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Joke of the week: "The Sleeper Compartment"

Posted by John McIntyre at 9:49 AM | | Comments (1)


Prof. McI.,

Hmm...... I admit I may be progressively losing a few brain cells as I embark on my 'golden years', but if my fleeting memory serves me correctly (the portion that's remains intact HA!), this "The Sleeper Compartment" joke-of-the-week is a reprise from a number of weeks back. In other words, we loyal regulars have heard this one before.

I would surmise that you are either short on new joke material, or you personally liked this particular 'funny' so much that you couldn't resist retelling it yet one more time? (Or, you just didn't feel inspired enough, or have sufficient time to record a brand new one?)

Let's face it. If say the venerable "60 Minutes" can get away w/ summer reruns of regular season fare, then surely we can cut our esteemed blogmeister a little slack, now and again, eh?

Of course, for newbies to this site, this week's joke is likely a fresh tale. it's just crusty, spoiled regulars like yours truly who might take mild umbrage. But really, no biggie.

Bottom line, It's still a pretty cool joke.


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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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