Puzzle of the Day

All computer security experts seem to like puns. So, if you want to talk like a computer security expert, here are 14 puns from what the Book of Lists 2 has called the world's worst puns. Consider yourselves armed (or forewarned)!

The Eskimo stabbed himself with an icicle. He died of cold cuts.

In his dessert list, a San Antonio restaurateur suggests, "Remember the alamode!"

There was an advice-to-the-lovelorn editor who insisted, "If at first you don't succeed, try a little ardor."

The commuter's Volkswagen down once too often. So he consigned it to the Old Volks Home.

The wise old crow perched himself on a telephone wire. He wanted to make a long-distance caw.

A talkative musician couldn't hold a job. Every time he opened his mouth, he put his flute in it.

A farmer with relatives in East Germany heard that a food package he had sent had never arrived. Optimistically, he assured them, "Cheer up! The wurst is yet to come."

When the promoter of a big flower show was told that a postponement was necessary because the exhibits coudnot be installed on time, he explained to his backers, "We were simply caught with our plants down."

A critic declared that he always praised the first show of a new theatrical season. "Who am I," he asked, "to stone the first cast?"

Egotist: a person who's always me-deep in converstion.

"It's raining cats and dogs," one man remarked. "I know," said another. "I just stepped into a poodle."

An eccentric bachelor passed away and left a nephew nothing but 392 clocks. The nephew is now busy winding up the estate.

The baseball pitcher with a sore arm was in the throws of agony.

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