Flannery an I were out in the lodge this evening and I told her a joke, one of the best ones I've heard in a long time. Now I love a good joke, but more than that, I love a good joke told well. It has been a life long vice, and I pride myself somewhat in the fact that I can tell a joke.
I told this funny joke to her and made it whimsical and vivid. I got a blank stare.
I explained the joke and the mix up that makes it funny. I got a pained expression.
I explained the joke in detail, not in the vain hope that she would laugh at this point because once you break down a joke this far, it just isn't funny. I was simply looking for some light of recognition.
She finally broke into a soft chuckle and shook her head, "I just don't get it!"
Maybe I told it wrong.
Take a minute and tell me this isn't funny.
I do a good Irish priest voice too!