A Joe Miller is a hackneyed, stale joke. Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up. In fact, the Joe Miller Jest Book is available on-line for those with the courage. Feel free to read as many as you can stand. It’s just a coincidence of names that a would-be U.S. Senate candidate is a joke, too.
The phrase “Joe Millers” generalized from the specific bad jokes in the 1864 collection to any bad joke. True, the phrase has fallen out of fashion in recent decades, but given Alaska politics, WC aspires to give the term new popularity. Mrs. WC has an eye for these kinds of things, and brought WC’s attention to some recent examples.
WC’s passion for geology results in a lot of lamentable geology jokes. Another forwarded by Mrs. WC:
And a final one, which more or less describes WC’s calendar management skills:
Thanks, folks, thanks. WC will be in town all week…