Philosophical Wit, Humor, Satire, Quotes and Jokes
of the teacher of teachers
Orhan Seyfi Ari
The 'teacher of teachers' educator, writer, poet, thinker Orhan Ari used in teaching, and in his newspaper columns, social intellectual and philosophical satire, criticism -he used anecdotes, quotes, humor, wisdom and jokes wittily.
"… He always wore a smile..."
"… Ari's voice filled the room... full of wit..."
were like broadcasting live on the radio a match between two boxers Abdi and Bandinelli, and announcing the winner as Abdinelli…
asthmatics'd become deep sea divers.
Never too late to change one's mind, to make a start?!
A driver rolling down a cliff deciding to drive carefully!?
we all were -some, even of their ignorance...
was a natural common refuge of man ~"You've gone bald!" he joked with a friend who responded, "Ha! As if your son's got more hair than I!"
was a matter of whether one had a better purpose than a rope denting the stone of a well or will stronger than little delicate plants' shooting, growing, through cracks of concrete country
a friend "Missed my train.. only five minutes late!" He said "You'd've also if you were 5 seconds late."
often asked if the patient preferred the blanket to cover the feet by exposing the behind.
.. "we were apes".. weren't we, now, 'man'!?
.. whoever died first would inform the other ~one died -a bird flew in through the window -"My friend -letting me know" reasoned the other.
of some reminded of a teenager he'd given a booklet: 'smoking kills early.' He was shown a newspaper: an old man was a smoker.
were like using a mirror: could one make faces expecting to see a smiling image?
of issues often was avoidance of embarrassment ~"Why's that?" asks the child -the parent replies "Oh look, a bird.. flying!"
was in building things -any fool could wreck them...
concern needless? Babies in wombs not knowing what next
did consider needless limbs...
goods to buy only the wealthy could afford.
didn't necessarily suffice ~"I am a boxer!" threatened one -the other laughed "I am a runner!.."
was relative ~a farmer'd talked on sowing, reaping -a farm boy bragged "Exactly 99 flies sat on our cow as he talked -I was counting them."
the individuals comprised of ~but each lamb at the abattoir hung by its own legs.
had to be understood the reason for, else it backfired ~"Musn't practise drums without asking!" parent told child practising during siesta -child woke parent up to ask if could...
that what didn't glitter wasn't gold, not of value? Like platinum -even rarer, more precious!?
external were like a native saying "Hurry up" and an alien responding "Harry no up -is downstairs."
perhaps did not exist -but what if He did..?!
.. cure for all ailments, people bought well ~the tank emptied -it was refilled with tap water.
would a missionary who'd not heard of nonwhites a black boy ~and scraped the boy's skin off...
criticising cowards -a bang was heard, all took cover, later worrying where he was -eventually he appeared: "Pooh, that frightened y'all..!?"
another to, they asked "Can you think of a word that's shorter than but sounds like 'sugar'?" -were told "Sure" ~asked "What is it, then..?"
than a dog that's bit one.. by getting on all fours to bite it back!?
said someone was like a glass of wine, many applauded ~one asked "I don't see how?" -was told "Well.. perhaps it isn't, then."
was also smile -vinegar merchant's smile brought more customers than honey merchant's frown.