Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Malloy Humorless?

Distressing news from CTMirror:

“Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reinforced today that there's a new tradition at the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce's annual holiday breakfast: Expect a serious speech reviewing the challenges facing Connecticut, not a comedy roast.

"’I don't do poems,’ Malloy said. ‘I don't do humor well.’"

Complete the following sentence: An Irishman without a sense of humor is like … Please note: It would take a sense of humor to complete the sentence, and non-Irishman need not apply.

What comes to mind is: popcorn without pop.

In any case, here’s an all-purpose joke the stiff necked members of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce might enjoy, both because it includes commerce (of a kind) and sex:

Mrs. McGervey was walking down O'Connell Street in Dublin when she met up with Father O'Flaherty.
The Father said, 'Top o' the mornin' to ye! Aren't ye Mrs. McGervey and didn't I marry ye and yer hoosband 2 years ago?'
She replied, 'Aye, that ye did, Father..'
The Father asked, 'And be there any wee little ones yet?
She replied, 'No, not yet, Father.'
The Father said, 'Well now, I'm going to Rome next week and I'll light a candle for ye and yer hoosband.'
She replied, 'Oh, thank ye, Father.' They then parted ways.

Some years later they met again. The Father asked, 'Well now, Mrs. McGervey, how are ye these days?
She replied, 'Oh, very well, Father!' The Father asked, 'And tell me, have ye any wee ones yet?'
She replied, 'Oh yes, Father! Three sets of twins and 4 singles, 10 in all!'
The Father said, 'That's wonderful! How is yer lovin' hoosband doing?'
She replied, 'E's gone to Rome to blow out yer candle.

Governor Malloy is welcomed to borrow it the next time he addresses a chamber full of businessmen, some of whom surely must be infected with an Irish sense of humor. Given the circumstances surrounding the Malloy administration and Connecticut’s belabored economy, it would be very difficult to survive the next two years, after which Mr. Malloy will be up for re-election, without a lively sense of humor.  

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