Has this topic been broached before?
Do you have any good jokes to tell when in the drawing room, salon or saloon?
'One of the Queen's Magistrates, a Rabbi and a Blonde Can-Can Dancer walked into a bar.....'
(No insult intended to any of the above admirable professions.)
But really, is there much out there that is usuable or adaptable?
Here is one I recently adapted, having just received an early 21st Century version of the same over the Aethernet.
After being married for some 40 odd years, I a respected merchant-airship magnate, took a careful look at my wife, herself a brilliant cryptobiologist and commented:
'Forty years ago my Dear, we were living in a cheap flat, we had but a single tattered and leaky dirigible, slept on a pallet on the floor and listened to a tinny Gramophone, but I spent every night in the arms of a lovely budding 25 year old scientist.
Now we have a glittering brass floating mansion, a fleet of the finest airships, sleep on a mammoth, hand carved Madagascarean Rosewood bed and listen to a marvelous mechanized Ragtime band each evening. Yet I am now sleeping with a 65 year old woman. It would certainly appear, my Dear, that you are not holding up your end of things.'
Being a most reasonable woman, she replied:
'The solution is quite simple Darling. Go find yourself an attractive 25 year old woman and I shall be certain to see that once more you are living in a cheap flat, own a single tattered and leaky dirigible, sleep on a pallet on the floor and resume listening to that tinny Gramophone.
Would you care for more tea?'