05 September 2006



My twin boys, Flim and Flam, acquired a book of jokes, clean jokes for kiddies, or some such thing. They are all the corny ones that we all heard and told when we were kiddies, I guess. Like this one:

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Atch who?
Sorry you have a cold!

Did you laugh? I did. Oh, not at the joke, but at the boys. They told that joke to everyone they met for two days! Then, upon each telling, they burst into paroxysms of laughter. It was upon that burst of laughter that I also laughed. It was unavoidable.

So, what jokes do you remember from your childhood? The cornier the better.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Depends on who you ask.