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June 2nd, 2010 · 5 Comments · American Humor, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Charming, Construction Humor, Cute, Economic Humor, Family, Family Humor, Funny Rant, General Humor, General Interest, Ghost Story, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Monster, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Political Humor, Politicians, Puns, Rant, Sardonic, Satire, Screwball, Silly, Supernatural, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

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Here are sixteen new highly-sophisticated road jokes.

(1) Why did all the world’s politicians cross the road? The bridge? The highway? To take credit for the infrastructure work.

(2) Why did Jack Bauer cross the road? He finished torturing all the terrorists on this side.

(3) Why did Gregory House cross the road? To avoid walking under a ladder, a black cat crossing his path and Number 13.

(4) Why did the “tweeter” cross the road? It was less than 140 paces to the hottest new trending topic.

(5) Why did the family cross the road? To log on to a better Internet connection.

(6) Why did the people of LOST cross the road? Why not? They’re lost, aren’t they?

(7) Why did the smoke monster cross the road? To buy cigarettes.

(8) Why did Sarah Palin cross the road? To get a clearer view of Russia

(9) Why did Barack Obama cross the road? He was paying a surprise visit to the country of his birth. Please, this is a joke. I don’t want secret service men showing up at my front door.

When Donald Trump as de facto head of the “birther” movement was asked where he was born, his reply was, “I’m not sure, but wherever it was, I’m very very proud of the effort I put into it.”

(10) Why did the economist cross the road? Because he was pushed in that direction by an invisible hand. Plus he heard there was a free lunch over there.

(11) Why did the kids of GLEE cross the road? To escape the glare from Sue Sylvester’s cheerleading trophies (and Will Schuester’s hair).

(12) Why did Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien cross the road? Because they each heard there was a Tonight Show to host and they could always come back, right?

(13) I wrote a Number 13 but it crossed the road chasing House (see (3) above.)

(14) Why did Dick Cheney and the Mad Hatter cross the road? To attend an affair hosted by the Tea Party.

(15) Why did Spartacus cross the road? To exercise his right to freedom and because his wife sent him on a mission to buy garbage bags.

(16) Why did the ghost whisperer cross the road? To get to the other side.


Another of my entries, Side-by-side Story-telling Song Titles, sets the rules and provides examples for a new game guaranteed to give you hours of amusement. 


For my first book, “Two Scoops” Is Just Right, please click here for the paperback version and here for the Kindle e-book version.

For the sequel, “Three Scoops” Is A Blast! (with the award-winning “Size of the Skip”) click here for paperback and here for Kindle.

For “Four Scoops” Is Over The Top (containing Hemingway short-listed “Caboose Follies”) click here for paperback and here for Kindle.

And finally, for my latest book, “Five Scoops” Is An Addiction!, please click here for the paperback and here for the Kindle digital version.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Susan Cross // Jun 7, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    So it wasn’t really flash fiction but I was in the mood for a laugh!

  • 2 Gracie // Jun 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Ha, totally needed a good chuckle. Thanks for this. 😀

  • 3 PJ Kaiser // Jun 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Verycute, Alex – my fav’s are Sarah Palin & dick Cheney! 😀

  • 4 Laurita // Jun 9, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Fun! I liked Sarah Palin best. 🙂

  • 5 W.G. Cambron // Jun 19, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Quite humerous. I’m a conservative and laughed at the Palin one (then again, can’t we all just laugh at her anyways? lol).

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