Bloopers are clumsy mistakes that are usually made in public. The television show ‘TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes’ and many blooper books are indicators of the interest we have in other people’s goofs.

Here are two from ‘All Time Great Bloopers’ by Blooper Snooper Kermit Schafer and one from ‘More Press Boners’ by Earle Tempel, and how you might use them in a presentation.

A while back I heard about a DJ on WIOD in Miami, Florida who said, ‘This is Alan Courtney speaking. Don’t forget, tonight at nine, our special guest . . . (pause) . . .will be . . . I forgot.’ Well, I haven’t forgotten why we are here today . . . or (For an introducer) I couldn’t possibly forget who is here with us today.’

Mayor Daley of Chicago was being interviewed on TV following the riots during the Democratic convention. The mayor stated, ‘The police in Chicago are not here to create disorder, they are here to preserve it. I hope I don’t create or preserve any disorder in my presentation today.’

From The San Leandro, CA News: I saw a notice in the newspaper the other day. It said, ‘Industrial Boulevard is empty because it is a road to nowhere. Work is underway to extend it.’ If we keep developing the obsolete widget. We will be on the road to nowhere too.

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