The King of Rock ‘n Roll and the Queen of Soul. Elvis died 41 years ago today, and Aretha passed away this morning. Today, they are making more beautiful music in heaven, or wherever you believe they might be. Okay, Google, did Aretha and Elvis appear together on one stage? Google isn’t giving me the answers I want, and now I ask: why? Why weren’t the two of them ever booked on Johnny Carson or Mike Douglas together on the same show in the mid-70s? Hindsight. Today is also the anniversary of Babe Ruth’s passing, and Madonna’s 60th birthday. What a great day to celebrate!
Not to make light of their passing, but today is also National Tell-A-Joke Day. I listen to Entertainment Weekly radio on SiriusXM in the morning. The hosts of the Morning Live show had people call in with their best jokes. I’m driving along, with a tiny notepad in hand, and I swore I’d remember the few jokes I heard. Uh, no. I only remember one, and it’s a good one to be sure, but I can’t remember another damned joke. Getting old sucks.
- Comic Sans and Times New Roman walk into a bar. The bartender shouts at them: “Get outta here, we don’t serve your type.”
Here are a few more from Google that seem pretty funny this morning:
- What do you call a fish with no eyes? Fsh.
- Why shouldn’t you write with a broken pencil? Because it’s pointless.
We love jokes, of course, because they’re great stress relievers. Laughs can lift your mood and bring happiness to those in need by temporarily distracting them from their worries. Jokes can make you the life of the party, and it’s a great way to make new friends—assuming you can tell a joke properly.
And finally, this is not a joke if you live in Cleveland. Bud Light is putting “Victory Fridges” full of free beer around Cleveland. The catch: the coolers will only open if the Cleveland Browns win one game this season. Just one! The problem is, the team literally lost every single game last season.