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Old Aug 18th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #1911
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Depression era joke:

"I hear your brother was trying to get into the WPA," said one man to another.
"What's he doing now?"
"Nothing," was the reply.
"Oh, he got the job?"
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Old Aug 18th, 2011, 10:49 PM   #1912
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Depression era joke:

"I hear your brother was trying to get into the WPA," said one man to another.
"What's he doing now?"
"Nothing," was the reply.
"Oh, he got the job?"
It was no joke in my family, Macfury. My father got a job with the WPA and helped build The Lost Battalion Hall in NYC back in 1939. The amazing thing was that my father, born and raised in Brooklyn, moved my mom and me, when I was 6 months old from his parent's home in Brooklyn to Rego Park, NY, which was about 10 blocks from the Lost Battalion Hall.

So, it might be a joke for you, but the WPA helped to fund the construction of public buildings and roads, and operated large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects, as well as feeding many rural and urban children and redistributed food, clothing, and provided decent housing.

Granted, to a libertarian, these things may mean little since it should not be the role of government to help those in need ............ but for those who worked hard to earn a real wage during the Great Depression, and were helped by the countless New Deal programs, your joke will most likely fall flat.

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Sorry, I did not mean to derail this thread which is all about jokes of the day. Mea culpa.
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Old Aug 18th, 2011, 11:06 PM   #1913
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Dr. G: I understand the WPA. It is a joke from the 1930s, told by people in the 1930s. I just came across it.
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Old Aug 19th, 2011, 01:54 AM   #1914
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Old Aug 19th, 2011, 07:36 AM   #1915
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Old Aug 19th, 2011, 11:00 AM   #1916
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I wouldn't be surprised if this is already in this thread somewhere - forgive me for not going through al 64 pages to check!

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After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Walmart. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local store:

Dear Mrs. Wilson,

Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Wilson, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras:

1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the First Aid Kit in Power Tools.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, 'Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away'. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway.

6. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone' and the police were called.

9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

10. September 10: While handling guns in the Sporting Goods department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the ' Mission Impossible' theme.

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his "Madonna look" by using different sizes of funnels.

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!'

14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed 'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!'

And last, but not least:

15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, 'Hey! There's no toilet paper in here.'
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A man goes into a restaurant and is seated. All the waitresses are gorgeous. A particularly voluptuous waitress wearing a very short skirt and legs that won't quit came to his table and asked if he was ready to order, "What would you like, sir?"

He looks at the menu and then scans her beautiful frame top to bottom, then answers, "A quickie."

The waitress turns and walks away in disgust.

After she regains her composure she returns and asks again, "What would you like, sir?"

Again the man thoroughly checks her out and again answers, "A quickie, please."

This time her anger takes over, she reaches over and slaps him across the face with a resounding "SMACK!" and storms away.

A man sitting at the next table leans over and whispers to the guy, "Um, I think it's pronounced 'quiche'."
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One good place to find poor grammar, syntax, and overall lack of composition is the Internet. The following is most apropos:

From a Teacher -- short and to the point!
In the world of hi-tech gadgetry, I've noticed that more and more people who send text messages and emails have long forgotten the art of capitalization.
For those of you who fall into this category, please take note of the following statement...
"Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse."

Is everybody clear on that?
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Old Aug 21st, 2011, 12:48 AM   #1920
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One good place to find poor grammar, syntax, and overall lack of composition is the Internet. The following is most apropos:

From a Teacher -- short and to the point!
In the world of hi-tech gadgetry, I've noticed that more and more people who send text messages and emails have long forgotten the art of capitalization.
For those of you who fall into this category, please take note of the following statement...
"Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse."

Is everybody clear on that?
Firstly, may I be really picky and point out that your example has nothing to do with grammar, syntax, or composition, but you are spot on about capitalization, or more precisely the lack thereof in too, too many emails.

So, secondly, I applaud your promulgation of this example.
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