The Corner

A Thursday Morning Punchline Contest

Scientists have just announced that they are narrowing their search for signs of intelligent life. This may well be one of the best set-ups in recent comedic history. Have at it, punchline pundits.

John Hood is president of the John William Pope Foundation, a North Carolina-based grantmaker. His latest book is a novel, Mountain Folk (Defiance Press, 2021).


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