Friday, October 26, 2007

Spooky Halloween Joke!

Not only did he disbelieve in ghosts; he was not even frightened of them.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Oh, those crazy Jews!

A Galacian Jew was travelling in a train. He had made himself really comfortable, had unbuttoned his coat and put his feet up on the seat. Just then a gentleman in modern dress entered the compartment. The Jew promptly pulled himself together and took up a proper pose. The stranger fingered through a notebook, made some calculations, reflected for a moment and suddenly asked the Jew: "Excuse me, when is Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement)?"
"Oho!" said the Jew, and put his feet up on the seat again before answering.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Voltaire - Snap Master!

The French poet J.B. Rousseau wrote an Ode to Posterity. Voltaire was not of the opinion that the poem merited survival, and jokingly remarked: "This poem will not reach its destination."

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Back, with another broker-joke!

The Bridegroom was most disagreeably surprised when the bride was introduced to him, and drew the broker on one side and whispered his remonstrances: "Why have you brought me here?" he asked reproachfully. "She's ugly and old, she squints and has bad teeth and bleary eyes..." - "You needn't lower your voice," interrupted the broker, "she's deaf as well."

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great heard of a preacher in Silesia who had the reputation of being in contact with spirits. He sent for the man and received him with the question "You can conjure up spirits?" The reply was: "At your Majesty's command. But they don't come."

Sunday, May 27, 2007

A French joke

"Why," it was asked, in times that are now past, "have the French rejected Lohengrin?" "On Elsa's (Elsass [Alsace]) account."

Saturday, May 26, 2007

A joke of Lichtenberg's

January is the month in which we offer our dear friends wishes, and the rest are the months in which they are not fulfilled.