Subj: Contractor-Construction Jokes
..........(Includes 53, 29 1120,35,cf,wXT2a7a,28)
Hammer and Nail
AGAG Animation Gallery
Also see ACCIDENT1
- 'The Bricklayer'
BLONDE1 file - 'Blonde Gets Windows Installed'
......................- 'The Blonde And The Contractor'
FARMER2 file - 'The Weathered Old Barns'
FARMER-SUPP - 'Bruno Barm Move' - Video
HOSPITAL1 - 'Minor Operation And Men In White'
HANDICAP-SUPP- 'Phil Parr And The Blind Handyman Radio Show' - Video
HOWTO file - 'How To Build Fun Stairs'
......................- 'Homeowners Guide To Basic Tools'
......................- 'How To Locate Studs'
HOWTO-SUPP - 'TED - Massimo Banzi Explains Arduino' - Video
IRISH1 file - '"The Sick Note" Song By Sean Cannon' - Video
ITALIAN file - 'Paolo The Carpenter'
JOBS2 file - 'Worker Dies In Scaffolding Fall'
JOBS-SUPP - 'ABC News - The All American Home' - Video
LAWS file - 'Law Of Mechanical Repair - Photo
REDNECK3 - 'Irish, Mexican, And Redneck Do
POLISH file - 'Mexican, English, And Polack Eat Lunch'
PRISON file - 'Inmate Becomes A Carpenter'
STORIES file - 'Tired Carpenter Gets Ride Home' (in NonJokes)
Subj: Great Door Design (S930d-On Site)
From: Dennis Gacutan on Facebook
Source: (Removed from facebook.com)
.....Check out this beautiful new door design by clicking
.....'HERE' to see it move.
Laurel/Hardy In Busy Bodies
From: Pete Graham
..........in 2017 (S1091d-On Site)
to see this scene of Laurel and Hardy
in the short movie BUSY BODIES from 1933. It tops
the list of their best-ever talking comedy films.
Central Texas Tools
By Texas Country Reporter
in 2013 (S841d-iFrame)
In this video from the Texas
Country Reporter, one family
has engineered a legacy that spans four generations.
Tom, Tommy, and Pierce Carpenter
Central Texas Tool Co.
1410 Walnut Street
Abilene, TX 79601
Click 'HERE'to see this machine shop which is a piece
of American history.
Subj: Nun Visits Construction Site (S338, S762)
From: BennoRo in 2003
An old nun who was living in
a convent next to a Brooklyn
construction site noticed the coarse language of the workers
and decided to spend some time with them to correct their
She decided she would take her
lunch, sit with the workers,
and talk with them. She put her sandwich in a brown bag
and walked over to the spot where the men were eating.
She walked up to the group and
with a big smile said, "Do
you men know Jesus Christ?"
They shook their heads and looked
at each other. One of
the workers looked up into the steelworks and yelled,
"Anybody up there know Jesus Christ?"
One of the steelworkers peeked over and shouted down "Why?"
The worker yelled back, "His wife is here with his lunch."
Subj: Toothpick Windmill Machine (S945)
Made by Larnie Fox (d-On Site)
(Also see 'San
Francisco Made w/Toothpicks' in Tho-Time-Supp2)
.....Watch this windmill made with a toy motor by clicking
Time Warp Table Saw
in 2010 (S700d-iFrame)
For those of you who use a table
saw, you will find this
fascinating. If you have never seen "Time Warp," it's a
show all about super-duper slow motion cameras capturing
things we take for granted and never see as they really
are. In this case, they take photos of this guy's new
invention of a safer table saw. Click 'HERE' to see
this wonderful innovation.
Subj: Blondes At The Lumberyard (S586)
From: LABLaughsClean in 2008
Some blondes in a pickup truck
drove into a lumberyard.
One of the blondes walked in the office and said,
"We need some four-by-twos."
The clerk said, "You mean two-by-fours, don't you?"
The blonde said, "I'll go check,"
and went back to the
truck. She returned and said, "Yeah, I meant two-by-fours."
"All right. How long do you need them?"
"I'd better go check."
After awhile, the blonde returned
to the office and
said, "A long time. We're gonna build a house."
Subj: Changes A Light Bulb (S946)
Made by Prairie Aerial
From: tom in 2015 (d-iFrame)
..........Click 'HERE' to watch this magnificent climb.
Building Implosion (S676b)
From: darrell in 2009 (d-iFrame)
A building implosion is when
the building falls into
itself making a wonderful display of smoke. Click
'HERE' to see this amazing demolition of a building
going from skyscraper to groundscraper in 10 seconds.
Building Implosion Gone Wrong (S676b)
From: Hufferingtom.com in 2009
Sometimes implosions go very
wrong. Officials in Turkey
are trying to figure out why a building demolition went
wrong. Instead of imploding, the structure fell over,
narrowly missing a neighboring apartment building. Click
on the above source to see this scary video.
Subj: 5-Year-Old Girl Helps At Construction Site
From: FrankRoesch in 2001 (S225, S849)
A young family moved into a house,
next to a vacant lot.
One day, a construction crew turned up to start building
a house on the empty lot. The young family's 5-year-old
daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity
going on next door and spent much of each day observing
Eventually the construction crew,
all of them "gems-in-
the-rough," more or less, adopted her as a kind of project
mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while
they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs
to do here and there to make her feel important.
At the end of the first week,
they even presented her with
a pay envelope containing ten dollars. The little girl
took this home to her mother who suggested that she take
her ten dollars "pay," she'd received, to the bank the
next day to start a savings account.
When the girl and her mom got
to the bank, the teller was
equally impressed and asked the little girl how she had
come by her very own pay check at such a young age.. The
little girl proudly replied, "I worked last week with a
real construction crew building the new house next door
"Oh my goodness gracious," said
the teller, "and will you
be working on the house again this week, too?"
The little girl replied, "I will,
if those assholes at
Lowe's ever deliver the damn sheet rock..." Kind of brings
a tear to the eye - doesn't it?
Subj: This Is My Step Ladder (S965)
From: Sam Perkins on Facebook
Source: (Removed from twitter.com/gordonlotter)
The Making of Stonehenge
From: LABLaughs in 2005
..........(S447d-iFrame, in Movies)
This retired construction worker
shows us how Stonehenge
could be built by one man without pulleys or levers. You
can view it by clicking 'HERE'.
Subj: Construction Worker Litter (S562)
From: SCOTCOB in 2007
The Dallas Solution
I have a friend who is president
of his homeowners associa-
tion in the Dallas, Texas suburbs. They were having a
terrible problem with litter near some of his association's
The reason according to Wallace
(my friend) is that six very
large, luxurious new houses are being built right next to
The trash was coming from the
Mexican laborers working at the
construction sites, and included bags from McDonalds, Burger
King and 7-11, plus coffee cups, napkins, cigarette butts,
coke cans, empty bottles, etc.
He went to see the site supervisor
and even the general
contractor politely urging them, to get their workers not
to litter the neighborhood, to no avail.
He called the city, county, and
police and got no help
So here's what his community
did. They organized about
twenty folks, named themselves The "Inner Neighborhood
Services" group, and arranged to go out at lunch time,
and "police" the trash themselves.
It is what they did while picking
up the trash that is so
hilarious. They bought navy blue baseball caps and had the
initials "INS" embroidered in gold on the caps.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist
to understand what they
hoped people, might mistakenly think the letters really
After the Inner Neighborhood
Services group's first lunch
time pickup detail, with all of them wearing their caps
and some carrying cameras, 46 out of the total of 68
construction workers did not show up for work the next
morning -- and have not come back yet.
It has been ten days now.
The General Contractor, I'm told,
is madder than hell, but
can't say anything publicly because, he could be busted for
hiring illegal aliens.
Wallace and his bunch can't be
accused of impersonating
federal personnel, because they have the official name of
the group recorded in their homeowner association minutes,
along with a notation about the vote to approve formation
of the new subcommittee -- and besides, they informed the
INS in advance of their plans and according to Wallace,
the INS said basically, "Have at it!"
SO, FOLKS, I THINK YOU COULD
SAY THAT TEXAS INGENUITY
This is an Urban Legend as reported
by Snopes.com at
50 Strange Buildings Of The World
From: darrellvip in 2008 (S616)
..........Source: (Removed from villageofjoy.com)
The architecture on these 50
buildings is amazing, bizarre,
and impressive. You can view these unique buildings by
Subj: Three Hired At Construction Site
From: coreymac in 2002 (S270)
An Italian, a Scotsman and a
Chinese fellow are hired at a
construction site. The foreman points out a huge pile of
sand and says to the Italian guy, "You're in charge of
sweeping." To the Scotsman he says, "You're in charge
of shoveling." And to the Chinese guy, "You're in charge
of supplies." He then says, "Now, I have to leave for a
little while. I expect you guys to make a dent in that
The foreman goes away for a couple
hours and when he returns,
the pile of sand is untouched. He asks the Italian, "Why
didn't you sweep any of it?"
The Italian replies, "I no hava
no broom. You saida to the
Chinese a fella that he a wasa in a charge of supplies, but
he hasa disappeared and I no coulda finda him nowhere."
Then the foreman turns to the
Scotsman and says, "And you,
I thought I told you to shovel this pile." The Scotsman
replies, "Aye, ye did lad, boot ah couldnay get meself a
shoovel! Ye left th' Chinese gadgie in chairge of supplies,
boot ah couldnay fin' him either."
The foreman is really angry now
and storms off toward the
pile of sand to look for the Chinese guy. Just then, the
Chinese guy leaps out from behind the pile of sand and
German Hammer Juggler
..........in 2009 (S674d-iFrame)
This handyman juggling hammers
while driving a nail
into a beam in the ceiling. The narrator calls this
stunt, unbelievable, amazing, and awesome. Click on
'HERE' to see Joel B., the hammer thrower.
Subj: Bricklayer's Brother Is A Bishop (S406)
From: DafterLafter in 2004
At the construction site of a
new church, the contractor
stopped to chat with one of his workmen. "Paddy," he asked
casually, "didn't you once tell me that you had a brother
who was a bishop?"
"That I did, sir."
"And you are a bricklayer!
It sure is a funny world. Things
in life aren't divided equally, are they?"
"No, that they ain't sir," agreed
Paddy, as he proudly
slapped the mortar along the line of bricks. "Me poor
brother couldn't do this to save his life!"
in 2010 (S694d-iFrame)
Photo from YouTube.com
This video is an introduction
to the Winscape monitor/windows.
See www.rationalcraft.com for more details. Music is Annen
Polka by Johann Strauss. Click 'HERE' to see these absolutely
incredible window monitors.
Subj: Workers Does Sign Language (S214)
From: KMACINTY in 2001
A construction worker on the
3rd floor of a building needs
a handsaw. He sees another man on the 1st floor. He yells
down to him, but he can't hear, so he does sign language.
To do sign language, the man
on the 3rd floor points at his
eye meaning "I", points at his knee meaning "need", and
moves his hand back and forth in a handsaw motion.
The man on the 1st floor nods
his head, drops his pants and
starts pulling himself off.
The man on the 3rd floor gets
so angry he runs down to the
1st floor and says, "What the fuck is wrong with you, dumb
ass? I said I need a handsaw!"
The other guy says, "I knew that,
I was just trying to tell
you I'm coming."
Subj: Construction Site Fantasies (S406b)
From: LABLaughsAdult in 2004
Source: (Removed from ezines4all.com)
Subj: The Parable Of The Good Contractor (S118)
From: smiles in 1998
There once was a computer contractor
who lived her whole life
without ever taking advantage of any of the people she worked
for, she believed in knowledge transfer and never kept infor-
mation from others. In fact, she made sure that every job
she did resulted in a win-win situation.
One day while walking down the
street she was tragically hit
by a bus and she died. Her soul arrived up in heaven where
she was met at the Pearly Gates by St. Peter himself.
Welcome to Heaven," said St.
Peter. "Before you get settled
in though it seems we have a problem. You see, strangely
enough, we've never once had a contractor make it this far
and we're not really sure what to do with you."
"No problem, just let me in."
said the contractor. "Well,
I'd like to, but I have higher orders. What we're going to
do is let you have a day in Hell and a day in Heaven and
then you can choose which one you want to spend eternity
"Actually, I think I've made
up my mind...I prefer to stay
"Sorry, we have rules..."
And with that St. Peter put the
contractor in an elevator
and it went down-down-down to hell. The doors opened and
the contractor found herself stepping out onto the putting
green of a beautiful golf course. In the distance was a
country club and standing in front of her were all her
friends - fellow contractors that she had worked with and
they were all dressed in evening gowns and cheering for her.
They ran up and kissed her on both cheeks and they talked
about old times. They played an excellent round of golf
and at night went to the country club where she enjoyed an
excellent steak and lobster dinner. She met the Devil who
was actually a really nice bloke (kind-of-cute) and she
had a great time telling bawdy jokes and dancing. The
contractor was having such a good time that before she
knew it, it was time to leave. Everybody shook her hand
and waved goodbye as she got on the elevator.
The elevator went up-up-up and
opened back up at the
Pearly Gates and found St. Peter waiting for her.
"Now it's time to spend a day in heaven."
So the contractor spent the next
24 hours lounging around
on clouds and playing the harp and singing. She had a
great time and before she knew it her 24 hours were up
and St. Peter came and got her.
"So, you've spent a day in hell
and you've spent a day in
heaven. Now you must choose your eternity."
The contractor paused for a second
and then replied, "Well,
I never thought I'd say this, I mean, Heaven has been
really great and all, but I think I had a better time in
Hell." So St. Peter escorted her to the elevator and
again the contractor went down-down-down back to Hell.
When the doors of the elevator
opened she found herself
standing in a desolate wasteland covered in garbage and
filth. She saw her friends were dressed in rags and were
picking up the garbage and putting it in sacks. The
Devil came up to her and put his arm around her.
"I don't understand," stammered
the contractor, "Yester-
day I was here and there was a golf course and a country
club and we ate lobster and we danced and had a great
time. Now there is a wasteland of garbage and all my
friends look miserable."
The Devil looked at her and smiled.
yesterday you were a contractor, but today you're a
Hidden Secret Passages
By Creative Home Eng
..........in 2013 (S848d-iFrame)
Home Engineering builds Hollywood-style secret passages
for homes. Click on the company to see other secret passages
that they have built. Click 'HERE' to learn more about this
Subj: Three Contractors Tour The White House
From: humorlist-digest V1 #277 in 1997
(See 'NASA Interviews Mars Astronauts' in STAR TREK and SPACE)
Three contractors were touring
the white house on the same
day. One was from New York, another from Missouri, and the
third from Florida. At the end of the tour, the guard
asked them what they did for a living. When they each
replied that they were contractors the guard said "Hey, we
need one of the rear fences redone. Why don't you guys
look at it and give me a bid."
So to the back fence they went.
First up was the Florida
contractor. He took out his tape measure and pencil, did
some measuring and said, "Well I figure the job will run
about $900. $400 for materials, $400 for my crew, and
$100 profit for me."
Next was the Missouri contractor.
He also took out his
tape measure and pencil, did some quick figuring and said,
"Looks like I can do this Job for $700. $300 for materials,
$300 for my crew, and $100 profit for me."
The guard asks the New York contractor
how much. Without
so much as moving the contractor says, $2700."
The guard, incredulous, looks
at him and says "You didn't
even measure like the guys! How did you come up with such
a high figure?"
"Easy" says the contractor from
New York, "$1,000 for me,
$1,000 for you and we hire the guy from Missouri."
Subj: WD-40 And Duct Tape (S1069)
From: Roger Ford in 2017
Life Of A Digger (S1073d-On Site)
Filmmaker Oliver Seiter
From: AFine963 in 2017
Amazing Marble Run (S937)
By: Steve Moseley (d-iFrame)
Construction Arcade - GIF (S910)
By: Dave MeEfatrick
From: Desiree Kelsey on Facebook
Lego Wall Repairs (S889)
From: tom in 2014 (d-iFrame)
Pile Driving In The Third World
in 2013 (S852d-On Site)
Photo from YouTube.com
Subj: Construction Workers Needed Newspaper Ad (S1120)
From: Dan Kaiser in 2018
Loading A Backhoe On Truck
in 2013 (S850d-iFrame)
How To Throw Cement
in 2010 (S701b,d-iFrame)
Photo from YouTube.com
Forklift Vs Coin And Bottle
..........in 2012 (S832d-iFrame)
A Forklift Accident
..........in 2009 (S641c,d-iFrame)
Crane Operator Wanted (S613b)
From: tom in 2008 (d-On Site)
Burj Dubai is going to hold the
world's tallest title
for at least another 10 years, as the construction of
the Tall Tower will take minimum 10 years. Click 'HERE'
to view this spectacular picture.
Subj: Wife Buys Hinge At Store (S619, S1085)
From: darrellvip in 2008
Charlie was fixing a door and found that he needed a
new hinge, so he sent his wife Jane to Lowe's. At
Lowe's, Jane saw a beautiful bathroom faucet while
she was waiting for Walt the manager to finish waiting
on a customer. When Walt was finished with the customer,
Jane asked 'How much for that faucet?
Walt replied, 'That's pewter and it costs $300.'
My goodness that sure is a lot
of money!' Jane exclaimed.
Then she proceeded to describe the hinge that Charlie
had sent her to buy, and Walt went to find it. From the
back aisle Walt yelled, 'Jane, you wanna screw for that
hinge? She replied, 'No, but I will for the faucet.'
And this is why you can't send
a woman to Lowe's.
How To Load A Bobcat?
..........in 2008 (S603b,d-iFrame)
Subj: Construction Tongue Twister (S397)
From: LABLaughsClean in 2004
Mr. See owned a saw.
And Mr. Soar owned a seesaw.
Now See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw
Before Soar saw See,
Which made Soar sore.
Had Soar seen See's saw
Before See sawed Soar's seesaw,
See's saw would not have sawed
So See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw.
But it was sad to see Soar so sore
Just because See's saw sawed
Crappy Monday (S578)
From: tom in 2008 (d-iFrame)
Using A Caulking Gun Correctly
From: tom in 2008 (S574d-On Site)
Subj: Bull Dosing Crew Knocks Down The Wrong House
From: jerry in 2003 (S346b)
"Yes, we have knocked your house down."
Comment made by a construction
crewman to a Tennessee man
who returned home from work to find that they had torn his
home down by mistake. The demolition crew got their right
and left turns confused and, despite being sent to tear down
a burned out home that had no porch, tore down his home
which was not burned up and which had a porch.
The Leaf Chronicle (Clarksville,
Backhoe Terrorist (S536c)
From: edapsmas in 2007
Don't mess with someone who owns a
Irish Girl Calls Demolition Company
..........From: darrell in 2006 (S511d-iFrame)
Subj: First Time House Builder (S325b)
From: LABLaughs.com in 2003
Some men in a pickup truck drove
into a lumberyard. One
of the men walked in the office and said, "We need some
The clerk asked, "You mean two-by-fours, don't you?"
The man said, "I'll go check,"
and went back to the truck.
He returned and said, "Yeah, I meant two-by-four."
"All right. How long do you need them?"
The customer paused for a minute
and said, "I'd better go
check." After a while, the customer returned to the office
and said, "A long time. We're gonna build a house."
Crane Stuck In Building
From: jerry in 2006 (S495b)
Source: (Removed from test.funreports)
The Modern Construction Worker (S458b)
From: LABLaughsAdult on 11/2/2005
..........Source: (Removed from ezines4all.com)
Subj: Popsicle Stick Riddle (S827)
................Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
..........Click 'HERE' to see all 22 riddles.
From: PGM2R4U in 1999 (S130)
Wife of a local building contractor ask her daughter on
Thanksgiving Day, "What do you want for Christmas?"
Daughter says, "Mommie I want a little brother". Wife
says, "I'm sorry dear but this year we just don't have
time". Daughter says, "Mommie, why don't you do what
daddy says when he is short of time, "Put more men on
Weinberg's Second Law
If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote
programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would
have destroyed civilization.
From: Joke-Of-The-Day in 2001 (S240)
"It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it."
-- Steven Wright
From: LABLaughs.com in 2002 (S285b)
Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber
on Sunday. -- Woody Allen (1935-)
From: LABLaughs.com in 2002 (S300b)
Men have become the tools of their tools.
-- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
From: LABLaughs.com in 2006 (S380b)
"To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit,
every problem looks like a nail." -- Abraham H. Maslow