My mother in law Is so cross-eyed that when she cries the tears run down her back, etc.
But he was just as memorable for his 'sublime to the ridiculous' wordplay, illustrated in our last post.
I'd like to clarify the latter by looking again at yesterday's joke featuring Harry Stone and his business cards.
In that joke, the 'sublime' is the senior role of Managing Director used by Harry on hi first business card.
Please note: We're starting high, aiming to finish low.
The 2nd line descends into the hum-drum, but includes some pretentious Dawson-style language, but the third line, 'Bogs and Boilers a Speciality' gets things right down to basics: Just what we need.
The best of these jokes go from sweeping, grand eloquence to quite base thoughts, even to lavatorial ones.
I woke up one morning when I lived in Africa and saw an incredible sight:
A herd of elephants at the bottom of the garden. I dwelled inwardly on the sheer beauty and majesty of these magnificent beasts, the kings of the savannah, crafted, as they must have been, by some divine hand...
Until I suddenly realised it'd be down to me to shovel 7 tons of elephant poo off the lawn.