Things That Make Me Laugh

Fred the cat, being given a special citation by the New York City Police Department for his undercover work in a sting operation. 220px-Fred_undercover_kitty.jpg

Patrick, the cat next door, who will only eat Ben and Jerry’s, Chunky Monkey, no other flavor.

Staying with cats, Zeus who looks like Morris if he were Orson Welles, couldn’t get a Halloween costume to fit him at Petco, so his mother cleverly sliced one of her bandanas in half so he could answer the door as Cat Ballou, greeting the 24 kids who knocked on it.

Donald Trump’s hair.

How often I find my reading glasses in the freezer.

Bill Hicks’s joke, that after nuclear war, the only things left will be cockroaches and Keith Richards…excuse me Bill if I’ve paraphrased.

My friend’s 8 year-old son, Samuel, ordering a tuna melt, with no cheese or tomato, not toasted.

The first time Sam ever came to my house, he looked at my couch and said: I guess you never met a pillow you didn’t like.

Writer Pete Hamill saying, going out with Jackie O. images-1.jpegwas like taking King Kong to the beach. Unknown-2.jpeg

My pal Ed’s extensive tie collection.

When Cary Fisher was married to Paul Simon, as she was about to get on a plane after they had just had an enormous fight said, “If my plane crashes, you’re gonna be sorry.”

Paul said, “Maybe not.”

How Rocky Mazzilli, my friend’s chihuahua, has no idea how little he is. He looks at you as if he’s saying…who you callin’ little?

The time my father went out to buy beer forgetting to put on his pants. Imagine a middle-aged man in festive Fruit of the Looms with a 6 pack of Schlitz.

Clemenza, teaching Michael, how to make tomato sauce. โ€œHey, come over here kid, learn somethin. You never know you might have to cook for 20 Guys someday.

Anne Lamott’s friend who told her, she wanted to kill herself, but needed to lose 5 pounds first.

And I’ll end with my favorite New Yorker cartoon.

Two hotdogs meet. One says to the other:

They grilled me Eddie, but I didn’t talk.

Humor, where would we be without it.

In the nuthouse, that’s where.

๐Ÿ™‚ย  SB

About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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31 Responses to Things That Make Me Laugh

  1. aFrankAngle says:

    Are you kidding us about your Dad? .. What the heck are your glasses doing in the freezer? Good stuff!

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  2. Fun post, Susannah. I could imagine the scene at the package store.

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  3. Eilene Lyon says:

    The non tuna melt is precious! We all need to see the humor in every-day life. Great collection youโ€™ve compiled here. ๐Ÿ˜

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  4. Dale says:

    This made me think of the time we went to Maine and my eldest ordered a Lobster Roll. Then returned it because it was cold… Ummmm, Son? The restaurant heated it up for him!
    Thank God for the funnies in life, otherwise, it would be a dull place to roam!

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  5. What a marvelous collection of Sussanecdotes! My collection would be ANNEcdotes, and they wouldn’t be nearly as good as yours.

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  6. Sorryless says:

    I remember that Bill Hicks joke!

    As for Fred the Cat . . . I loves him. So much.

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  7. skinnyuz2b says:

    Yes indeed, Susannah, humor brightens up each day. Luckily, children don’t get to name babies. My 5 yr old grandson wants to name his incubating cousin ‘Puffball’. My sister-in-law’s grandson wants to name his soon-to-be sister ‘Simba’.
    Thirty plus years ago I ordered calamari by phone. After delivery I called the restaurant again, very upset. “There’s squid in my calamari!” Luckily this was before caller ID or redial. I had meant to order tortellini. In my defense, we weren’t as educated about food choices back then.
    Have a humorous Wednesday, Susannah!

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  8. My ex-father-in-law has a page on Facebook called “giggles”. Each day has several jokes in it. His for yesterday went something like:
    There’s a man trying to cross the street. As he steps off the curb a car comes screaming around the corner and heads straight for him. The man walks faster, trying to hurry across the street, but the car changes lanes and is still coming at him.

    So the guy turns around to go back, but the car changes lanes again and is still coming at him. By now, the car is so close and the man so scared that he just freezes and stops in the middle of the road. The car gets real close, then swerves at the last possible moment and screeches to a halt right next him.

    The driver rolls down the window. The driver is a squirrel. The squirrel says to the man, “See, it’s not as easy as it looks, is it?”

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  9. A sense of humor makes up for others lack of sense. Keep on laughing or at least smiling.

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