by Frode Øverli
— Is your vision very bad?
— No, but things got a little foggy at a distance! Now everything is sharp!
— Maybe that’s the reason you landed so many ugsters? You didn’t see how ugly they were until it was too late!
— There’s a thought…
— Maybe those hard times are over? Maybe now that you’re agile and clearsighted you can find a woman who doesn’t look like a tractor?
— Or maybe not!
— You are looking fine, baby! You were fatter before!
— Oh, stop!
by Børge Lund
by Nils Axle Kanten
— Will you feel my muscle, Uncle B?
— Am I strong?
— Well, uh… Yes… Taking into consideration your age, weight and diet, activity level…
— A simple “Oh, so strong” would have sufficed.
Han Ola og Han Per
by Peter J. Rosendahl, with new translations by John Erik Stacy
— Ola, tell me what you think of this new nightshirt I got from Sears Roebuck Co.
— Well, it wouldn’t have hurt if it had been a size larger.
— Shhh! There’s a knock. Go see who it is.
— A book agent, I guess.
— It’s the preacher’s wife!