I have a bittersweet relationship with the Reader's Digest. On one hand, I'm grateful that I've never read a quote from Britney Spears in Quotable quotes. I depend on the Reader's Digest to condense books like Anna Karenina so I can actually read them. "Don't cheat on your husband or you'll get hit by a train". Ok, so that wasn't in the Reader's Digest, but it should have been. On the other hand, I'm emotionally scarred from the fact that people submit jokes & are paid hundreds of dollars to be not funny. I think this sets a dangerous precedent.
So, here's the only thing that I've ever laughed at from the reader's digest. I'm not going to quote it directly because that edition is all the way down stairs & I'm lazy. Besides the fact that I don't want to break copyright laws, so I'll just risk misquoting them & gross blogging negligence. Several parents have reported that their children were complaining that a "weird man" came to their school & sang them "scary songs". The school administration wasn't worried about it. Why? The man is Bob Dylan who sings at his grandkid's school.