"There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations--these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit--immortal horrors or everlasting splendours. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of the kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously--no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption. And our charity must be real and costly love, with deep feeling for the sins in spite of which we love the sinners--no mere tolerance, or indulgence which parodies love as flippancy parodies merriment. Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses. If he is your Christian neighbour, he is holy in almost the same way, for in him also Christ vere latitat, the glorifier and the glorified, Glory Himself, is truly hidden."

- C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
Sometimes Life Gives You A Pun

Today my son Jared and I are going on a school field trip to some local caverns.
Then later after school, I will be taking him and his brothers to get haircuts.

You know what that means? Today Jared is getting...

A CAVE and a HAIRCUT..bum, bum.

I love it! (I'll be singing it to myself all day.)

Yes, little things make me smile. :)


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Comments on "Sometimes Life Gives You A Pun":
1. Flyaway - 05/15/2014 11:41 am CDT


2. Lost - 05/15/2014 9:15 pm CDT

Sorry, but I don't get the pun. Perhaps I missed a meme about cave-in's, short-cuts, or hares.

3. NHE - 05/16/2014 10:31 pm CDT

Lost - there's an old "shave and a haircut, 2 bits" line from a barbershop quartet song from the 1940's that Philip is referencing.....just nod your head and humor him, maybe give a little smile....he's harmless :)

(BTW, if I have to explain a pun, it might not be timeless....)

4. Shrode - 05/18/2014 2:45 pm CDT

nhe, thanks for the defense (I think. :-)

But the tune "shave and a haircut" is a bit more ubiquitous than that.

Read this

It's so famous that it has become sort of a cliche'ed (and somewhat cheesy) ending to any piano song. It was also used by American POW's in Vietnam to identify whether a fellow prisoner was american. They would knock "dum-dum-dum-DUM-dum" and wait for the answering "dum-DUM"

It's also the way that poor Roger Rabbit was captured. He couldn't help himself. Watch!

Here's how to play it:

5. Shrode - 05/18/2014 3:17 pm CDT

I'm not the only one who gets simple joy out of "shave and a haircut"

Here it is in a tunnel!

6. Shrode - 05/18/2014 3:22 pm CDT
7. dbd - 05/19/2014 6:07 pm CDT

An older British version to the same tune goes:

"How's your father?" "All right!"

That one was tacked on either the end of or after each refrain to Victorian music-hall songs. I don't know how old the tune really is.

8. Jeff - 05/21/2014 2:27 pm CDT

The Dad is strong in this one

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