New PDF release: Detective Made Easy

By John Swartzwelder

One among a sequence of comedy/science fiction novels that includes slow-witted detective Frank Burly, via John Swartzwelder, the author of fifty nine episodes of The Simpsons.

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The man is quite surprised and asks, "But ... but . " * * * A Chinese man and a Jewish man are drinking at a bar. After a little while the Jewish man leans over and gives the Chinese man a strong punch in the arm. " "That was for Pearl Harbor," says the Jewish man. "Pearl Harbor was the Japanese. " the Oriental man replies. " A little while later the Chinese man leans over and gives the Jewish man a hard punch on the arm. " "That was for the Titanic, the Chinese man says. "The Titanic? asks the bewildered Jew.

She doesn't know what to do. Just then a little mouse walks by. Desperately the elephant calls to him, " Little mouse! Little mouse! " "I've stepped on this thorn," says the elephant, "and I just can't get it out. Can you help me? " asks the mouse, his eyebrows raised . " Anything," says the elephant. So the little mouse goes over to the elephant's foot and, with both his hands and using all his might, he pulls and tugs at the thorn. Suddenly he yanks it loose. 49 The elephant sighs with great relief.

One night in my taxi a woman and I were talking about jokes and humor in general when she said, ''My mother told me that I am a clown, as opposed to a comedian. When I asked her what the difference was, my mother said, 'People laugh with a comedian. '" • * * A well-dressed gentleman, wearing an overcoat and a hat arrives at a train station with two large suitcases. Because of their great weight, they cause him to walk in a very hunched-over way. He gets in line for the tickets, and just as a man gets in line behind him, be looks at his watch and says, ''I think I'll start coffee at home.

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