Friday, August 7, 2009

Can't Buy Me Little-Known Facts

It's Friday, and that can only mean one thing. That's right, folks, it's Game Time!

Last week we played a game where we gave you a punchline to a joke, and you had to supply the set-up. The punchline, if you recall, was: "Because Dracula can't flip pancakes!" Let's take a look at some of the jokes that you created.

Luca asked this question, "Why does Frankenstein always have to make breakfast?" with the punchline being as above. We thought that was funny. But, it does not win.

Tony supplied us with a dialog joke, which we at the Pake Shlake Band are rather fond of, and we are always looking for funny and creative answers to our games. Tony's answer was indeed creative. Unfortunately, it was not too funny. So he doesn't win.

The winner is Mama Meg! We actually struggled a lot with this, since she sort of changed the punchline around. So we are going to fix her answer and give it to you right now!

Mike: When Dracula applied for a job at the local diner, why did he request the night shift?
Johnny: I don't know, why?
Mike: Because Dracula can’t flip pancakes!
Johnny: Oh. I thought it was because he’s a vampire, and he will die if he sees the sun.
Mike: Well, I guess that's another reason.
Johnny: Yeah, but if he works at a diner, don't they make breakfast all day long? I mean, he might still have to flip pancakes.
Mike: Oh, that's a good point. Maybe they have two cooks per shift.
Johnny: Maybe, but you don't need two cooks for 3 AM, do you?
Mike: Yeah, probably not. I don't think he's gonna get hired then.
Johnny: Yeah, and being a vampire also probably makes it harder to get a job.
Mike: He could probably be a waiter though.
Johnny: I guess.

Wow, that's a really funny one Mama Meg! Nicely done! Now, we turn our attention to this week's game.

For those of you who don't know, Paul McCartney has recently been on tour, and last Saturday he performed at FedEx Field, here is Washington, DC. (OK, technically it's Landover, Maryland, not Washington, DC, but you get the idea.) So, for this week's Game Time, we thought we would honor Sir Paul with an edition of the PSB Original Game, Little-Known Facts.

Give a little-known fact about Paul McCartney.

This is what we recently "found out" about Paul:

Paul McCartney was actually born in Omaha, Nebraska. His Liverpool accent is fake.

Wow, did you know that? Neither did we. Now it's your turn to come up with your own little-known fact. Good luck!


  1. Paul McCartney's birth name was Ringo McCartney, but changed it to Paul once Mr. Starr joined the Beatles.

  2. FYI - Paul's song "Yesterday" (credited to Lennon/McCartney, but composed entirely by McCartney) is listed as the most covered song in history—by over 3,500 artists so far—and has been played more than 7,000,000 times on American television and radio.

  3. Paul McCartney’s real name is Paul MacCartney and he is Irish.

  4. Paul wanted to join Dancing with the Stars but they chose Heather over him.

  5. Paul's favorite Lenten lunch is Boursin and crackers.

  6. Paul McCartney was actually the fifth beatle.

  7. Paul's band Wings was named after the famous television sitcom about a new england airport.

  8. perhaps the beatles most famous and uplifting song, "Hey Jude", was inspired by the events of world war ii, and was originally titled Hey, Jews."

  9. Sam is actually paul mccartney.