Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…

 By Shamus Dec 13, 2006 21 comments

Okay, so a Catholic, a Muslim, an Atheist and a duck walk into this cosplay convention…

20121 comments. Blackjack!


  1. Pixy Misa says:

    Psst! E before I except when the word isn’t “atheist”.

  2. Shamus says:

    Stupid English language…

  3. Crusader Corim says:

    Also, Muslim is traditionally spelled thusly.

    On that note, I believe we can all agree that we need to kawaii them all, and let Rei sort them out.

  4. Shamus says:

    Okay, I spelled 2 out of 3 wrong. If Don comes in and tells me I mis-spelled Catholic I think I have to quit blogging.

  5. Wonderduck says:

    It’s generally traditional to capitalize “Duck”…

  6. this joke setup would make for a good webcomic :)

  7. Naah, leave him in lower case. (Damned schizmatic…)

  8. Telas says:

    re: caps and “duck”

    On Earth, it’s lower-case.

    If it’s Glorantha, however, it’s capitalized.

  9. Rich says:

    Um… I’ve never heard it.

    So don’t stop…

  10. “I before E, except whenever the hell it feels like it.”

  11. Steven says:

    The inclusion of a duck in such a situation offends my sensibilities.

    I believe the animal was in fact a platypus. (beware its venom)

  12. Wonderduck says:

    I’ll give you venom, Steven… you people are SO narrowminded, so bloody humanocentric.

  13. Steven says:

    wonderduck,
    its called dry humor.

    it was a play oin the concept that a duck billed platypus has a duck bill, and thus could have been miscontrued as a duck, and thrown in with that was the idea that many thought the platypus, when originally discovered, was actually a fake creature thrown together by prankster taxidermists.

    Additionaly, I was attempting to play on the religious fanatics who claim that the platypus is proof of intelligent design based upun the melange of apparent animal types all rolled into one.

    so dude,
    lighten up.

    • Darkstarr says:

      I always figured the platypus was proof of polytheism, since that poor creature HAD to have been designed by committee… That, or God likes to get stoned once in a while, like Robin Williams once joked. (Yes, I’m kidding about that last part. Please don’t be offended, anyone.)

      Aside to Pixy Misa: “I before E except after C, or pronounced like A as in ‘neighbor’ and ‘weird’.” -_^ (I mess up more English majors with that one!)

  14. Wonderduck says:

    “wonderduck,its called dry humor.”

    You don’t say? Maybe you should look into it yourself… hmmmm?

  15. Steven says:

    Agreed.
    I over reacted to your original reply.
    Chalk it up to a bad day at work.
    I work with people who take things too literally, and I fall victim to it myself occasionally.

    Shamus has a great site here, and I am justifiably chastised for resorting to bickering on it.

    Keep the fun stuff rolling, and forgive a too quick response on my part.

    Peace.

  16. Shamus says:

    Oh wow. You don’t see this sort of self-correction nearly often enough. Thanks Steven.

  17. Wonderduck says:

    Yep, nicely done, Steven. Feel free to drop by The Pond anytime!

  18. Steven says:

    Thank you guys.

    I usually try to avoid putting my foot in my mouth with my first post, but sometimes, the brain disengages and the ego goes full steam ahead. (right into a wall)

    I am one of the johnnie come lately fans brought on board by the LOTR spoof, and I don’t want to wear out my welcome right off the bat.

    I will do my best to mind my reactions prior to opening mouth and inserting foot.

    I would like to hear the rest of the aforementioned joke though ….

    What exactly did happen at that cosplay convention?
    Enquiring minds want to know.

  19. ShadoStahker says:

    I before E, except after C
    or if it sounds like an A, as in neighbour or weigh
    or Tuesdays or Holidays, and sometimes in May
    and you’ll always be wrong, no matter WHAT you say!

    - Brian Reagan

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