An Encyclopedia of Humor by Lowell D. Streiker

By Lowell D. Streiker

Lowell Streiker's Encyclopedia of Humor presents plentiful "good fresh enjoyable" everytime you desire inspirational slices of lifestyles, bracing quips, quotable knowledge, or a fresh dose of nonsense to counterpoint your sermons or talks.

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A great crowd gathered early that first Sunday. Each person was seated in a pew near the door, one pew at a time. When the pew was filled, it was rolled automatically to the front! This process continued until the entire sanctuary was filled. The minister was so carried away by having his audience at the front, he preached on and on. In fact, he didn't even really get warmed up until twelve o'clock! Suddenly another innovative architectural feature made itself known. In the middle of one of his most fervent appeals, at two minutes past twelve, a trap door opened, and the preacher dropped into the basement.

And Noah wrung his hands and wept, saying: "Lord, unicorns are a discontinued line; thou canst not get them for love nor money. And fowls of the air are sold only in half-dozens. " And the Lord in His wisdom said, "Noah, my son, I knowest. " JL —-Journal ofEastern Region of the Royal Institute of British Architects 34 • A N ENCYCLOPEDIA OF Hu m (§)&> In Minnesota three pastors got together for coffee one day and found all their churches had bat-infestation problems. "I got so mad," said Pastor Johnson, "I took a shotgun and fired at them.

A pastor-seeking committee was formed, all the proper papers were filled out and many phone calls made to the Board of National Missions in New York City. Months went by without any sign of the church getting a new minister. Finally, in frustration, the committee's chairwoman dashed off one more note to the Board. It read, "Forget the minister. " The new minister arrived in two weeks. When I moved to northern California, I was invited to attend the Rotary Club as a guest. I wanted to become a member but was told that the club already had its quota of ministers.

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