Monday (morning) writing joke: “Dueling puns, part 6”

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 fifth round, the short writer was allowed to go first for round six. A set of cards was placed on the table between them, face down. On each card was a subject. The short writer flipped the card over and the subject was bugs.

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

For round six, the rules of round five were kept in place. For round five, the rules had been amended. Each writer had to say his pun and the audience would get to pick which one they preferred. The bartender, a waiter, and a waitress would be the judges as to who got the loudest groan.

After thinking a moment, the short writer said, “A dung beetle walked up a bar and asked, ‘Is this stool taken?’”

There was a slight groan from the patrons in the bar.

The tall writer waited until things were quiet, then he said, “Time flies like a arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.”

The crowd groaned, twice, and somebody laughed.

Round six was about to go to the tall writer, when somebody pointed out the tall writer wasn’t using his own material. That he was took that pun from Groucho Marx. Because he plagiarized, the round was awarded to the short writer. The short writer now had 2 wins, 2 losses, and 2 ties.” The tall writer also had 2 wins, 2 losses, and 2 ties.

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