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Ethernet Expo Jokes

1:00 PM -- What do you get when you put a bunch of technology geeks together in one banquet room? Some wonderfully corny jokes. Here are a few knee slappers and rib ticklers overheard here at Ethernet Expo.

  • Keao Caindec of Yipes Enterprise Services Inc. shared with us his "Welcome to New York" moment. While remarking about how tired he was from his red-eye from California, he said he knew he was in New York when his plane landed this morning and the woman next to him remarked that he looked well rested while she was a mess. But how exactly was this a New York moment? And how funny is this?

  • Light Reading Managing Editor Phil Harvey, who made the trip to New York from Texas had a better story. On his way from the hotel to the show this morning, he was hit by a bus. While crossing a busy midtown intersection, a New York City bus inexplicably threw itself into reverse, backed up, and gave old Philly boy a love tap. Comparing Phil and Keao's stories, we'll give the nod to Phil, since getting hit by moving vehicles always makes for a better New York Moment.

  • Rich Klapman, Director of Product Marketing, Ethernet Services, and INCS for AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and also this morning's keynote speaker, mixed quite a few "yuk yuks" into his speech. Klapman, a resident of New Jersey, mentioned that he was a Verizon subscriber in his home, and a few conference attendees began to press him on his loyalty to a different carrier. Realizing he had dug himself into a bit of a hole, Klapman deferred to his wife, saying that "I subscribe to whatever she wants."

Had we not penny-pinched, this would've been followed by a rim shot from a live percussionist.

— Raymond McConville, Reporter, Light Reading

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