A Nomad’s Notes: I’ll laugh when the joke is funny

Earlier this week I covered a Veterans Day event where the National Anthem was played. A speaker, just before the anthem started, asked everyone to please stand if they were able to. And then he said, “If any of you kneels during this, I will shoot you.”
I’d say at least 99 percent of the audience gathered laughed at this statement before the National Anthem started to play.
But I didn’t laugh.
Because it’s not funny.