Laughter is the best medicine

Jim Surrell, MD

Since we are now well into our Upper Peninsula winter, I believe it is time for a review of some winter jokes. So, let’s start off with some snowman jokes. And, as always, there will be no groaning allowed!

– Where does the snowman keep his money? In the “snow bank.”

– One snowman looked at the neighbor snowman in the front yard next to him, and he asked the other snowman, “Do you smell carrots?”

– The first snowman looked over to the second snowman next door, and he stated, “I think I have a black eye.” The second snowman looked back at him and said, “Of course you do, because it’s a lump of coal.” The first snowman then replied, “Oh, that explains why I can’t see very well.”

– The snow lady was dating her neighbor snowman, but she decided to ditch him because he turned out to be really “flaky.”

– The snowman’s favorite breakfast food is “Frosted Flakes” and the snowman’s favorite lunch is an “iceberger” with “chilly” sauce.

– In my secret genetics lab, I crossed a snowman with a vampire. I got “frostbite.”

– What do snowmen like to do on the week-end? They really like to “chill out.”

– What is the snowman’s favorite hat? That would be his “ice cap.”

– What do you call a U.P. snowman on the Fourth of July? A puddle.

– What keeps falling down in the winter and never gets hurt? Snow flakes.

– What do you call a snowman on roller blades? A snowmobile.

– What is the snow lady’s favorite cosmetic? Cold cream.

– What do you sing to the snowman on his birthday? Freeze a jolly good fellow…

– What is the name of Mr. Snowman’s favorite aunt? Aunt Artica.

– What is the most polite thing you can say to a snowman? Have an ice day.

– Where do Mr. and Mrs. Snowman go when they want to dance? To the “Snow Ball.”

What did the winter hat say to the winter scarf? “You just hang around down there, because I am going to go on ahead.”

– What is another name for winter ice in the U.P.? Skid Stuff.

– What do you call a polar bear in Tennessee? Lost.

– Mrs. Penguin sent Mr. Penguin out to purchase some bedding for their new igloo. He shopped around and came back with “sheets of ice and blankets of snow.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Jim Surrell is the author of “The ABC’s For Success In All We Do” and the “SOS (Stop Only Sugar) Diet” books. He has his practice at the Digestive Health Clinic at U.P. Health System-Marquette. Requests for health topics for this column are encouraged. Contact Dr. Surrell by email at