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  1. 17 Dec '09 22:01
    The big chess tournament was taking place at the Plaza in New York. After the first day's competition, many of the winners were sitting around in the foyer of the hotel talking about their matches and bragging about their wonderful play. After a few drinks they started getting louder and louder until finally, the desk clerk couldn't take any more and kicked them out.

    The next morning the Manager called the clerk into his office and told him there had been many complaints about his being so rude to the hotel guests....instead of kicking them out, he should have just asked them to be less noisy. The clerk responded, "I'm sorry, but if there's one thing I can't stand, it's chess nuts boasting in an open foyer."
  2. 17 Dec '09 22:04
    As a non-fluent speaker of English, I have never understood this joke. I do understand it should resemble "chestnuts boasting in open fire", but what's up with that?
  3. 17 Dec '09 22:15
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    As a non-fluent speaker of English, I have never understood this joke. I do understand it should resemble "chestnuts boasting in open fire", but what's up with that?
    "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire" is the first line of the classic Christmas song known as "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire)."
  4. 17 Dec '09 22:17 / 1 edit
    not my kind of joke...
  5. 17 Dec '09 22:20
    I just youtubed the Michael Bublé version, and I can see why people can't stand it
  6. 17 Dec '09 22:58
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    I just youtubed the Michael Bublé version, and I can see why people can't stand it
    There is only one version worth hearing, Nat King Cole's: YouTube
  7. 17 Dec '09 23:01
    Originally posted by ParShooter
    There is only one version worth hearing, Nat King Cole's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_W7p35SzuI
    Awwww... rec'd for the warm Christmas feelings
  8. 17 Dec '09 23:59
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Awwww... rec'd for the warm Christmas feelings
    That's better. You don't want Santa to put some lumps of coal in your wooden shoes.
  9. 18 Dec '09 11:01
    It must be about time someone came up with a new Christams joke.

    That was first seen on here in 2003 and it dates earlier.

    That joke even has it's own website.

    http://www.thatoldchestnut.com/