For Father's Day.
What's your favorite "Dad joke"? Better yet, what's the worst joke your Dad ever told?
You sure you want this? He immediately apologized for retelling from his own youth an almost literally emetic joke once when I was about ten...he also noted that his high school cohort weren't the most sophisticated tellers of jokes...he also recalled a cycle about an unfortunate woman tagged "Thelma Rottencrotch"...But more traditionally, he did teach me a verse and the chorus of "Ain't We Crazy?" at an appropriate age...It was midnight on the ocean/Not a streetcar was in sight/When I stepped into a drugstore/Just to get myself a light./The man behind the counter/Was a woman old and gray/Who used to peddle showstrings/On the road to Mandalay..."Good evening, Sir"/She said to me/Her eyes were dry with teers/She put her head between her feet/And stood that way for years/Her children all were orphans/Except one tiny tot/Who used to live across the stree/Above the vacant lot...