Saturday, January 20, 2007

Those Jokes Are So Old

A stash of jokes gathered by 19th-century touring clown Thomas Lawrence has been discovered, and will be performed next week by Manchester University students.

The books contains such gems as: "What's the difference between a rowing boat and Joan of Arc? One is made of wood and the other is Maid of Orleans."

Academic Ann Featherstone came across the volumes when she helped a friend's family research. [Link]

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