Marty's Joke of the Day

Marty's Joke of the day is an internet column that I've written for more than 5 years.
I tell humorous stories about my "sweet wife" and raising our 4 young sons, named #1, #2, #3, and #4.
After 5 years of story telling, in August of 2005, doctors found a brain tumor in son #4.
Our focus here has changed little as we still try to find humor in our lives.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

11/21 Profoundly charming

Monday, November 20, 2006

Another fantastic weekend. I’ll have to tell you all about
it in the next week or so… Last week we had son #4 go
through all day cognitive testing again. He did the same
thing just as he started radiation therapy last year, so we
have some comparisons to look at.

They said that everything looked fairly normal, but there
were some concerns. Besides his vision loss, he gets
mentally tired of tasks after a short time. They said this
was very normal for kids post radiation treatment. But, the
good news was that that he scored a little higher than
normal before he ‘got tired’. They said that compared to
ADHD kids, it’s kind of the same thing, except; ADHD kids’
brains don’t wait to get ‘tired or board’ of a mental task
they’re just always ‘tired’, and that they have to be
peeled off of the ceiling any time they’re trying to learn.
Not so with son #4.

She knew that son #4 had a strong, happy personality, and
that he could charm any teacher into liking him a lot. The
exact phrase they Doctor used was that he was “Profoundly
Socially Adept”. She said he literally was a charmer. And
that his personality could become even more so to
compensate for other deficiencies. She said that could
cause problems where he would get board with learning, and
just smile as the class instruction went on. She said a
teacher would think everything would be fine when it’s not.

So, it’s something we have to keep an eye on.

Anyway, more later this week. We’re having a great time,
wish you were here.


Reader Comment Section;

You're right, when you draw the 6 in the air, the right
foot changes directions. BUT, if you look at your foot and
concentrate on it staying the same direction while you
write the 6 in the air, you CAN do it. I tried several
times just to make sure I wasn't mistaken. Now,
everyone can feel even dumber trying it again (and again
and again and again)
~Leiann - www.caringbridge.org/in/james

[Can I just dote on my sweet wife today?]

Certainly! She deserves it! Congratulations on having
such a wonderful marriage. "He who finds a wife finds
what is good and receives favor from the LORD. " Proverbs


Three blondes were applying for the last available position
on the Highway patrol. The detective conducting the
interview looked at the three of them and said, "So you'd
like to be cops?"

The blondes all nodded. The detective got up, opened a file
drawer and pulled out a file folder. He opened it up,
pulled out a picture, and said, "To be a detective, you
have to be able to detect. You must be able to notice
things such as distinguishing features in a suspect."

He stuck the photo in the face of the first blonde, and
withdrew it after about two seconds. "Now," he said, "Did
you notice any distinguishing features about the man?"

The blonde immediately said, "Yes, I did. He has only one

The detective grabbed the photo, shook his head and said,

"Of course he has only one eye in this picture. It's a
profile of his face. You're dismissed!" The first blonde
hung her head and walked out.

The detective then turned to the second blonde, stuck the
photo in her face for two seconds, pulled it back and said,
"What about you? Notice anything unusual or outstanding
about this man?"

"Yes," said the second blonde. "He only has one ear."

The detective put his head in his hand and exclaimed,
"Didn't you hear what I just told the other lady? This is a
profile of the man's face. Of course you can only see one
ear. You're excused, too!" The second blonde sheepishly
walked out of the office.

The detective turned his attention to the third and last
blonde and said, "This is probably a waste of time, but
let's try this again." He held the photo in front of her
for a few seconds and withdrew it, saying, "All right.
Did you notice anything distinguishing or unusual about
this man?"

The blonde said, "I did! This man wears contact lenses."

The detective frowned, took another look at the picture,
and began looking at some of the papers in the folder. He
looked up at the blonde with a puzzled expression and said,
"You're absolutely right. His bio says he wears contacts.
How in the world could you tell that by looking at this

The blonde rolled her eyes and said, "Duh! With only one
eye and one ear, he certainly can't wear glasses."


Before I could enroll in my company's medical insurance
plan, I needed to fill out a questionnaire. As expected,
the form was very thorough, leaving nothing to chance. One
question asked, "Do you think you may need to go to the
emergency room within the next three months?"


This will warm your heart just when you have lost faith in
human kindness. The letter was sent to the principal's
office after the school had sponsored a luncheon for the
elderly. An old lady received a new radio at the lunch as a
door prize and was writing to say thank you. This story is
a credit to all humankind. Forward to anyone you know who
might need a lift today.

Dear Safety Harbor Middle School:

God bless you for the beautiful radio I won at your recent
senior citizens luncheon. I am 84 years old and live at the
Safety Harbor Assisted Home for the Aged. All of my family
has passed away. I am all alone now and it's nice to know
that someone is thinking of me. God bless you for your
kindness t o an old forgotten lady. My roommate is 95
and has always had her own radio, but before I received
one, she would never let me listen to hers, even when she
was napping. The other day her radio fell off the
nightstand and broke into a lot of pieces. It was awful and
she was in tears. She asked if she could listen to mine,
and I told her to kiss my butt. Thank you for that



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