Amusing Monday: Getting out of an oyster stewJuly 23rd, 2012 by cdunagan
I was looking about for some jokes and stories involving shellfish, mainly about clams and oysters with maybe a few quips about mussels. All I could find was either too raunchy, too childish or just plain lame.
What I did discover on YouTube, however, is that clam chowder is funnier than clams, and oyster stew is funnier than oysters.
First, in the video player at right, is “The Clam Chowder Song” by Thessaly Lerner, whose comedy is all over the place, including a series of bits she calls Ukulady, geared mainly for kids.
A classic seafood battle is Curly’s skirmish with the oyster in a Three Stooges comedy that I remember from years ago. I was happy to find it posted on YouTube with context from the story. If you want to skip directly to the oyster part, you’ll find it at 1:45.
While not about oyster stew, I found a poster I want to share
for the oddity of it all (below). The poster is one of three used
in an ad campaign to raise awareness about the plight of the
homeless. The campaign, launched by the German magazine “Biss,”
shows one person inside the shell of a snail, another inside the
shell of a turtle and a third inside the shell of
an oyster a clam. Below each
image are the words, “Nature doesn’t provide everyone with a home.”
AdPunch for details.
Although I wasn’t able to locate enough worthy shellfish jokes to share, you may find some amusement in previous “Amusing Monday” postings about shellfish: