“Find your inner laughter – and let it out – with this collection of mistyped bloopers and blunders as well as a grab bag of one-liners, rib-tickling lists, actual wacky instructions, silly word meanings, and good clean jokes, old and new,” Jim Kraus writes on the back jacket cover of his book, Bloopers, Blunders, Jokes, Quips & “Quotes.”
This three hundred and eighty-four page paperback targets those who seek comic, light-hearted short stories, sayings, bloopers, and quotes. With no profanity, sexual innuendos, or extreme violence, the book would be appropriate for teenager to adult age groups. Assuming all bloopers, quotes, and jokes are by the author, there is no table of contents or topical index to reference. This reader wishes all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.
With more than nine hundred selections incorporating over six hundred each of blunders, jests, and quips, one page a day laughs can be had by the reader. Each day’s page usually begins with a gray-shaded blooper, mainly related to church or pastor blunders. A one to three line quote follows, completed by a one to three paragraph joke. Sometimes mixed into the days are full page comical lists, meanings of words, posters, and explanations.
Here are samples of some of a few bloopers:
– March planned for next August.
– The Council on Aging warns everyone to take extra precautions with elderly in heat.
– The premarital workshop on Tuesday night will be followed by a grief recovery group.
These quotes are included:
– A fool and his money will always have a lot of girlfriends.
– Never go to bed angry. Stay up and fight.
– Today’s tall oak tree is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.
Here is one of the listed jokes:
“I am happy to see you,” the little boy said to his grandmother on his dad’s side. “Now maybe my mom will do the trick she’s been promising us.”
The grandmother was curious. “What trick is that?”
“I heard her tell Dad that she would climb the walls if you came to visit,” the boy answered innocently.
Meant to read one page per day, the collection covers the gambit of life’s fun adventures, both in and out of church, in a clean but humorous fashion. This is a good resource book for a daily pick-me-up or reminder to relax and enjoy laughing.
This book was purchased from DeeperShopping to be used for reading aloud to the elderly at a retirement living complexes.
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GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.