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AIN'T NATURE WONDERFUL
Being funny ain't quite so funny
as it sounds. Not pinning any roses
or pushing wind in our own horn or
anything like that y' know but we
come under the heading of Humor
ists. Whether we are or not it's up to
Even when we were young we
showed signs of a sense of humor.
First we wanted to be an alderman,
then later on "we wanted to be a
plumber; so you see that's enough td
entitle a fella to a membership in
the funny guys union, ain't it?
About being funny-folks,, that's
some hard Job or better yet that's
Have to make funny stuff every
day In order to niassage the pay en
velope every pay day even if we have
Now, unfortunate readers of this,
just put yourself in our brogans.
Imagine trying to hash up something
funny when you've got a grouch on,
a cold in the head, the baby is sick,
bills coming in ten to one going out,
or any other extractor of joy that's
enough to make a fella go around
with a face longer than a New York
Yep! We get toothache, and
everything and all the time have to
think of something funny that will
maybe squeeze a smile out of you
when you're feeling kind of grouchy.
Aw gee, brother, be sweet to us.
We all have our off days when it's
just the other way than being funny.
So, when .things aren't side split
ting, don't say "Gee! how does that
guy get away with it?"
1 Just remember, maybe he's got an
off day and things aren't breaking
Thanking you for your kind atten
tion. Member No. 41144, Funny
Understand the Censors' union
means to see that next winter the
trees are properly clothed.
GET TVE NAIL-.
AS 3TCX HOUtr!
N A CONTORTIONIST
. Mrs. Willis George, what do you
think! Baby can put his foot in hia
Mr. Willis Pine. Witlj an accom
plishment like that when he grows
up he won't mind sleeping in an up
per berth at alL life.