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Joke of the week: "The checkup"

Posted by John McIntyre at 8:49 AM | | Comments (5)


It is a comment on our times that many will not get the joke. Cheers to you and yours on the Fourth! I will enjoy a small glass of American bourbon to toast ourselves!

Hmm........ perchance this soon-to-be-108-year-old granddad still had a few motile 'wild oats' he hadn't sew over his many decades of amorous 'couplings', and alas had impregnated a very much younger gal who was still fecund, while having an odd penchant for seducing very 'mature' men of a certain age......... like almost 108. HA!

Frankly I don't know where this speculative tale is quite going, but I promise it won't involve Viagra, or any other of those sundry over-hyped ED remedies.

As a consequence of finding herself pregnant w/ this ancient geezer's future child, she cajoled him to officially tie-the-knot so that their offspring would have a legitimate pedigree. And that's why he's getting hitched, against his better judgment, and w/ some reluctance.

(I think I should have let sleeping jokes lie, silly me.)

And we thought the late actor Tony Randall came to fatherhood rather late in life.


Oh my, and how old is the bride's father?!!

Back in top form, Mr. McIntyre. You made me chuckle out loud. Very clever stuff!

Why am I reminded of Anna Nicole Smith?

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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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