At a tea for officers and their wives, the commanding general of a base
delivered a seemingly endless oration. A young lieutenant grumbled to the woman
sitting beside him, “What a pompous and unbearable old windbag that slob is!”
The story is told about a
pastor that got up in the pulpit and apologized for the Band-Aid on his face.
He said “I was thinking about my sermon while shaving and cut my face.”
Afterward the treasurer found a note in the collection plate, “Next...
Each year on the fourth of July the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Company sponsors a hot dog eating contest. In 2013 Joey Chestnut won the competition for the seventh year in a row, setting a new record by eating 69 hot dogs and buns in just ten...
At Sunday school they were teaching how God created everything, including
human beings. Little Johnny, a child in the kindergarten class, seemed
especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam’s
ribs. Later in the week...
Uncle Oscar was apprehensive about his first airplane ride.
His friends, eager to hear how it went, asked if he enjoyed the flight. “Well,”
commented Uncle Oscar, “it wasn’t as bad as
I thought it might be, but I’ll tell you this. I
never did put...
A father and son went fishing one day. After a couple hours
out in the boat, the boy suddenly became curious about the world around him. He
asked his father, “How does this boat float?” The father thought for a moment,
then replied, “Don’t...
In the long history of con artists, George C. Parker holds a
special place of dishonor. He is remembered as one of the most successful and
daring swindlers in American history. He set up an office in New York City and
“sold” some of the city’s...