blonde carpenters were working on a house. The one who was nailing
down siding would reach into his nail pouch, pull out a nail and
either toss it over his shoulder or nail it in.
other, figuring this was worth looking into, asked, "Why
are you throwing those nails away?"
first explained, "If I pull a nail out of my pouch and it's
pointed toward me, I throw it away 'cause it's defective. If it's
pointed toward the house, then I nail it in!"
second blonde got completely upset and yelled, "You moron!
The nails pointed toward you aren't defective! They're for the
other side of the house!"
carpenter was giving evidence about an accident he had witnessed.
The lawyer for the defendant was trying to discredit him and asked
him how far away he was from the accident.
carpenter replied, "Twenty-seven feet, six and one-half inches."
How come you are so sure of that distance?" asked the lawyer.
I knew sooner or later some idiot would ask me. So I measured
it!" replied the carpenter.
construction site boss was interviewing men for a job, when along
came Murphy. The boss thought I'm not hiring that lazy Irishman,
so he decided to set a test for Murphy, hoping he wouldn't be
able to answer the questions, and he'd be able to refuse him the
job without getting into an argument.
first question was, "Without using numbers, represent the
number 9." So Murphy says, "Dat's easy," and proceeds
to draw three tree's. The boss says, "What the hell's that?"
Murphy says, "Tree 'n tree n' tree makes nine." Fair
enough, says the boss.
question, same rules, but represent 99. Murphy stares into space
for a while, then makes a smudge on each tree. "Der ya go
sir," he says. The boss scratches his head and says, "
How on earth do you get that to represent 99. Murphy says, "
Each tree's dirty now! so it's dirty tree, n' dirty tree n' dirty
tree, dats 99."
boss is getting worried he's going to have to hire him, so he
says, "Alright, question three. Same rules again, but represent
the number 100." Murphy stares into space again, then he
shouts, "Got it!" He makes a little mark at the base
of each tree, and says, "There ya go sir, 100."
boss looks at Murphy's attempt and thinks 'Ha! got him this time.'
Go on Murphy, you must be mad if you think that represents a hundred."
leans forward and points to the marks at the tree bases, and says,
"A little dog comes along and craps by each tree, so now
you've got, dirty tree an' a turd, dirty tree an' a turd, an'
dirty tree an' a turd, which makes one hundred, when do I start
A workman was killed at a construction site. The police began questioning
a number of the other workers. Based with past brushes with the
law, many of these workers were considered prime suspects. They
were a motley crew:
electrician was suspected of wiretapping once but was never charged.
carpenter thought he was a stud. He tried to frame another man
glazier went to great panes to conceal his past. He still claims
that he didn't do anything; that he was framed.
painter had a brush with the law several years ago.
heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractor was known
to pack heat. He was arrested once but duct the charges.
mason was suspect because he gets stoned regularly.
cabinet maker is an accomplished counter fitter.
autopsy led the police to arrest the carpenter, who subsequently
confessed. The evidence against him was irrefutable, because it
was found that the workman, when he died, was hammered.