Thanks, Mr. President
For all the things you’ve done
The battles that you’ve won
The way you deal with U.S. Steel
And our problems by the ton
We thank you so much
Before they decompose in the grader ditch.
Honest! It just fell!
A touch of class
That gall bladder used to be right THERE.
Mexican Standoff in Chinese
Tanked in China
A sobering night for Ted Kennedy, but Mary Jo couldn’t swim. He bounced back, though not so high as previously expected. She didn’t.
Tanked in Martha’s Vineyard
The song has ended but the malady lingers on
When Cuba still seemed nearby
The Last Roundup
Who ARE these guys?
Hi! I’m king.
El Guapo meets Godzilla
Last one on’s a rotten egg
The Presidential War’s over! This helicopter’s destination is Panama, Grenada, El Salvadore, Kuwait, Iraq, last stop in Afghanistan! Show your tickets.
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Being a person left behind by the passage of time probably leaves me out of sync with understandable concepts of humor. Or maybe mine was always too oblique to find the intended targets. Maybe that’s why Playboy never bought any of my limericks.
Fact is, I still occasionally chuckle over two jokes I first heard half-century ago.
1] A guy walked into a blacksmith shop where the blacksmith was pounding out horseshoes, the one he was working on glowing orange. While he waited, the customer noticed a horseshoe that had cooled just enough so’s it was no longer glowing. He picked it up and immediately flang it at the wall.
Blacksmith looked up grinning. “That wasn’t hot, was it?”
“No. It just doesn’t take me long to look at a horseshoe.”
2] Guy sticks his head into a barbershop. “Bob Peters here?”
Barber frowns. “Nooo. We just cut hair here.”