Give Us This Day Our Daily Jest (October 31, 2008)
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Some political analysts believe Bill Clinton’s speech at his first joint appearance with Barack Obama implied Obama would need his help to handle the economy. Although I seriously doubt that’s what Bill meant when he offered to be Obama’s “wingman.”
The late Pope John Paul II was injured by a knife-wielding priest in a 1982 attack that was kept secret. When asked why they kept the priest’s assault a secret, a Vatican spokesman said, “out of habit.”
An Australian spider expert took a rare picture of a giant spider eating a bird. In a related story, a paparazzo took a rare photo of Rosie O’Donnell eating a salad.
Isaac Hayes left nothing to the Church of Scientology in his will. In other words, they got the Shaft.
A Pakistani man says his 17-year-old daughter was mauled by dogs and shot to death in front of him over a land dispute. Man, Judge Judy is getting harsh.
Both Barack Obama and John McCain have received endorsements from extremists unpopular with the general public. But hey, the cast of “The View” is entitled to their opinions, too.
Great Moments in Jest History (from the Jesting Archives): June 8, 2005 Paris is currently the favorite to host the 2012 Olympics, though the IOC says other cities are being considered. Said a German official, “Don’t worry. We’ll be in Paris in 2012, one way or another.”
On a Personal Note: I wonder what she’ll be complaining about today.
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