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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

If you are happy and you know it...


All over America, I can hear you. Yep, after languishing so long behind Australia, Norway and a lot of other Scandinavian countries that seem to do nothing but laugh and enjoy life (how dull is that?), we finally come in at NUMBER 3 in the most happy country contest!

Yep, we are still behind but I guess we showed Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland, and The Netherlands a thing or two.

This info comes from the Paris based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that, I think, uses an applause meter in making its momentous findings. Those Parisians are so darn clever.

I was wondering why we have, all of a sudden, become happier--in relation to everyone else, that is. Is it because we are the home of Facebook, or we have Saturday Night Live or Justin Bieber, or Jennifer Aniston is finally happy, or the Kardashians are getting it together, or a million other great reasons?  I'm guessing it is for all of those and more.

Maybe the rankings were just from a show of hands? Hey America, if you are happier than last time we asked, raise your hands--which they actually do to vote in Appenzell, Switzerland, as they have done for the last 700 years--then get those hands up.

Get your act together America... we have two spots to climb before we reach the top. So smile every chance you get and, of course, laugh at all my jokes.

Test joke: Guy goes to the doctor and the doctor says, sadly, "You only have six weeks to live."

 Guy takes this very hard... "Doctor, doctor," he pleads, "isn't there anything I can do?"

"Well," says the doc, "you could take two or three mud baths a day."

"Oh, doctor... will that cure me?"

"No, but it will help you get used to the dirt."

So... are we gaining or loosing? I CAN'T HEAR YOU!

Oh America, you are so helpless!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jerry -
    I enjoyed this and will pass it along.
    I will also put my website on your blog if you are ever so kind for me to do that!

    Janet Constantino