Researched and edited by Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog [avrotor.blogspot.com]
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday [www.pbs.gov.ph]
An English teacher, having read some of John Milton's poetry to her young class one day, mentioned to them that the great poet was blind. One question asked on the examination the next day was:
Milton"What was Milton's great affliction?"
On one paper was scribbled, simply: "He was a poet."
"What are the chances of my recovering, doctor?"
"One hundred per cent. Medical records show that nine out of ten die of the disease which you have, Yours in the tenth case I've treated. The others all died. So you see, you're bound to get well. Statistics are statistics."
A shapely young girl had just married a man of wealth who was more than twice her age.
"I don't believe in these May and December marriages," declared a critical friend.
"Why not?" asked the bride.
"Well, said the friend. "December is going to find in May the youth, beauty and freshness of spring, but what is May going to find in December?"
The bride's logical answer was, "Santa Claus."
4. A Fisherman's Lament
A three-pound pull, and a five-pound bite; an eight-pound jump, and a ten-pound fight; a twelve-pound bend to your pole - but alas! When you got him aboard he's a half-pound bass.
FISHERMAN: "I tell you it was THAT long! I never saw such a fish."
FRIEND: "I believe you."
The young co-ed brought a friend home from college, an extremely attractive curvaceous honey-blonde.
Introducing her friend to her grandfather, the girl added: "And just think, Beverly, he's in his nineties.
"Early nineties, that is," the old gent added.
Drink! for you know not when you come, nor why;
Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
- Omar Khayyam
Here is to Life! The first half is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
Acknowledgement: Speaker's Encyclopedia of Humor by Jacob M Baude; Philippine Literature Today, by Rotor AV and KM Doria