Tuesday, July 24, 2012

National Tell an Old Joke Day

Joke History
In the 1800’s there were dozens of newspaper humorists. There were shelves of humorous collections published in book form. It was the heyday of American humor.

Joke Quotes
I may be an octogenarian, but I do not know any old-fashion jokes. When I did my research, I found lots of old-fashion jokes and quotes. I also found that I had to buy the jokes, but I could get the quotes for free. We don’t really have a budget for our blog, and Jan wouldn’t give me any money, so I am going with the free quotations. 

Here are some jokes I think you will like:
“Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadfully uneasy to take.” Josh Billings (1818-1885)

“I have lived in the world just long enough to look carefully the 2nd time, into things that I am most certain of the 1st time.” Josh Billings

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a small bundle.” Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790

Jokes by Mark Twain, considered the king of the genre:
“Necessity is the mother of taking chances.” Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not do.” Mark Twain

I agree, I think Mark Twain is the best.    

By Lois Jamieson

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