Smithee trys to lighten the mood up a bit with a practical joke.

I am generally a pretty serious guy, and when I out of the blue try and tell a joke, my friends are so used to me being serious, they are thrown off.   Anybody else have to problem?

Perhaps us joke impaired people could use this WIKI on telling jokes.

Also, I struggled with the timing of this portion. It needed something to tie together a big gap between actions – but what? Rex the dog to the rescue!