My Dad would have been 70 today.
His favorite joke of all time, I think, the one that made him laugh the loudest, was this one:
voice on phone "911, do you need fire, police or ambulance."
Merl: "I-I needa ambulance! I done shot my friend inna leg while we's out huntin' an' I think he's dead!"
voice on phone "Alright, look sir, don't panic, okay? What's your name?"
Merl: "I go by Merl!"
voice on phone "Okay, and your friend's name?"
Merl: "He goes by Pete..."
voice on phone "Good. Alright Merl, first thing we need to do is make sure Pete's really dead..."
Merl: "Hang on a tick..."
Merl: "K, now whut?"
Didn't matter where we were, we would bust up laughing...
Happy B-day, Dad...