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Topic: Rude joke from spectators...
Message: Posted by: vernon (Jan 19, 2003 03:06AM)
Was doing a ring and rope routine and asked if anyone had a 3 and a half inch chromium plated metal ring in their back pocket, whilst removing mine and a lady said, "That isn't 3 and a half inches --I should know, I'm a midwife."

To which I quickly replied, "Yeah, but how good's your memory, you've been on holiday for a week and a half." risque...rude...

It was funny with the right crowd.

Any thoughts?
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Jan 19, 2003 07:08AM)
Sure, it's funny given the right crowd; and you obviously had the right crowd.
I can't imagine anyone taking offense at that line (although, no doubt, someone will!).

But it's a perfect example of your thinking on your feet and making the most of an opportunity handed you by a member of the audience. Personally, I think it's a very funny sequence!
Message: Posted by: vernon (Jan 26, 2003 03:45AM)
Thanks for your thoughts Peter, each situation has a different feel to it and the more you perform the better it or you get at sizing up situations...although mistakes do happen.

Thanks for your input, and also some time back on the bandana...effect.
Message: Posted by: mforteath (Feb 12, 2003 09:09PM)
I think Peter is right, Vernon. I think it was the right line for the right situation. It would be good if we were always that quick with a clever response. Good work! Mark.
Message: Posted by: Keith Larocque (Apr 8, 2003 11:45PM)
Nice way to turn that around. Sounds like someone is pretty witty, good work dude.
Message: Posted by: Dragona (May 7, 2003 01:10PM)
Well, there is one thing that comes to mind. My dad told me that women are bad judges of measurement because their men always tell them 3 inches is a foot. :firedevil:
Message: Posted by: ludmer (Aug 13, 2003 03:17PM)
Very good way to deal with that...congratulations vernon!
Message: Posted by: Sanj Singh (Oct 20, 2012 09:13PM)
3 1/2 inches, whatever that is to you...
Message: Posted by: Sealegs (Oct 22, 2012 06:45AM)
I used to use the bounce no bounce balls as a sexiness detector... I would bounce a ball and say that the higher it bounces the sexier you are... and when I bounce it it bounces up as high as high as my head... at which point someone in the audience shouted out... "Does that make you a dickhead?"

It got a good laugh and for certain venues it gave me an additional line.