Monday, May 16, 2011

Laughter is the Best Medicine Blogfest!

First off, a huge THANK YOU everyone who's joined in the Blogfest and to Leigh Moore, my partner in laughter. I'm so excited to see all your jokes today!

All right! Let's get on with it! The rules of the blogfest are few and very breakable. We wanted people to poke fun at themselves. Maybe as writers, maybe in their present occupation--or just offer a laugh.

I work part-time as an internist. In the medical world, we internists have a certain, er, reputation that's partly true, and partly embarrassing.

My job today is to reinforce that stereotype. Laugh away!

Joke #1: How many internists does it take to screw in light bulb?

Answer: Three. One to consult a light bulb specialist, one to consult a light-bulb installation specialist, and one to bill it all to Medicare.


Joke #2: An internist, a surgeon, and a pathologist went duck hunting together. A flock of birds flew overhead. The internist scratched her chin and observed, "Can't say for sure, but they don't look like pigeons. Too small for geese. I'll have to run some, er, duck-calling tests, to make sure they're ducks." While she pondered this, the flock flew away and another passed by overhead.

The surgeon then aimed his shotgun, fired, and a hundred birds rained down dead around them. He then pointed to the pathologist, and said, "You. Go find me a duck."


Have fun visiting the other blogfesters (festers? that's not quite right, but anyway) and see what jokes they have to share! And make a few new blog friends, to boot!


81 comments:

J. L. Jackson said...

I like those jokes!! Very cute.

The Words Crafter said...

Hahahaha, those were great! This is a fun 'fest :)))

Sarah said...

Bwahahahaha! Very nice, Lydia. Thanks to you and Leigh for coming up with this blogfest!

Anne Gallagher said...

Joke #2 ROTFLMAO -- THAT was funny.
Great idea for a blogfest. It's going to be a great Monday.

salarsenッ said...

Those were funny!! And thanks for hosting this on a Monday morning. Great choice!!!

Melissa said...

These were awesome Lydia!!! So funny. And this blog fest is such a great idea. I've only seen a couple entries so far but they've got me chuckling.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Loved the jokes, Lydia. It was fun joining the Blogfest. I am waiting to read all the posts. Mine is up

-E- said...

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Vicki Rocho said...

Hahahaha! "go find me a duck" hahahaha

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Loved the jokes, good luck with the blog fest.

Yvonne.

Anita said...

Snicker! Very nice. ;D And your blog is beautiful, BTW.

Connie said...

Thanks! Nothing like a smile first thing in the morning.

Jess said...

Great joke! I'll have to share this with one of my friends in the medical world :)

Jennee said...

haha, made me chuckle!

B.E. Sanderson said...

Great jokes. Thanks for the morning giggle. =o)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

ROFL at the second one. :D

Old Kitty said...

LOL!!!!

Great stuff! Thank you! Take care
x

Jessica Bell said...

bahahah! Very nice!

cherie said...

Haha! No. 2 is my fave. ;)

Angela Felsted said...

Bill it to medicare, that is great!

Emily Rose said...

Ha ha! The first joke was great!

Sophie Li said...

LOL! Thanks for the Monday morning giggles!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If we can't make fun of ourselves, who can we make fun of? Great jokes!

Bossy Betty said...

Good one! Love starting my morning off with a laugh.

notesfromnadir said...

Laughter on a Monday??? Good way to start off the week!

I like the light bulb joke! :)

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss lydia! you got me laughing for sure mostly after my brother explained those jokes. ha ha. i wished id known bout the blogfest cause i love laughing. i did a post one time on laughing. a couple people said maybe i could repost it. now maybe i will.
...big hugs from lenny the levitator :)

Stephanie said...

thanks for the laugh, Lydia! What fun!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Nice! Thanks for bringin' the funny!

Stacy Gail said...

Haha, great! This is such a great idea for a blogfest!

Ella said...

Very cute and clever, lol Great blogfest~

Munk said...

There is an edgy truth in those jokes.

vbtremper said...

I especially love the 2nd joke - perfectly captures the essence of a surgeon. Oops, did I just say that in public?

-Vicki

Colene Murphy said...

Bwahahahaha! Hilarious! What an awesome turn out you two had!! I love this fest. It's so much fun!!

Clarissa Draper said...

They are so funny! I love those kinds of jokes.

Matthew MacNish said...

Thanks for hosting Lydia, this has been a blast!

Karen Lange said...

You made me laugh, Lydia, thanks! Will check these out as soon as I can. :)

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! And you've reminded me of the only doctor joke I remember:

What did the doctor say when he reached to sign a document and pulled a rectal thermometer out of his pocket?

Damn. Some asshole has my pen!

*snort* (surgeons one rang true...)

Linda Gray said...

What a great idea! Laughter really IS the best medicine, and don't we know it! I will come back over and over to get my laugh quotient from your blogfesters!Thankyou, Lydia. Loved your intern jokes (I hadn't heard them, I thought internists were the BEST).

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Isn't that what the literary agent says to her intern? Go find me a bestseller! LOL. Have a fun, happy new week, Roland

Kerri Cuev said...

Lol, that was cute! What a fun blogfest and laughter is the best medicine!

Olga said...

This is the more amusing sort of post that you can find on Monday morning - and get a good dose of positive energy.

M Pax said...

lol Very good as I just came from a drs appt.

erica and christy said...

Ha! Such a great fest! Thanks for hosting!!! christy

ed pilolla said...

haha:) i love insider jokes that give me a glimpse at another world. thanks for hosting this.

K.V. Briar said...

Tee Hee, love it! Great idea, Lydia. I'm really looking forward to reading all the jokes!

Heather said...

LOL! So true! Thanks for this blogfest, it is exactly what I needed today.

Jon Mac said...

haha, thanks for doing this :)

Krispy said...

Haha, thanks for the laughs! This is such a great idea for a blogfest.

The Red Angel said...

LOL wow. XD Thanks for sharing Lydia, and thanks for the great blogfest! I'll be posting my entry up soon. :)

~TRA

http://xtheredangelx.blogspot.com

Melissa Kline said...

Hi Lydia! Thanks for hosting this great blogfest! It's so much fun. :)

~Melissa

Ginger said...

You forgot the disclaimer - No birds were hurt in the making of this joke..lol

RosieC said...

Haha. That's great. I can't say I know many doctors of the MD variety, but that last bit with the surgeon sure makes me think of Scrubs (and it's a shame that's my only exposure...)

Rosie
East for Green Eyes

lbdiamond said...

Hahaha! This is great! :D

Thanks for hosting such a humorous blogfest!

Jennifer Hillier said...

Bwahahahaha! Great jokes, great blogfest!

RaShelle said...

Awesome jokes!!! Lurves them. Thanks for co-hosting this fun blogfest.

Carol Kilgore said...

hahaha!
Loved your jokes.
My sister works for a surgeon.

Ciara said...

LOL. Great Jokes, Lydia. What a fun blogfest.

Liz Fichera said...

Such a great idea for a blogfest! Thanks for hosting!

BTW, those jokes are hilarious!! I've been laughing all day, reading peoples' posts. So fun.

Joyce Lansky said...

Are you sure it takes just one internist to do the billing? Thanks for hosting this blogfest!

Joyce
http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

Sailor said...

Let me post a jock in the comment section. My latest post is about cruises for the Seniors and let me not add here and make a jock also break the rule.

Jock of the Day: My manager took off today to watch the Full Moon :D

Alleged Author said...

I love the light bulb joke!!

LTM said...

BAH!!! These are AWESOME. Esp. liked "Go find me a duck." :D good one~

Melissa Bradley said...

Great fun! I needed the laugh. :)

Trisha said...

*cries* I don't get the duck one :P

Hanny said...

HA! Good jokes. I almost had a serious mishap at work today when a friend of mine made me laugh too hard while I was at the urinal.

Laurel Garver said...

These are awesome. I used to work on one of the ACP's publications. Physician jokes were always being tossed around in the office.

Kelly said...

Hee! Fun blogfest, Lydia!

WritingNut said...

Hahaa... I loved them! :)

Jennie Bailey said...

I had to share these with my husband! Too funny! Thanks for co-hosting the blogfest - this was such a great idea!

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Madeleine said...

LOL! I've heard an alternative one to the lightbulb using women with PMS.
Ques: Why does it take 3 women with PMS to change a lightbulb? Ans: Because it does!!! (Said in an exasperated, irritable voice) :O)

Rhonda@laugh-quotes said...

Love the jokes. Thanks for hosting the blogfest. I am nearly done reading them all. Had some great laughs.

Jenny Phresh said...

Thanks for hosting this, and thanks to Cherie for sending me your way!

Stephen Tremp said...

Methingks be forgot the Blogfest. So sorry. But I did enjoy the Internest jokes.

Pk Hrezo said...

LOL! Love them... too funny!

Jonene Ficklin said...

My kids are getting older, so I'm not hearing as many jokes as I used to. I actually miss them, so this was great! Thanks for the laugh - especially that last joke!

Lisa Gail Green said...

*snorts* Pretty good for a Doctor! :D LOL You're awesome. Sorry I haven't visited in a while. Been in the writing cave. I might have a medical question for you...

Susan Fields said...

Great jokes, and what a fun blogfest!

Dawn Kurtagich said...

I left you a little something on my blog :D

<3<3<3

Omoregee said...

Tx a lot for hosting the blog fest, had really good laffs! Cheers!

Steph said...

Awww, i was swamped and not frequenting Blogger the last few weeks! Looks like I missed out on something fun! Time to catch up on my reading!

 
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