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Sunday, April 18, 2010

What Do I Do With This?

I heard this joke in seventh grade and I still remember it today.

A man confides in his friend Arty about wanting to kill his wife. He asks Arty to do it for him and Arty says he will. The friend offers to pay Arty for the deed but Arty says no, he would do it out of friendship. The man begs to pay him something for such an act of "kindness" and Arty finally agrees and says "Just give me a dollar".

The next day, Arty goes to his friend's house and finds his wife and chokes her to death. The maid, however, walks in on the dastardly deed and Arty chases her down and strangles her to death too. As he is about to leave, he notices the gardener has seen everything through the window so he runs out and chokes the gardener to death.

He is caught, however and the headline the next day had "Arty chokes 3 for a $1".


I know. Groan. Everyone that I tell that joke to groans. Now, written in the cloud, I can't hear you! I love the joke.

Why do I tell such a joke, you wonder? I guess it must be artichoke season since my visit to Whole Foods last week had a huge display of artichokes on sale. Of course, I immediately thought of this joke.

But the other thing I thought of was: what do I do with a fresh artichoke? I mean, I love artichokes, but I usually get them in a jar, can, or frozen. I love fresh foods, so what do I do with this funky looking vegetable?


If you don't help me out, I'll keep pulling out the Arty jokes.

1 comment:

  1. put it in about an inch of water, boil it for 15-30 minutes (depending on the size of the artichoke) until the leaves are starting to get loose. Then, pull off the leaves one by one, and dip the ends of them in melted butter and scrape off the ends with your teeth.. HEAVENLY!!