Just As I Thought

From the vault to your heart

I wanted to post something up here about Bob Hope, but figured that the entire world was going to be over-using the phrase “Thanks for the Memory” today. If you’d like to hear the entire song in it’s original usage, I posted it up a little while ago on his birthday.
So, rather than a long retrospective or maudlin eulogy, let me just say this: Bob Hope was funny, and he was funny without being mean or dirty. And his legacy of comedy now belongs to all of us — literally. Hope donated his entire vault of jokes to the Library of Congress. They belong to you, and they belong to me. Other people have donated great works of literature, but Bob Hope gave us the means to laugh for time immemorial. How many other governments archive jokes for their citizens?
Go the Library and search for a good joke. Then make someone laugh.

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