old friends

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09/07/2009 at 19:25

a bloke walks into his local and spies an old friend he has not seen for years.

-'alright andy mate, hows it goin?'

-'alright bill, aye not bad mate, good to see ya.'

-'so what's new, you workin?'

-'aye i'm actually a beekeeper'

-'man what a coincidence, so am I!...so what is your set-up like? ive got a dozen hives and about 5000 bees in all'

-'ah i've only got one hive'

-'just one?! fair enough, so how many bees have you got?'

-'a million'

-'a million bees?! it must be some size of hive mate'.

-'naw just normal size'.

-'for a million bees? they must be crushed in like buggery!'

-'fuck 'em.'

10/07/2009 at 02:15
Don't give up the day job.
10/07/2009 at 07:04
10/07/2009 at 08:50

that has passed me by completely

non comprende 

10/07/2009 at 08:59
Glad it's not just me, beebs!
10/07/2009 at 10:04

Eh? 

Is there a bit missing?  Like a punch line?

Edited: 10/07/2009 at 10:04
10/07/2009 at 10:28
Is there a sting in this joke somewhere
PloddingOn    pirate
10/07/2009 at 10:28
Shew

I thought I was just slow...
10/07/2009 at 10:30
he's messing with our heads
10/07/2009 at 10:31

I don't get it

10/07/2009 at 10:33
i read this last night and thought, I must be getting old, because I just don't get it
PloddingOn    pirate
10/07/2009 at 10:35
MAYBE the point is to see how many people will admit to not getting something that actually isn't meant to be funny?

Maybe, we psychologically expect a joke because that is how the conversation appeared.

Perhaps, all it is is two friends, meeting in a bar.

And one is slightly bee-ist
10/07/2009 at 10:41
lol PO
10/07/2009 at 10:57
Dude- how about another one to rehabilitate yourself?
10/07/2009 at 11:08
I recall Alan Davies telling this gag on QI to a mixed reaction.
It helps to see the body language and facial expression
10/07/2009 at 11:13
I guess you had to bee there.
10/07/2009 at 11:18
Obviously I am in the minority but I found it quite funny. 
10/07/2009 at 11:18

After a bit of Googling (it's a slack day in the office) the original punchline is....

"Yeah, f**k 'em; they're only bees.”

10/07/2009 at 11:19

aha

the final line

"I fecking hate bees, feck 'em"

10/07/2009 at 11:19

does that make me a geek?

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