Sleight of hand

An oldie but goodie.

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A magician got a gig on a cruise ship. His audience was different every week, so he did the same tricks every time.

The captain’s parrot saw the show every week and soon figured out what was going on in each trick. To the magician’s consternation, the parrot began shouting in the middle of the show:

“It’s not the same hat!”

“He’s hiding the flowers under the table!”

“All the cards are the Ace of Spades!”

The magician was furious, but since it was the captain’s parrot, there was nothing he could do.

One day the ship sprang a leak and sank. The magician and the parrot ended up sharing a lifeboat.

For a long time neither the magician nor the parrot spoke. Finally the parrot broke the silence by saying, “Okay, I give up. What did you do with the ship?” 

20 Responses to Sleight of hand

  1. joyroses13 says:

    Haha! Good one!

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  2. V.M.Sang says:

    As you said. An oldie,but it still makes me laugh.

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  3. John Holton says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Ooh, an African Grey! A friend of mine had one….

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  4. Corrie.S.P. says:

    I’ve never read this before. I like it.

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  5. Not that I mind commenting. But even us wordy types occasionally get lazy and just want to hit ‘like’ while chuckling. For some reason I can’t like without signing in each time to comment. Prepare to be amazed by how many synonyms I can use for ‘FUNNY!”

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    • WP regularly signs me out of my account, forcing me to sign back in, sometimes forcing me to make a throwaway comment before I can get in. One of WP’s Happiness Engineers should do something about this.


  6. Forestwood says:

    Laughed at this!

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  7. Americaoncoffee says:


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  8. John Maberry says:

    If my dog were a parrot, oh what things I could imagine him saying. As it is, I can only wonder when he butts into a conversation with some doggy vocalization.

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  9. ibikenyc says:

    Never heard this one before (I don’t get out much). Laughed myself silly! 😀

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    • I’m glad you liked it. I began reflexively adding that “oldie but goodie” caveat to most of the jokes I post because I got tired of comments like “Is that old joke still making the rounds?” or “The last time I heard that one, I laughed so hard I fell off my dinosaur.” Apparently some readers thought I was unaware that I was posting an old joke, and they felt duty bound to clue me in.

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  10. ktz2 says:

    Nothing like a smart-ass parrot ahahaha.
    I had a small Senegal parrot, not known to be big talkers like the bigger parrots… but through perserverance I’d taught her to say Hello….. but then it was a constant ‘hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello.’ omg shut up, STOP ! hahaha

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  11. ktz2 says:

    Me again. As a new subscriber I have a lot to catch up on and I’ve been focusing on the Cat posts.. so many ! I see that we have the same affinity for funny cat pictures, I have a number of those posts too, with some of the same pctures & videos.

    I wanted to tell you that if you’re looking for pictures/gifs new to you, please feel free to use any that you find on my site, I don’t own them. There are some good ones : Batman Cat, I Ate Your Hamster, Viking Patrol Cat, Basement Cat, etc. The point is for folks to enjoy funny kitty pictures, and you have a farther reach with your site.

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  12. jenny_o says:

    How did I miss this one? It’s hilarious!! (Better late than never)

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