Arnold wasn't divorced because of his sock-lost-in-the-dryer humor. At least, Tina hadn't left him solely (ahem) on account of that specific gag. The argument could be made, however, that his quips collectively did the trick. And within Arnold's oeuvre, the oft-repeated dryer remark must certainly have ranked high. . . .

"Well, I think it's funny," Arnold told the dryer.

It didn't deign to answer.

"Sock pairs go in," Arnold continued. "Why does an odd number often come out? It can only be because—"

While the dryer stood mute . . .

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