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Surely you jest: The dead lawyer

Posted by John McIntyre at 6:45 AM | | Comments (2)


I can't remember the setup, but there is a story that ends,

He's a good lawyer.

Oh? When did he pass?

What do you call ten dead lawyers at the bottom of the Bay?
A good start.

What's the difference between a dead lawyer in the road and a dead skunk in the road?
There are skid marks in front of the skunk.

Or the lawyer who fell overboard during a cruise in shark-infested waters. They didn't attack. Professional courtesy

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