When Groom got up from his chair, at the head table, to toast his Bride. He said, "Some marriages never last, they always peter out. But our marriage will always last, Peter in or Peter out."
More jokes by category here: Pretty Good Jokes..Prairie Home Companion
But, even worse jokes (or better jokes depending on your perspective) were on Science Friday today. I thought a transcript of the program might be useful or at least mildly amusing, BUT, the really, really bad joke is that there does not appear to be any significant plain text of anykind on the site but a search indicates transcripts are available for $3.95 each. That is a deal I can refuse every time. PBS and NPR act a bit as educators, but they are ripoff artists when it comes to transcripts or DVD's, etc. Online transcripts should be ten or twenty cents. DVD's mailed--a couple of bucks. We contribute to public broadcasting and so do millions of others. We don't need to also be ripped off if we wish to provide schools or family with interesting or useful material. By now everybody knows the very minimal costs of making DVD copies or text copies. The mailing cost for either is 49 cents. Not everything about PBS and NPR needs to be something like, "But wait, there is even less than we promised."
So, I remember only one joke from the program. Sherlock Holmes and Watson are camping. Sherlock says, "Watson, what can you deduce from looking at the stars?" Watson thinks for a bit, furrows his brow, and says, "We can see there are millions of them and deduce that we are but an insignificant part of the universe." Holmes says, "No, Watson, We can deduce that somebody stole our tent."
I hope you aren't out camping and must deduce from the rain that somebody stole your tent or even worse, your convertible's T-Top..
*** Stay tuned even if it isn't a beautiful day just made for jokes..or jokers-- Doug Wiken