Saturday, July 30, 2016

No Sense of Humor

That's me -- no sense of humor.

That's why it's so hard for me to come up with a joke. I'm working on a joke now.

It starts like this: Donald Trump, Conrad Black and Boris Johnson walk into a bar . . . .

If I were known for demonstrating a sense of humor, people would be laughing already. Just the very vision of those three doing anything together is so totally amusing, the joke is complete at this point.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Show Us the Socks, Please

In one of his news conferences before he resigned, John Boehner made an off-hand remark to a reporter.

"Why would you wear socks like that?"

His next remark was "I thought the circus was coming to town or something."

Apparently the reporter made some reply, because at this point Boehner refocused his attention on the reporter. "You better go check on the elephants." (A curious suggestion, since the elephant is the symbol of Boehner's political party.)

You can see this on YouTube, under a heading of something like: Boehner calls out a reporter over his dumb socks. (Next time I look at it I"ll bring the link back here.)

But, drat, at no time do we see the socks.

I'm willing to bet that the socks were very colorful, hand-knit for the reporter by an adoring wife or grandmother.

Show us the socks, please.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Joke No. 5

Dang me, I never posted Joke No. 5. It was something about naming the baby. Obviously, none of my jokes won anything, not even Bill Murray's attention.

Just checked out a new book from the library, about blogging, but it's like reading something in a foreign language. Maybe if I could get into the habit of blogging -- something -- every day, I wouldn't have to keep repeating the learning curve.