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When does a pun become a dad joke? When it becomes apparent. See what we did there? That’s a bad pun, and a dad joke all in one. People may make fun of those who come up with bad puns, but let’s face it, we all secretly enjoy them. That’s why, for this article, we collected pun examples and dad jokes from all over the internet.

What Is a Pun?

A pun is a wordplay that’s based on one word having different meanings or several words sounding similar. Both bad puns and good puns are created for humorous effect. It may seem that making puns is an easy job, but in fact, not only do you need a good sense of humor, but you also have to be pretty savvy with words.

Now that you are semi-familiar with what puns are, we have a whole list for you to indulge in. We gathered some of the best puns collected by a Tumblr blog called Just Bad Puns. But don't let the name fool you; they are not bad at all. You’ll probably find them hilarious if you’re into dad jokes. So don't waste any more time, and scroll below for the list of bad puns and more interesting stuff about them!

#1

It Means A Lot

It Means A Lot Thanks for explaining the word “many” to me, it means a lot

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Trippy Shoes

I got some shoes from my drug dealer recently, I don’t know what he laced them with, but I’ve been tripping all day..

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Crossing The Road

Why did Adele cross the road? To say hello from the other side

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Concert Tickets

What kind of concert only costs 45 cents? A 50 Cent concert featuring Nickelback

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am a mum and i am the one doing mental harm in my family by "dadjokes"... 😅

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#5

Out Or In

Out Or In Shout out to the people that don’t know what the opposite of in is!

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#6

Crushed Grapes

What did the grape say when it got crushed? Nothing, it just let out a little wine

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#7

Hot Bod

I want to be cremated as it is my last hope for a smoking hot body

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#8

Apocalypse

So what if I don’t know what apocalypse means?? It’s not the end of the world!

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Always look on the bright side of life ta dum ta dum ...

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#9

Useless Invention

To the guy who invented zero, thanks for nothing

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Just A Fantasy

Just A Fantasy I had a crazy dream last night. I was swimming in an ocean of orange soda. Turns out it was just a Fanta sea..

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Types of Puns

Puns can be made based on several different principles. Depending on that, linguists distinguish various types of puns. The ones that you’re most likely to find in a common joke are: 

  • Homophonic puns rely on two or more words sounding similar but being written differently and meaning completely different (often unrelated) things.
  • Homographic puns are based on words that are written the same way but don’t coincide in either pronunciation or meaning. Because of this, these puns are better relayed in writing rather than in a conversation.
  • Homonymic puns require wordplay in both the writing and pronunciation. Since this limits your options, such puns might be a little more difficult to make. 
  • Visual puns, as the name suggests, include pictures. The wordplay is expressed through graphic media. This type is often used in cartoons, heraldry, and languages that aren’t based on phonetic writing, for example, Chinese.  
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#11

It's Raining

A crazy wife says to her husband that moose are falling from the sky. The husband says, it’s reindeer.

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4 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The wife has got Hohohollucinations! Merry Christmas everyone ;-)

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#12

Without A Trace

A Mexican magician tells the audience he is going to disappear on the count of 3. He says, “uno, dos..” and then POOF he disappeared without a tres..

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#13

Nope, It Doesn't Rock

I saw a sign that said falling rocks, so I tried and it doesn’t.

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#14

Just Let Him Go

Ladies, if he can’t appreciate your fruit jokes, you need to let that mango.

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Narrator: Things were not peachy, Carol knew she had to let her mango. Sorry for the bad pun, I don't have a funny bone anywhere from my head tomatos

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#15

Rocks And Places

Rocks And Places Geology rocks, but Geography is where it’s at!

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Bad Jokes

I would tell you an unemployment joke, but none of them work..

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#17

Run Forrest Run

What was Forrest Gump’s email password? 1forrest1

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Lame Atmosphere

Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? I heard the food was good but it had no atmosphere

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At least you don't weigh as much, so you can eat more if you want.

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#19

A Dozen

I saw a girl today who had 12 nipples. Sounds crazy, dozen tit?

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#20

Marching Along

Marching Along Can February March? No, but April May

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Where to Use Puns

You might think that the only use funny puns have is to be told in a conversation and make someone laugh. While this is undeniably true, puns have a much wider application. Authors often use clever wordplay in their books, and not necessarily for comedic effect. Some of the most prominent pun examples in literature belong to William Shakespeare and Lewis Carroll.

Another field that greatly benefits from using puns is branding and design. Marketing executives have long noticed that logos and business names based on wordplay attract the customers’ attention and put it to good use. 

#21

Lost And Found

A man sued an airline company after it lost his luggage. Sadly, he lost his case.

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#22

Ring Tones

I don’t like the term, “anal bleaching.” I prefer, “changing your ring tone.”

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#23

Sad Sad Dumbo

Why was dumbo sad? He felt irrelephant

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#24

Gamer Problems

Gamer Problems My boyfriend just broke up with me for talking about video games to much, what a stupid thing to Fallout 4

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#25

Dashing Biker

A Harley rider eating in a restaurant is checking out a gorgeous redhead. Suddenly she sneezes and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket. The biker reaches up, snatches it out of the air, and hands it back to her. “I am so embarrassed,” the woman says. “Please join me for dinner." They enjoy a wonderful meal together and afterwards she invites him to the theatre, followed by drinks. She pays for everything. Then she asks him to her place for a nightcap, and to stay for breakfast. The next morning the guy is amazed. "Are you this nice to every biker you meet?” he asks. “Not usually,” she replies. “But you just happened to catch my eye.”

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#26

Heart Of A Lion

My grandpa has the heart of the lion and a lifetime ban from the zoo..

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#27

Right On Time

Einstein developed a theory about space, and it was about time too..

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#28

Just The Right Guy

Need an ark to save two of every animal? I noah guy..

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wow really subtle, I can only tell what it means if it's written down. This is my favorite

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#29

Sneaky Stairs

Sneaky Stairs I don’t trust stairs because they’re always up to something..

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#30

Stork Or Crane

Smaller babies may be delivered by stork but the heavier ones need a crane..

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What Are Bad Puns?

Sense of humor is a very subjective thing. What may be a side-splitting joke for someone wouldn’t even squeeze a slight smile from another. Yet, there is a common opinion that some especially unsophisticated or corny puns can be qualified as bad. Some people even argue that there can only be bad puns or terrible puns, no good ones. 

Why Are Bad Puns Funny?

Ever heard the expression “it’s so bad, it’s good”? Many agree that this is exactly the case with puns. We all enjoy smart jokes and subtle comedy, but every now and then, everyone wants to leave their thinking cap at home and just laugh at something that’s not exactly comedy gold.   

#31

Know Your ABCs

I’m close friends with 25 letters of the alphabet, I don’t know y..

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#32

Mixed Feelings

I lost my mood ring and i don’t know how to feel about it..

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#33

Died A Little

Yesterday I accidentally swallowed some food coloring. The doctor says I’m okay, but I feel like I’ve dyed a little inside..

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#34

Solving Crimes

Solving Crimes A man was found dead in a vat full of falafel condiments. Police are treating it as a hummuscide.

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#35

Fruit Flies

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana..

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#36

Not On My Watch

I lost my watch at a party. When I went looking for it, I saw some guy stepping on it while harassing a girl. So I walked up to the dude and punched him straight in the nose because no one does that to a girl… Not on my watch!

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#37

Fender Bender

My friend drove his expensive car into a tree and found out how his Mercedes bends..

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#38

It Comes Naturally

Sleeping comes so naturally to me, I could do it with my eyes closed..

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#39

Losing An Electron

Losing An Electron Looks like I lost an electron, I should keep a better ion them..

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#40

Just A Bit Wiser

Beer may not make you smart, Budweiser..

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#41

Missing Steaks

Becoming a vegetarian is one big missed steak..

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#42

Never Gonna Give You Up

Rick Astley will let you borrow any of his Pixar collection DVDs but he will never give you Up

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#43

Uplifting Abilities

Getting the ability to fly would be so uplifting…

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I weighted myself recently... flying only down im not sure would be considered flying..

#44

Zoo Escape

Zoo Escape Some aquatic mammals at the zoo escaped. It was otter chaos..

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#46

Tap Dancer

I used to be a tap dancer until I fell in the sink

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#47

What do French people call a sad Thursday? A tra-Jeudi

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#48

A prisoner’s favorite punctuation mark is the period. It marks the end of his sentence..

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#49

What did the ghost teacher say to the class? Look at the board and I will go through it again..

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My girlfriend likes to tie me to the bed and cover me in chocolate and caramel. She’s a dominatwix.

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's your own fault for insisting everyone call you "Biscuit".

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#51

I went to a terrible piano concert the other night. The pianist made so many mistakes I can’t even begin to Liszt. It was too much for me to Handel so I left and demanded all my money Bach the next day.

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#52

Never trust an atom, they make up everything!

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#53

Waking up this morning was an eye-opening experience

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#54

Long fairy tales have a tendency to dragon

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Once, there was a lumberjack who wandered into a magical forest. As he swung his axe, the tree said “don’t cut me down, I’m a talking tree!”
The lumberjack replied, “and you will dialogue.”

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Please, Willow you let me live Fir a while? My friends will Pine for me.

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#56

Why do people with foot fetishes never win? Because they like the taste of defeat

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#57

Did you know it’s far easier to convince ladies to not eat Tide Pods, but it’s harder to deter gents?

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What do you use to cut a Roman Emperors hair? Ceasers

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A Roman soldier walks into a bar and holds up his first two fingers.What does he want?........five beers!

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#59

He couldn’t work out how to fix the washing machine so he threw in the towel

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#60

The archaeologist discovered an ancient tampon after a ruin excavation, the only problem was she couldn’t work out what period it was from.

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#61

What did the kleptomaniac do in the bathroom? Nothing special, he was only taking a shower

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#62

A bicycle can’t stand on its own because it is two-tired..

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#63

The Middle Ages were called the Dark Ages because there were too many knights

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#64

It took a while to learn to use a hammer but we finally nailed it.

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Why are there fences on graveyards? Because people are dying to get in..

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My sister bet that I couldn’t build a car out of spaghetti. You should’ve seen her face when I drove pasta..

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Astronomers got tired of watching the moon rotate around the earth for 24hrs, so they just called it a day..

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What did the buffalo say when his son went to college? Bison..

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#69

What do snowmen eat for breakfast? Snowflakes

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Have you heard about that online origami store? It folded.

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I’m trying to start a memory-foam mattress company, I just don’t know how to make a good first impression

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#72

I made a pun about wind, but it blows

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can't believe you failed it, should've been a breeze.

#73

I lost a friend after we had an argument about the Tardis. I thought it was a little thing, but it seemed much bigger once we got into it

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#74

My dream is to open a photo processing store in a developing country.

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#75

Simba was walking slow so i told him mufasa..

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#76

Did you hear about the two perfume companies fighting over the rights to a Star-Wars themed bottle? People are calling it the Cologne Wars

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#77

I’ve always pictured myself taking selfies

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I got a master’s degree in being ignored; no one seems to care

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#79

What program do the Jedi use to open PDF files? Adobe Wan Kenobi

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The girl quit her job at the doughnut factory because she was fed up with the hole business..

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#81

Never discuss infinity with a mathematician, they can go on about it forever.

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#82

The dead batteries were given out free of charge..

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#83

My friends say they don’t like my skeleton puns. I should put a little more backbone into them..

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope it has not been said already, Why didn't the skeleton cross the road?

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What did the cell say to his sister when she stepped on his foot? Mitosis.

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Deaf mathematicians communicate through sin language.

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#86

I knew a guy who collected candy canes, they were all in mint condition.

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#87

My wife tried to apply at the post office but they wouldn’t letter. They said only mails work here.

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I used to hate maths but then I realised decimals have a point

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some countries use comma for decimals and point as thousand separator, so...

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I once boxed a pirate, he had a strong right hook

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And then the parrot pooped on you. Serves you right.

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Did you hear about the submarine industry? It really took a dive..

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#91

I’m planning on opening a fried chicken place. I don’t have any experience in the field, but I figured I’d just wing it.

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The other day I held the door open for a clown. I thought it was a nice jester..

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#93

Atheists don’t solve exponential equations because they don’t believe in higher powers..

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#94

I had a joke about murder that would’ve really killed but I’m sure you’re all sick to death of those

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My friend’s bakery burned down last night. Now his business is toast..

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#96

A policeman arrested two kids. One for drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. He charged one and let the other off!

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Did y'all hear about the farmer that had to retire due to his headache? He’d always say, “I’m so sick of my grains!”

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did you hear about the farmer who won an award? For a man out standing in his field

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#98

I’ve got a joke about a fat badger, but I couldn’t fit it into my set

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#99

A guy approached me and asked if I wanted to use his ice rink for 10p. What a cheap-skate

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#100

I used to be a baby but I grew out of it!

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#101

My sister was telling me about our cousin. I have to say, he sounds familia

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#102

What do you call a cow with no legs? Ground beef..

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#103

What do you mean June is over? Julying

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#104

Have you seen the photo of spiderman getting shot? He’s all over the web

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Do you know why I like Peter Pan? Because it never grows old

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hate it when it's Wendy outside. Too bad I can't Tinker with the weather.

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#106

What did the dry erase marker say to the blackboard? Nothing! Dry erase markers don’t chalk.

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#107

What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?

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