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Humour from Berlin

Some jokes going around in Berlin …   Sausage   Last time I flew back from EPCA in Berlin, sausages exploded in my luggage. It was a wurst case scenario.   From Richard   A man goes to see his dentist. “I think I’m a moth,” he says. “You need to see a doctor, not […]

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My Blackberry is not working

Ronnie Corbett is funny in this sketch in a greengrocer’s about his Blackberry and his Apple, and you’ll have a good groan at the gag at the end. Thanks to Julia for spotting this clip from the ”The One Ronnie Xmas Special.”   

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Chemical cartoon caption winner 2010

The winning caption in the annual “Comical Processing” competition is:   “I think we should see other people. Well I should see other people. You should see a doctor.”   The winner was announced today on ChemicalProcessing.com.   Browsing through the runners up, the Blog’s choice would have been:   “Let’s put it this way, […]

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BP out of gas joke

Most of the humour going around this week is either off-topic (the England football team, the missing cat) or unsuitable for publication in a corporate blog (plenty of online jibes about the Gulf oil slick), so thanks to Janet for a oil-and-gas related joke from a more benign time …   Click here for “Out […]

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Jokes about volcanic ash cloud

It’s not going to be very funny for those ICIS editors and petchem folk still stranded away from home, but my colleague Frank in Houston has spotted these jokes on MSNBC about the volcanic eruption …   “The last wish of the Icelandic economy was to have its ashes scattered over Europe.”“Icelandic taxpayer to Britons and […]

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Best jokes at chemical industry conferences

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–The best jokes I remember from recent chemical industry conferences:   Andy Nicholson tiger joke   Two friends are out walking in the forest. Suddenly, one of them spots a tiger that looks both hungry and angry.The other friend sits down, and puts on his running shoes. Seeing this, the first guy […]

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Signs of ageing – Jerusalem in the afternoon

First the policemen look young. Then the teachers look young. Then I notice that my female contemporaries at conferences are wearing low heels or even flats. Now I’ve started to see the attraction of theatre matinee performances.   Coming out of “Jerusalem” – a funny and powerful play which will be picking up all the […]

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Joke cartoons for chemicals folk

Chemical Processing is inviting people in the chemical industry to submit captions for its Comical Processing cartoon contest. The contest features drawings by award-winning cartoonist Jerry King. Looking at the winning captions from 2009, the Blog wonders whether this really reflects chemists’ sense of humour or more an American/Canadian humour. It’s interesting to compare them […]

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Dubai jokes

Dubai is a popular destination for western petrochemical people who want to visit the Middle East but stay within their comfort zone.   It is often referred to as Middle East-lite, in the same way that Singapore is Asia-lite, Capetown is Africa-lite and Buenos Aires is South America-lite.   The Dubai debt crisis is unlikely […]

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Tiger Woods jokes

Golf being the chosen sport of the petrochemical industry, it would be remiss of the Blog to ignore the biggest golf story of recent times. Here we share a few topical Tiger Woods jokes which I read this morning…   Tiger Woods crashed into a fire hydrant and a tree … he couldn’t decide between […]

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