"We degrade Providence too much by attributing our ideas to it out of annoyance at being unable to understand it."

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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. :)


Trackback URL: http://thinklings.org/bloo.trackback.php/6994.

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

Leave a Comment:
URL: (optional)
Email: (optional - will not be published)

Please enter the characters you see in the above CAPTCHA image:

Notify me via email if any followup comments are added to this post (show help)