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Joke of the week: "In the Garden"

Posted by John McIntyre at 9:21 AM | | Comments (4)


Prof. Mci.,

As they say, "A little ribbing goes a long way."

First thing that immediately clued me in to the fact that your ultimate punch-line might hinge on the fact that you appeared to have reversed the accepted Biblical chronology of who was created first, Adam or Eve, is when you revealed that Eve was Adam-less.

I said to myself, "This clearly smacks of sacrilege........... but I'll just play along w/ the joke."

I'm sure all the rabid feminists out there are applauding your Genesis account turned-on-its-head. HA!

Hmm............ 'hell hath no fury like a woman scorned'. And who said She wasn't a vengeful God?


P.S.: ---Was your delightful little barbeque yesterday a prelude to a more elaborate July 4th cook-out?

I usually enjoy your video jokes but this video is an unworthy joke, suffering from the double whammy of lacking in both cleverness and humor. On second thought, the video is merely unworthy since - lacking in both cleverness and humor - it does not fit the definition of a joke. Sorry, but there you have it.


P.S. For those who now feel an urge to tell me to lighten up, I respond that I crack up all the time. (Usually it's at my own jokes. I'm my own best audience.) Humor is in the mind of the beholder, and I know what I find funny. Much of what I read on this blog is quite funny, in fact. The joke of the week in this instance does not meet the usual standards.

Let the record show that the Tim who didn't like "In The Garden" isn't me. Isn't I. I ain't him. I larfed.

Hilarious! And likely true. Thanks for the chuckle.

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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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