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The Hump Day Humor-Gram November 12, 2003 Issue #67

In this issue . . .

1. Humour Bloopers in the Legislature
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Quote of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
1. Humor Bloopers in the Legislature

We’ve spoken here many times at the old Hump Day about the need
to embrace our bloopers. In fact, as a I often tell folks
in my public speaking workshops, one of the easiest ways to get
a good laugh out of your audience is to mess up as long as you
embrace the blooper and don’t try to hide from it.

To remind us that speaking blunders happen anywhere and anyplace,
here are a few actual excerpts from U.S. legislative minutes:

“Wait a minute, I misquoted myself.”

“People planning on getting into serious accidents should be
wearing seatbelts!”

“I smell a rat and I intend to nip it in the bud.”

“There comes a time to put principles aside and do what’s right.”

“I think I know more about this bill than I understand.”

“As long as I am a senator, there won’t be any nuclear
suppositories in my district!”
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

Create an official “Meeting Jester” position whose job is to
crank up the fun at your meetings. The person can be in charge of
adding humor to the agenda, arranging a few inexpensive door
prizes, or ensuring that any social events like birthdays are properly
3. Deep Thought of the Week

“The problem with political jokes is that they often get
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World

A passenger was detained for several hours at a Virginian airport
after his mechanical toy, flatulent dog broke wind and set off
an explosives detector in the airport.

Happy Hump Day one and all.
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2003

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International speaker Michael Kerr, “The Workplace Energizer” is
the author of five books, including When Do You Let the Animals
Out? and You Can’t Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work. Michael
delivers keynote talks and workshops on humor in the workplace,
business creativity and public speaking skills.

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