Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Joke to Start the Year: "Bubele"


It's a new year, and what better way to start it than with a joke -- an old Jewish joke, what else?

It's becoming harder and harder to find family-friendly old Jewish jokes, but we found another one in the collection of Old Jews Telling Jokes.

Today's jokester is Harold Zapolsky, a 77-year-old retired Physics professor. Zapolsky spent most of his career as a Professor of Physics at Rutgers University, where he served two terms as Department Chair and is now Professor Emeritus. He also served in Washington DC for several years as Program Director for Theoretical Physics at the National Science Foundation. His research interests are in theoretical physics, specifically in the areas of astrophysics and relativity.

A good joke, according to Zapolsky, is either a slightly implausible tale, told with a straight face, about a perfectly plausible universe — or a plausible tale told about a slightly implausible universe. Either way, he notes, it is the sort of thing physicists do all the time.


Here's the setup: A lady is taking her young son to his first day of school. She's walking him to school and she's telling him "Bubele, this is going to be a marvelous day for you. Bubele, you're not going to forget it." And then......

Enjoy and have a Happy New Year!

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