Yes I take the coronavirus pandemic seriously but humor is one way to process serious things. That moment it takes to process a punch line or understand a pun is a momentary challenge that the mind struggles to understand. Being clever and creative is a healthy way to deal with all this. So, we will try to be positive and upbeat in our review of this past week but honestly there is little else besides the pandemic on the news or in real life. If you have some good news or encouragement share in the comments but I’m not sure about covering a range of topics in this post. Continue reading
The dad joke. We all grew up with them but only in recent years has that became an actually term. We can probably credit Twitter and Facebook hash tags for adding to our vocabulary nomenclature we never realized we needed. Father’s Day is coming up and I’m here to speak out in defense of the dad joke. Continue reading
After the 9/11 attacks on New York, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani spoke at a live taping of Saturday Night Live. The show has always been distinctly New York and he spoke very frankly with the cast, audience and show creator Lorne Michaels. He wanted the show the go on and encouraged them to do it. Michaels asked “Can we be funny?” And with a straight face Giuliani wryly replied “Why start now?” Continue reading
A young man inherited everything in his grandfather’s library, but did not share his grandfather’s love of books. His friend dropped by as he was boxing up loads of old books for the garbage. “Some of this stuff could be worth something. You should check up on the stuff you’re throwing out” his friend warned. “All of this is junk” the young man insisted. “Take this for instance. It’s a weird German Bible by some Gutenberg character.” “Oh my God!” his friend exclaimed. “A Gutenberg Bible! There are only 46 of those known to exist. You can’t throw that away. Do you have any idea?” “No, no, no” he protested. “This one is all worn out, and wouldn’t be worth nothing anyway. Some guy named Martin Luther done scribbled in it.”
There is a serious post coming on the Protestant Reformation and Church History, I just can’t write it tonight. It’s after 11:30 already. UPDATE: Here it is.