How do you spell relief?

A therapist, a comic and a youth minister walk into a bar. The bartender says: “What can I get ya?” The therapist says: “An emotional rescue.” The comic says: “A gangster’s paradise.” The minister says: “A holy roller.” The bartender says: “Give me a minute to find the recipes. I’m not really a bartender. I’m an out-of-work attorney general waiting on the pee tapes. Once they are out, I’m golden.”


I will not quit my day job.

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