Saturday, March 30, 2013

Can you guess the punchline?

Prof. Hyde: Welcome to "Can you guess the punchline?".  My esteemed colleague will set the scene.

Dr. Jeykyll:  An assignment was recently due at noon.  To make sure the students did not have to learn the difference between 12:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., this time was listed as "noon" on the syllabus.  It was announced as "noon" in class.  Our beloved LMS, BlackHoleBoard, even displays "noon" rather than 12:00 p.m.

Prof. Hyde:  At 1:30 p.m. on the day the assignment was due, we received an e-mail from a student in the class.  CAN YOU GUESS THE PUNCHLINE?  We'll leave a few blank lines for you to consider your answer.

***Whistle "Jeopardy" theme music to yourself***

Prof. Hyde:  Well of course all of you answered correctly.  Here is the message.

Dr. Jekyll and Prof. Hyde:  I thought noon meant midnight, so I didn't do my homework for today, I thought I had all afternoon to do it.  What can I do? 

Prof. Hyde:  No, a better question is "what can I do?"  As for that, I think I shall retire to my lab for a special draught.

Dr. Jekyll:  And I shall retire to my sitting room for my own special draught, recently sent to me by Bubba.


  1. To answer the question:
    "You can take the zero for the assignment. College is the place to get an education. You've just learned something."

    And don't tell me this snowflake has never heard the tale of or seen the Disney movie "Cinderella," who had to be home by midnight.

  2. "And what exactly IS the color of the sky in your world?"

  3. Glad you received the alcohol.
    Imbibe, imbibe, imbibe.