This is a sign of the coming of the jokes. Punday Monday 109

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Welcome to Punday Monday!


New To Punday?

Pull up a stool, order a spiked PUNch, and get to know some of the regulars. I'm your PUNtender, @improv.

How To Make a Pun

This contest is open to everyone. Here's a handy dandy guide on how to make a pun: Learn to Pun

Rules for the PUN-test:

  • If you hope to win a prize, your pun must be your original work
  • Puns must be relevant to the topic of the week to win a prize, but they can be very loosely related.

Last Week's Punday Monday:

Here is last week's Punday Monday, and all the puns that were eligible to win this week are in the comments!

Hang on to your PUNderwear. The Winners of This Week's PUNday Monday Are...

(GIF by @littlescribe)

Rookie of the Week:


Pocket Choice Awards:

I am of the opinion that there are four responses to creative works one doesn’t like.
Constructive criticism. Help them get better!
Useful review. Help audience members know which of them will like and which won’t like this piece.
Outdo them. Demonstrate to yourself and others what “good” looks like.
Keep it to yourself.
There is, however, only one way to respond to creative work one DOES like.
Send them POCKET.
What pun was your favorite?

Oooo, @rainite again!

  • POCKET Choice Winner's Circle Season One:

@aloha-creations, @professorbromide, @tcpolymath, @miniature-tiger, @lilygolightly, @chrisroberts, @stinawog, @f3nix, @doctorcrypto, @heroic15397, @littlescribe, @diebitch, @acolucky, @ablaze, and @paul.atreides.

  • POCKET Choice Winners' Circle Season Two:

@ablaze, @coinsandchains, @dollarsandsense, @doctorcrypto, @heroic15397, @littlescribe, @jk6276, @acolucky, @deceth, @richatvns, @wpkwolfe, @stanism, @lordoffaux, @blockingback, @theartofori, @rainite, and @mensa-sig

  • POCKET Choice Winners' Circle Season Three:

It’s still season two.

Grand Prize (which isn’t bigger than the other prizes, just grander):


It would have been even better with a video of you doing that accent, but I performed it aloud for @stinawog, and she laughed out loud, so you know it’s a winner.

And What Prizes Do They Win, You Ask?

  • Full Strength, 100% Upvote!

Why, as usual, all the punsters got full strength upvotes on their submissions from @improv. This week they also got votes from @freewritehouse! They will next week, too! Together, these upvotes could total in excess of five whole cents!

  • SBI

Which are little bitty upvotes on all your content forever. See @steembasicincome for details. I’ll send one to all of our qualified entrants this week!
Our entrants were:
@rainite, @doctorcrypto, @acolucky, @diebitch, @paul.atreides, @jk6276, @sumatranate,
Our winners get bonus prize SBI for winning!

Congrats, @rainite(x2!), @doctorcrypto

  • @improv 100% upvote to the post of your choice

Our category winners will each get to choose a post (of their own or someone else's) and I will give that post a fully powered upvote (subject to @improv’s discretion)

This Week's Pun Topic Is:

Flute (thanks @stinawog!)

As in,
There once was a window who wanted to get with a flute. But the flute thought the window was too much of a sinner. The window tried everything to change the flute’s mind. It even cleaned the part of itself that is good for leaning out of. It used aluminum foil to cover itself. At last the flute was willing to agree that they had a lot in common. The flute had a silver tube, and the window had sill virtue.

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I went on a picnic in the park with my girlfriend . We had symphony of treats!

We started with a flute of champagne.
Then she uncovered our dish that was sealed in cellowrap.
I could not believe what she had prepared...
Grilled c bass in a trumpet mushroom sauce.
Garnished with pickle slices that had the seeds cut out....
little pickle O's!!

Viola! So delicious!

So....If a clarinet and a flute got into a fight....
Who would win?

Sorry, it's late. :)

The flute has length necessary to orchestrate a victory and I suspect that would be the key.

You take back that apology right now.

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A friend of mine wanted to learn an instrument, but he wasn't sure which one to choose. He asked me, "should I go with something low, in a bass range, or maybe something higher... like an alto?"

"That's easy," I said. " Piccolo."

Just wow. I thought for sure @rainite had this one locked on their debut run. Hats off, you had everything asparagus in that one. :)

You can upvote this post!
Listen to the two songs as well. After you turn it up!

I thought so, too, but yours had so much personality I couldn't resist reading it out loud, and the giggles from the audience pushed it over the top.

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Thank you ^^
Okay, I choose that post to get the vote then. So I simply choose like that or is there a super secret handshake or something, Mr. @improv?

You choose what post? This comment? Post me a link of the post you want me to give a vote to

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Ah. Yes. Well, I've already upvoted that one because doctor crypto won one of the other prizes!

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Well this is embarrassing! I've already upvoted that post, too!

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Wait really? I'm starting to think you've upvoted every single posts on Steemit, somehow XD Okay, I need to think ahead of you then. I bet you haven't upvote this one:

Note, just in case: I don't blindly pick the posts...

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