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September 7, 2006 |

Dear Mr. Keillor,
Why is it that people react so weird when I laugh at my own humor? Some have even mentioned that I laugh at my own jokes and make negative remarks. What does this say about me and them?

Doug M.
Bovey MN

Don't beat yourself up, Doug. Some jokes are so good you can't help but laugh at them. The same exact thing happens to me all the time. For example----

Knock knock.

Who's there?


Eskimo who?

I tell that joke and I am breaking up by that point and unable to finish it. In fact, I've never finished it. Now that I think of it, I don't remember what the punchline is. It must be hilarious, whatever it is, because it destroys me every time.

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