Friday, February 04, 2005

Ye Olde Ping Pong Ball Joke: Epilogue

Well, are you having withdrawals? You know you miss it ... that you were secretly hoping for even more post-graduate work, and millions more ping pong balls. But alas, all good things must end.

Speaking of which ... some one suggested that we might have a contest for best alternative ending to the all-time best ending (the lad dies just before revealing the mystery of the pp balls). So, I say let's do it. And ... an extra 10 points in the Comment-o'-the-Year Contest for the winner. David, the Ohio Voter, has already chipped in with ... 10, count 'em, 10 different punchlines. Some are too esoteric for this whoopin' twit to understand, but ...

So, how bout some alternate endings to the ping pong ball tale?

Mine ... Well, it's hard to top the real deal, but ... I was thinkin' .... Son says, "Dad, the bad news is ... I've got no good reason for getting all these pp balls. But ... the good news is, I saved a lot of money on my car insurance with Geico." See? No comparison.

Maybe you can do better?