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Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Foibles ~~ Boudreaux Goes to Work for BP

Yay, it's Friday, so let's bring on the grins!

Today we have a joke that fits in two of my favorite humor categories -- Politically Incorrect and Cajun, so in a manner of speakin', y'all are getting a two-fer since it's a holiday weekend. Enjoy!

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Way down in Lafourche (La-foosh) parish, ol' Boudreaux gets a job with BP helping with the cleanup. Dat (that) man's some glad, since he done loss (lost) his revenues from fishin', crawfishin', shrimpin' and such from when dat (that) spill happened.

Boo reports for work and is told to speak to a supervisor about his assignment. Dat Cajun, him wander 'round a while, tinkin' (thinking) 'bout his bon ami (good friend) Thibodaux (Tib-uh-doe), and wishing he could get Thib some work too. Dat way, dey'd (they'd) have money to play some cards and drink a few beers on da (the) weekend, while dey watched dem (them) Saints and LSU Tigers play football, yeah.

Finally, Boudreaux finds the man and asks, "What it is I supposed to do?"

The supervisor tells him to go to the animal shelter and clean the pelicans. And off Boo goes to do just that.

Two hours later, Boudreaux comes up to the supervisor and says, "Okay. Dem birds, dey all clean! You want me to cook some rice to go wit (with) dat? 





 

68 comments:

Lynda Young said...

Ha, loved the joke.
I'm visiting from Karen's Blog BBQ party. It's lovely to meet you :)

Lyn
W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

Rebecca Nazar said...

: ) Have a great weekend.

Andrea Franco-Cook said...

I enjoyed the joke, thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Catherine said...

Came by from Karen'g Blog party so I will follow you and hope you reciprocate - I like the joke although you don't need to translate the colloquial speech as we had a Prime Minister who never said his "th" - it was all dis, dat, dese dose,and dem. And it's also quite like the teens' Text spk we have all got used to! We have a joke where this guy (used to be a Paddy joke but they're kinda non-PC now even though they usually have the joke on the other guy!) called to a big house looking for work. Rich owner told him to paint the porch. A few hours later he called the owner out and said "I've finished painting the Porsche, do you want me to paint the Mercedes as well?" Love that one!
I like Cajun music, loved the YaYa Sisters book and the whole culture there sounds fascinating and different from the rest of the US. Not that I've been there - yet!
Hope you visit my blog and leave a a comment/follow me. I'm on Facebook and Twitter too.
All the best, Catherine.

Clarissa Draper said...

That is so hilarious in a morbid sort of way. Great blog. Love Tabasco.

CD

Liza said...

Stopping over from KarenG's. Thanks for the Friday chuckle. I read about blue jeans too...does the fact that I will NEVER find a pair of jeans that look so good have any bearing on my success as a writer? Gosh I hope not!

Diane said...

Thanks for the Friday smile! :O)

Talli Roland said...

Thank for dropping by my blog!

Love the joke!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Welcome all you new-to-me bloggers, and I'm loving your comments! Hey & hidy to all you "old" friends. :D

Ann said...

Great joke. The Irish have a problem pronouncing the their th's too. Still laughing. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love yours.

Ann Best said...

Very cajun, and very funny. Thanks for heading over to my blog from Karen's BBQ. Glad I'm now your follower too!
Ann

JW said...

Wow! What a nice, bright space you have here! I appreciated this post very much and needed the humor release. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, I appreciate it much! I promise, I am not always depressing. :) I look foward to perusing your Roses and Thorns site as well. Great stuff here! Janelle

Amie McCracken said...

Ha ha ha!

Thanks for checking out my blog, sorry that the widget didn't work. It's new, I'll try to keep it from misbehaving.

Summer Ross said...

Hello coming over(following) from Karens...I love the look with your blog, funny joke.

LTM said...

GIRL!!! LOVE finding me some home folks up on the b'log! you know that pelican jambalay be good, yeah. ;p

So I came over from KarenG's BBQ--you bring the Dixie? 'cause I got the ice!

GEAUX TIGERS!!! :D

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Ouch. Especially ouch for the poor pelicans.

LOL. Have a great weekend. Regards from a fellow Louisianian.

Hilary said...

Oooh bad Boudreaux! LOL.. but good joke. :)

patti said...

Oh, wow. My bro would like this one.

Have a great weekend!!
Patti

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

Thanks for coming by my blog! I love meeting new people this way and I LOVE that you cook!

Honestly, I don't love to, but I do love to eat and I really like Cajun food.

Great blog! I'll be back!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Glad y'all enjoying bad ol' Boo! Thanks for stopping by. I'm emailing all y'all who have emails attached to your profiles. :)

Everyday Goddess said...

that's cute!

Julie Musil said...

*still laughing out loud* That is so funny!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, it was great to see you. Karen's bbq is such an awesome idea, and I'm looking forward to checking out some fun blogs.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Well, that brought a smile! Love the regional voice, too :)

Carolyn V. said...

Hee hee. That was awesome! I'm so excited to find your blog Angie! =)

KarenG said...

Glad I found your blog, Angie. I look forward to more of your awesome posts!

Tere Kirkland said...

So do you use pelican in place of poultry or fish?

Either way, it'll work for jambalaya!

;)

Marguerite said...

You canaille, yeah, sha! LOL So funny! Have a great weekend!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hi! I popped over from Karen's blog BBQ to say hello. This looks like a fun spot to be! :-)

Laura Kaye said...

Woot! I was #300! I'd like a great big helping of some spicy nummies! :) Joining in from the BBQ and nice to meetcha!

Nicki Elson said...

Hahahahaha! Ah, so it was actually Pelican you brought to Karen's BBQ. Tasted like chicken. ;P

This has to be the happiest-looking blog I've seen yet.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I bet they were tasty either way!

Christauna Asay said...

Here for the BBQ. So funny. Thanks for the laugh. Will keep coming back.

Jemi Fraser said...

Yikes! Poor pelicans! :)

Gretchen said...

I wasn't ready for that ending! Glad you offered to bring the Tums.

Rachel Fenton said...

Hullo there, thanks for popping by my blog - lovely to bloggy meet you at last because I know I've seen your name all over! Very cool to have an excuse to come and nosey!

Great party at Donna Hosie's and fab BBQ at Karen's! Having a very yummy time all round!

Magan said...

Visited from Karen's bbq and am pretty much in love with the Louisiana theme! I still wish I was down in St. Bernard parish right now!

thepunchingbagfightsback.blogspot.com

Angie Ledbetter said...

Love all you BBQ-eatin' visitors! Come back and visit again soon, ya hear? :D

Deniz Bevan said...

What a great joke! I live in Montreal so it was fun understanding the French bits :-)
Thanks for following me - I'll follow you too. What a great Blog Party KarenG's having!

layinda said...

Visiting from Karen's BBQ, and also following you on Twitter now. Great joke! I'll be back. :)

Amie B said...

awh man! that's awful. funny, that is. LOL

MT said...

You've got a great sense of humor. I'm glad I found your blog via the bloggerhood BBQ today.
Thanks for the follow. :)

Taffy said...

Thanks for popping over to my reviewing blog! I had to smile when I saw you because I was heading over here!
I'm a follower here, twitter and FB! T

arlee bird said...

Thanks for the visit and the follow. I'm here to reciprocate. Those peppers on your wallpaper got my mouth to watering. Sometimes I get to craving boudin or jambalaya and wish I could go back there to get some.
Last time we were passing through Louisiana and stopped to eat, I told my wife, who is Ecuadorean and loves rice, to order some dirty rice. Well, she was a bit hesitant but I convinced her it was just the name. She tried it and loved it.

Lee
Tossing It Out

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Wow! Yay, another Women's fiction writer (and you dabble in poetry! - YES!). We seem to be scarce around the blogosphere amidst the YA craziness. Thanks for dropping by my blog! Nice to meet you :o)

Jayne said...

Poor pelicans! Thanks for finding my blog via Karen's BBQ party. And I love the words in your header - am all for foolishness and mayhem! :)

Elliot Grace said...

...a writer from the Bayou! Diggin the local jargon, but no pelican for me:)

Thanks for paying me a visit and have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Kittie Howard said...

Loved it! Boo's still in top form.

I saw where you'd Followed Jennifer Bailey's blog. I tried to do the same (she's following me), but can't find the link. Tried to send a message but was told I couldn't. Obviously I'm missing something. Help! (Thanks!)

Signed up for your newsletter.

Jan Morrison said...

Ouch! We have those jokes here too but we tell them on Newfies. here goes: Two Newfoundlanders went to Toronto to seek their fortune. They hitch-hiked and were picked up by a man carrying a load of penguins in his truck. He wanted to go for a drink and asked the two if they'd take the penguins to the zoo. They caught up to him at the bar and he asked them how it went.
"Oh my dear, we tooks the fellas to the zoo and then we tooks them to a movie - whatcha want us to do wit them now?"
Thanks for dropping by my blog - this is some fine party, eh?
Jan Morrison

Claire Goverts said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. You're blog looks really interesting and I'm looking forward to reading more.

The Paper Whisperer said...

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Love me some dat cajun humor! Thought it particularly funny that you translated for those that are "cajunly impaired." hahaha NIZE!

Brenda Drake said...

Hey, thanks for visiting my blog. You had me at hotter than Hades. I have no idea what Rotel is, so now I'm going to have to check at my local grocer for it. I'm following your networks as well! Nice to meet you!

Joanna St. James said...

stopping by from the blog party, this is a really nice blog I'll follow u

Karen said...

laughing*** I'll remember that one! Have a good Labor Day weekend!

Deb Shucka said...

I actually saw this one coming. I wonder what that means. :-) Thanks for starting my weekend with a chuckle.

Nicole MacDonald said...

awwww noooo...da poor pelicans ;p

just popped in from Karen's BBQ, nice to meet you! Am now following!

http://damselinadirtydress.blogspot.com

Angie Ledbetter said...

HEY AND THANKS FOR SWINGING DOWN SOUTH TO VISIT, YOU SWEET NEWBIES. LOVING YOUR COMMENTS, AND VISITING BACK AT YOUR BLOG HOMES! :D

N. R. Williams said...

LOL
Followed you from my blog and you followed me first from the BBQ, I hadn't gotten to you yet. I will follow you in both places.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

mise said...

How nice to meet you and thank you for your enterprising and imaginative haiku! I like the look of Rose & Thorn and am off for a browse.

Lisa Potts said...

Great blog! My brother lives in Louisiana and you and I both think To Kill A Mockingbird is awesome. Thanks again for stopping by my blog. I will be following yours.

Vodka Mom said...

oh sweet jesus that made me LAUGH out loud.


thanks. I needed that!

Vodka Mom said...

'cept now I'm craving me some pelican.

Brian Miller said...

mmm...wonder if he is sharing....rice would be nice...smiles.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Hi You! :-D

Jennifer Lane said...

Hey Angie, nice to meet you at this Creole barbecue! Jen

Jessica Nelson said...

Woohoo! Great one. :-) Have a good labor day!

Jen said...

Yay for Karen's BBQ party, I'm so happy to be visiting!!! I'll come back later to follow, for some reason the blog follow button isn't working on my computer... Boo!

Jen said...

Yay for Karen's BBQ party, I'm so happy to be visiting!!! I'll come back later to follow, for some reason the blog follow button isn't working on my computer... Boo!

That Janie Girl said...

Fried pelican rocks. Pinks are best. ;)

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