Chuckle of the Week - Extra

You may not know this, but many non-living things have a gender.

  • Ziploc Bags are Male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them.

  • Copiers are Female, because once turned off; it takes a while to warm them up again. It's an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can wreak havoc if the wrong buttons are pushed.

  • A Tire is Male, because it goes bald and is often over-inflated.

  • A Hot Air Balloon is Male, because, to get it to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under it, and of course, there's the hot air part.

  • Sponges are Female, because they're soft, squeezable and retain water.

  • A Web Page is Female, because it's always getting hit on.

  • A Subway is Male, because it uses the same old lines to pick people up.

  • An Hourglass is Female, because over time, the weight shifts to the bottom.

  • A Hammer is Male, because it hasn't changed much over the last 5,000 years, but it's handy to have around.

  • A Remote Control is Female. Ha! You thought it'd be male, didn't you? But consider this - it gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know the right buttons to push, he keeps trying!

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Harvard Square Commentary, October 23, 2006