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Sit-down comedy

Baltimoresun.com is presenting a joke of the week on video every Monday, and I have the honor of presenting the first joke, and four more have been recorded for subsequent weeks.

Have a look. If you find the jokes cornball or unsatisfactory in any way, feel free to suggest better ones.

 

Posted by John McIntyre at 9:53 AM | | Comments (6)
        

Comments

Very funny. Well told.

Oh, McI, your jokes are always a tad cornball but the delivery is always good.

Well done!

Though the cut right before the punchline is a bit jarring...

Heehee, most excellent, sir!

A young woman was driving in a busy city looking for a parking space. She prayed,"Lord if you'll help me find a parking space, I'll stop drinking and fornicating and I'll attend worship services every Sunday." The ground began to quake and the parked cars parted and there was a parking space. She gasped and prayed, "Never mind. I found one."

Before I could view the Professor's joke, I had to sit through an ad for BP's oil spill compensation efforts. Who is responsible for placing that ad under "joke of the week"? It's all of a piece with their tone-deafness, I'm afraid.

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About John McIntyre
John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at john.mcintyre@baltsun.com.
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