Dream joke

A soufflé

I wrote a joke last night in my sleep. It was during a dream that I remembered quite vividly when I awoke.

The dream involved pirate ships, and a lot of swinging about on ropes, and pirates singing along to the song “I know what I like (in your wardrobe)” from the 1973 Genesis album Selling England by the Pound and a joke. This joke:

Someone (presumably a pirate) was taking about soufflés — a popular topic of conversation, I imagine, amongst brigands, pirates and privateers of the high seas. To which I replied:

I once played the part of a soufflé in a play — it was a demanding role but I rose to the challenge.

Not the world’s greatest joke, but certainly the best joke I’ve ever written in my sleep.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 50 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Sky. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

2 thoughts on “Dream joke”

  1. That’s really not bad for REM humour! I laughed! What strange dreams you have…maybe they were pirates like in Hook where they all chuck multicoloured food at each other…

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