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I had some eyeglasses. I was walking down the street when
suddenly the prescription ran out.

I got food poisoning today. I don't know when I'll use it.


I put my air conditioner in backwards. It got cold outside.
The weatherman on TV was confused. "It was supposed to be hot

I was in a job interview and I opened a book and started
reading. Then I said to the guy, "Let me ask you a question.
If you are in a spaceship that is traveling at the speed of
light, and you turn on the headlights, does anything happen?"
He said, "I don't know." I said, "I don't want your job."


I was in the first submarine. Instead of a periscope, they had
a kaleidoscope. "We're surrounded."

I went camping and borrowed a circus tent by mistake. I didn't
notice until I got it set up. People complained because they
couldn't see the lake.


When I turned two I was really anxious, because I'd doubled my
age in a year. I thought, if this keeps up, by the time I'm six
I'll be ninety.

Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how
much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen.


I put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in

It's a fine night to have an evening.

Even snakes are afraid of snakes.


I can't stop thinking like this.

This isn't all true.

You know how it is when you're walking up the stairs, and you
get to the top, and you think there's one more step? I'm like
that all the time.


I put hardwood floors on top of wall-to-wall carpet.

Tinsel is really snakes' mirrors.


Two babies were born on the same day at the same hospital. They
lay there and looked at each other. Their families came and
took them away. Eighty years later, by a bizarre coincidence,
they lay in the same hospital, on their deathbeds, next to each
other. One of them looked at the other and said, "So. What did
you think?"

My grandfather gave me a watch. It doesn't have any hands or
numbers. He says it's very accurate. I asked him what time it
was. You can guess what he told me.

These are "fake" Steve Wright sayings, by Rod Schmidt:

I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don't know
what to feed it.

I made a chocolate cake with white chocolate. Then I took it to
a potluck. I stood in line for some cake. They said, "Do you
want white cake or chocolate cake?" I said, "Yes".

My aunt gave me a walkie-talkie for my birthday. She says if
I'm good, she'll give me the other one next year.

I eat swiss cheese from the inside out.

I had amnesia once or twice.

I bought a million lottery tickets. I won a dollar.

I got a chain letter by fax. It's very simple. You just fax a
dollar bill to everybody on the list.

My friend Sam has one leg. I went to his house. I couldn't go
up the stairs.

The sun never sets on the British Empire. But it rises every
morning. The sky must get awfully crowded.

I brought a mirror to Lovers' Lane. I told everybody I'm

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer
thinks he can get me five.

You know how it is when you decide to lie and say the check is
in the mail, and then you remember it really is? I'm like that
all the time.

How many people does it take to change a searchlight bulb?

The sky already fell. Now what?

I wear my heart on my sleeve. I wear my liver on my pant leg.

I still have my Christmas Tree. I looked at it today. Sure
enough, I couldn't see any forests.

If you can wave a fan, and you can wave a club, can you wave a
fan club?

When I was in boy scouts, I slipped on the ice and hurt my
ankle. A little old lady had to help me across the street.

If you write the word "monkey" a million times, do you start to
think you're Shakespeare?

Smoking cures weight problems... eventually...

I had fried octopus last night. You have to be really quiet
when you eat it. Otherwise, it emits a cloud of black smoke and
falls on the floor.

Yesterday I told a chicken to cross the road. It said, "what

I xeroxed my watch. Now I have time to spare.

I took a course in speed waiting. Now I can wait an hour in
only ten minutes.

I eat swiss cheese. But I only nibble on it. I make the holes

I moved into an all-electric house. I forgot and left the porch
light on all day. When I got home the front door wouldn't open.

I got a garage door opener. It can't close. Just open.

You know how it is when you go to be the subject of a psychology
experiment, and nobody else shows up, and you think maybe that's
part of the experiment? I'm like that all the time.

I went over to the neighbor's and asked to borrow a cup of salt.
"What are you making?" "A salt lick."

There aren't enough days in the weekend.

My friend Sally is a nudist. I went to her house. The closets
have no doors. The walls are covered with see-through

Sally plays strip poker. Whenever she loses, she has to put
something on.

The sky is falling... no, I'm tipping over backwards.

Droughts are because god didn't pay his water bill.

Is "tired old cliche" one?

If you had a million Shakespeares, could they write like a

if you tell a joke in the forest, but nobody laughs, was it a

It only rains straight down. God doesn't do windows.

When I get bored I go to a Seven-Eleven and ask for a
two-by-four and a box of three-by-fives.

The sign said "eight items or less". So I changed my name to

Yesterday I saw a chicken crossing the road. I asked it why.
It told me it was none of my business.

I rented a lottery ticket. I won a million dollars. But I had
to give it back.

In school, every period ends with a bell. Every sentence ends
with a period. Every crime ends with a sentence.

I xeroxed my watch. Now I can give away free watches.

I xeroxed a mirror. Now I have an extra xerox machine.

I took a course in speed reading. Then I got Reader's Digest on
microfilm. By the time I got the machine set up, I was done.

Yesterday I found out what doughnuts are for. You put them on
doughbolts. They hold dough airplanes together. For kids, they
make erector sets out of play-dough.

I went to a haunted house, looked under the kitchen table, and
found spirit gum.

I went to a garage sale. "How much for the garage?" "It's not
for sale."

I went to San Francisco. I found someone's heart.

I know the guy who writes all those bumper stickers. He hates
New York.

A beautiful woman moved in next door. So I went over and
returned a cup of sugar. "You didn't borrow this." "I will."

I had my coathangers spayed.

I washed a sock. Then I put it in the dryer. When I took it
out, it was gone.

The Bermuda Triangle got tired of warm weather. It moved to
Alaska. Now Santa Claus is missing.

I went to a fancy french restaurant called "Deja Vu." The
headwaiter said, "Don't I know you?"

Last week I forgot how to ride a bicycle.

I took lessons in bicycle riding. But I could only afford half
of them. Now I can ride a unicycle.

And here's one from (Andrew Arensburger):

I spent all my money on a FAX machine. Now I can only FAX

And from cth@hpfcso (CT Hart):

What are imitation rhinestones?

If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know?

If God dropped acid, would he see people?