Friday Exercise: For the Love of Donuts!

Posted on 17 April 2009

I have to admit I admire people who can come up with sharp witty humour related to current events, but I just come apart trying to do it. I have a hard time getting at the funny, because the instant I think about why some things are newsworthy, I want to cry. HOWEVER, thank goodness for silly news items.

For this week’s comedy exercise I encourage you to write three one-liners about this article:

Contrite Robber Returns $167 To Doughnut Shop

HINSDALE, Ill. (CBS)–A day after he held up a Hinsdale Dunkin’ Donuts, the
teenaged robber returned to the same store–to apologize and return the $167 he
took, police said Thursday.

My first thought was simply, “Doh!” But that’s hardly a one-liner. So how about these for starters:

  • As an addicted coffee drinker, the robber needed the doughnuts more than the dough.
  • In these financial times all the $167 would get him is the coffee.
  • He’s now doing community service for the police: he’s delivering their coffee and doughnuts.
  • The robber’s now apologising for not returning the holes as well.

Peace and kindness,


Responses are closed for this post.

Recent Posts

Tag Cloud

constitution environment human rights united nations


Katherine Phelps is proudly powered by WordPress and the SubtleFlux theme.

Copyright © Katherine Phelps