up at the manger, there was also a fellow on a white charger, wearing a
suit of armor. But he didn't have as good a publicity agent as those
other guys, so he never got as famous. In fact, only a Christmas song
celebrates his part in the proceedings: "O Holy Knight."
While Christmas shopping at a toy store, Barry came across a long line
of people waiting for a promised shipment of dolls from Mattel. As he
scanned the line, he noticed his friend, Wally, waiting with all the
others. Knowing that Wally had no daughters or young relatives, Barry
figured that Wally must like the dolls himself. "Wally, I didn't know
you were a collector!" "I'm not," Wally replied. "Then why are you
standing in this long line?" "Well, I've never been able to resist a
A group of chess enthusiasts had checked into a hotel, and were
standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories.
After about an hour, the manager came out of his office and asked them
to disperse. "But why?" they asked. "Because," he said, "I can't stand
chess nuts boasting in an open foyer."
One Christmas, Phil and Will built a skating rink in the middle of a
pasture. A shepherd leading his flock decided to take a shortcut across
the rink. The sheep, however, were afraid of the ice and wouldn't cross
it. Desperate, the shepherd began tugging them to the other side. "Look
at that," remarked Phil to Will. "That guy is trying to pull the wool
over our ice!"