The prosecutor will asked the arresting officer, “Did the defendant say anything when you arrested him?”
The arresting officer will refer to his notebook. “Yes sir. I asked him if he
killed the victim and he said, and I quote, ‘__________.’ Then I asked him where he was at the time of the murder, and, again I quote, he said,
“And what did you make of that, officer?”
“That’s as good as a signed confession.”
Most people like to think that they have a sense of humor. They probable do, but not a great
sense of humor. I have been a teller of jokes for a long time, and I like to think that I have a great sense of humor. I have learned that most people’s sense of humor is rather thin. A sense of humor is not about telling jokes. Jokesters seek attention and, to some extent, want to make people laugh. I am not talking about that type of humor.
People have a great sense of humor when they can laugh at themselves. They see the humor in everything, even the darkest hour. They use humor to relieve tension and to defuse potential fights or arguments. They never take themselves too seriously.
I have always been a big fan of celebrity roasts. When I was promoted to major, instead of the traditional promotion party, I decided to invite everyone to roast me. I really enjoyed. When I turned 60, instead of a birthday party, I decided that a roast was in order. At first, I wanted a mock funeral, but my kids talked me out it. My son did all the legwork. People came from all over: California, Texas, Maryland, and Indiana. I had a ball.