An Encyclopedia of Modern American Humor by Bennett Cerf, Doug Anderson

By Bennett Cerf, Doug Anderson

This booklet comprises number of tales, poems, scenes, parodies and feuds lovingly compiled fortunately intermingles the simplest humor of modern years with a couple of rib-ticklers from the prior.

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The next hour or so quainted. After all, devoted to shaking hands and getting is the main idea of an Office Party branches of the organization to get to Company know each is ac- for the different other better, because one big happy family and is the sooner we all forget our restraint and get on a first-name basis with each other, the better time we'll have or Mr. Twitchell will know the reason why. The only trouble is that each branch of the organiza- the L. C. " To make matters worse, nobody is quite sure and that stranger to whom weak link is the Front Office will presently turn out to be none other than Mr.

There is a tale they tell of an eating contest he had against a man who claimed to be champion of Cuba. The tale varies as to how many miles of water were scraped clean of shellfish and how much poultry laid down its life for this experiment, but most versions come together with the introduction of two huge apple pies. The Cuban champion went on the ropes after two large slices and was assisted out. Anderson ate his own placidly, then reached across the table for the section left by his antagonist.

You've been wonderful," he said awkwardly. "Wonderful. " He left quickly as the phone started to ring. I'll never ANYWHERE, Several days earlier Miss Bellamy had sent U. S. A, 27 • crisp little notes to all the ushers and bridesmaids, attempting to impress upon their scattered Church minds and the importance of being prompt. Mr. Banks had insisted on being there fifteen minutes ahead of time. He wanted this wedding well rehearsed— no sloppy business— and he felt somehow that if he and Mrs. Banks were early it would expedite things.

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