1. grasshopper says

    Abe Lincoln liked to blend in with the locals before giving an important speech so he used to send his valet to get his burgher dress.

  2. says

    grasshopper, I didn’t think that Mr Pastis could ever be beaten when it comes to lowering the bar on bad puns.

    Well you live and learn!

  3. Rob Grigjanis says

    grasshopper: Yours has the virtue of brevity. My preference is for little ones like: Clint Eastwood playing Tristan would be a case of aggravated Yseult.

  4. grasshopper says

    I am just a poor boy
    Though my story’s seldom told
    I have squandered my resistance
    For a pocket full of mumbles, such are promises
    All lies and jests
    Still a man hears what he wants to hear
    And disregards the rest

    My propensity for puns was sort of developed as a youngster through fear of getting things wrong (and being punnished) for not listening properly. Those two lines emphasised say it succinctly. Unless I misheard those lyrics by Simondegreen and Garfunkel

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