Here's a funny note from a reader -- you might see the joke appear in Punchline sometime:
I suspect that you are really the "Answer Man" and know that you will forward this to the Punchline joke guy because his name and e-mail address was not in his Punchline today. Sorry I had to bother you….. but if you look at the black picture silhouette of your face above the Answer Man column, it looks just like you, Jay! You are the local Answer Man and should carry your column in other newspapers in our area. You could make a lot of extra money with this additional job to get those kids through college (which is expensive.)
This is my true joke.
Only in Minnesota. My second cousin lives on a farm near Fergus Falls, MN. One day his wife put a postcard into the rural mailbox. The mailman has been on their route forever, and they have gotten to know him over the years. About 15 minutes after he picked up their mail, their phone rang.
"Ruthie, I don't regularly read people's mail, but noticed on the postcard that you forget to check off if you wanted chicken or fish for the wedding." "Did you want me to fill it out for you?" MINNESOTA NICE!