Monday, January 28, 2008

It's the Groaner of the Week!!!!!!!!!!!

Today's groaner has a theme that is both New York and religion (but not sacrilegious, I hope), should help you start the week with a good healthy grooooaaannnn!!!!!!!! Enjoy!!!!!

Jesus was wandering about Jerusalem when he decided that he really needed a new robe. After looking around, he saw a sign for "Finkelstein, the Tailor".

He went in and Finkelstein prepared a new robe for him, which was a perfect fit. When he asked how much he owed, Finkelstein brushed him off and said,

"For the Son of God? No, no, no!!!!! There's no charge. However, may I ask a small favor? Maybe whenever you give a sermon you could just mention a little something about how your nice new robe was made by Finkelstein the Tailor".

Jesus readily agreed and, as promised, plugged Finkelstein's robes every time he preached. Some months later, Jesus was walking through Jerusalem and happened by Finkelstein's shop. There was a huge line of people waiting for Finkelstein's robes. He pushed his way through the crowd to speak to Finkelstein.

"Jesus! Jesus!! Look what a marvel you've been for business!" gushed Finkelstein. "Would you consider a partnership?"

"Sure, sure," replies Jesus. "Jesus and Finkelstein it is."

"Oh, no, no," says Finkelstein. "Finkelstein and Jesus. After all, I am the craftsman."

The two of them debated this for some time. Their discussion was long and spirited, but ultimately fruitful. Finally, they came up with a mutually acceptable compromise. A few days later, the new sign went up over Finkelstein's shop . . .


Happy Blogging!!!!!!!!



  1. I didn't see that one coming! Groannnnn...

  2. Funny! Now I know L and T's history!

  3. well, i'll have to admit that i wondered, "where's this going?" the visual part was most appealing to me--the lines outside the tailor shop, jesus strolling about town--became a mini-video. the sign itself appeared in the familiar lettering i see every day in n.y. times ads for lord and taylor.

    will they get it in kansas? this may be a new direction, a needed one, toward ethnic humor that requires more listening. if i were scholarly, there'd be references to "subtexts"!

    thanks, kay. have a good week, naomi

  4. sweet jesus!!!

  5. I so laughed out loud when I got to the punch line.

    Hiiii Kay, I've started blogging again.

    Hugs from across the pond.

  6. These are so much fun - even when I've read it before - I grin as the story begins.
    Thanks for the smiles!

  7. Must be an american joke,
    we furriners have to google L&T to understand it :-(


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