"JOKE OF THE MONTH"
The rules are simple to win: No "xxx" jokes, sorry. Kit Menkin cannot win (relatives, friends and employees can enter and win). Please note, if in the decision of the judges there is no "best" joke, a previous month may be included, and like in horseshoes, there are no ties. Winners of previous months can also win a second or third time - There is no limit.
Please send me your favorite joke. The first one to send it, not only gets the credit, but a good bottle of wine or a box of chocolate (the winners choice).
Skelly of Saratoga, California
Kevin is the principal of Saratoga High School, California. Children of people of "who's who in Silicon Valley" attend the school from 49ers football coaches, San Jose Shark managers, to president of companies; and even Stephen Spielberg attended "Toga".
Kevin just finished his sixth year at the helm. A graduate of Harvard University, where he graduated with honors in economics (training for education?), he also earned a Ph.D. in Education Policy and Administration from UC Berkeley. He has four children ages 9,7,5, and 3. He and his wife Carrie, a lawyer by training, live a few blocks from the high school.
Kevin began his educational career working with bright kids from poor neighborhoods in Washington D.C. and spent a year working with shoe-shine boys in Quito, Ecuador.
He grew up in Virginia where he was an all-state basketball player and a nationally ranked tennis player. His parents grew up in Ireland and emigrated to the United States when Kevin was two years old. He says he has the best job in Silicon Valley!!!
Joke of the Month
Texan at O'Malley's Pub
A Texan walks into O'Malley's pub in Ireland and clears his voice to the crowd of drinkers. He says, "I hear you Irish are a bunch of drinkin' mothers. I'll give $500 American dollars to anybody in here who can drink 10 pints of Guinness back-to-back".
The room is quiet and no one takes the Texan's offer. One man, (apparently from cork) even leaves. 30 minutes later the same gentleman who left shows back up and taps the Texan on the shoulder.
"Is your bet still good?" asks the corkman.
The Texan says yes and asks the bartender to line up 10 pints of Guinness.
Immediately the Irishman tears into all 10 of the pint glasses drinking them back-to-back. The other pub patrons cheer as the Texan sits in amazement.
The Texan gives the corkman the $500 and says, "If ya don't mind me askin' where did you go for that 30 minutes you were gone?".
The corkman replies, "to O'Halloran's Pub down the street to see if I could do it".
Past Jokes of the Month
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