And now for our feature joke!
“You know,” interrupts the guy with glasses, “today is a rare and extraordinary day in terms of astronomy, geology, and physics.”
“Huh?” says our guy, baffled.
The other guy continues, “No — seriously. Hear me out. All of the planets in the solar system are in PERFECT alignment today. Absolutely perfect — and THAT, my friend, means that for today and today only…gravity has reduced strength.”
“That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” returns our guy as he takes another large gulp of his beer.
“I’ll prove it,” says the stranger. The stranger signals our guy to follow him over to the window. The stranger than unlatches the window and both men look out and down at the tremendous height. The stranger then jumps out the window. Much to our guy’s shock, the stranger — as if he were a feather — gently floats down toward the ground.
Once he gingerly makes contact with the pavement, the stranger waves back up towards our disbelieving guy, reenters the building and rides the elevator back to the top floor. Upon seeing the stranger reenter the bar, our guy resolves to try this amazing feat for himself.
He jumps out the window and quickly falls to his immediate death.
The man with glasses returns to his barstool and orders a whiskey. The bartender shakes his head and mutters, “you can be a real jerk when you’re drunk, Superman.”