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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 winner’s choice).

Winner for November

Stewart Kahn of Los Angeles, California
is the Winner of the Joke for the Month for December

Stu Kahn receives a one pound box of Godiva Chocolate, perfect for the holidays. He notes he has not used alcohol or drugs for 13 years. He has come a long way and I am very proud to say I have known him for almost thirty years.


Current: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. Prospect is a managed care management company which contracts with HMO's in California on the one side; and then contracts with physicians to provide primary care health services on the other side. Prospect provides health care to approximately 110,000 people located in Orange County, Downey, Sherman Oaks and the Antelope Valley.

1987-1997: President and CEO of Legend Capital Corporation. Legend provided loans and related services primarily to the health care industry. Legend placed approximately $150 million in loans between 1992 and 1997. Legend's largest customer was Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.

1985-1987: Sabbatical time off...

1983-1984: Westinghouse Business Credit, Tustin, CA. Area Sales Manager for the asset-based business credit division of Westinghouse.

1979-1983: Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Intercoastal Leasing Corporation, San Rafael, CA.

1973-1979: Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Westguard Leasing Corporation, Sausalito, CA. Recently married to a woman 21 years younger than he, and recently purchased a new home in Redondo Beach, Calfironia (proving that making double mortgage payments until the other house is sold is not as exciting as it may seem!)...

In addition to living with his new bride, they have a 5.5 year old Boxer named Lucy and a cat named RJ.

Recently, Stu's best friend committed suicide. He and his wife are in the process of converting his estate to a Charitable Foundation in which he will be one of the Directors. The Charitable Foundation will have a primary focus of donations to worthwhile causes, including helping young people stay away from drugs and alcohol and various animal protection organizations.

Joke of the Month

Rabbi Plays Golf on Yom Kippur

The rabbi was an avid golfer and played at every opportunity. He was so addicted to the game that if he didn't play he would get withdrawal symptoms.

On Yom Kippur, the rabbi thought to himself, "What's it going to hurt if I go out during the recess and play a few rounds. Nobody will be the wiser and I'll be back in time for services."

Sure enough, at the conclusion of the morning service, the rabbi snuck out of the synagogue and headed straight for the golf course.

Looking down upon the scene were Moses and G-d.

Moses said, "Look how terrible - a Jew on Yom Kippur; and a rabbi besides!" G-d replied, "Watch, I'm going to teach him a lesson."

Out on the course, the rabbi stepped up to the first tee. When he hit the ball, it careened off a tree, struck a rock, skipped across a pond and landed in the hole for a HOLE IN ONE!

Seeing all this, Moses protested: "G-d, this is how you're going to teach him a lesson? He got a hole in one!"

"Sure", said G-d, "but who's he going to tell?"


Past Jokes of the Month


Randy Warshawsky of San Jose, California
1994 Joullian Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmel Valley
1996 Castillo Saugiuvese

Dougald Turnbull of Campbell, California
1989 Georis Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmel Valley
1995 Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, Oakville

Wally Lunny of San Francisco/Glen Elen, California
A case of 1997 Chateau St. Julien Monterey Estate Merlot

Second Time Winner

Kevin Skelly of Saratoga, California
1994 Robert Sinskey Pinot Noir Reserve, Los Carneros, Napa Valley
1995 Robert Sinskey Merlot Reserve, Los Carneros, Napa Valley


Chris Cross of Hayward, California
1997 Duckhorn Vineyard Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc,
1996 Clos Du Bois Sonoma County Pinot Noir
and a box of Schurras Fancy Chocolate

John Turnbull of Mendocino, California
1995 Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Oaksville

Jerry Jacob,
San Rafael, California
One pound box of Godiva Chocolate

Bob Bressler, Los Altos Hills, California
One pound box of Godiva Chocolate

R. Donald Chapman, San Jose, California
1994 Chateau Latour a Pomerol, prop. Mme. L.P. Lacaste Loubal

Jim Beck, Los Gatos, California
1994 Estate Grown Copper-Garrod Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountain Appellation



Russ Mattos, Mountain View, California
Two great tickets plus parking pass for the Monday Night San Francisco 49ergame at 3Com Park

Kim Davison, San Jose, California
Case of 1998 Campus Oaks Chardonnay

Dan Sorkin, Piedmont, California
Two pound box of Godiva Chocolate and second time winner,
one pound box of Godiva Truffles

Rosalie, Santa Cruz, California
1995 "Reserve Speciale" Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)Medoc

Dan Sorkin, Piedmont, California
One pound box of Godiva Chocolate

Jim Swander, Bellevue, Washington
1989 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountain Monte Bello

Nanette Weintraub, Los Gatos, California
One pound box of Godiva Chocolate

Walter J. Lunny, III, San Francisco/Glen Ellen, California
1976 Bolla Amarone Classico Chianti

Jim Hanzlik, Watsonville, California
One pound box of Godiva Chocolate

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