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How cornball can I get?

See at today's "Joke of the Week":



Posted by John McIntyre at 9:54 AM | | Comments (3)


I wouldn't say "cornball," John. I'd say that joke is an oldie but a goodie.

Nicely told, too. You have a great sense of timing.

Bonus joke: My viewing happened to be sponsored by BP. Which said "We’ll clean this up; we’ll make this right." Heh...

I agree; this joke is a classic. I love these jokes of the week, but I don't understand why there's always a jump-cut before the punchline.

Also: my captcha phrase is "spiral wench", which is an epithet I'm going to start using.

I thought that I'd heard every old joke on the planet, but this one caught me by surprise. Nicely told, McI!

I do wonder, though, who else will be telling jokes, since the title leads me to infer that there will be multiple tellers. If I were in the lineup, I'd be worrying about reaching the McIntyre-set bar.

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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
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