Riddle Me This

Back when I was a kid – the days of Bazooka Joe bubblegum, Dixie Riddle Cups, and Batman and Robin on TV (not cable, just five or six channel TV) – we told a lot of dumb jokes.

I remember one of the classics was, “What’s black, and white, and red all over?”  The answer, of course was a newspaper, although an embarrassed skunk, a sunburned zebra, and a communist nun also made the list of possible responses.

When I walked out onto my deck yesterday afternoon, I saw my own answer to the riddle.




Yep…a Chickadee, a Towhee, and a Cardinal…that’s what’s black and white and red all over.  I wish a Red-bellied Woodpecker had shown up while I was standing there with my camera; he would have really made the package perfect.

Oh, we also had Smith Corona typewriters when I was a kid.  I wish I had saved mine.  There was something about punching those keys that a computer keyboard will never replace.

7 thoughts on “Riddle Me This

  1. Thanks so much, and I will confess right here that I always thought the “sunburned zebra” was a much better answer to the black/white/red riddle. 😉 (and I will add to your memory-lane list: the Slinky and the Etch-a-Sketch!)

  2. Yes, a Red-bellied Woodpecker would have been perfect! 😉 I also recall those typewriters and all the noises they made – do kids nowadays even know what a typewriter is (was)?!

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