And Now For Something Completely Different —

Hey Readers — It’s summer, and I’m re-reading, as I do every summer, my very favorite book: “She’s So Funny: 1,768 of the Best Jokes from Women Comedians,” edited by Judy Brown (who seems to have done a lot of funny books). I have actually gone through and checked off my favorites, and — thanks to a rapidly aging brain — each summer they tickle me anew. And suddenly I thought: Hey, why not tickle YOU, too? (Figuratively, that is.) So here are some of my faves and, where  possible, a link for the funny ladies, too. Enjoy and we’ll get back to Free-Ranging soon enough! — L

FROM “SHE’S SO FUNNY”

“I try to be nice. Whenever I take something out of the freezer I say, ‘Welcome to the future!'” – Meg Maly

“My credit card bill was so big, before I opened it I actually heard a drum roll.” — Rita Rudner

“When I was born I was so surprised, I didn’t talk for a year and a half!” — Gracie Allen

“People are giving birth underwater now. they say it’s less traumatic for the baby because it’s in water. But it’s certainly more traumatic for the other people in the pool.” Elayne Boosler

“My husband I had a very messy divorce  because there was a baby involved. Him.” — Wendy Liebman

“The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.” Joan Rivers

“If birds are such great singers, why don’t they put out more albums?” Ellen DeGeneres

“I quit smoking. I feel better. I smell better And it’s safer to drink out of old beer cans lying around the house.” Roseanne Barr

“It is better to light just one little candle than to clean the whole apartment.” Eileen Courtney

Have a great night! — L.

4 Responses

  1. You left out one of my favorites. From Kathy Griffin: “I was raised right – I talk about people behind their backs.”

  2. Love them! Thanks for the laugh.

  3. Our family’s house at the shore has many books on its shelves, and they change as we and renters leave some, take some, adn otherwise shuffle them around. A few of the constants however are the Erma Bombeck books like “If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What am I doing in the Pits’ among others. Some of the best belly laughs summer after summer after summer!

  4. Kathy Griffin
    Magaret Cho
    Sarah Silverman
    are much more my taste (profane, outrageous, challenging), but I’ll wait for an OK from Lenore before posting my fave lines of theirs here.

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