Sorry I’ve been out of the blogging loop this week. I’ve actually been editing and writing… yay me! Thanks to Denise for filling in this week. But I clawed my way out of my dark cave of manuscripts long enough to post my Thursday Thirteen. Even came up for air a little early, but I figure you’ll forgive me.

Sometimes I just need a pick-me-up and often the antics of my 17 year old son, Little Boy Blue, and the trouble he gets himself into just make me laugh. So (hopefully) for your entertainment, I’ve enlisted his help in letting you know the thirteen things he finds amusing…

1. Rude Public Nudity – of others, especially friends. As in mooning another guy from the passenger seat of your buddy’s car or hoe-downs (the pulling down of someone else’s pants, preferably in the school hall and in front of some cute girls).

2. Mascots fighting – the more furry and loveable the better. Imagine Mickey Mouse wrestling Winnie-the-Pooh.

3. Trying to explain new math to his parents who were both science majors and actually did well in college Calculus.

4. Controlled burns – Like GermX (gel hand sanitizer) squirted at a burning match then the entire bottle catching on fire. Probably funny only because no one got hurt and several other male 17 year olds had more GermX to add to the conflagration. (The resulting mass of plastic sits proudly displayed on son’s shelf.) Note to self: Don’t send hand sanitizer on school trips.

5. YouTube videos in other languages. Whether it be songs or parodies of presidential candidates… viewing them causes riotous laughter. The more bizarre the language, the greater the hilarity. German makes him roll on the floor. The fact is… YouTube in general (except for his mother’s booktrailers) is a great source of entertainment.

6. Using a make-shift slingshot to stick pencils into ceiling tiles at school.

7. Bunsen burners + just about anything = hours of hilarity. (See number 4)

8. Chuck Norris jokes – For instance: Some people wear Superman pajamas… Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas. OR Chuck Norris has already been to Mars; that’s why there are no signs of life there. OR When the boogeyman goes to sleep, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris. There are more, but Little Boy Blue was laughing too hard to be understood. 

9. Any Blend-tech “Will it blend?” Video. Please view video.

10. Names randomly yelled out in crowds then ignoring anyone who turns around.

11. Pretending you’re the voice message when an annoying girl calls your cellphone.

12. Southpark the cartoon – Mostly because parents find it so dang annoying.

13. Videos of males on bicycles, skateboards, and rollerblades who fall and crush the family jewels. (Okay, so those weren’t his exact words.)

Regardless of age, kids are just generally amusing. Please feel free to add favorite gems from neices, nephews, friend’s children or straight from the mouths of your own precious bundles. 

28 Responses to Thursday Thirteen – A 17 year perspective

  • I have to confess that mascots fighting is highly amusing. LOL!

  • I think my list for my boys who are now in their early twenties would be pretty close to the same. My girls are JUST entering their teen years. I’m curious to see if their sense of humor is as warped LOL Happy T13!

  • Jennifer – You know, I have to agree with you on that one. There was some brawl at a college basketball game involving the mascots… it shouldn’t have been funny, but I couldn’t help but giggle.

    Vi – The things they come out with. Makes you wonder what’s going on their heads!

    Adelle – DH shook his head in agreement and laughed at most of the stuff on the list. I definitely think men’s funny bones are wired differently! I can’t remember exactly what the girls found amusing in their teens, but it wasn’t what Little Boy Blue thinks is funny.

  • I can see why a 17 year old would think a lot of those were funny, here I am at 31 and chuckled at a few. I wonder if teenage girls are the same way?

  • LMAO!!! Okay, that’s it. Is it bad that I find those funny too? And what IS it about Chuck Norris? The kids I know find all those jokes funny too.
    Love this Nina. You crack me up!!!

  • I have to confess – I find some of that stuff pretty funny too – then again, I loved the first CKY videos, too. :-/ Go figure!

    Great list though – happy T13!

  • I have 16 & 14 year old boys at home – I can definitely relate to this list! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  • I don’t think I will introduce my 18 y/o son to your blog. As a budding chemist – he and bunsen burners are good friends (maybe, too good)!

  • I think I am in the minority here, none of those are up my street! I guess that makes me a little bit serious (I am!), but I never got the typical male humour!

  • They are an unusual species, aren’t they? (But hey! I love South Park too.)

  • Why did it figure the Does It Blend had Chuck Norris in it? ROFL

    I’m keeping my son (10) far away from this list. He’s a youtube addict already. If it’s got Sonic/Shadow and the gang and dirty words, he’s all over it.

    Happy TT, Nina!

  • Jeanine – I don’t remember my girls thinking along those lines. They did more of the eye roll when I read them their brother’s list.

    Jennifer – Chuck Norris? All the kids you know include the males of the species don’t they? I have no idea why guys bust a gut over him. But I read through a bunch Little Boy Blue found on a website and I must admit… I laughed out loud at couple of them.

    Ms. – Some of the stuff is so stupid you can’t help but laugh.

  • Denise – Ummm… no. Every year adds more “thrills” to the bunsen burner escapades. I’m okay if your son doesn’t visit!

    Kaige – After the Chuck Norris jokes I couldn’t help but pull that from Little Boy Blue’s YouTube keepers! Between the sound effects and the ending… I busted a gut!

  • He sounds a lot like my son. Now if only he’d quit mooming ME!

  • Debora – Different mothers, different fathers, but I’m convinced they were all cut from the same cloth!

    Alice – Oh, aren’t you the lucky one! 😉

  • Mima – I don’t think it’s the serious part of your personality that kept you from “getting it”. It’s defintely the teenage boy thing. I don’t remember DH being like that when he was in high school (and I did date him back then), but I have no doubt he was. I’m not sure I always understand male humor either!

  • Gina – I think some other worldly power created males and females so differently so they’d always have entertainment. That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it!

  • Memories of my younger brother came back in vivid Technicolor after reading this! Males are different, that’s for sure. 😉

  • Boys will be boys, eh? LOL

  • Shelley and Heather… even though we may not have the same humor triggers as them, it seems most women can relate!

  • What an insight into the brain of a 17-year old! Fascinating.


  • Chloe – Sometimes it can be a scaaarry insight!

  • I don’t know why but just thinking of #10 is making me giggle!

  • Nicholas – It’s so true. If you’re not the one looking silly swiveling your head side to side trying to figure out who yelled your name… it’s hysterical. Mean, but funny! 😉

  • I’ve got my own 17 year old and it was comforting to know that they are ALL ALIKE. Also hysterical (still, after all this time) are body sounds and accompanying smells. Particularly in a closed car. I don’t get it…but then again, I’m not a 17 year old boy!
    Happy TT!

  • Debbie – Time marches on, but males never change. 😉

    Lara – What is that? The whole “body noise + smell = humor” equation? Definitely math I don’t understand! LOL!

  • *snort*

    Sounds like you’ve raised a completely normal 17 yo boy! Congratulations!

    BTW – your covers are *lovely*

    Happy TT (late).

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