By Nicholas Stix
The Stix Family is watching Pastor Joel Osteen deliver a sermon on the need for laughter in our lives.
At one point, he tells of how, while he is getting ready to give a sermon, his bride gives him a hip check, calling him, “Stiffy.”
“She calls me ‘Stiffy.’ I call it dignified.”
At another point, he tells the old saw of the man who asks a boy, “Does your dog bite?” The boy says, “No,” so the man reaches over to pet the mutt, which promptly bites half his arm off.
“I thought you said he doesn’t bite!”
“He’s not my dog,” responds the boy.
The Pastor tells his megachurch audience, “The enemy doesn’t want to hear you laugh.”
Stix Family member 1: “Who’s the ‘enemy’?”
Stix Family member 2: “The Jews!”