We’re going to be talking soon on WDAZ News @5 with UND graduate Karen Nyberg from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia as she makes final preparations for a launch to the International Space Station.
So, I’m getting ready to talk via satellite with illusionist extraordinaire David Copperfield and athlete turned actor Rick Fox on News @5 this evening. Just before we go on, I notice the two of them are intently watching something on one of their cell phones and laughing hysterically.
I find out they are watching A.J. Clemente’s profanity-laced opening remarks on Sunday night’s KFYR newscast in Bismarck. They are seeing it for the first time.
I say something like, “So, you’re now familiar with A.J.’s work?” Without missing a beat, David Copperfield says, “Caught in the act.”
Two entertainers being highly entertained.
Thanks to Clint Knutson and the North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers to inviting me to emcee the 72nd annual awards banquet last night in Grand Forks. It was a great time.
I started with a joke. Not an old joke, mind you, a classic joke! It was greeted with mild amusement and, I think, a smattering of applause. (At least, that’s how I remember it.) It may not have gotten the reaction it deserved.
I’d like to share:
A lawyer, a minister and an engineer are about to go to the guillotine.
The lawyer is first. But, just as the blade of the guillotine falls, it gets stuck just above the lawyer’s head.
“It would be unfair to punish a person twice for the same crime,” the lawyer says. “I should be set free.”
So, he is.
Next, it’s the minister’s turn. But, the same thing happens. The blade gets stuck just above the minister’s head.
“It is an act of God,” the minister says. “I should be set free.”
So, he is.
Finally, it’s the engineer’s turn. The engineer says to the executioner “You know, if you’d put a pulley on that thing it would work a lot better.”
“We love that winter’s working overtime. We get to play snowman dress up! Happy Spring”
from Kelsey Lieberg and daughter Kaydence – Hallock MN