Thursday, November 18, 2010

Silliness surrounding elephants

Yesterday's poem reminded me of some age old questions and answers

such as

How do you kill a blue elephant?
Shoot him with a blue elephant gun

How do you kill a red elephant?
Leave him out in the cold till he turns blue, then shoot him with a blue elephant gun

How do you kill a green elephant?
Heat him up till he turns red, then leave him out in the cold till he turns blue, then shoot him with a blue elephant gun

How do you kill a yellow elephant?
Tell him about environmental issues till he turns green, then heat him up till he turns red, then leave him out in the cold till he turns blue, then shoot him with a blue elephant gun

How do you kill a pink elephant?
There's no such thing as a pink elephant

8 comments:

120 Socks said...

I figure at this stage most of my friends are nuts, but it is still particularily wonderful when you discover that some are even more cracked than others! Great little post. But will you pleeeeeeeeease stop writing them, so I can get on with my novel!!!!!

The Dead Acorn said...

I was once in the jungle when I was charged by a mighty elephant. I tried to pull his tusks out, but they were in too tight. So I went to Alabama, where the tuscaloosa.

I'm not sure I want to tell your jokes down at the bar ... I'd get kicked out somewhere between red and green, I'm pretty sure. Might be worth it, though ...

Kat Mortensen said...

See comment in my recent e-mail. 'Nuff said.

Then there's the classic Grouch Marx line, "Once I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I'll never know!"

(Or something like that)

Kat

Titus said...

I had a ride on one at London Zoo once.

And we're good friends with Anne.
http://titusthedog.blogspot.com/2009/08/elephant-in-dumfries-shock.html

Do the jokes have to be about coloured elephants, or are grey ones OK too?

Totalfeckineejit said...

I've seen loads of pink elephants.Or was it Flamingos?

Jingle said...

interesting questions.
cute poetry.

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Hey, Niamh, I have to ask, what is this disturbing talk about killing a blue elephant? I mean, I know I haven't commented here in a long time, but I read all of your posts.

I was going to tell you that I will be visiting Dublin (first time ever for me) from the 11th to the 14th of December with my wife and a couple of friends, thinking that we could meet somewhere, but I will need reliable confirmation that there will be no pachydermicidic intentions.

Niamh B said...

Well Lorenzo, there are no guarantees in this life, but as long as you're not a blue elephant... you'll probably be ok. Look forward to your visit!