The Gross Anatomy of Colbert’s Joke

“Who’s on first?” the sixth grade boy said as the florescent orange rubber bands on his braces practically glowed in the increasing darkness. He eagerly awaited my response. “Yes,” I answered. There was a moment’s pause and then he looked confused. “But who’s on first?” he repeated. He wanted the routine to continue, unaware that he is the one responsible for that. “That’s right,” I answered. My teaching partner and

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