Answer to the riddle!

To reprise, this morning’s riddle was this:

Why is Camelot like this bear costume?

 

And the answer can be found at 1 minutes and 50 seconds after the beginning of this Richard Burton rendition of the title song from the wonderful musical “Camelot.”

The riddle came to me while I was watching the new movie “Jackie,” starring Natalie Portman. The “Camelot” song, featured at the end of the film, was much beloved by JFK and of course was compared to White House during his Presidency. I thought the movie was okay but not a masterpiece, though Portman did a creditable job as Jackie.

Again, go to 1:50 for the answer:

45 Comments

  1. Pliny the in Between
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    As the King of the groaner I have to admit that even my ears bled when I heard the answer.

  2. Posted April 18, 2017 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Bahaha! I was just going to try to figure it out!

  3. Nell Whiteside
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Camelot…… I know it gives a person paws(pause)??

  4. Brian Salkas
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Unbearably corny.

    • Posted April 18, 2017 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

      Okay, thanks for the constructive criticism.

      • Brian Salkas
        Posted April 18, 2017 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

        And since you know german “der Witz war erbärmlich, erbearmlich”

      • Posted April 19, 2017 at 4:45 am | Permalink

        Did you miss the pun?

        /@

    • Posted April 18, 2017 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

      That is bearly funny.

  5. Posted April 18, 2017 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    A cat costume would better befit this site.

    • Kevin
      Posted April 18, 2017 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

      Too cute.

  6. barn owl
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    That joke was so corny it ursus all.

    • nurnord
      Posted April 19, 2017 at 6:22 am | Permalink

      The ICZN Police called, they say capitalise the genus or it’s life without parole.

  7. Ken Kukec
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    I thought Natalie Portman was excellent as Jackie in the film. She nailed Jackie’s voice — or, rather, voices, since Jackie used a few.

    The Kennedy assassination is as well-trod turf as any in American life. (Hell, I’ve spent a fair amount of time since my childhood brooding on it myself.) I thought the film did a nice job offering a fresh take.

  8. Christine Janis
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been doing some research on camel evolution recently, and there’s a North American Pliocene taxon called “Camelops”. Every time I encounter it I burst into song.

    • rickflick
      Posted April 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

      One lump or two?

      • merilee
        Posted April 18, 2017 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

        one lump, and no cream, please

      • Diane G.
        Posted April 18, 2017 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

        If a camel with two humps is called a Bactrian, and a camel with one hump is called a Dromedary, what do you call a camel with no humps?

        • rickflick
          Posted April 18, 2017 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

          Hmmmm…saccharinian?

          Is it fair to have two riddles in the same post?

        • Posted April 18, 2017 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

          Humphrey.

          • Diane G.
            Posted April 18, 2017 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

            Yep! 😀

          • Diane G.
            Posted April 18, 2017 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

            (I’ve posted this on WEIT before, haven’t I?)

            • Posted April 19, 2017 at 8:29 am | Permalink

              Maybe, I’ve heard it before. It was you or the cartoon channel. 🙂

              • busterggi
                Posted April 19, 2017 at 11:53 am | Permalink

                maybe it was on Animal Punet?

              • Posted April 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

                Ha ha. If there is such a channel, Diane watches it.

              • Diane G.
                Posted April 19, 2017 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

                Very funny, y’all.

                😀

                Actually, I heard that joke ages ago from a tram driver at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. Where, BTW, they just happen to have a new baby camel named Alexander Camelton.

              • Merilee
                Posted April 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

                Love Alexander Camelton!!!!

        • Nobody Special
          Posted April 18, 2017 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

          Dianne, a camel with no humps is a llama.

          • Diane G.
            Posted April 18, 2017 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

            Lol! Just about… 😉

        • Posted April 20, 2017 at 8:37 am | Permalink

          a llama

  9. Claudia Baker
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    I had no idea that Richard Burton could sing so well (at all, really). So, not just another pretty, (er ruggedly handsome), face!
    Not to mention damn sexy. But that’s another story.

    • Posted April 18, 2017 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

      I, too, had no idea he could sing that well.

      But, it seems that nearly every actor (male and female) in those days could: sing, dance, pose, and sometimes even act. I think it was general entertainer training.

      • Posted April 19, 2017 at 1:49 am | Permalink

        There’s even a tryout film of Clark Gable dancing and singing.

    • merilee
      Posted April 18, 2017 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

      agreed on Burton’s many assets;-)

    • Graham Head
      Posted April 18, 2017 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

      Well he was Welsh, what else do you expect?

      • Claudia Baker
        Posted April 18, 2017 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

        Excellent point!

      • Posted April 19, 2017 at 1:49 am | Permalink

        Besides, with a voice like that, you gotta sing.

  10. Đani Stojanov
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Well…
    I wasted some 10 mins trying to be imaginative.
    But a nice one 😉

  11. Posted April 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to Steven Pounders!

  12. Lee
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    If I may brag, I surmised the answer in about 2 seconds. Of course, it helped that that line is pretty much the only one I can remember from the song. 🙂

  13. busterggi
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Mack & Moran would have been proud.

  14. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t even have to press the pause button to get it. 🙂

  15. noncarborundum
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    My dad once made this joke about our pet Siamese cat:

    Q: Why is Cleopatra like a radio announcer?
    A: Because she has wee paws for station identification.

    • Diane G.
      Posted April 18, 2017 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

      Aww, cute and clever. 🙂

  16. Posted April 19, 2017 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    I always loved that musical, tho I did not get to see it, and still have the record (on MP3 now). Still, it was not really coherent, as you didn’t know whether it was supposed to be a comedy or something serious.

    Never really went for the JFK identification tho…

  17. Mobius
    Posted April 19, 2017 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    That. Is. So. Bad.


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