National Humor Month Funny Short Joke Number Three

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National Humor Month Funny Short Joke Number Three

Did you enjoy short funny joke number one? And funny short joke number two? Are you hooked yet? They can be addictive, you know, but laughter does make the world go round so read funny short joke number three and have a laugh on me.

Just for a change in pace, this one's in verse.

Funny Joke Number Three

This is a short funny joke:

About a guy on vacation.

Strolling along the beachfront

With no special expectation.


Suddenly he stubs his toe

And lets out an exclamation.

Something is stuck in the sand,

He concludes by observation.


What is that foreign object

That invites his exploration?

It is an old burnished lamp

Buried deep in isolation.


He picks up the object to rub

With unhidden admiration.

Suddenly a genie pops out

With thanks and appreciation.


‘You have freed me, oh Master,

And performed emancipation.

Do you know I’ve been hidden

Just waiting for liberation?’


Now I will grant you one wish

It’s my pleasant obligation.

What would you like to have?

What is your aspiration?’


The fellow thinks for a moment

Before making a declaration,

‘I would like to visit Hawaii,’

Is his considered revelation.


‘But this is California

And I’m averse to aviation.

I am not lying,

I’m afraid of flying.’’


‘Can you build me a highway

To Hawaii? That’s my stipulation.’

‘That’s not possible.’ says the genie

Upon further meditation.


‘Technology is not available

To provide such transportation.

The ocean is too deep,

The distance is too far.

Ask me something else.

Money, power, a Karma car?'


The fellow ponders some more,

He’s in deep consideration.

‘I do have a lifelong question

That does need explanation.


'You see my dear genie friend,

I have wanted to understand,

What do women really want?

I want to know firsthand.’


The genie says, ‘My friend,

That’s a question I’d like to avoid.

I do not have the answer;

It was asked by Sigmund Freud.


'Your first wish willl be easier,

The only question that remains,

Is do you want that highway ...

To have two or four traffic lanes?’

Funny Quote

“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” – George Carlin

© Copyright BJ Rakow, Ph.D. 2012. All rights reserved.

Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So"

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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Loved it, loved it! Very clever and well-written. Thank you. Thumbs up.


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precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

Enjoyed reading this! And that puppy made me clicked and read it ^.^' Cyber hug for the driving puppy! ^.^'


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Drbj - I really always used to dream of finding a Jeannie bottle in the sand - getting a few wishes! lol Hawaii sounds good and I don't like flying either:)

I did notice that people who drive slower than me are idiots and the faster - maniacs! I think we might live in the same town! lol


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christopheranton 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Keep em coming! Your jokes really serve to kickstart my day.

Thanks.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

What a very clever poem that was also funny. I loved the way you rhymed the verses. I am looking forward to tomorrow's joke.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Loved it, very clever and creative rhyming. Now going for a walk on the beach, see if I can find myself a genie :)


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

You are amazing and awesome !


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is my first read this morning and it started my day with a laugh. You are so funny and clever. If you see that genie again please send him/her my way. I have three requests, one is to give me the ability to rhyme as well as you and the other two are sinfully greedy..Cheers


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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Funny! and I love the Carlin joke. One should be very careful answering any Genie who says "What would you like to have?". I remember the poor fellow who say "Make me a malted"


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Paradise7 4 years ago from Upstate New York

Hah! The bridge to Hawaii was easier. I loved it, so true!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Too funny! Love the story and it does ring of truth. Would love a trip to Hawaii over all things!


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Feline Prophet 4 years ago from India

Why are genies always clueless males?!!!


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I enjoyed the joke, and that puppy is so cute, drbj! Thank you yet again for the fun.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Love the way you turned this 'two lanes or four lanes' joke into brilliant verse. Voted up while chuckling with mirth ( that's a line from a limerick! )


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Another good one Drbj. You make me laugh! And what a creative way to present the joke. Wonderful. I love that quote from George Carlin.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, ytsenoh, Thank you, my dear for the thumbs up, and loving this, and your gracious comments, 'very clever and well-written.' etaicerppA rouy tisiv! :)


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, precy, so the puppy made you do it? Not surprised. That sweet lil puppy is one of my favorite photos. Thanks for enjoying this. Puppy hugs and thanks you, too.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Kelly, maybe we don't live in the same town but I know we both have noticed those slower and faster drivers Carlin referred to. Because the problem is nationwide. Maybe even planet-wide.

Everyone wants to find a Genie, but what's that saying about being careful what you wish for? I keep reading stories about lottery winners whose lives went downhill when they won large sums of money. But I'll bet they enjoyed the ride!

If I do find a Genie though, I'll wish for that expressway to Hawaii so you can visit without flying. OK?


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Kickstarting your day is my pleasure, christopher. As long as you keep enjoying my jokes, I hereby promise to keep 'em coming.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Pamela, for loving the way I rhymed the verses. Figured I'd give a nod to April as National Poetry Month as well. And thank you for looking forward to tomorrow's joke. So am I!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

What a great idea, Rosemary. Yes, do take that walk along the beach and see if you can uncover a Genie. If you do, tell him/her I sent you and maybe he/she will throw in another wish for me.

Thank you for the 'very clever and creative rhyming' comment, m'dear. 'Tis my pleasure.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Wow, bp, 'amazing and awesome'? Who could ask for anything more? Except a new leader, of course.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

What a pleasure, Ruby, to be the one who helped you start your day with a laugh. And thanks for the 'funny and clever'.

I am titillated, m'dear, by your sinfully greedy wishes #2 and #3. When we get to know each other better, you can tell me all about them. Confidentiality is guaranteed. Trust me.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Hilary, for reminding me of that very funny classic 'Make me a malted' joke. I think it may have been either early Henny Youngman or late Rodney Dangerfield material.

Our admiration of George is mutual.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

So true, Paradise. Building an overseas highway to Hawaii would be much easier than trying to answer that question. Even good old Freud failed to do so. Thanks for visiting and loving this.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Yes, teaches, there is a lot of truth in jest, and Freud will forever be famous for uttering that quote: "What do women want?" Perhaps you will find a Genie to make that trip to Hawaii. When you go, just remember that 'Aloha' covers a lot of territory.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Feline. To answer your question, 'Why are Genies always clueless males?' Probably because Robin Williams did such a hilarious job as the hysterical Genie in the film, 'Aladdin.' Few women could improve on that performance.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

It is my pleasure, Alicia, to provide the fun. Delighted you enjoyed the joke. Thank you. And puppy thanks you, too, for commenting on his cuteness.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

I knew you would appreciate this 'two lanes/four lanes' joking verse, Docmo. Thanks for the Up and the chuckling with mirth. Chuckles are good for you, y'know.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Making you laugh, Peg, is one of my priorities. Thanks for appreciating my 'wonderful-ness' in creating this verse. George Carlin usually made me laugh, too. I love his one-liners.


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amillar 4 years ago from Scotland, UK

We have the Skye Bridge in Scotland drbj, but I think the Hawaii bridge is a bridge too far. (Female psychology is a psychology too far.)


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Sorry Doc you lost the Vincent on this one, actually he made a detour from the highway and was swept up by the Hula ula gals in grass skirts. As for driving I agree with George and by god if tis a woman behind you want it to be a four lane highway, he he he.

Oops just woke up from my dream crashed my car, she switched lanes right in front of me and put on her brakes, I saw that she was blonde, but it's okay, it was Maddona and she and I are leaving our wrecks and heading back to her padm she is going to Hula me all night long:-)


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Would like to travel over the Skye Bridge in Scotland one day, amillar. Missed that part of the country the last time I visited.

The Hawaii bridge is a bridge too far? Clever, my friend. Have you read the fascinating book about World War II with that title by Cornelius Ryan?

And you may be right about female (and male) psychology. But it does keep many mental health professionals gainfully employed.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Yes, Vincent, those attractive Hawaiian gals could sway any man from his mission with their knowledge of 'hipology.' If traffic is difficult where you live, be grateful you do not live in south Florida. The majority of motorists either do not know where they are going or do not care, but all of them are in a hurry to get there.

Hmmmmmmmm, so Madonna is one of your fantasies? Verrrrry interesting! Thanks for visiting and the revelation. :)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

So true.... I don't even always know what I want or not. Only once I have it, I know whether I really wanted to have it or not.

Oh, I need a genie. I will make only one wish: "May all my wishes come true."

And then the first wish on my list: "I wish I could dance like those Hawaiian girls."

As always, dbrj, voted up and awesome :))


JRocco 4 years ago

You did it again on number 3. You are brilliant. I really enjoy reading all the ones you write.

Thank you!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Now that was very clever and exactly what I would expect from your creative mind, Martie, that your wish would be "May all my wishes come true." If I meet any powerful genies, I promise to put in a good word for you. And learning to dance the hula is not too difficult. Just pretend you are playing with a hula hoop ... without the hula hoop. Just like dancing!

Thanks, m'luv, for the visit, the awesome and the Up.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Oh, I love that adjective, 'brilliant,' JR. Thanks for loving these jokes. You obviously have a discriminating sense of humor.


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nemanjaboskov 4 years ago from Serbia

Your verses are clever and funny - a combination that is not so easily found :)

Well done, drbj, once again!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Clever and funny are two of my favorite adjectives, neman. Thank you for the approbation. And taking the time to read and comment.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

If it is possible, I like this better than number one....thanks for the smile. Sending Angels your way :) ps


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, ps. What happened? You skipped number 2. It's okay though since you like this joke even better than number 1. Your are most welcome for the smile, m'dear, and thank you for the Angels. I hear them knocking on the door right now.

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