Monday, January 14, 2013

A Joke to Start the Week: "Magician and the Sledgehammer"


Milton Glaser is a graphic designer best known for the I Love New York logo, his Bob Dylan poster, the logos for Sesame Place, and New York Magazine, which he founded with Clay Felker in 1968.

Glaser is also an old Jew (83 years old) who likes to tell jokes. He's our choice for the joke teller of this week's Joke to Start the Week. It also comes from the collection of Old Jews Telling Jokes, but as a celebrity joke teller, he gets to perform in his design studio instead of the usual plain white background.

Here's the setup: There's a magician on stage and he's about to perform his act. He looks out at the audience and sees a young man. He asks him to come up on stage to help him with his act. He asks him to pick up a sledgehammer and hit him right over the head just as hard as he can. And then...

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