If you can laugh at yourself, you are probably an upbeat person who has a good sense of humor and a healthy sense of humility.
I give myself a lot to laugh at. :D
And my sweet mom just sent me a joke email (which I usually delete without reading along with all the urban legend emails and political forwards) and it was funny enough, I had to laugh at myself.
Q: HOW MANY UNITARIANS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHTBULB?
A: The Unitarians wish to issue the following statement:
"We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the need for a lightbulb; however, if in your own journey you have found that lightbulbs work for you, that is fine. You are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your personal relationship with your lightbulb, and present it next month at our annual lightbulb Sunday service, in which we will explore a number of lightbulb traditions, including incandescent, fluorescent, three-way, long-life and tinted, all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence."
Go ahead. Laugh at yourself. You'll feel better for it. Post a joke here about a group to which you belong.
Or bicker. That can be funny too. Either way.
Paraphrasing Garrison Keillor: Arguing with a Unitarian Universalist is like mud-wrestling a pig, pretty soon you realize the pig likes it.
I think I've posted this one before. An oldie but goodie:
The Pope dies and goes to Heaven. Saint Peter shows him around and Heaven is everything he expected. It's calm, peaceful, bright, and beautiful. Other spirits are lolligagging around, enjoying the serene surroundings. Everybody's happy.
As they wander, they come across a 10-foot-high brick wall that extends in either direction as far as they could perceive. The Pope, at first taken aback by this boundary in Heaven, is startled even more to hear laughter and music from the other side of the wall.
"Who's over there?" he asks Saint Peter.
"Oh, those are the Mormons," Saint Peter replies. "They think they're the only ones here."
I am my own best source of humor simply because I am a goof and/or am a klutz. I've had to learn to laugh at myself because of this.
As to light bulb and religion jokes, being Episcopalian, this is my favoirte:
How many Episcopalians does it take to change a light bulb?
Change?!! We don't like change! You can't change anything!!!!
or the other answer
If you want to change anything, you will have to secure a committee to discuss said change. You will meet at least once a month for six months before making any such decision.
So happy to hear news of your mom, Nomo. Hope she is well. :)
Does it count if my dog laughs at me? Cause I have no doubt that she does.
I cannot possibly laugh at myself. There is nothing even remotely humorous about me.
*Glances down, mutters*
What do you call 1000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? A good start.
What do you call a lawyer buried up to her neck in sand? Not enough sand.
Why is New Jersey full of toxic waste dumps and California is full of lawyers? New Jersey got to pick first.
How many Irish does it take to change a lightbulb?
4, 1 to hold the bulb and 3 to drink until the room spins.
And Irishman walks out of a bar...
No really, it CAN happen!
3 Irishmen walk into a bar. The Scotsman ducks.
Why do they call it PMS? Cause Mad Cow Disease was already taken.
What do you call a group of blondes in a freezer?
A blonde walks into a bar and says "Hey, I'm celebrating - I just finished a puzzle! Woot Woot!"
The bartender didn't much of it, but said "Congrats, here's a beer - how long did it take you?"
The blonde says "Only 11 months!"
Bartender: "That seems like a long time for a puzzle."
Blonde: "Oh yeah? Well the box said 4 to 6 years!"
I'm laughing at myself all the time...it just doesn't come across very well on here :D
How many Mac users does it take to change a lightbulb?
None - there's an app for that.
If an accountant's spouse can't sleep, what does s/he say?
"What'd you do at work today, Babe?"
One of my favorites as a kid... Why did the busload of hippies go to Chicago?? To protest the draft.... ouch.
Nice to have a chuckle. We are leaving in a minute to visit a neighbor in the hospital. I am kinda scared. It's not good..*swallows lump in throat*
I'll write one...
A 25 year old fourth grader with one tooth goes to his local piggly wiggly to buy some pickled pigs feet and some chase for his second cousin Bertha. He had been courtin' Bertha for nigh on six months and wanted to ask her to move into his mama's trailer....
Wow I am actually exhausted...more later
When I was a kid, I used to pray every night for a new bike. Then I realised, the Lord doesn't work that way. So I just stole one and asked Him to forgive me instead.
Q: What do you call a Smart Blonde?
A: A Golden Retriever.
"Isn't an agnostic just an atheist without balls?"
-- Stephen Colbert
(and another version of the wall in heaven joke...)
An agnostic dies and finds himself being greeted by Moses and Mohammed.
'How is it I got here? I didn't believe', asks the agnostic.
'Well', says Moses, 'it is not what you believe, it is how you lived. Anyway follow me'.
As they walk along Moses points out the Jews, the Muslims, and Buddhists. They came up to a wall and as the agnostic starts to ask another question, Moses whispers, 'Quiet, on the other side are the Christians, and they don't think anyone else is up here'...
Q. How many computer programmers does it take to change a lightbulb? A. None. It's a hardware problem.
Jokes about my profession aren't very funny. =_=
How many atheists does it take to change a lightbulb?
One - but it doesn't matter because they're still in darkness.