Up the river

An anthropologist wanted to study the members of a remote jungle tribe. He hired a native guide with a canoe to take him to his destination and serve as interpreter.

As they travelled up the river, they heard drums in the distance. The anthropologist asked his guide, “What do those drums mean?”

The guide replied, “Drums okay. Drums not bad. But very bad when they stop.”

As they traveled the drums grew louder. The anthropologist became nervous, but the guide repeated, “Drums okay. Drums not bad. But when drums stop, then very bad.”

On they travelled, the anthropologist growing more apprehensive by the minute. Then suddenly the drums stopped. Panic stricken, the anthropologist said to the guide, “The drums stopped! What now?”

The guide crouched down, covered his head with his hands and said, “Guitar solo.”

19 Responses to Up the river

  1. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Courtesy of BlueBird 😂

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  2. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

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  3. julesmomcat says:


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  4. janiejunebug says:

    That’s funny! Exactly what we need.


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  5. Yvonne says:

    Reblogged this on Hello World and commented:
    Thank you to dear old BoB for this groaner!

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  6. Yvonne says:

    I have reblogged this, with thanks.

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  7. This was no doubt a tribe with good drummers but a rotten guitar player. Hilarious. 😀 — Suzanne

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Salvageable says:

    Best laugh of the week! J.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Em says:

    Best start to a Sunday morning. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

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