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21 Best Flirty Knock Knock Jokes to Win Your Sweetheart

21 Best Flirty Knock Knock Jokes to Win Your Sweetheart

Moving on from the funniest movie knock knock jokes, it’s time to present to you something a bit more corny. These knock knock jokes will not only help in making the woman you are trying to impress laugh but will also reflect the flirty and naughty side of you. Whenever you are making an attempt to get in the good books of a woman you are madly in love with, humor can play a crucial role. A cool sense of humor instigates women to get to know you better and helps men to slowly creep into their lives as someone who cares! Try these jokes out and see how things pan out! Best of luck!

1 – I’m Falling in Love with You!

Elvis Presley lives forever! For those of you who have listened to this all time hit perfect-for-Valentine’s-Day song, a knock knock joke can’t get better than this! Go! Win your sweetheart!

2 – Honeydew!

This one is probably one of the most cheesiest, corniest and commonplace pick up lines to have been used in the entire history of mankind. You should also give it a try!

3 – I love you!

Hello! Is it me you’re looking for?; I can see it in your eyes; I can see it in your smile; You’re all I’ve ever wanted; And my arms are open wide; ’cause you know just what to say; And you know just what to do; And I want to tell you so much; “I love you!â€

4 – I’ll Do Anything for You!

Emotions get a whole lot intense here with this pretty sentimental knockn knock joke! This one shows deep love for the woman you are in love with!

5 – De Niro!

You can’t keep Robert De Niro out of anything, can you! He’s there threatening to punch the President Elect Donald J. Trump right in the face before the election. And after it, he backtracks, saying that he could not fight the most powerful man on earth! And here he is again! Interfering in your love life! Give it a break, De Niro! Will you?

6 – Egg-cited to Meet You!

If you are getting really crazy and can’t wait to meet the love of your life, then, we say you are “egg-citedâ€! This really is an egg-cellent joke for the woman you are trying to impress.

7 – Love’s in the Air!

You begin to feel butterflies in your tummy as soon as your loved one is near you! “Candice†be love you are feeling right now? Well, it probably is!

8 – Want a Kiss?

Here’s yet another cheesy pick up line! You can get a kiss from me, if you open the goddamn door! That’s the only condition here.

9 – Who’s the Prettiest of All?

This knock knock joke may seem corny, but you can play it up any way you like. You could add a little flirty edge to it by saying she is the prettiest woman of them all!

10 – Flowers for Your Flower!

Enough of talking! It’s time for some action. With this knock knock joke, you want to bring the lady some flowers. There’s nothing better than fresh beautiful flowers to win a woman’s heart!

Knock knock!
Who’s there?
Aretha who?
Aretha flowers for you.

11 – Having Fun, Are You?

Such a cute, sweet and charming knock knock joke could sweep a woman right off from her feet.

12 – Things Start Heating Up!

Intense emotions are getting the better of you and now you are truly into this girl. So much so that you want her to wrap her arms around you!

13 – Cheese a Cute Girl!

Every girl loves being praised and adored! Grab the attention of the woman of your life with this cheesy knock knock joke. You can tell her she is cute and she’ll love it!

14 – Will You Marry Me?

You better get your prenup ready before you try this one out. This, though, is a pretty cute proposal. Surprise her and win her over!

15 – Can’t Kiss from Outside!

Express your love for the woman you love the most with this cute and flirty knock knock joke!

16 – Looking for a Valentine?

If you are having trouble while looking for a valentine, then, perhaps this cute little knock knock joke could be of help. She won’t be able to say no after having a good laugh!

17 – Calm Your Upset Woman Down!

You’ll be my sunny day; I’ll be your shade tree; You’ll be my honeysuckle; I’ll be your honey bee!

18 – Don’t you Recognize Your Boyfriend?

Time to unleash the truth! Let your girl know who you are and she should have no problem with it!

19 – Show Your Love!

Making an effort to show your love is something very important. This is a very sweet and cute joke that shows your love and affection for the woman you are so madly in love with!

20 – A Big Kiss!

Tell your love that you only want three things: See her, hug her and kiss her!

21 – Step into My Web!

A knock knock joke to trick the woman you are trying to impress into kissing you! Sounds quite corny and why don’t you give it a shot! It might work out!

Brilliant Staircase Design Stores Extra Energy to Make It Easier to Climb Later

Do you deliberately avoid visiting friends who live in multi-story buildings without an elevator? No one would fault you-having to climb even just a single flight of stairs is like being forced to workout against your will. But thanks to engineers at Georgia Tech and Emory University, stairs might one day do all the hard work for you.

In a paper published today in the journal PLOS ONE, that team details their energy-recycling stairs, which store energy when you descend, and then release it to make the ascent easier on the way back up.

You probably don’t stop to think about it while you race down a flight of stairs, but your body expends a considerable amount of energy in the process to prevent you from falling. It’s usually wasted energy, but these energy-recycling stairs take advantage of those forces using a spring-loaded mechanism that compresses each step and locks it down as you descend.

This leaves every step charged with potential energy once you’ve hit the bottom. When you go to climb back up, pressure sensors on each tread release the locking mechanism on the step below it, turning that stored potential energy into kinetic energy that helps lift a climber’s leg as the spring-powered step raises again.

As the stairs compress on your descent, the engineers have calculated they save around 26 percent of the energy you normally use to brace yourself as each foot makes contact. And on the way back up, the energy-recycling stairs make it around 37 percent easier on the knee, making these stairs ideal for people who are pregnant, dealing with mobility issues, or are just simply out of shape.

The stair’s unique mechanisms can be retrofitted to existing steps, so the technology isn’t only for new buildings, necessarily. And installing them would be cheaper, and require less space, than an escalator or elevator. There’s no word on when this technology will be commercialized, but anyone living in an elevator-less building will certainly be hoping it’s as soon as possible.

[ Georgia Tech via New Atlas]

Jesus was a feminist and so am I: Christian feminism

“Jesus was a feminist and so am I”. This is a phrase I use a lot when I deliver seminars on feminism and gender equality. It’s interesting to see the reaction I get when I use that phrase in front of a religious audience.

It seems to have polar effects, especially among Christians. Some Christians are delighted by the term ‘feminism’ and feel it represents a movement championing women’s full equality in society and the church.

Others are repelled by the term, associating it only with bra burning, shrill angry voices and a mission to overthrow men. Those who dislike it have told me the term is so negative in its connotations that I should not associate myself with it at all, as women within Christianity are ‘supposed to be gracious, gentle and patient’ according to their interpretation of what the Bible says.

Feminism is a potent word. It often does conjure up caricatures from nineteen sixties stereotypes. Yes, feminism has involved bra burning and a lot of yelling and protest. But since when has this been incompatible with Christian faith? Are we not supposed to get righteously angry at injustice? Are we meant to just speak in hushed sentences about 50% of the population being abused, sidelined and undermined? I don’t think so. There is a place for shouting, for passion, for urgency. Jesus clearing out the Temple with a whip is a pretty good example of passion and righteous anger in action.

When I’ve questioned the Christians who tell me that feminism is not compatible with the Bible, the reasons they’ve given me are that it represents: (a) women who hate men (b) women who are rebelling against God’s created order of gender hierarchy (c) women who don’t embody the loving and gentle character the Bible encourages and (d) women who reject the idea of marriage.

None of these things are inherently true of feminism. They are simply stereotypes and caricatures. Feminism at heart is a desire for ALL to be equal. If the movement at times pushes an attitude of man-hating, then it’s simply propagating inequality of a different kind which is hypocritical and does not represent the movement as a whole.

// Time-worn Words

Yes words are loaded with meanings they acquire throughout the years. Words grow weary and tired from over-use. But with many words we keep on using them despite this. “Christian” is a great example; surely a word that’s become heavily loaded with negative meaning from events like the Crusades. But we don’t throw this term out the window. Feminism likewise is an important term and needs to be retained, even if some of it’s caricature meanings need to be brushed off and dusted down.

As I said at the start of this piece – Jesus was a feminism and so am I. The manner in which he treated women in his social era was revolutionary. He gave them respect, dignity and worth. His behaviour meshes perfectly with the definition of feminism:

“Feminism: a collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing and defending equal political, economic, social rights and equal opportunities for women.”

He broke numerous cultural traditions by taking women seriously and giving them equal respect and dignity. For example, talking with the woman at the well while his disciples watched with total shock. Or having friends like Mary Magdalene whose past was dubious. Or choosing not to judge the woman caught in adultery. Or choosing a woman to be the first person who saw his resurrected body. Or choosing women to be among the group of disciples who followed him everywhere.

Granted, there were no women chosen within the twelve disciples, but to me that is related to the culture of that era and the lack of education available to women, rather than being a doctrinal statement. There also weren’t any non-Jews chosen, so does that mean that only Jews can be Christians?! The disciples had brown hair, so does that mean blonde people can’t be Christians?! The logic is flawed.

// Is the Bible anti-women?

Despite its reputation for being patriarchal, the Bible contains some pretty powerful portraits of women. In the New Testament women were among those who funded the whole ‘discipleship tour’ as Jesus and all the followers went from place to place. Luke 8 says: “Jesus travelled from one town to another, proclaiming the good news…The Twelve were with him and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary…Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.”

Far from not being central to the core of Jesus’ ministry, women were actively supporting the entire operation. “But they were helping administrate rather than teach”, you may say. Well, take another look at the story of Mary and Martha. Here Jesus gave teaching that was shocking to his era. Rather than affirming the cultural limitations of women doing domestic work, Jesus declares that Mary wanting to sit at his feet (as one learning from a Rabbi) and to engage in theological study was good and in his words ‘the better part’.

In the Old testament we see Deborah who bravely stood as the Judge of Israel and led Israel into fierce battle. In Proverbs chapter 31 we read of the ‘ideal woman’ who excelled in business, provided for her family and bought and sold property. In the book of Esther, we read that Esther’s courage rescued the entire nation.

The portrait of the ‘ideal woman’ in Proverbs 31 is one of my favourites. She was a woman with vision a powerful career, a strong home life and someone who is held up as a model for us all to imitate. I’m not quiet, or a shrinking violet. I’ve got things to say and I’m righteously angry about some of them when they relate to injustice.

On the basis of its true definition and on the women who stood up courageously in the Bible, I feel comfortable saying I believe that Jesus is a feminist and that Christian feminism is a not an oxymoron. Jesus was a feminist – and so am I.


[A shorter version of this piece was also published by BBC Online – read that one here ]

What is Good Friday / Holy Friday?

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Question: “What is Good Friday / Holy Friday?”

Answer: Good Friday, also known as “Holy Friday,” is the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. It is celebrated traditionally as the day on which Jesus was crucified. If you are interested in a study of the issue, please see our article that discusses the various views on which day Jesus was crucified. Assuming that Jesus was crucified and died on a Friday, should Christians remember Jesus’ death by celebrating Good Friday?

The Bible does not instruct Christians to remember Christ’s death by honoring a certain day. The Bible does give us freedom in these matters, however. Romans 14:5 tells us, “One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” Rather than remembering Christ’s death on a certain day, once a year, the Bible instructs us to remember Christ’s death by observing the Lord’s Supper. First Corinthians 11:24-26 declares, “…do this in remembrance of me…for whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”

Why is Good Friday referred to as “good”? What the Jewish authorities and Romans did to Jesus was definitely not good (see Matthew chapters 26-27). However, the results of Christ’s death are very good! Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” First Peter 3:18 tells us, “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.”

Many Christian churches celebrate Good Friday with a subdued service, usually in the evening, in which Christ’s death is remembered with solemn hymns, prayers of thanksgiving, a message centered on Christ’s suffering for our sakes, and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Whether or not Christians choose to “celebrate” Good Friday, the events of that day should be ever on our minds because the death of Christ on the cross-along with His bodily resurrection-is the paramount event of the Christian faith.

If you would like to learn more about why Jesus’ death on the cross was so “good,” please read the following article: What does it mean to accept Jesus as your personal Savior?

Good Friday Calendar:
2017 – April 14
2018 – March 30
2019 – April 19
2020 – April 10

Recommended Resource: Six Hours One Friday: Discover Forgiveness and Healing in the Middle of Loss and Failure by Max Lucado

Humorous devotionals and encouragement

The two kindergarten-aged cousins galloped along the walking path at the park with stick horses guiding their way. The pink-decked girls pulled on the reins and slowed. They had to pet the curly dog coming down the path with her grown-up owner, Carol.

The chatterboxes told Carol, “This is my horse, Dusty, and my cousin’s is Brownie. Back there is our elephant, Cubby, our lion, Leo, and donkey, Rose. They come with us everywhere we go. They are invisible. But sometimes it’s crowded. Cubby the elephant tried to climb into my bed and almost broke it, but I told him no!”

“Oh?” Carol remembered her days as a five-year-old. Cubby may not have broken the bed, but Carol and her friends wouldn’t have missed the fun of jumping on it like a trampoline. She might have blamed the elephant, too.

“Our moms are over there on the path, but they wanted to go faster than us with all our invisible animals.”

“Yeah,” the second girl added. “Rose, the donkey sat outside my window this morning and did this.” She waved her arms and brayed, “Hee-Haw! Hee-Haw! She woke me right up!”

Carol listened intently as each girl told of her adventures with her animals and how they got along with the real family dog. Carol only had to say, “Uh-huh, uh-huh” for them to continue in detail explaining each adventure.

Another grown-up might have just seen two wee girls with stick horses walking and non-stop jabbering as they walked around the walking path.

But by the time Carol finished the lap with her dog and the girls plus their entourage, she looked back and smiled. By now, she could see the girls walking with Cubby, the elephant, Leo, the lion, Rose, the donkey, and the horses Dusty and Brownie.

Seeing the invisible. That’s like faith as a foundation of Christianity. But it’s not believing in the make believe. Eyewitnesses passed down the word of Jesus’ miracles and teachings and fulfillment of the prophesies of a Messiah who had come. They believed. They knew Jesus as the son of God.

Jesus, son of God, himself said, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” [John 20:29]

Faith is explained in Hebrews 11:1 this way: “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.”

We can believe in God, his son, Jesus, and the promises, which God and Jesus always keep. The greatest is this: that we can be forgiven, cleansed and headed for Heaven through Jesus.

Though he may seem as invisible to all as Cubby, Leo, Dusty, Brownie and Rose, praying, trusting and accepting him is a sure thing. He will never break down the bed like Cubby, the elephant.

[Jo Russell is a Christian speaker, author of scores of articles, a half dozen anthology contributions, and award-winning Which Button Do You Push to Get God to Come Out? A Humorous Devotional for Women. available where print books are sold and in e-book. Look for Give Us This Day Our Daily Grin – A Fun-Lovers Guide to Spiritual Living and Growing releasing June, 2017. Jo lives in northeast Arizona and writes a popular humorous weekly blog on her website,]