Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Comic 840 - Serious

There once was some serious putty
Which wouldn't be silly or nutty.
When kids came to play
It yelled, "Go away!"
Because it was Serious Putty.

Original comic here.

1 comment:

  1. I think that in this case having the same word in the first and last lines is probably justified - the structure of the joke* is "this is serious putty and it is serious", and the repetition helps emphasise that. Nonetheless here is my attempt at a non-repetitive rewrite:

    Here's some putty with which I would play
    But to my unending dismay
    It's not suited for fun
    It just lies there quite glum
    Cos it's serious putty, they say.

    *it's not a very good joke but that's hardly your fault