The Mafia was looking for a new man to make weekly collections from all the private businesses it was "protecting." Feeling the heat from the police force, they decided to use a deaf person for this job. If he were to get caught, he wouldn't be able to communicate to the police what he was doing.

On his first week, the deaf collector picks up more than $50,000. He gets greedy, decides to keep the money and stashes it in a safe place. The Mafia soon realizes its collection is late and sends some of its hoods after the deaf collector. The hoods find the deaf collector and ask him where the money is. The deaf collector can't communicate with them, so the Mafia drags the guy to an interpreter. The Mafia hood says to the interpreter, "Ask him where the money is."

The interpreter signs, "Where's the money?"

The deaf signs in reply, "I don't know what you're talking about." The interpreter tells the hood, "He says he doesn't know what you're talking about."

The hood pulls out a large gun and places it in the ear of the deaf collector. "NOW ask him where the money is."

The interpreter signs, "Where is the money?"

The deaf man signs in reply, "The $50,000 is in Central Park, hidden in the third tree stump on the left from the West 78th Street gate."

The interpreter says to the hood, "He says he still doesn't know what you're talking about, and doesn't think you have the guts to pull the trigger." (Mikey's Funnies)


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It has been reported that in 18th century New England there were strict rules about dating and courting. Couples had no privacy and would sit in a room approximately six feet apart with other family members in the room. It was difficult to say what you wanted to say to the person you cared about, so some made use of a clever invention. It was a six foot long tube that allowed couples to speak privately without being overheard or getting too close to each other. Such was the genuine desire to communicate. If we have something important to say, are we as committed to finding a way to say it?


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A very zealous soul-winning young preacher recently came upon a farmer working in his field. Being concerned about the farmer’s soul, the preacher asked the man, “Are you laboring in the vineyard of the Lord, my good man?”

Not even looking at the preacher and continuing his work, the farmer replied, “Naw, these are soybeans.”

“You don’t understand,” said the preacher. “Are you a Christian?”

With the same amount of interest as his previous answer, the farmer said, “Nope my name is Jones. You must be lookin’ for Jim Christian. He lives a mile south of here.”

The young, determined preacher tried again, asking the farmer, “Are you lost?”

“Naw! I’ve lived here all my life,” answered the farmer.

“Are you prepared for the resurrection?” the frustrated preacher asked.

This caught the farmer’s attention and he asked, “When’s it gonna be?”

Thinking he had accomplished something, the young preacher replied, “It could be today, tomorrow or the next day.”

Taking a handkerchief from his back pocket and wiping his brow, the farmer remarked, “Well, don’t mention it to my wife. She don’t get out much, and she’ll wanna go all three days.”


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