Stating the obvious is not always funny, although others may find it so. The humour of Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld are examples, I don't find their monologues that funny although Dave Allen monologues were wonderful. For the same reason not everyone will find the following bubble wrap items funny - is stating the truth funny?
I started thinking about bubble wrap after posting the cartoon last week about the bubble wrap in the operating theatre:
It turns out that I am not alone in my thoughts, and actions, about popping bubble wrap . . .
Bubble wrap was invented in 1957 by engineers Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes in Hawthorne, NJ. Fielding and Chavannes sealed two shower curtains together, creating a smattering of air bubbles, which they originally tried to sell as wallpaper. When the product turned out to be unsuccessful as wallpaper, the team marketed it as greenhouse insulation. Although Bubble Wrap was branded by Sealed Air Corporation (founded by Fielding and Chavannes) in 1960, it was not until a year later that its use in protective packaging was discovered. As a packaging material, Bubble Wrap's first client was IBM, which used the product to protect the IBM 1401 computer during shipment. Fielding and Chavannes were inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame in 1993. Sealed Air celebrated Bubble Wrap's 50th birthday in January 2010.
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is celebrated on the last Monday of January each year. The last Monday of January was designated as Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day after a radio station in Bloomington, Indiana received a shipment of microphones wrapped in bubble wrap, which, after being unwrapped and installed, inadvertently broadcast the sound of their wrappings being popped.
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Plus a couple of non bubble wrap items for my father in law to take to his friends in the plaza at Woden . . .
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Joe says to Paddy “Close your curtains the next time you’re making love to your wife. The whole street was watching and laughing at you yesterday.” Paddy says “Well, the joke’s on them because I wasn’t even home yesterday.”
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Four Catholic men and a Catholic woman were having coffee after Mass.
The first Catholic man tells his friends, “My son is a priest, when he walks into a room, everyone calls him ‘Father’.”
The second Catholic man chirps, “My son is a Bishop, when he walks into a room people call him ‘Your Grace’.”
The third Catholic man says, “My son is a Cardinal. When he enters a room everyone says ‘Your Eminence’.”
The fourth Catholic man says, “My son is the Pope. When he walks into a room people call him ‘Your Holiness’.”
Since the lone Catholic woman was sipping her coffee in silence, the four men gave her a look and said, “Well….?”
She proudly replies, “I have a daughter, slim, tall, 38 Double D breasts, 24″ waist, and 34″ hips. When she walks into a room, people say, “Oh My God.”
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I asked the boss "Where do you want this 100 metre roll of bubble wrap?"
"Just pop it in the corner he said..."
Its nearly 5.00pm and I’m still going !!!
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