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Friday civilisation

René Descartes was sitting in a bar, staring morosely into his empty glass; the waiter approached and asked if the Monsieur would care for another drink. Descartes replied “I think not”, and disappeared.


  1. RAB says:

    Does the Whiskey Wagon deliver round your way on Friday’s then Cats?

    “Alleged” Poetry last week and Philosopher jokes this. :-)

  2. Stonyground says:

    I told this joke in the sales office at work with the primer that you have to be a bit of an intellectual to get it. Some of them pretended to laugh but then admitted that they didn’t get it. One thought that the opening line was ‘rainy day cat’. Now they all feel insulted because I have demonstrated that they are all really thick.

  3. Philip Scott Thomas says:

    I was told this joke in October, 1984. I laughed like a drain at the time. And yet it’s still hillarious. Well done you for reminding us.

  4. Schrodinger's Dog says:

    It took me a couple of minutes to get it – but very, very funny.

    My version has always been, “Bibo ergo sum,” or “I drink, therefore I am.”

  5. NickM says:

    Did you hear about the constipated mathematician? He worked it out with a pencil.

    I’ll get my coat.

    P.S. SD, we know. We are all cunning linguists round here…

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