Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday Smiles 263: Visiting a new museum and a bit of blarney

Since tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, here are a few jokes, riddles and one-liners that will make you groan.  I know they did me!

What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover? 
A rash of good luck.
Why don't you iron 4-Leaf clovers? 
Because you don't want to press your luck.
Why can't you borrow money from a leprechaun? 
Because they're always a little short.

What's Irish and stays out all night? 
Paddy O'furniture!

What do ghosts drink on St Patrick's Day? 

How is a best friend like a 4-leaf clover? 
Because they are hard to find and lucky to have.

What's the main difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish funeral? 
One less drunk at the party.

Why don't women want to get engaged on St Patricks Day? 
'Cause they don't want to get a "sham rock."
What do you call an Irishman who knows how to control his wife? 
A bachelor.

What would you get if you crossed Christmas with St. Patrick's Day? 
St. O'Claus!

I think that's enough offensive Irish jokes.  I hope these didn't offend anyone who is Irish.  By now I'm sure you know I'm here for Annie's Friday Smiles.

Today we head to a very different museum.

I have shown part of this museum in the past, and now it's time to show the rest of it.  I suspect the part we visit for the next few weeks won't be as interesting as the previous museum.  Today we start visiting the Kansas Oil Museum.

I'll let the photos tell the story.

This may not mean much if you don't live in Kansas, but these are the types of shale and rock found at different layers and locations in Kansas towns.

Of course I had to watch mesmerized as the "oil" slowly flowed to the bottom.

I think this is enough for this week.  Not sure how interested you will be in this museum, because it is pretty specific to the history of oil and gas.

Thanks for joining me today and thanks for your continued visits.  Now let's visit Annie's Friday Smiles, where it never hurts to begin the weekend with a big smile, just like Annie's.

18 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

The pictures from the museum are very interesting. We don't have any oil here, so no museums about it. That's one commodity Europe didn't get, except for the off-shore oil places. Have a fun Friday, Valerie

Annie said...

I guess you have to see the museum in real life to get full benefits but it’s always good to see interesting places we can see over here. Love the jokes too.
Annie x

froebelsternchen said...

This Irish jokes are super! So interesting with the oil section in the museum!Thank you! They were well organized - here we just have mining museums handling coal, salt. Also very impressive to visit.One of my great grandfathers on my father's side worked in a coal mine in former Czechoslovakia at the turn of the last century and I own his wedding ring - this ring is so big, he must have had very big hands! I have just seen a wedding picture from my great grandparents , as they were already dead as I was born - he was a very tall and big man. So I can imagine how much work he was able to do in such a mine! Proud of him - thank you -xou brought me nice thoughts of my ancestors with your post today!
Happy weekend dear Co.Admin!
oxo Susi

Gill Edwards said...

Hi Elizabeth, I do love an interactive exhibit at a museum. I would have been playing with the oil through rocks jar all day.

have a good week

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth, enjoyed the jokes again this week but then I'm not Irish Lol! but sure they have a sense of humour. I have in fact been living off some of your jokes from last week. Great to get the chance to look round the museum as I'm not sure I will get chance to get over there, still maybe one day. Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

RO said...

It's always great to start Friday morning off with a smile, and I thank you so much. I have to be honest - I probably would have stood there for quite some time looking at the oil traveling to the bottom.(lol) For some reason things like that fascinate me. Happy Friday and HUGE Hugs...RO

CJ Kennedy said...

Interesting reading about the oil industry.I loved the job titles. Teamsters later formed a formidable union and they are still around. My uncle owned a steel distribution company. The guys who cut the steel into shapes (rings, plate, disks, strips) or made wire belonged to the Teamsters. I ran the computer room and because of the Teamster's contract for the warehouse workers, those of us who worked in the office also got the same great benefits even though we did not belong to the union.

Lisca said...

To me (as a geologist) the museum is very interesting. I know relatively little about oil as there is no oil in Europe apart from in the sea. My b-in-l is an oil man and is recently retired. He has received one of those rotary drill bits which takes proud place on his desk.
I really enjoyed this visit to the museum and would have loved to see a picture of the geological map.
The jokes had me giggling. In the UK we always joke about the Irish and in Holland we joke about the Belgians, and in Spain they joke about the Portughese. I wonder who the Irish make jokes about... It's all good fun and no offence intended.
Have a lovely weekend and I hope your computer problems will be resolved soon,

Rike said...

How interesting - an oil museum! I did not even expect that there exists one! And there are so many details about the history of oil and gas, amazing!
Thanks for showing the photos!
Wish you a happy weekend with no computer problems at all!
Rike xx

mamapez5 said...

I have never even heard of an oil museum, let alone visited one, but it was interesting to read about the different jobs the men were expected to do.
Both our families have Irish backgrounds, but I am sure they are well used to the jokes and take them in good part. They made me smile. Kate x

Divers and Sundry said...

I got a kick out of the four-leaf clover jokes :)

I'm interested in all kinds of museums, and I'm sure this one is educational and a fascinating look at the history of an industry that is so much in the news. Thx!

Meggymay said...

Those Irish jokes sure had the groan factor, but they were funny.
The museum photos were really interesting, I was drawn to the rates of pay and the job descriptions. It must have been quite low pays for many of the workers.Possibly like our miners here in the UK were paid.
Have a good weekend.
Yvonne xx

Jeanie said...

Good fun! And a terrific museum. My friend Richard would love this, being a geologist. It really looks fascinating.

My name is Erika. said...

I'm late posting comments today as I was out of town and it was a long day. Just like I didn't know Wichita was an aviation hub, I didn't know it had an oil history either. It's fascinating to learn about your city Elizabeth. Oil drilling isn't something that really is part of New England geology so it was really cool to learn something about that topic. Do we get to see more of this museum another day? Hugs-Erika

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I'm groaning, but with a smile on my face, especially over Paddy O'Furniture :D

That's a fascinating museum exhibit. Thanks for giving us such a wonderful tour.

Marfi-topia said...

Okay, those were silly, but the wedding/funeral one was hilarious!
What a fun interesting...the oil flowing jar would of had me there mesmerized too, lol
Thank you:)

Halle said...

Those drill bits are fascinating. Thanks for the tour!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This looks to me to be a very interesting place! We do have museums dedicated to resources such as coal, salt, iron, glass and that all tell a fascinating story of the production and the people who worked in those areas! Your Irish jokes made me smile for sure!Hugs,Chrisx