July 11, 2004

Monday Pun 7/11

Yet another one from Jeannette.

I live near a small town and farming community, and the following event
happened to a friend of mine, a farmer named Ken Kellog. Ken raises sheep,
and he has this surly, unpredictable ram which boldly tries to escape the
pasture at any opportunity. He also has quite a temper (the ram, not Ken).

A bunch of ravens had their nests near by -- about twenty ravens in all. Ten
ravens make up a swoop, just like more than four sheep are a flock, etc.

Anyways, these ravens loved to harass the ram. They'd fly down into the field
and caw at him until he charged at them. Then they'd all fly upward, and the
ram would crash into the fence. Once, though, one of the ravens didn't get
out of the way in time, and he was crushed against the fencepost. The others
decided to get revenge.

When Farmer Kellog came out to check on his sheep one day, he forgot to lock
the gate properly. The ravens, working together, pushed it open, and lured
the ram out into the hayfield. They flew towards the bailing maching, the ram
bleating furiously all the way. At the last moment, the ravens pulled up --
and the ram ran straight into the bailer.

He came out the other side in a mangled package. Twenty big black birds came
to perch upon him, satisfied, leaving the farmer with ...

Have you figgered it out yet?

two swoops of ravens on a package of Kellog's brazen ram.

Posted by denny at July 11, 2004 10:32 PM  

In order to administer justice for this...since I don't know how to find Jeannette...You're just gonna have to die next time I see you!

Posted by: Ryan on July 11, 2004 10:59 PM

The two swoops of Ravens apparently had an alternate standing by to fill in for the one that was crushed against the fencepost.

Posted by: Kingslasher on July 12, 2004 09:12 AM

Oh my god, I think I'm going to need therapy now...


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons on July 12, 2004 12:15 PM


Posted by: mary lou on July 12, 2004 03:46 PM

hah! :D

Posted by: Susan on July 12, 2004 05:26 PM

That was a real Ram Charger!

Posted by: chuck rightmire on July 12, 2004 10:05 PM

Kingslasher - I wondered if anyone was gonna pick up on that.

Posted by: Denny Wilson on July 12, 2004 10:43 PM

A dimocrat would say the entire pun's based on a lie because no one can account for the 20th bird.

Posted by: Grognard on July 13, 2004 01:28 PM

Ryan, I'm right here, in Seattle. Been listening to the ravens cawing outside, trying to get them to say "Nevermore" instead of "caw". Beginning to think that Poe must have had some darned good drugs :)

Posted by: Jennette on July 13, 2004 02:58 PM

Jennette - How come you spelled your name different on your e-mail? Anyway, Ryan is in South Carolina and isn't likely to go all the way to Seattle to find you. If he were still in California it might be a different story.

Posted by: Denny Wilson on July 13, 2004 03:16 PM

Denny, my email was chosen to avoid spam. The one I've posted here is not my primaey address, even. It's based on an old Monty Python shetch, about Angus Podgorney, the famous Scot poet. I figured Angus has a mother, and Edna sounded good enough to me :)

Course, given my selection of puns, you might have guessed that I'm a Python fan :)

Lemon curry?

Posted by: Jennette on July 13, 2004 04:23 PM

Kingslasher & Mr. W:

The text says "-- about twenty ravens in all." That could easily include 21 as the starting point, so the loss of one would allow two swwops remaining.

Disclaimer: This defense of the logic of the numbers is in no way an endorsement of the pun itself, and should not be so misconstrued. : )

Posted by: Daniel on July 13, 2004 06:43 PM

Jennette - Omigawd! Not the blanc mange!

Posted by: Denny Wilson on July 13, 2004 10:36 PM

Denny - Albatross!

Posted by: Jennette on July 14, 2004 02:40 AM
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