A Paraprosdokian Joke
Sunday, December 23, 2012
A Paraprosdokian is a statement or joke which at the end the statement or joke, the ending is not expected or it makes you think about how the story changed and is funny. Winston Churchill was a huge fan and in private used paraprosdokians often.
This paraprosdokian may be considered off-color by some, but anyone who reads my blog knows that I am a bit off-center, so it shouldn't surprise you too much.
A bear walks into a bar in Billings, Montana and sits down. He bangs on the bar with his paw and demands a beer. The bartender approaches and says, "We don't serve beer to bears in bars in Billings."
The bear, becoming angry, demands again that he be served a beer. The bartender tells him again, more forcefully, "We don't serve beer to belligerent bears in bars in Billings."
The bear, very angry now, says, "If you don't serve me a beer, I'm going to eat that lady sitting at the end of the bar." The bartender says, "Sorry, we don't serve beer to belligerent, bully bears in bars in Billings."
The bear goes to the end of the bar, and, as promised, eats the woman. He comes back to his seat and again demands a beer. The bartender states, "Sorry, we don't serve beer to belligerent, bully bears in bars in Billings who are on drugs."
The bear says, "I'm NOT on drugs."
The bartender says, "You are now".
" That was a barbitchyouate."