Sunday, May 25, 2014

Silly Sunday: Pastor's Sense of Humor

Silly Sunday is the place to link up for laughs.  Thanks to Sandee at Comedy Plus for bringing us Silly Sundays!

One of our associate pastors' has a great sense of humor.

Last Wednesday at prayer meeting, right before we began, he was reminded of a joke he'd heard, and told us.

Jimbo and Bubba were talking, and Jimbo said he was tired of not having much education.

"It's time I did better for myself," he said.  "You'n me should go down to that there Junior College and sign up for some classes."

Bubba wasn't so sure about that, but the next day, Jimbo went down to the College and talked to the Dean, who congratulated him on wanting to improve his mind and continue his studies.

"I will sign you up for some basic courses," the Dean told Jimbo.  "You can take basic English, basic Math, the first course of World History, and Logic."

"Well, I know what the rest of them are, but what is Logic?" Jimbo asked.

"I'll tell you what logic is," the Dean said.  "Tell me, do you have a weed eater?"

"Yes, I do have a weed eater," Jimbo answered.

"Then, logically speaking, you must have a yard," the Dean said,

"Yes, I sure do!" Jimbo said.

"Since you have a yard," the Dean continued, "then logically speaking, you must have a lawn mower, too."

"Why, I sure do!" Jimbo said, becoming amazed.

"I'm not done," the Dean said,  "Because you have a lawn mower and a weed eater and a yard, then logically speaking you want to keep the lawn looking nice with the lawn mower and weed eater."

"Yes, yes, I do keep my lawn nice!" Jimbo said, mouth agape.

"I'm not quite finished," the Dean said,  "Since you keep the lawn nice, then logically speaking you must also have a house."

"Wow, yes, I do have a house," Jimbo said.

"And logically speaking, since you have a house, you must have a family," the Dean continued.

"Oh, yeah, I got a big family!" Jimbo said.

"So logically speaking, you must have a wife," the Dean said.

"Yes, I have a wife," Jimbo answered.

"Then logically speaking, you must be a heterosexual," the Dean finally concluded.

"You are so right, I am a heterosexual!  Wow, you managed to figure all of that out just because I have a weed eater!" Jimbo almost shouted.  "I can't wait to take Logic!"

Jimbo was so excited, he went to find Bubba.

"Bubba, I did it!" Jimbo yelled.  "I went to the College and the Dean signed me up for some classes!  I'll be taking English, and math, and history, and Logic!"

"What's logic?" Bubba asked.

"Well, I'll tell you," Jimbo answered.  "Bubba, do you own a weed eater?"

"No," Bubbba replied.

"Well then logically, you must be a homosexual!" Jimbo told him.

As we all laughed, the pastor got up and handed each of us a copy of a book called Intercessory Prayer, by author Dutch Sheets.

When we asked him how much we owed him for the books, which all of us had expressed an interest in reading the week before, he answered that we didn't owe him anything.

"I'm just going to tell Barry that I bought them.  And he will say, 'Oh, but the church budget!' and I will say, 'Well, Barry, since these people gather every single week to pray for our church, the city, the nation, and the world, if we can't give each of them a book that will help them do the important work of prayer, then how about I tell them to take the next few weeks off, because logically speaking it means you will come and have prayer for them!' "

Don't you love a pastor with a sense of humor?

Today is

Africa Day / African Liberation Day  -- African Union; related observance
     Heroes' Day -- Lesotho
     President Yajya Jammeh's Birthday -- Gambia

Arbor Day -- Aston-on-Clun, Shropshire, England (a Poplar tree in town is decorated and left that way year round; probably associated with Oak Apple Day)

First Patriotic Government / National Day -- Argentina (Dia de la Revolucion de Mayo)

Flitting Day -- parts of England; Scotland (traditional day on which leases were up for the year and people moved)

French Open Tennis Tournament -- Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris, France (part of the Grand Slam of Tennis, annually since 1925; through June 8)

Geek Pride Day / Nerd Pride Day -- celebrate the geek / nerd in you!  Geek culture is the obvious choice to laud when it's Glorious 25 May, Star Wars Day, and Towel Day at the same time; began in Spain as "Día del Orgullo Friki"

Glorious 25 May -- in Terry Pratchett's Discworld

Grand Prix de Monaco -- Monaco (premier Formula 1 race through the streets of Monte Carlo, run since 1929; through the 27th)

Hanswijk Procession -- Mechelen, Belgium (since the year 1272, the Sunday before Ascension Thursday, the town celebrates Our Lady of Hanswijk, in thanks for the ending of plague and war)

Independence Day -- Jordan(1946)

Indianapolis 500 -- Indianapolis, IN, US (the world's single largest one day sporting event)

Liberation Day -- Lebanon

Mother's Day -- Algeria; Dominican Republic; France; French Antilles; Haiti; Mauritius; Morocco; Sweden; Tunisia

National Brown-Bag-It Day

National Missing Children's Day -- US (promoting awareness of the problem of missing children)

National Tap Dance Day -- US, birth anniversary of Mr. Bojangles

National Wine Day

Offering to Demeter -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Palio Dei Balestrieri -- Gubbio, Italy (the last Sunday of May always sees a medieval crossbow contest between the town of Gubbio and the town of Sansepolcro, with medieval costumes and arms)

Poetry Day -- Florida, US (since 1947, the state legislature declared this for all public schools in the state; if you don't live in Florida, enjoy a poem today, anyway)

Procession of the Statue of Artemis -- Ancient Greek and Roman Calendars, at Ephesus (date approximate, but always near the Thargelia)

Self-Reliance Day -- an internet originated holiday, based on the idea that we should all become more self reliant in this day when it is a dying art.

Star Wars Day -- Part IV, A New Hope was released this date in 1977

St. Bede the Venerable's Day (Patron of lectors; Father of English History)

St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi's Day (Patron of the ill; against illness and sexual temptation)

Towel Day -- Douglas Adams fans, unite!  Always know where your towel is.

Week of Solidarity with the People Of Non-Self-Governing Territories begins -- United Nations

Anniversary Today:

Lord Guildford Dudley marries Lady Jane Grey, 1553

Birthdays Today:

Brian Urlacher, 1978
Ethan Suplee, 1976
Lauryn Hill, 1975
Justin Henry, 1971
Jamie Kennedy, 1970
Anne Heche, 1969
Stacy London, 1969
Mike Myers, 1963
Connie Sellecca, 1955
Jessi Colter, 1947
Karen Valentine, 1947
Frank Oz, 1944
Leslie Uggams, 1943
Ian McKellen, 1939
Raymond Carver, 1938
Tom T. Hall, 1936
K.C. Jones, 1932
Beverly Sills, 1929
Robert Ludlum, 1927
Miles Davis, 1926
Jeanne Crain, 1925
Claude Akins, 1918
James Joseph "Gene" Tunney, 1898
Igor Sikorsky, 1889
Philip Murray, 1886
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, 1878
John Alexander Dowie, 1847
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi(Film), 1983
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope(Film), 1977
"The Subject Was Roses"(Play), 1964
"H.M.S. Pinafore"(Comic Opera), 1878

Today in History:

First recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, BC240
Alfonso VI of Castile  takes Toledo, Spain back from the Moors, 1085
Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ, 1420
The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw, 1521
Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth of England, 1659
Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek, 1784
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States, 1787
In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the Semana de Mayo, 1810
The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom, 1837
The first telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot, 1844
Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore opens at the Opera Comique in London, 1878
The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as the president, 1895
John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee, 1925
Henry Ford stops production of the Model T to begin the Model A, 1927
Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks five world records and ties a sixth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field  Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1935
The first ascent of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition, 1955
In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established, 1963
Star Wars (retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981) is released in theaters, inspiring the Jediism religion and Geek Pride Day holiday, 1977
Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people, 1985
Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion, 2000
32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, 2001
Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, 2011
The first commercial spacecraft, SpaceX Dragon, docks with the International Space Station when it completes docking at 12:02pm EDT, 2012


  1. sounds like a very good man. :)

  2. Sounds like a pastor I would enjoy indeed. I love his logic too.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. Scritches to all the babies. :)

  3. Well it sounds perfectly logical to me LOL

    Have a logictastic week :-)

  4. He does sound like a fun pastor.

  5. LOL
    I cannot imagine my pastor telling that joke.
    But I can definitely see him saying what came after about the books. well done sir!

  6. Your associate pastor sounds like a riot.

    My wife is Catholic and when we lived down south they had a new priest who also had a great sense of humor. He was new to service in the church but was a middle-aged man who had spent 15 years working in industry. He had used that time wisely in learning how humor can be used to effectively communicate a message.