Puzzle for October 18, 2006

Computer security experts seem to like puns. So if you want to talk like a computer security expert, you need to be able to inject bad puns into your conversations. To get you started, here are some puns from the Book of Lists 2's list of the world's worst puns. Consider yourselves armed (or forewarned)!

  1. The Eskimo stabbed himself with an icicle. He died of cold cuts.
  2. In his dessert list, a San Antonio restaurateur suggests, “Remember the alamode!”
  3. There was an advice-to-the-lovelorn editor who insisted, “If at first you don't succeed, try a little ardor.”
  4. The commuter's Volkswagen broke down once too often. So he consigned it to the Old Volks Home.
  5. The wise old crow perched himself on a telephone wire. He wanted to make a long-distance caw.
  6. A talkative musician couldn't hold a job. Every time he opened his mouth, he put his flute in it.
  7. 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.”
  8. When the promoter of a big flower show was told that a postponement was necessary because the exhibits could not be installed on time, he explained to his backers, “We were simply caught with our plants down.”
  9. 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?”
  10. Egotist: a person who's always me-deep in conversation.
  11. “It's raining cats and dogs,” one man remarked. “I know,” said another. “I just stepped into a poodle.”
  12. An eccentric bachelor passed away and left a nephew nothing but 392 clocks. The nephew is now busy winding up the estate.
  13. The baseball pitcher with a sore arm was in the throws of agony.

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