I hope that when you buy the New York Times on Sunday and then take it home and throw everything away except crossword puzzle and Sunday Styles or what 8-ver, that you do not throw away the Week in Review. It helps you catch up on every single thing that happened that week, plus, for some very special entertainment, it gives you Laugh Lines: highlights of the week’s Letterman, Leno, and Conan jokes.
Well I just found out that the people who write these jokes are on strike, so those shows are all reruns, leaving Laugh Lines without material. Or so you would think! Instead, they asked for readers to write in with their own stinging political commentary and devastating one-liners. Here’s yesterday’s gems, they are really stinging and devastating:
With late-night comedy writers on strike and talk shows in reruns, Laugh Lines readers step in to fill the void:
In a recent dog-on-the-street interview, one articulate hound indicated that he looks favorably on Bark Obama and Mutt Romney. His preferred presidential candidate by far, however, is Joe Bite em. -Joel Fram, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
Seen the new Beowulf movie? There’s a touching scene where Grendel and his mother, played by Angelina Jolie, are having their favorite breakfast: Danish. -Brian R. Bassett
What a smile parade!