A boy was devouring a sack of candy -- bar after bar -- when the old Zen master walked up to him hollering.
Q: Why did the cat fall out of the tree?
I don't know, why?
A: Because he was dead.
- Halloween riddles, duds, and puns (PsychologyToday.com)
- Halloween costumes: Gangsta rappers, Geishas, how far?
- L.A.'s Day of the Dead (Hollywood Forever Cemetery)
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Is there compassion and kindness (karuna and metta) in today's cutting comedy? There may not be for those public figures being skewered. But there sure is for the majority of us forced to endure mass media disinformation campaigns and pernicious half-truths and bald-faced untruths of politicians and newsy talking heads.