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FOR RELIEF OR FUN, SENIORS TREASURE MOST A GOOD, CLEAN JOKE, DALLAS HUMOR MEN SAY

 FOR RELIEF OR FUN, SENIORS TREASURE MOST A GOOD,
 CLEAN JOKE, DALLAS HUMOR MEN SAY
 DALLAS, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether for relief from grief, a break from tedium or the sheer fun of it, senior citizens clearly treasure a good, clean joke most of all, say Matt and Eric Kincaid.
 That's if the Kincaid's mail is any indication. Known as the Dallas humor brothers, the Kincaids are publishers of The Great American Joke Book. While they get lots of mail from all sorts of people, they say the most letters come from older people.
 The book specializes in "clean" humor, something in which the brothers take particular pride.
 "We have really struck a nerve with seniors looking for timeless, tasteful humor a cut above the dumb blonde or lawyer jokes," Matt Kincaid said.
 A Connecticut woman wrote of weekly readings of the jokes at meetings of her senior citizens club. As a worship leader of her church here in Dallas, another woman wrote she had finally found an acceptable joke "our congregation hadn't heard before."
 "Quite a few offer to share their own jokes with us, suggesting we might use them in our next book," Kincaid said.
 "Do you know why they don't allow elephants on our Florida beaches?," wrote an Ohio man wintering in the sunny South. "Because they won't keep their trunks up."
 Their senior citizen mail, with comment on the book or orders for it, has ranged from Guam to West Germany as well as from hometown America.
 "We don't mind at all being the favorite of senior citizens," said Eric Kincaid, the older of the brothers. "After all, they've got the experience, understanding and knowledge to know a really good joke when they hear it."
 "We're still accepting orders from younger folks," said his younger brother. "If it's okay for their grandparents, we figure it's okay for them."
 In fact, anyone can order The Great American Joke Book, published by Dallas Humor Brothers Inc., $9.95, by writing P.O. Box 515392, Dallas, TX, 75251.
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 /CONTACT: Matt or Eric Kincaid of Dallas Humor Brothers, 800-969-9896 or 214-553-9896/ CO: Dallas Humor Brothers Inc. ST: Texas IN: LEI SU:


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