Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Joke - The Lion and the Mime...

The Lion and the Mime

One day an out-of-work mime is visiting the zoo and attempts to
earn some money as a street performer.

However, as soon as he starts to draw a crowd, the zookeeper
grabs him and drags him into his office.

The zookeeper explains to the mime that the zoo's most popular
attraction, a gorilla, has died suddenly. The keeper fears that
attendance at the zoo will fall off. He offers the mime a job to
dress up as the gorilla until they can get another one. The mime

The next morning, before the crowd arrives, the mime puts on the
gorilla suit and enters the cage. He discovers that it's a great job.
He can sleep all he wants, play and make fun of people and he
draws bigger crowds than he ever did as a mime.

However, eventually the crowds tire of him, and he gets bored
just swinging on tires. He begins to notice that the people are
paying more attention to the lion in the cage next to his.

Not wanting to lose the attention of his audience, he climbs to the
top of his cage, crawls across a partition, and dangles from the
top to the lion's cage. Of course, this makes the lion furious, but
the crowd loves it.

At the end of the day the zookeeper comes and gives the mime a
raise for being such a good attraction as a gorilla.

Well, this goes on for some time. The mime keeps taunting the lion,
the crowds grow larger, and his salary keeps going up. Then one
terrible day when he is dangling over the furious lion, he slips and
falls. The mime is terrified. The lion gathers itself and prepares
to pounce. The mime is so scared that he begins to run round and
round the cage with the lion close behind.

Finally, the mime starts screaming and yelling, "Help, help me!",
but the lion is quick and pounces.

The mime soon finds himself flat on his back looking up at the
angry lion and the lion says, "Shut up you idiot! Do you want to
get us both fired?"


  1. Good Val. I did not see that coming.

    "What? And give up show business?"

  2. Thanks, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!


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