Time Out for Laughter

This post is dedicated to the premise that it’s beneficial to take a break and enjoy a good laugh. It’s one way we can “stop and smell the roses.”

“Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.” — Mark Twain

Despite the fact that it’s impossible for me to know what tickles your funny bone, I’m optimistic that you will enjoy the humor contained in the selected quotes. Here’s an idea. Pause for a few seconds before reading each joke and try to imagine the person to whom the quote is attributed. Why? Because much of the humor is found in the delivery — these people are masters of delivery. This technique may bring the joke to life.

Woody Allen:

“What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.”

Dave Barry:

“The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.”

Steven Wright:

“There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.”

Ellen DeGeneres:

“I was coming home from kindergarten–well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It’s good for a kid to know how to make gloves.”

Yogi Berra:

“Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.”

Groucho Marx:

“Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.”

Erma Bombeck:

“Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.”

George Carlin:

“One out of every three Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of two of your best friends. If they are OK, then it must be you.”

Jack Benny:

“Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

Bill Cosby:

“I wasn’t always black… There was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger.”

God bless,

— CC

© Copyright August 2008, Clancy Cross. All rights reserved.
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