Originally posted by Harry Lorayne:
You know what I can't remember? How many times I've heard those same kinds of jokes. My first book - 1956 (I was only four years old!) - Leonard Lyons, popular columnist for many newspapers (NY Post in NY) wrote - I'm paraphrasing - "Forgot my copy of HOW TO DEVELOP A SUPER-POWER MEMORY at the bank teller's cage." Walter Winchell also wrote the same kind of joke. (He also wrote about a well-known female singer of the time, with a large cup size, and said that I was giving he "mammory lessons"!
It hasn't stopped for over 50 bloody years! Keep up the jokes, folks. "If only I could remember where I put it," "If only I could remember to whom I loaned it," "If only I could remember how to get to the bookstore," "I wanted to call HL to tell him how much I enjoyed his book, but can't remember his tel. number," "I wanted to tell one of my friends about (name of one of my books), but I can't remember which one," and on and on and on and bloody on. Please! HARRY LORAYNE.
Just curious, after 50 years do you have prepared replies for these jokes? Toppers, putdowns, whatever. Or do you just smile nicely and let the person think they're being original.
With respect (to both you and the tireless Mr. Biro)