Monday morning writing joke: “Dueling puns, part 4”

Two writers who didn’t like each other met in a bar, as such writers often do. Each claimed it was his favorite bar and each claimed he had found it first. After several months of glowering at each other and bad mouthing each other, they agree to settle the matter with a duel of puns.

Since the tall writer won the third round, he was allowed to go first for round four. A set of cards was placed on the table between them, face down. On each card was a subject. The tall writer flipped the card over and the subject was physics.

The bartender, a waiter, and a waitress would be the judges.

Props were allowed, and for each turn, each writer could make one phone call.

After thinking a moment, the tall writer asked, “What did the photon say when the hotel check-in clerk asked her if she had any luggage?”

The short writer had thirty seconds to answer. He wondered if the character being a she had anything to do with it. As in possible, the whole “she-bang,” but this wasn’t a pun about the big bang, just a photon, a discrete quantity of light. His time was about up when he said, “The photon replied, ‘No thanks, I’m traveling light.’”

The tall writer nodded.

The short writer then said, “Why can’t you trust an atom, any atom, all atoms?”

The tall writer wondered if the use of an, any, and all had anything to do with the pun, but decided to take the plunge with his first thought, “Because the make up everything.”

The short writer nodded.

Round four was a tie. Each writer had 1 win, 1 loss, and 2 ties.

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