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THIRD IN LINE

A young man dies and goes to Heaven, where he finds he is third in line at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter is taking a much-needed break, so an angel is admitting the newly arrived to Heaven. Continue reading THIRD IN LINE

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WAKING PAT THE DIVINE

– submitted by JT Gaiden

 

Three Englishmen were in a bar and spotted an Irishman. They decided to have fun with the man.

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An engineer, a mathematician, and a physicist in cabins

An engineer, a mathematician, and a physicist are staying in three adjoining cabins at a decrepit old motel. Continue reading An engineer, a mathematician, and a physicist in cabins

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Three proofs that Jesus was . . .

THREE PROOFS THAT JESUS WAS MEXICAN

1.) His first name was Jesus.
2.) He was bilingual.
3.) He was always being harassed by the authorities.

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MR. FIX-IT

by Anne Audrey.

Once upon a time there lived three men: a doctor, a chemist, and an engineer.

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Microsoft error messages in haiku

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Japanese office workers
Japanese office workers

In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft error messages with Haiku poetry messages.

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haiku

Haiku poetry has strict construction rules – each poem has three lines and only 17 syllables; 5 syllables in the first, 7 in the second, 5 in the third. They are used to communicate a timeless message, often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful insight through extreme brevity. Here are 16 actual error messages from Japan.

Below, the essence of Zen:

Your file was so big.
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.

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One day, while a seamstress was sewing . . .

One day, while a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, "Why are you crying?"

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Patrick went into his favorite pub . . .

Patrick went into his favorite pub in Dublin and ordered 3 pints of Guinness, to be served all at the same time.

 

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It’s a matter of perspective . . .

The Pope and The Rabbi

 

Several centuries ago, the Pope declared that all Jews had to leave Vatican City. Naturally, a great uproar ensued in the Jewish community. So, the Pope made a deal. He would have a religious debate with a representative of the Jewish community. If the Jewish representative won the debate, the Jews could stay. If the Pope won the debate, the Jews had to leave.

 

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The Nature of Comedy

by Jay Cornelius and John Hargrave

 

 

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Rule of Three multiplies effect of speech, humor

humorist Doc Blakely
From the October 29, 1999 print edition
Say Something Funny

The Rule of Three multiplies effect of speech and humor

By Ellis Posey
humorist Doc Blakely
humorist Doc Blakely

If you want to talk funny, timing is everything.

Comic timing is one of those things all comedians and humorists insist is necessary to the successful performance of humor. But nobody seems to be able to explain exactly what comic timing is.

After extensive research and study, I have concluded comic timing is not just one simple rule or formula the budding humor practitioner must master. It’s more likely a number of things.

What humorist Doc Blakely calls “The Rule of Three” is part of the formula.

“It is generally accepted in humor that one general theme is overworked after it has been attacked at least three times with punch lines that are quite similar,” Blakely writes.

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