Oct 3, 2011

Time to Smile

By Tracy Astle

Keeping a sense of humor is vital to maintaining one's sanity. At least I think so anyway. So, in that spirit, I thought I'd share a couple of really dumb jokes which should at least make you groan or roll your eyes, if not actually laugh. Since I'm teaching the Old Testament to a freshman seminary class this year, that's where my mind is right now.

Did you know we have evidence from the Bible that they had problems with cigarettes way back then, too? Just check out 24:64. It says Rebekah, "lighted off the camel." (bah, dum, bump [That's a rim shot in case ya couldn't tell.])

The next joke is my favorite scripture joke and is dedicated to anyone who has ever raised a teenaged boy. - The scriptures never specifically tell us Isaac's age at the time Abraham was commanded to sacrifice him, but we know for sure he wasn't a teenager. How? If he was a teenager, it wouldn't have been a sacrifice!

(Anyone who knows me knows I actually love teenagers, but I have raised three boys and experienced all the -cough, cough- fun that can bring.)

Anyone have any dumb jokes to share? My arsenal could use some expanding.

P. S. - And can I just say, YAY,  GENERAL CONFERENCE? Makes me go ahhhhh every time.


  1. Haha! Thanks Tracy! Did you know that "teepeeing" (covering your friends yard in toilet paper) and/or food fights were a problem even back in the Biblical days? Zechariah 5:1,2...
    "Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. And he said unto me, What seest thou: and I answered, I see a flying roll;..."
    I love teens, too. Our youngest and ninth child is 13...

  2. Did you know that Nephi had a horse? His name was Beunto, and he must have gone really fast, because he was always saying, "Wo, beunto!"

  3. I love all of these!

    And I LOVED conference! IT was for me.

  4. When I was in seminary, it was going around that the food at the MTC gives you gas--and there was one scripture that I haven't looked up but went something like, "My bowels, my bowels!"


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