Friday, December 8, 2023
Just For Laughs
A drunk was proudly showing off his new apartment to a couple of his friends late one night. He led the way to his bedroom where there was a big brass gong and a mallet. "What's with that big brass gong?" one of the guests asked. "It's not a gong. It's a talking clock," the drunk replied. "A talking clock? Seriously?" asked his astonished friend. "Yup," replied the drunk. "How's it work?" the friend asked, squinting at it. "Watch," the drunk replied. He picked up the mallet, gave the gong an ear-shattering pound, and stepped back. The three stood looking at one another for a moment. Suddenly, someone on the other side of the wall screamed, "You idiot! It's one-fifteen in the morning!"
On This Day in History
December 8 Events: 1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe. 1941 - After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the U.S. Congress passes a declaration of war against Japan. 1980 - Beatle John Lennon is killed in New York City. 1993 - The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton.
Famous Birthdays
DECEMBER 8 Famous Birthdays: 1542 - Mary Queen of Scots (became queen at 6 days old) 1943 - Jim Morrison (Singer for The Doors) 1953 - Kim Basinger (Actress) 1964 - Teri Hatcher (Actress) 1977 - Ryan Newman (NASCAR Driver) 1985 - Dwight Howard (Basketball Player)
Where Did That Come From?
Why are zero scores in tennis called 'love'? BECAUSE: In France, where tennis became popular, the round zero on the scoreboard looked like an egg and was called 'l'oeuf,' which is French for 'the egg.' When tennis was introduced in the US, Americans (naturally), mispronounced it 'love.'
Betcha Didn't Know This!
The youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence was 26-year-old Edward Rutledge. The oldest signer was Benjamin Franklin. He was 70. Most of the signers were in their 30s and 40s.
On the Light Side
The President got off the helicopter in front of the White House, carrying a baby piglet under each arm. The squared away Marine guard snaps to attention, salutes, and says: "Nice pigs, Sir." The President replies: "These are not pigs. These are Arkansas Razorback Hogs. I got one for the Senator Majority Leader and I got one for Speaker of the House." The Marine again snaps to attention, salutes, and says: "Excellent trade, sir."
Kids Say the Darndest Things
Nine-year-old Aaron came home from the playground with a bloody nose, black eye, and torn clothing. It was obvious he'd been in a bad fight and lost. While his father was patching him up, he asked his son what happened. "Well, Dad," said Aaron, "I challenged Larry to a duel. And, you know, I gave him his choice of weapons." "Uh-huh," said the father, "that seems fair." "I know, but I never thought he'd choose his sister!"