever's
available. If I was in
a position to be picky, I wouldn't be applying here in the first place.
DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael Ovitz style
severance package. If
that's not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.
LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle management hostility.
SALARY: Less than I'm worth.
MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it
REASON FOR LEAVING: It sucked.
HOURS AVAILABLE TO WORK: Any.
PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?: Yes, but they're better suited to a more
MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?: If I had one, would I be here?
DO YOU HAVE ANY PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT WOULD PROHIBIT YOU FROM
UP TO 50 LBS?: Of what?
DO YOU HAVE A CAR?: I think the more appropriate question here would be "Do
you have a car that runs?"
HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?: I may already be a
winner of the Publishers Clearing house Sweepstakes.
DO YOU SMOKE?: On the job no, on my breaks yes.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?: Living in the Bahamas with
a fabulously wealthy dumb sexy blonde super model who thinks I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I'd like
to be doing
DO YOU CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE?:
SIGN HERE: Aries.
Here's a little clarification of typical vacant job listing lingo...
We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.
OUR FAST-PACED COMPANY:
We have no time to train you and you'll have to introduce yourself to your co-workers.
ENTHUSIASTIC, FUN, HARD WORKING, PEOPLE:
...who still live with their parents and won't mind our internship-level salaries.
We don't pay enough to expect that you'll dress up; well, a couple of the real daring guys wear ear rings.
OUR DYNAMIC TEAM:
We all listen to nutty motivational tapes.
MUST BE DEADLINE ORIENTED:
You'll be six months
behind schedule on your first day.
SOME OVERTIME REQUIRED:
Some time each night and some time each weekend.
Anyone in the office can boss you around.
MUST HAVE AN EYE FOR DETAIL:
We have no quality control.
Unless you wasted those four years studying something useless like philosophy or English.
We've filled the job; our call for resumes is just a legal formality.
SEEKING CANDIDATES WITH A WIDE
VARIETY OF EXPERIENCE:
You'll need it to replace three people who just left.
PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS A MUST:
walking into a company in perpetual chaos.
REQUIRES TEAM LEADERSHIP SKILLS:
You'll have the responsibilities of
a manager, without the pay or respect.
GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
Management communicates, you listen, figure out
what they want, and then do it.
Some things I've learned from my children over the years...
1. There is no such thing as child-proofing your house.
2. If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they
3. A 3 year-old's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.
4. If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate
a 42 pound boy wearing batman underwear and a superman cape.
5. It is strong enough however to spread paint on all four walls of a 20 by 20 foot room.
6. Baseballs make marks on ceilings.
7. You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on.
8. When using the ceiling fan as a bat you have to throw the ball up a few times before
you get a hit.
9. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.
10. The glass in windows (even double pane) doesn't stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.
11. When you hear the toilet flush and the words Uh-oh, it's already too late.
12. Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.
13. A six year old can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36 year old man says
they can only do it in the movies.
14. A magnifying glass can start a fire even on an overcast day.
15. If you use a waterbed as home plate while wearing baseball shoe it does not leak-it
16. A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq foot house 4 inches deep.
17. Legos will pass through the digestive tract of a four year old.
18. Duplos will not.
19. Play Dough and Microwave should never be used in the same sentence.
20. Super glue is forever.
21. No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't walk on water.
22. Pool filters do not like Jell-O.
23. VCR's do not eject PB&J sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.
24. Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.
25. Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.
26. You probably do not want to know what that odor is.27. Always look in the oven before
you turn it on.
28. Plastic toys do not like ovens.
29. The fire department in Austin has at least a 5 minute response time.
30. The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earth worms dizzy.
31. It will however make cats dizzy.
32. Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.
33. Quiet does not necessarily mean don't worry.
34. A good sense of humor will get you through most problems in life (unfortunately, mostly
Things you would never know if it weren't for the movies...
Large, loft apartments in New York City are plentiful and affordable, even if the tenants
One of a pair of identical twins is evil.
Should you decide to defuse a bomb, don't worry about which wire to cut. You will always
choose the right one.
It doesn't matter if you are greatly outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts. Your
enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one... dancing around in a threatening manner until you have dispatched their
When you turn out the light to go to bed, everything in your bedroom will still be clearly
visible but slightly blue.
If you are blonde and pretty, it is possible to be a world-famous expert on nuclear fission,
dinosaurs, hieroglyphics, or anything else, at the age of 22.
Honest and hard-working policemen are usually gunned down a day or two before retirement.
Rather than wasting bullets, megalomaniacs prefer to kill their enemies using complex
machinery involving fuses, deadly gasses, lasers, buzz saws and hungry sharks, all of which will give their captives at least
20 minutes to escape.
During all crime investigations, it is necessary to visit a strip club at least once.
All beds have special L-shaped covers that reach up to the armpits of a woman but only
to the waist of the man lying beside her.
All grocery shopping bags contain at least one French bread and one bunch of carrots with
It's easy to land a plane, providing there is someone in the control tower to talk you
If you are beautiful, your makeup never rubs off, even while scuba-diving or fighting
aliens. However if you are overweight, your mascara will run and your lipstick will smear.
The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. No one will ever think
of looking for you in there, and you can travel to any other part of the building without difficulty.
You're very likely to survive any battle in any war unless you make the mistake of showing
someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.
Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German officer, it is not necessary to speak
the language. A German accent will do.
A man will show no pain while taking the most horrific beating, but will wince when a
woman tries to clean his wounds.
If staying in a haunted house, women must investigate any strange noises in their most
diaphanous underwear, which is what they happened to be wearing when the car broke down.
If someone says "I'll be right back", they won't.
Even when driving down a perfectly straight road, it is necessary to turn the steering
wheel from time to time.
All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red readouts so you know
exactly when they're going to go off.
A police detective can only solve a case after he has been suspended from duty.
If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone around you will be able to mirror
all the steps you come up with, and hear the music in your head.
Police departments give their officers personality tests to make sure each is assigned
a partner who is their total opposite.
When they are alone, all foreigners prefer to speak English to each other.
The following were actually taken from recent classified ads in newspapers...
FREE PUPPIES: 1/2 COCKER SPANIEL - 1/2 SNEAKY NEIGHBOR'S DOG
FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER.
8 YEARS OLD. UNPLEASANT LITTLE DOG.
1 MAN, 7 WOMAN HOT TUB -- $850/offer
AMANA WASHER $100. OWNED
BY CLEAN BACHELOR WHO SELDOM WASHED.
SNOW BLOWER FOR SALE... ONLY USED ON SNOWY DAYS.
GERMAN SHEPHERD - PART STUPID DOG
2 WIRE MESH BUTCHERING GLOVES: 1 5-finger, 1 3-finger, PAIR: $15
ME ELMO, STILL IN BOX, COMES WITH ITS OWN 1988 MUSTANG, 5L, AUTO, EXCELLENT CONDITION $6800
COWS, CALVES NEVER
BRED... ALSO 1 GAY BULL FOR SALE.
83 TOYOTA HUNCHBACK -- $2000
STAR WARS JOB OF THE HUT - $15
& GENITAL BATH TISSUES OR FACIAL TISSUE 89 cents
GERMAN SHEPHERD 85 lbs. NEUTERED. SPEAKS GERMAN. FREE.
SIZED MATTRESS. 20 YR. WARRANTY. LIKE NEW. SLIGHT URINE SMELL.
FREE 1 CAN OF PORK & BEANS WITH PURCHASE OF
3 BR 2 BATH HOME.
FOR SALE: LEE MAJORS (6 MILLION DOLLAR MAN) - $50
NORDIC TRACK $300 HARDLY USED
BILL'S SEPTIC CLEANING "WE HAUL AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS"
PIZZA - FREE CHOPSTICKS
FOUND: DIRTY WHITE DOG. LOOKS LIKE A RAT..BEEN OUT AWHILE.. BETTER BE REWARD.
- LARGEST SELECTION EVER "IF IT'S IN STOCK, WE HAVE IT!"
GET A LITTLE JOHN: THE TRAVELING URINAL HOLDS 2 1/2
BOTTLES OF BEER.
HARRISBURG POSTAL EMPLOYEES GUN CLUB
GEORGIA PEACHES CALIFORNIA GROWN - 89 cents
NICE PARACHUTE: NEVER OPENED - USED ONCE SLIGHTLY STAINED
FREE: FARM KITTENS. READY TO EAT.
FLAG 60 STARS - POLE INCLUDED $100
TIRED OF WORKING FOR ONLY $9.75 PER HOUR? WE OFFER PROFIT SHARING AND FLEXIBLE
HOURS. STARTING PAY: $7 - $9 PER HOUR.
EXERCISE EQUIPMENT: QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS -$175.
SOFA SEATS THE WHOLE MOB AND IT'S MADE OF 100% ITALIAN LEATHER.
JOINING NUDIST COLONY! MUST SELL WASHER &
LAWYER SAYS CLIENT IS NOT THAT GUILTY.
ALZHEIMER'S CENTER PREPARES FOR AN AFFAIR TO
GROUND BEAST: 99 cents lb.
My mother taught me LOGIC -
I said so, that's why."
My Mother taught me more LOGIC -
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're
not going to the store with me."
My mother taught me FORESIGHT -
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're
in an accident."
My mother taught me IRONY -
"Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about."
taught me about the science of OSMOSIS -
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper!"
My mother taught me about CONTORTIONIST
"Will you "look" at the dirt on the back of your neck!"
My mother taught me about STAMINA -
"You'll sit there
'till all that spinach is finished."
My mother taught me about WEATHER -
"It looks as if a tornado swept through
My mother taught me how to solve PHYSICS PROBLEMS -
"If I yelled because I saw a meteor coming toward
you; would you listen THEN?"
My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY -
"If I've told you once, I've told you a million
times - Don't Exaggerate!!!"
My mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE -
"I brought you into this world, and I can
take you out."
My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION -
"Stop acting like your father!"
taught me about ENVY -
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like
My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION -
"Just wait until we get home."
My Mother taught me about
"You are going to get it when we get home!"
My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE -
"If you don't stop
crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."
My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD -
"If you don't pass
your spelling test, you'll never get a good job."
My Mother taught me ESP -
"Put your sweater on; don't you think
I know when you're cold?"
My mother taught me HUMOR -
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running
My mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT -
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
Mother taught me about GENETICS -
"You're just like your father."
My Mother taught me about my ROOTS -
think you were born in a barn?"
My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE -
"When you get to be my age, you will understand."
my all time favorite... JUSTICE -
"One day you'll have kids ... and I hope they turn out just like you!"