The other night our family was lucky enough to catch the Kennedy Center’s annual entertainers honors ceremony. It is a unique format they use where the honorees all sit together on the same level as the President and his wife and hear reflections of their lives and portraits of their works. Recipients honored at this 35th annual national celebration of the arts were: bluesman Buddy Guy, actor and director Dustin Hoffman, comedian and television host David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Makarova, and rock band Led Zeppelin.
As stated by Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein on the Kennedy Center Web site “With their extraordinary talent, creativity and tenacity, the seven 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees have contributed significantly to the cultural life of our nation and the world.” Nice little plug for the arts and their importance to the education of our children as we attempt to revamp our education system and the arts tend to get cut in favor of Math, Science and Language Arts. Perhaps the arts would be served better in school if we allowed students to practice some formal comedy, blues and rock music, creative dance and or some cinematic ventures?
…oh but that is not the soapbox I want to get on today. Why I bring up the Honorees is that mention of Led Zeppelin tend to bring up a line from the live version of Stairway to Heaven on The Song Remains the Same Album (aka CD, or MP3). On it there is a point where Robert Plant asks “Does anyone remember laughter?” and closing the door on the dour and sad year of 2012 I thought ‘it is a bit hard to remember what laughter is or even was’. With that I found the slips of paper from holiday crackers we did Christmas day and now believe it might be fitting to share a few clean Jokes you can pass along to your children, family and friends. Lets hope we have more to laugh about in 2013 as we strive to improve our society, economy and educational institutions!
Q. Why did the doughnut seller retire?
A. He was fed up of the hole business
Q. What do you get if you eat all the Christmas decorations?
Q. Why did the scarecrow win so many awards?
A. Because he was outstanding in his field
Q. Why did the bacon laugh?
A. Because the egg cracked a yoke
Q. Why did the man sleep in his car?
A. So he could wake up oily in the morning
Q. What did the alien say to the garden?
A. Take me to your weeder
Q. What do you get if you cross a snowman with a vampire?
Q. Why did the tomato turn red?
A. It saw the salad dressing
Q. What is the best thing about deadly snakes?
A. They’ve got personality
Q. What do you get if you cross a pig with a centipede?
A. Bacon and legs
Remember laughter is the best medicine. Good riddance 2012!