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I'm a Melbourne boy, hailing from St Kilda with one ex, one current wife and four kids. Love the outdoors and making new discoveries. I cook a lot at home (cheers from wife) and do some preserving, mostly jams, pickles and fruit liqueurs. This is the diary of a cooking journey.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006
The Magic Act
One blog that I love to read is the highly irreverent Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans. Laurie likes to poke fun at just about everything and reading her blog is like being in a bar sharing a good time and a joke. I think her sense of fun and adventure comes from her father's side, who has been a local entertainer/ventriloquist/magician/clown for about 40 years. Unfortunately he became unwell, but after some surgery and treatment is recovering well. So just to help the process along, here is my joke for Jingles the Clown.

A cruise line that did island cruises was looking for an act to keep the passengers entertained during the night when there wasn't much to see and do. They interviewed a few acts and settled on a magic routine and so the magician started a nightly show in the ship's ballroom. He was highly skilled and soon had the passengers enthralled with his tricks and magic.

It was a pretty easy gig for the magician, as the ship only cruised for two weeks at a time, then a new lot of passengers would embark and he would start his routine over again. Unfortunately for the magician, the ship's captain had a talking parrot that the captain was in the habit of leaving in the ballroom to observe the comings and goings on board the ship. After a couple of months of watching the magic act, the parrot cottoned onto the tricks and in the middle of the act would start squawking,

"The rabbit's under the table, the rabbit's under the table." or

"The ace is up his sleeve, the ace is up his sleeve."

Of course this was ruining the act so the magician complained to the captain who refused to move the parrot for he claimed all the passengers loved it, and so the parrot caused the magician's life to become a misery. One night there was a terrible storm with huge seas and the ship sank. Up bobbed the magician and the parrot. A door had floated up as well, so they both grabbed onto an end. The magician just stared angrily at the parrot and the parrot looked at the magician with a puzzled look on his face. They floated like this for three days with neither saying a word to the other.

Finally the parrot could stand it no longer and said to the magician,

"Okay, I'll admit it's a pretty good trick, now where's the ship?"
 
  posted at 7:18 am
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4 Comments:
At 1:54 pm, Blogger Laurie said...

Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!! That's great! Dad's going to love it. You told it well. :)

Cheers!!

 
At 5:49 pm, Anonymous Laurie's Mom said...

Mr. Neil, thank you so much for the joke. My husband, at one time, had considered working on a cruise ship, but it meant being away for 6 months at a time. I read the joke to him, as he doesn't always get on the computer to read Laurie's Blog, and he had me print it out for future use. He is doing really well and is slowly getting his energy back. He goes for a CT scan and chest x-ray this week to see the progress of the Chemo treatments. Again Thank You.

 
At 11:12 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was great. Thanks so much for thinking of my dad. If you ever get over to Texas look us up and we will take you out on the town.

Baby Sis Bonnie

 
At 12:48 pm, Blogger neil said...

Hi laurie, yeah it's a good 'un. Thanks.

Hi laurie's mom, it was a pleasure to give something to someone who has got so many people laugh and make them feel happy. Glad to see he's doing so well.

Hi bonnie, you're on, only I think I will need to get into training for it. I saw a travel doco that I told Laurie about, you guys sure know how to have fun!!!

 

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