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March 10, 2008 |
Post to the Host:
WOW! Garrison read my joke on the joke show!!!! I really didn't believe it could ever get on the air. I sent it at 6:03 EST and he read it about 15 minutes later. I guess you've proven the "live broadcast" claim.
Here it is again:
I was depressed last night so I called Lifeline and got a call center in Pakistan.
I told them I was suicidal.
They got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck.
As a real English Major (UNC-Chapel Hill Class of 1969), I can't WAIT to get my CD and find out what this degree might be good for (besides knowing NOT to end a sentence with a preposition...).
Richard T. R., Sr.
Your joke was the talk of the dinner table after the show, Richard. Someone asked me which of all the jokes was my favorite and I said, "the suicide one" and they nodded and laughed. It's economical, it takes a couple nice twists, and it makes something dark into something funny, which is the beauty of comedy. You did well, mister.