Rubes by Leigh Rubin


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  1. win

    win said, almost 4 years ago

    Blessed is he who finds happiness in his own foolishness. For he will always be happy.

    ~ Chade Meng ~

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    If there is no one in the audience does his routine make any sound?

  3. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The specialty of the club was the “One With Everything Pizza.”

  4. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, almost 4 years ago

    If you tell a joke in an empty club, where do you get one hand from?

  5. Digital Frog

    Digital Frog GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The set of a thousand laughs begins with a single joke.

  6. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, almost 4 years ago

    Perched on the edge of
    A cloud-torn ridge
    High in the mountains
    Of Chiuhuashan
    A shaved-head nun
    Sweeps alone the entrance
    To her vine-covered cave

    A few tufts of
    Wind-blown bamboo
    The persistent pine
    Growing straight out of stone
    A place so graceful
    So tough and real
    Even the Immortals
    Feel a shiver up the spine

    She spots us ascending
    The narrow path
    Sets aside the broom
    Pours water for tea
    We burn a stick of incense
    Leave an offering
    On the smoky
    Lamp-lit altar

    Then follow her
    Up a rain-polished trail
    To Moon Viewing Peak
    Where the whole of China
    Is spread at our feet
    I watch her point out waterfalls
    That drape like silk
    From old granite cliffs
    And wonder what brought her here
    So many years ago

    A poorly arranged marriage
    Some magnificent
    Loss of face
    Or the simple pleasure
    Of living alone
    In the profound silence
    Of mountains

    >In the afternoon
    Black clouds swirl
    Slowly up the valley floor
    A signal
    We must make our way back
    To buses
    And dust
    And a billion scattered souls

    But before we leave
    Our nun gives us
    Gingered plums
    And a walk through
    The garden
    Where we left her
    At tiger tracks in the sand

    - Ching An (1851-1912)

  7. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, almost 4 years ago


    That explains why I am just about ecstatic all of the time.

  8. Daeder

    Daeder GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    What was the punchline of your original joke before your parents were born?

  9. Bill reader

    Bill reader said, almost 4 years ago

    The sound of one hand clapping
    Close your eyes
    See through the eye in the center of your forehead
    Listen silently
    The silent sound of one hand clapping is profound
    Accompanied by blind vision
    Sit quietly and appreciate the experience

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