||Each of us has laughed at one or more of the great classics-- whether it was the one about the elephant and the canary or the one about the travelling salesman and the farmer's daughter. "Good taste", as it was interpreted by the censors, did not allow the collection and publication of these funniest dirty stories. And so they have been told aloud, passed from mouth to mouth and sometimes from generation to generation. Things have changed. And so, a few years ago, Mr. "J." decided to gather together the very best-- the very funniest-- from the large crop of dirty jokes. "Dirty" isn't, of itself, funny. A good dirty joke is often graphic and sometimes shocking. But it is always amusing and often causes hilarity. The final crop of jokes was selected by 12 separate judges. Only those jokes that brought cheer and laughter to the heart were permitted to remain. Some of the stories will be familiar to you. None will be heard on radio or television. But all are designed to make you smile-- and, with a little practice, you can make others laugh, too.