|The Fine Print
It used to be only death and taxes were inevitable. Now, of course, there's shipping and handling, too.
Why is a government worker like a shotgun with a broken firing pin? It won't work, and you can't fire it.
The law in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, better known as "The Cornbread Capitol of the World," declares that cornbread isn't cornbread unless it be made correctly. All cornbread must be made in nothing other than a cast iron skillet. Those found in violation of this ordinance are to be fined one dollar.
A collector of rare books ran into an acquaintance who told him he had just thrown away an old Bible that he found in a dusty, old box. He happened to mention that Guten-somebody-or-other had printed it. "Not Gutenberg?" gasped the collector.
"Yes, that was it!"
"You idiot! You've thrown away one of the first books ever printed. A copy recently sold at auction for half a million dollars!" "Oh, I don't think this book would have been worth anything close to that much," replied the man. "It was scribbled all over in the margins by some guy named Luther."