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5 January 2020 – Amusements

A woman was in court charged with the attempted murder of her husband.

“But why did you stab him over a hundred times?” asked the judge.

“Oh, your Honor,” replied the defendant, “It wasn’t my fault. I didn’t know how to switch off the electric carving knife!”


Two friends are discussing the possibility of love.

“I thought I was in love three times,” one friend says.

“How so?” his friend asks.

“Five years ago I deeply cared for a woman who wanted nothing to do with me.”

“And that wasn’t love?” his friend asks.

“No,” he replies. “That was obsession. Then two years ago I deeply cared for an attractive woman who didn’t understand me.”

“Was that love?”

“No,” he replies. “That was lust. And just last year I met a woman aboard a cruise ship to the Caribbean. She was smart, funny, and a great conversationalist. And everywhere we met on that boat, I would get this strange sensation in the pit of my stomach.”

“Was that love?” his friend asks.

“No,” he replies. “That was seasickness.”


During World War II Richard Wynn, on flight duty with the 8th Air Force Division in Europe was shot down and captured by the Germans. After a year as prisoner of war, he escaped and made his way back to his bomber group in England. One of his first acts there was to hunt up the corporal on duty in the parachute building.

“Corporal,” he said, “a year ago I had occasion to use one of the parachutes that your men had packed and I want you to know how delighted I was to find it in perfect working order. I give you my deepest compliments and appreciation.”

“You know, Lieutenant, funny thing,” the corporal replied. “In this work we never get any complaints.”


 

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