The Gods Must Be Crazy

When they say ‘laughter is the best medicine’ they weren’t joking at all. It is proven scientifically that being happy affects the body positively in so many ways, contrary to stress states when the body secretes hormones like cortisol that suppresses our immunities, plus being happy, or just smiling, is easier to do.

However, what makes men and women laugh are also proven scientifically to be very different things. Women prefer what you may call ‘smart jokes’ whereas men would laugh till they drop with slapstick humor. Usually, what women will find dangerous, offending, or a medical emergency is what men considers as ‘funny’.

As I was reading through an old Reader’s Digest issue I found lying somewhere in the house, I found two interesting jokes that sure made me laugh – and yes, these two are more of the smart jokes.

A priest, a rabbi, and a minister are in a boat out in the middle of a lake. The priest says, “I’m thirsty. I’m going to get something to drink.” So he steps out of the boat, walks across the water to shore, gets a soda, walks back across the water and gets back in the boat.

The minister syas, “I’m thirsty too.” So he walksΒ  acrossthe water to shore, gets a soda and walks back to the boat.

The rabbi says, “My turn.” He gest out of the boat and immediately sinks.

The priest turns to the minister. “Think we should’ve told him where the rocks were?”

Second one:

A priest, a rabbi and a minister decide to see who’s the best at his job. So they each go into the woods, find a bear and attempt to convert it. Later they get together.

The priest begins. “When I found the bear, I read to him from the Catechism and sprinkled him with holy water. Next week is his first communion.”

“I found a bear by the stream,” says the minister, “and preached God’s holy word. The bear was so mesmerized that he let me baptize him.”

they both looked down at the rabbi who is wrapped in a body cast. “Looking back,” he says, “maybe I shouldn’t have started with the circumcision.”

-Both submitted to RD by Rabbi Sandford Kopnick, The Valley Temple, Cincinnati Ohio

Have a nice day everyone and produce tons and tons of happy hormones!

32 thoughts on “The Gods Must Be Crazy

  1. wahahaha! this really made me laugh! winner sya! favorite joke ko pa rin ay yung “buddha, buddha!” but i’m never good at telling jokes. heehee

  2. Ah, Reader’s Digest. It’s a really nice magazine, too bad it’s quite expensive in my country so I end up not buying it.

    Anyway, laughter is really a good remedy and it’s also a good way to burn some calories. Though sometimes I feel it’s easier to stay serious than to laugh. Not always….it depends on the situation and my mood actually. πŸ™‚

    • it is also quite expensive here, P160 a copy. i’m glad it only comes out once monthly or else i won’t be able to buy it LOL

  3. Laughter really heals the body – I believe that 100%. A happy person tends to live longer πŸ™‚

    The circumcision joke is hilarious !

  4. when our reader’s digest is delivered, the first parts i read are the humor sections. i love reading their jokes! πŸ™‚

  5. nabasa ko na rin ito… last year na issue ba yun?..


    nakilala ko lang ang RD dahil kay inang mahal… subscriber kasi siya… pero after niyang basahin, binibigay niya sa amin ni ate πŸ˜›

    lagi kong inuunang basahin eh Laughter is the best medicine, quotable quotes at yung mga puzzles sa last page…


  6. “Just laugh and smile and the world will laugh and smile back at you”..i will believe on this. There is no other best healing balm to a wounded soul than laughter and smile. It also keeps one from keeping younger-looking.:)

      • agree ako dun…

        i think, proven na yun scientifically…?

        yung iwas wrinkles ay yung walang facial expression… parang yung nagbabantay dun sa St. Petersburg ba yun? o sa England? Yung ay mg mahahabang sumbrerong itim… Na parang buhay na istatwa na nagbabantay sa labas ng gate???

  7. yun post title mo isa mga mga fave movies ko growing up
    ang kulit ng pelikulang yan, eh
    the best
    tawa ako ng tawa everytime i watched it when i was a kid

      • hehe. ako nga kailangan pa bumili. actually, hiram lang ako ng hiram ng reader’s digest.

        sabi ng tito ko nung bata pa ako pang matalino daw yun. eh, di ko pa binabasa dati kase bata pa ako!

        • ako nga din eh ngayon-nayon lang din nagbabasa nun dati mga lifestyle magazine lang na pamabata LOL

  8. I’ll tag this under “Adult Joke”, that means I am among the “Smart people”, hahaha.

    In that joke however, I find Rabbi the most witty and full of common sense. I hope this joke may NOT be interpreted as offensive. Different audience can pretty much react differently.

    Next time, dapat Pinoy-Chinese-Indian jokes naman and see how we react.

    • LOL diba marami namang ganun pero pinoy palai yun nananalo. i remember nga nun pacquaio-hatton fight, grabe magcheer yung mga brits pero tingin ko never silang mananalo sa pinoy pagdating sa asaran.

  9. Haha! I got engrossed to this section of Reader’s Digest when I was in high school. I even thought of submitting one when I went to college. Pero nahiya ako, baka hindi pumasa. Lol. When I started working I’ve never flipped the digest na. Thanks for the laughs. =)

    • nako bakit naman yung hindi pagpasa ang naiisip mo? dapat inisip mo na lang yung magpasa ka eh enough na!

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