Sunday Funnies: July 10

Another installment from my dad’s humor cards.

The backstory: My dad was a Presbyterian pastor for 40 years. He kept a well curated stack of humor cards – little stories or observations that he typed onto 5×7 cards. Then he wrote in the margins when he used that particular item. His humor was often an easy way to settle in to something deeper – by laughing and thinking about the buried truth in these little nuggets, it paved the way to an open heart.

When we cleaned out his desk after he died 7 years ago, I was lucky enough to stumble on this stack. I pull it out regularly to have a little laugh with my dear Dad. Now when I post one of them, I write my note next to his and it feels like a continuation.

The Test

A juggler, driving to his next performance, is stopped by the police.

“What are these matches and lighter fluid doing in your car?” asks the cop.

“I’m a juggler and I juggle flaming torches in my act.”

“Oh yeah?” says the doubtful cop. “Let’s see you do it.”

The juggler gets out and starts juggling the flaming torches masterfully. A couple driving by slows down to watch. “Wow,” says the driver to his wife. “I’m glad I quit drinking. Look at the test they’re giving now!”

21 thoughts on “Sunday Funnies: July 10

  1. It is wonderful to have reminders of your father that are so full of laughter! For no particular reason, this reminded me of a joke someone told me a while back:
    A young man’s father comes to visit him for the first time in his apartment, and sees a really big gong in the living room. The father asks about the gong, and the son says that it’s a talking clock, he takes the hammer, bangs the gong really loudly and the neighbor yells “stop with that racket, it’s 10pm!” 😀

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