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The rules are simple to win: No "xxx" jokes, sorry. Kit Menkin cannot win  (relatives, friends and employees can enter and win). Please note, if in the decision of the judges there is no "best" joke, a previous month may be included, and like in horseshoes, there are no ties. Winners of previous months can also win a second or third time - There is no limit.

Please send me your favorite joke. The first one to send it, not only gets the credit, but a good bottle of wine or a box of chocolates (the winner’s choice).

Winner for May 2004

Ginny Young
Orange, California
Her prize: a bottle of 1996 Sterling Merlot, Napa Reserve.

Robotic Bartender

The Black Watch Bar in Los Gatos, California, is so popular that
they had a new robotic bartender installed. It was made in Santa Clara as an experiment by Intel. It could not only mix and serve drinks by voice command, but could carry on a conversation with the customer based on their IQ.

John Carter came in for a drink and the robot asked him,” What's your

John replied, “150.”

So the robot proceeded to make conversation about Quantum physics, string theory, atomic chemistry, and so. John listened intently and thought, “This is really cool.” So he decided to test the robot. He walked out the bar, turned around, and came back in for another drink.

Again, the robot asked him, “What's your IQ?”
John Carter responded, “100.”So the robot started talking about baseball, football, basketball, and so on.

John thought to himself, “Wow, this robot really is cool,” and went out and came back a third time.

As before, the robot asked him, “What's your IQ?”
The man replied, “50.”
The robot then said, “So you're gonna vote for Bush again?”


(Note: Several of the joke panel members chose the version with John Kerry as the “punch line,” but this joke above received the most votes of all. )

Ginny Young is sole owner of Brava Capital in Orange, CA since 1995. Prior to that she was 50% partner in Pacific Funding Group (PFG) with offices in Irvine and Pleasanton, CA. She spent 14 years with Topa Thrift & Loan with her later years as Vice President of their Leasing Division.

She was an active member of the United Association of Equipment Leasing/Western Association of Equipment Leasing, for nearly 20 years. She served on the Board of Directors for 4 years, as well as serving as '99 ACE Conference Chair, Membership Chair, Broker's SIG Chair, and served on or chaired various other committees. One of her largest niche in leasing has been new franchise business. She has another business where they
manufacture and sell clothing to fishermen, and others, that repeals blood stains and other such matter.

She has a BS degree from UCLA. She and her husband Lynn Ortlieb, 19 yrs, spend much of their free time on their motor yacht on the Pacific Ocean along with their dog, Lily. She also likes to drive her convertible in the fresh air and sunshine. They are avid wine enthusiasts and travel the various wine regions regularly. Ginny is also a great joke teller, plus an outspoken person and great fun to be with.


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(The heart of Silicon Valley - home of AMD, Intel,
National Semiconductor, 3COM, Yahoo, among many others)

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