sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

November 22, 2011

On a Lighter Note

Filed under: politics — Tags: , , — edge of the sandbox @ 5:51 pm

I thought I should leave for Thanksgiving on a lighter note.  This round up of #OWS jokes (h/t Finding Ponies) is not related to the celebration of American food and good fortune.

A late college professor of mine used to say that light bulb jokes about political power.  An old school Freudian, he thought that we subconsciously equate the two because light bulbs require electric power to operate.  #OWS has no power in the jokes submitted by the NRO readers:

How many OWS protesters does it take to change a light bulb?

The question is irrelevant: none of them can agree on what “change” means and they don’t believe in electric lighting anyway.

OWS is way too sustainable to worry about light bulbs. Unfortunately, the obvious alternative light source for our campers has died thanks to the switch from applause to “up twinkles.”

OWS protestors don’t *change* lightbulbs. They just sit around *hoping* someone else will. [This one is not unlike an old Jewish mother joke “I’ll just sit here in a dark”. — ed.]

How many OWS protestors does it take to change a lightbulb? None, they pay the Unions to do it for them.

My blogging buddy Jim Fister of Finding Ponies posted the last one along with a Tea Party light bulb joke:

How many Tea Partiers does it take to change a lightbulb? One, but only after he says the pledge and makes the secret trek to his stash of incandescents.

That’s the power of one.

Anywho, happy Thanksgiving my friends!



  1. lol HAPPIEST THANKSGIVING!..AND thank you for bein you!:)

    Comment by Angel — November 22, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

  2. I’m happy you noticed. Thanks, and have a protestor-free Thanksgiving.

    Comment by Jim Fister — November 22, 2011 @ 9:32 pm

  3. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Comment by Harrison — November 22, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

  4. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — November 23, 2011 @ 8:54 am

  5. Thanks for the lighter touch!

    I personally am weary of doom and gloom these days.

    Comment by Always On Watch — November 23, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

  6. LOL we enjoyed that. happy thanksgiving. so, my stepdad-in-law just showed me the video of the Russian news lady shooting the bird while saying Obama’s name. I’m wondering what that is all about? best to you


    Comment by Linda — November 23, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    • I’m afraid I don’t have much of an insight on that one. BO was never personally popular in Russia, and Russians have no respect for his reproaches.
      Nationalism is resurgent there, and Putin is running an “election” campaign, so it helps to fan the flames of anti-Americanism to solidify his power. Beyond that I don’t know what to say.
      Happy Thanksgiving!

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — November 23, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    • That Russian newscaster has now been fired for flipping off Obama.

      Comment by Always On Watch — November 26, 2011 @ 3:33 am

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