Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 6, 1976 · Page 171
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 171

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 6, 1976
Page 171
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My FAVORITE jokes by wicksy MARVIN EDITOR'S NOTE: Mickey Marvin's responses to things have sometimes caused him a bit of trouble. For instance, while waiting for a break in show business, he once had a job in a hamburger joint. He says: "They had a suggestion contest with cash prizes. So one week I suggested they put meat in the hamburgers. I received $200 for my suggestion--severance pay." When his career picked up, Mickey decided to expand his horizons and acquire culture. "I went to New York's Museum of Modern Art. I looked at three paintings, and right away I felt like an art critic. I pointed at one wall and proudly said to a guy next to me: 'It looks like one of those weirdo abstracts.' He said: 'No, that's a mirror.'" Marvin has appeared in top clubs, including the Fontainebleau, Miami Beach; the El San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Rochester (N.Y.) Dinner Theater, and the Nanuet (N.Y.) Theater-Co-Round. Here are some of his favorite stories: I have a friend who owns an Italian restaurant. I told him: "Your veal parmi- giana is better than any I had in Italy." He said, "Of course it's better. Over there they use domestic cheese. Here we use imported!" · When I go to the dentist I double- park. It gives me something to keep my mind off the pain. · A drunk walked up to me and he said, "What time is it?" I said, "It's '11 o'clock." He said, "I must be going crazy. All day long I keep getting different answers." · I was in Switzerland recently, and it has a lot in common with California. They both build houses on hillsides, but in Switzerland they stay there. I'm great at golf. The other day I missed a hole-in-one by four strokes. · I think when my son grows up he's going to be a waiter, because when I call him he never comes. · Two wild geese were getting ready to fly south. One said to the other, "Why do we have to follow that idiot leader ail the time?" The second goose said, "What can we do? He has the map." · Supermarkets are a world unto themselves. Some people you see there really dress funny. I saw this lady with her hair up in those big curlers--instead of a steak she picked up a TV station. The other day there was a four-cart accident. A lady had a baby in a shopping cart, she stopped short and three carts with racing stripes ran into her. The baby started to yell, "Whiplash!" · I was on a cruise recently. They gave me a great room. I had a porthole with an oar. · All this talk about the high cost of living is ridiculous. My brother just built a five-room, split-level house, and all il cost him was $5000. He drew the plans himself, worked night and day--and he stole the lumber. · I like to eat doughnuts in restaurants. Ifs the only food I can eat and look through to see if anybody's stealing my coat. · I learned that racehorses don't eat the day before a race; I don't eat for days after I bet on them. M. 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