Two from ajokeaday.com
Edward Hale, while chaplain of the U.S. Senate, was asked, “Do you pray for the senators?”
He replied, “No. After getting to know the senators, I pray for the people.”
A lawyer defending a man accused of burglary tried a creative defense to get his client off the hook. ”My client merely inserted his arm into the window and removed a few paltry items. His arm is not himself, so I fail to see how you can punish the whole individual for an offense committed solely by his arm.”
“Well put,” the judge replied, smiling. “Using that same logic, I sentence the defendant’s arm to one year’s imprisonment. Your client can accompany the arm or not, as he chooses.”
The defendant said, “Thank you, your honour.” With his lawyer’s help, he detached his artificial limb, laid it on the bench and walked out.