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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND:  The Edinburgh International Festival is now underway in this beautiful, charming Scottish city.  It features concerts, plays, street theatre, and a marvelous event called “The Military Tattoo”.  Not an image or phrase stenciled on the side of a soldier’s arm, but an incredible pageant on the esplanade of the Edinburgh Castle performed by military bands, dancers and about a million bagpipe players.

But my favorite event at the Festival is the annual joke contest, delivered by stand-up comedians from around the world.

The winner this year was Masai Graham who delivers a half hour show called “Aaaaaaargh! 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes!”

His show is very punny!  His top prize-winning joke this year:  “I steal spaghetti from the shop, but the female guard caught me, and I couldn’t get pasta!" 

Other great clean jokes from this year’s contest:  “By my age, my parents had a house and a family, and to be fair to me, so do I—but it is the same house and the same family.” –Hannah Fairweather.

“Did you know if you get pregnant in the Amazon’s, it’s a next day delivery?” –Mark Simmons.

“I can’t even be bothered to be apathetic these days.” –Will Duggan.

That last one reminds me of my favs.  What’s worse, being ignorant or apathetic? … Answer:  I don’t know, and I don’t care.

Yes, laughing matters at Edinburgh and around the world.  And all clean jokes!


Posted by Bill Haltom at 14:14