Bloopers are clumsy mistakes that are usually made in public. The television
show TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes and many blooper books are
indicators of the interest we have in other people's goofs.
Here are two from All Time Great Bloopers by Blooper Snooper Kermit
Schafer and one from More Press Boners by Earle Tempel, and how you might
use them in a presentation.
- Several years ago, I heard about a DJ on WIOD in
Miami who said,
"This is Alan Courtney speaking. Don't forget, tonight at nine, our
special guest . . . (pause) . . .will be . . . I forgot." Well, I
haven't forgotten why we are here today . . . or (For an introducer) I
couldn't possibly forget who is here with us today.
- Mayor Daley of Chicago was being interviewed on TV following the riots
during the Democratic convention. The mayor stated, "The police in
Chicago are not here to create disorder, they are here to preserve it."
I hope I don't create or preserve any disorder in my presentation
- From The San Leandro, CA News: I saw a notice in the newspaper the other
day. It said, "Industrial Boulevard is empty because it is a road to
nowhere. Work is underway to extend it." If we keep developing the
obsolete widget. We will be on the road to nowhere too.