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Ed B:

Look, I just pulled this banana from your ear so you should be able to hear just fine now. That's gotta be worth a twenty at least.

Ed B:

Just hand over the cash or you'll be cleaning banana shmear off your glass box for the next week.


Gee whiz, John. When are you gonna get the gun stuff right?

A banana pistol has a left ejection port, a 1911-style tang safety, & the hammer is visible when it's cocked.



Your funny or your life!

John Cox:


I decided on rendering the Smith and Wesson with "Peeled Action" based on a 1907 Barnham Model TeeHee .44

Of course, I took liberties.

Doc Al:

Nanner, nanner, nanner!


That's mime for, "I eat guns like yours for breakfast, Bozo."

There's a good reason mimes are never robbed: mime dollars.

Made me smile, T, poking fun at yourself. And your the unicode smiley somehow fits perfectly. :-)


He would never really pull the trigger because every clown knows that a mime is a terrible thing to waste.


Mayor Bloomberg held a press conference today, unveiling his new and improved Banana Tax.

"People who eat healthy, live longer. Costing the city more in public services."

Dr. Bob:

Ed B's first one caught me as a bit strange - mimes can hear perfectly fine (banana or no banana), they just don't talk (when they are performing).

So why don't they talk? Do they have nothing to say? Did they take a vow of silence? If they sinned, how would they go to confession? And why to they wear striped shirts? They aren't inmates or baseball players or referees. Is it so they can hide among a herd of zebras?

Oh, by the way, here's the story.

Andy the clown isn't trying to rob the mime... no, the banana is to get the mime's attention. Andy only wants to swap hats, because he's always wanted a beret, but could never find one at the haberdashery. Big shoes, but alas, no berets to be found.

Dr. Bob:

May I add that the mime was so surprised that he was speechless.

Ed B:

The mime couldn't hear a thing - he had a banana in his ear. Sigh... the joke is old, and so am I.


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