Saturday, 10 October 2009

QUICK HUMOUR: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

ALL MIGHTY: God at his computer

Twenty-five-year-old Saturday Night Live (SNL) writer Simon Rich brings the funny with his must-read 2008 book of short humour,
Free-Range Chickens. Here’s a sample.

Who is that guy swimming in the lake?
Angel: Joshua Alpert.
GOD: Really? In that case…. [Strikes lake with lightning]
Angel: Whoa…God…Why did you do that?
GOD: Oh, he was a horrible human being. He shot his own parents when he was twelve years old. In fact, he was the youngest murderer in the history of Nebraska.
Angel: But…that guy was from Vermont.
GOD: Don’t tell me there are two Joshua Alperts.

Rich’s book, Free-Range Chickens, is available at

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