POST POLL: What’s your favorite joke?

In these economic hard times, maybe a little humor can go a long way.
“Humor is hope; joy is hope,” according to Cal Samra, editor of The Joyful Noiseletter. We agree, and invite help in spreading smiles around the Diocese of Peoria and on the Internet.
Do you have a favorite joke to share? E-mail it to, putting “Post Poll” in the subject line.
The “Post Poll” will return to deeper topics soon enough, but for now, let’s spread some cheer!

From Father Harold Datzman, OSB, St. Joseph’s Parish, Peru

A Jewish rabbi and a Catholic priest met at a town’s annual 4th of July picnic. Old friends, they began their usual banter.
“This baked ham is really delicious,” the priest teased the rabbi. “You really ought to try it. I know it’s against your religion, but I can’t understand why such a wonderful food should be forbidden. You don’t know what you’re missing. You just haven’t lived until you’ve tried Mrs. Hall’s prized Virginia baked ham. Tell me, rabbi, when are you going to break down and try it?”
The rabbi looked at the priest with a big grin and said, “At your wedding!”

From Paddy Schwemlein of Mendota

A priest was walking along the corridor of the parish preschool when a group of little ones trotted by on the way to the cafeteria. One little boy of about 5 stopped and looked at the priest’s collar.
“Do you have an owie?” he asked.
The priest was perplexed until he realized that, to the boy, the collar tab looked like a bandage. So the priest took it out and handed it to the boy to show him. On the back of the tab were raised letters giving the name of the manufacturer.
As the boy felt the letters, the priest asked, “Do you know what those words say?”
“Yes I do,” said the boy, even though he hadn’t yet learned to read. Peering intently at the letters, he said, “Kills ticks and fleas for up to six months!”

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