The Super Bowl is this weekend. I can almost smell the deer antler spray. DM
In her final press conference as Secretary of State, a reporter asked Hilary Clinton whether she would be rooting for the Ravens or the 49ers. She answered, “What difference does it make?” DM
The Harbaugh brothers were close in college. As a matter of fact, they dated imaginary twins. David Letterman
Super Bowl parties are a lot of fun. It’s also a really great way to give all your friends the flu at once. Jimmy Kimmel
49ers wide receiver Randy Moss told his teammates that they are in New Orleans on a business trip and they’re not there to have fun. Then he went back to his job: catching a ball for money. Jimmy Fallon
You know who’s having a Super Bowl party? Manti Te’o. He’s already hired an imaginary caterer. David Letterman
To compete with the Super Bowl on Sunday, TNT is airing a marathon of “Law & Order.” Now viewers have two places to see Ray Lewis. Jimmy Fallon
Super Bowl Commercials and the Power of Business Humor
Super Bowl commercials are a very big deal. There’s even a show about Super Bowl commercials. There are commercials about the show about the commercials. Some of the commercials on the show about the commercials are about the Super Bowl.
There’s news coverage about a VW commercial that features a white guy from Minnesota who speaks with a Jamaican accent and who is always upbeat. Some pundits say that’s a racist portrayal. ABC news asked D.L. Hughly, a black comedian, whether he thought the commercial was racist. “I can’t understand what I’m supposed to be mad about,” he said.
Business humor is the common element in all of the commercials. The businesses that are spending big bucks on Super Bowl ads understand that good business jokes get people’s attention and thus help to sell products and services. If you’d like to look into incorporating business humor into your advertising, literature, and promotional material, send me an e-mail. email@example.com.
Business Jokes of the Week
A report has come out showing that leafy green vegetables are the source of lots of food poisoning. That gives veggie haters the perfect excuse for not eating their vegetables. DM
A&E has aired a new “reality” show about the zany goings on of a family in South Boston. Here Comes Southie Boo Boo. DM
In his farewell speech to the Senate, John Kerry spoke for 51 minutes. Apparently he does believe in torture. Jay Leno
Last week, the Pope released a dove from his window only to see it get viciously attacked by a sea gull. So either there is no God or there is a God and he’s hilarious. Conan
Women serving in the United States military will now be serving in combat. Finally there will be somebody in the tank who will stop and ask for directions. David Letterman
The price of a stamp went up a penny, to 46 cents. To make sure everyone received the news promptly, the U.S. Postal Service announced it by email. Craig Ferguson