This Week's Joke

Why doesn't a seagull fly over the bay? 'Cause then it would be a bay-gull!

This joke was submitted by Vivian McMullin from Santa Clara, UT. Thanks!

Romance With a Midwesterner

Dear Mr. Keillor:

I have recently met a very nice engineer from the Midwest. We discussed cows on our first date. I have tested him to see if he would make me eat lutefisk. He says he hates it. He is Methodist and he sings loudly in church. I am a Unitarian from Cambridge, MA and I suspect that he would not approve of felt banners, so beloved of Unitarians. He bought me a heart-shaped box of Valentine chocolates and talked of the prairie. Do you think there is hope for us? He is very nice but I am worried that there will not be stores to buy whole grains, or peace dances in the Midwest. Please tell me if you think there is hope for us.

P.S. He is an engineer and I can’t even pump my own gas.

Thank you.

Ruth from Cambridge, MA Read more

The Swirl of Springtime

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. I spent the evening in the kitchen, all about ham and corn casserole and whether or not to do potatoes (did, mashed, with pork gravy) and thought about how hot cross buns are good, hot and fresh, but a bit overrated after a day or two on the counter. I love cooking up a holiday meal, and really enjoy the leftovers, but throw in an early church service, a large gathering of people, the dishwasher flooding, ants invading, the dog not feeling so well, three people all needing one car in the late afternoon, and mass consumption of Reese’s peanut butter eggs on top of all that ham, and it gets to be a day. Read more


Some decades ago I was in a taxi with three co-workers on our way from the airport to a hotel in downtown Boston. We were there on an architectural tour through the generosity of our employer, a classy firm in the Twin Cities. The cab driver sensed our upscale party mood and offered up a joke: Read more