An Old Joke Repurposed: A Squirrel Named Chaz Walks Into A Bar…

What is this, you ask? This is my entry into evilsquirrel13’s annual Contest of Whatever. Details here. You, too, can join in the fun until February 28, 2019.

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Chaz the Squirrel, our mutual friend, was sitting outside on the deck staring into the woods, pondering what to do next.  

Behind him was a bleak house, empty at the moment because since Christmas, Carol, the owner, had been away.  

In fact, truth be known, Chaz was a little sad, having fallen on hard times.

With nothing much to do Chaz decided to go to a bar that was a much of the old curiosity shop as it was a place to get a fine cocktail.

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He didn’t have great expectations as he walked into the bar, but was delighted when he saw his favorite bartender, a petite woman, some would say little, Dorrit.

Upon seeing Chaz, Dorrit exclaimed, “Hey there you little dickens!  What’ll you have?”

To which Chaz replied, “A martini, if you please.”

“Sure enough,” she said. “Will that be with an olive ‘r twist?”

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THE END

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Ally Bean

Observant. Humorous. Adaptable. Pleasantly crazy. Midwestern by chance. Kindhearted by choice. Wordy.

75 thoughts on “An Old Joke Repurposed: A Squirrel Named Chaz Walks Into A Bar…”

  1. So good! The English Lit major in me loved it. The Dickens fancier in me reveled in it. The Victorian Novel specialist in me says Brava! And the creative writing teacher in me says A+ !

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    1. nance, I feel like I’ve won all the awards I need with this comment. THANK YOU for your kind words. I can’t take credit for the actual joke; it’s from an English prof in undergrad. But I did write the build up to the joke and took the pictures of an uncooperative squirrel. So there’s that.

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  2. Cute, cute, cute!! What a fun way to use your wit and wisdom with your little squirrel friend! Good luck on the contest. Chaz is a winner in my book!

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    1. Thanks, Beth. As you know I can get silly at times, and this contest is the perfect place to let silliness shine. Plus it’s February and I’m bored out of my gourd. This was fun to do.

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    1. laura, now that you mention it I have to admit that it wasn’t an intentional pun. I was telling a story, adding a joke… but sometimes the funniest things happen despite what you intend to write.

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  3. Please sir…. er, ma’am. I want some more! (hic!)

    Thank you for creating such a highbrow entry for my lowbrow little contest! The Dickens reference will bring a touch of class to the CoW that it desperately needs. I wish you, Chaz, Dorrit and Olive ‘r Twist the best of luck!

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    1. evilsquirrel13, a little literary humor goes a long way in the blogosphere. I’m glad you approve my contest entry. I’ll be over at the bar with Chaz while waiting for your decision.

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  4. Nice one! I loved (and reposted) a meme on Facebook that went something like, “I don’t have my ducks in a row. I have squirrels and they’re at a rave.” Now I’m imagining a drunk squirrel trying to run and climb trees. 🙂

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    1. Margaret, that’s a cute meme. Squirrels at a rave are so much more believable than ducks in a row. I don’t know if squirrels drink alcohol, but it wouldn’t surprise me. They’ll eat about anything from what I can tell.

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    1. joey, thanks. There’s something silly about a squirrel drinking a martini that got me thinking about this old joke. *responds to Great Expectations blather with more blather*

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    1. Jan, Chaz could only do what he could do to help me along with this joke and blog post in which he stars. But two tails he does not have, so alas no more Dickensian silliness.

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  5. Your little story makes me long for a Dickens tale and all the strange and fanciful characters that live therein. Btw. That squirrel has an extremely thick and healthy coat and tail.

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    1. Behind the Story, I know what you mean. I hadn’t thought of Dickens novels in years, but when I remembered this old joke I was nostalgic for their oddnesses. Yes, Chaz is a healthy fellow, but he wouldn’t look at the camera directly so I never got a shot of his face. I tried, though.

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