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A day for atonement

Updated: October 7, 2011, 1:43 PM ET
By Matthew Berry | ESPN.com

Back when I was attending Syracuse University, there was a student stand-up comedy competition, and a guy by the name of Stephen Kanter told the following joke.

"So, I'm Jewish, but I'm thinking of becoming Catholic. Because it's the same guilt, just better food."

20 years later, I still remember that joke. Still makes me laugh. Maybe because I'm also Jewish and never got the appeal of gefilte fish (it's like fish-flavored paste, but lumpier), the joke resonated with ...

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