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Leftovers Robert Sheridan bobsheridan bobsheridan@earthlink.net Or Hubbie could drop in between the holidays.

The other day my 25 year old son was tellin' a joke that I recognized from hearing it long before he wuz borned, not on StatNisland. When he was done I gave him a chuckle and told him he told the joke very well.

I didn't have the heart to tell him the first time I heard this particular story, way back on S.I., I laffed so hard I kicked the slats out of my crib.

The first recorded joke in history, I read someone say, was the one in the Oddyssey, where Odysseus, planning to retire from the sea and all its adventures and travails, says he's going to put an oar on his shoulder and start walking inland. When someone asks him what that stick on his shoulder is, that's where he's gonna buy him a farm and settle down.

Sounds like it could be true to me, being the earliest recorderd joke, I mean. Can you think of an earlier one?

God tellin' Abraham to sacrifice Isaac don' count. It wasn't very funny.
-rs



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