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Thread #33616   Message #449021
Posted By: catspaw49
25-Apr-01 - 11:02 AM
Thread Name: Puns: Give us your worst/best
Subject: RE: Puns: Give us your worst/best
Mary, we must have the same sourcs....I was just about to post that one!!

As we all know, Art Thieme is the Chief Pundit around here and I have always enjoyed Art's ability to stick them into a thread or thread them in as the case may be. In my first few months around here I tried to keep up with him, but it's frankly impossible when he gets on a roll. Of course butter is better on a roll and we're talking about Art and not Frank, but ..............

One day we were talking about canaries and trains (don't started out as something else but Art got us on to canaries) and somehow Art managed to work in the following post and even change to pigeons in the process:

Subject: RE: Wreck of the Old 97
From: Art Thieme
Date: 29-Dec-98 - 10:57 AM

Catspaw, (as opposed to Cat's Maw---I used to think a pap test was to figure out who the father was)

As I mentioned here once somewhere else, on the Misssissippi River, barges ("We don't need no stinkin' barges!!") were often filled with live pigeons. When the tow (term for several barges pushed by a towboat) went aground, a guy would crack his bullwhip & get the birds to flyin'--- that lightened the load enough to get 'em floatin' on their way. These were famous from Lake Itasca in Minnesota all the way to the dead zone below New Orleans as PIGEON TOWS.Sometimes hammers were transported that way too---hammer tows. Even tic-tac candy...

My 500 pound uncle once dropped a safe he was moving & broke his foot. We had to call a toe truck to get him to the hospital!


I tried some lame one about transporting free corn chips (Fritos), but it's really kinda' hopeless when Art gets going.


With Admiration,