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A Prairie home companion pretty good joke book.
Publication Information:
St. Paul, Minn. : HighBridge Co., [2000]

Physical Description:
176 pages ; 20 cm
General Note:
A compilation of jokes first performed on public radio's A Prairie Home Companion annual joke shows.
Added Uniform Title:
Prairie home companion (Radio program)
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
PN6162 .P64 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
PN6162 .P64 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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A treasury of hilarity from one of America's favorite radio shows.

A guy walks into a bar. Eight Canada Geese walk into a bar. A termite jumps up on the bar and asks, "Where is the bar tender?" Drum roll.

The Fifth Edition of the perennially popular Pretty Good Joke Book is everything the first four were and more. More puns, one-liners, light bulb jokes, knock-knock jokes, and third-grader jokes (have you heard the one about Elvis Parsley?). More religion jokes, political jokes, lawyer jokes, blonde jokes, and jokes in questionable taste (Why did the urologist lose his license? He got in trouble with his peers). More jokes about chickens, relationships, and senior moments (The nice thing about Alzheimer's is you can enjoy the same jokes again and again).

It all started back in 1996, when A Prairie Home Companion fans laughed themselves silly during the first Joke Show. The broadcast was such a hit that it became an almost-annual gagfest. Then fans wanted to read the jokes, share them, and pass them around, and the first Pretty Good Joke Book was born. With 362 new jokes (more or less), the latest edition promises countless giggles, chortles, and guffaws anyone—fans of the radio show or not—will enjoy.

Table of Contents

Garrison Keillor
Introductionp. 7
Old Standbys
One-Linersp. 11
Punsp. 27
Lightbulb Jokesp. 35
Knock, Knock Jokesp. 40
Turn the Other Cheek
Insultsp. 47
Yo' Mama Jokesp. 49
Losing My Religion
Death/Heaven Jokesp. 64
Religion Jokesp. 71
Drink and Be Merry
Bar Jokesp. 84
In Bad Taste
Adults-Only Jokesp. 99
Totally Tasteless Jokesp. 104
Professionally Speaking
Lawyer/Judge Jokesp. 112
Engineer Jokesp. 116
Business People Jokesp. 118
Irs/Accountant Jokesp. 120
Economist Jokesp. 121
Doctor/Psychiatrist Jokesp. 123
Cop Jokesp. 131
Musician Jokesp. 133
And a Few More Job Jokesp. 137
Ole and Lena Jokesp. 140
Iowa Jokesp. 145
Minnesota Jokesp. 148
North Dakota Jokesp. 150
And a Few Jokes Beyond Usp. 151
Power to the People
Old People Jokesp. 153
Gender-Related Jokesp. 157
Joke Pourri
Jokes From the 1990sp. 162
Sporting Jokesp. 165
Last-But-Not-Least Jokesp. 169