A Man Walks into a Bar…

“I like smart jokes, I like dumb jokes, and I like dumb jokes done smartly.” ~Mike Myers~ By the title of this post you may have thought that I was going to connect this post to Dan Antion’s usual Saturday SoCS-at-the-Bar post. You may be right, in a sense, but I’m really here to tell jokes. First, the questions. Why couldn’t the bike stand up? Why did Captain Hook cross the road? Why did the lifeguard not want to rescueRead more

Verklempt

Definition: Verklempt is a Yiddish word that means “overcome with emotion.” Pronounced “fer-klempt,” people use it when they are so emotional that they’re on the verge of tears or at a loss for words due to their emotional state. I came across this word over 20 years ago, watching Mike Myers portray a caricature of his Jewish mother-in-law, Linda Richman, on Saturday Night Live. I think about this word every time the National Anthem plays at a sporting event. EveryRead more