Sunday, September 24, 2023



John Oliver has a low opinion of puns, having said “I think puns are not just the lowest form of wit, but the lowest form of human behavior.” Another comment by him: “The moment I accept that there's an artistic, redeeming quality in puns, I have a horrible feeling I'll get hooked.”

Contrast this with Alfred Hirchcock’s comment: “Puns are the highest form of literature.”

I am an unashamed devotee of puns, so will let Edgar Allen Poe have the last word: “Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.”


I mention the above because friend and colleague Vince C sent me a serious of pic panels that was headed For Mature Music Lovers Only . . .

My guess is that the reference to ‘mature’ refers to age, the music references likely not being known to young people.

Thanks, Vince.

Here is Vince’s contribution . . .



I can’t let the punning go without adding the following . . .

Arnold Schwarzenegger was working in a record store. A woman asked him where she could find the Brandenburg concertos. He told her "Aisle B, Bach."

Steven Spielberg was busy discussing his new action adventure about famous classical composers. Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were in the room.

“Who do you want to play?” Spielberg asked Bruce Willis.

“I’ve always been a big fan of Chopin,” said Bruce. “I’ll play him.”

“And you, Sylvester?” asked Spielberg.

“Mozart’s the one for me!” said Sly.

“And what about you?” Spielberg asked Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“I’ll be Bach,” said Arnie.

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