File Under: The Best Humor Usually Has A Kernel of Truth

Texas Instruments CEO Rich K. Templeton drew the biggest laugh at the Dallas Regional Chamber’s annual meeting this afternoon at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas:

“If you read the newspaper, you see a lot of negative economic news and gloom and doom and ‘Oh! My gosh!’ it’s … mostly true.”

In reply, the crowd erupted in laughter. Templeton said that bad times will pass, “but it passes with people who have energy and passion and who invest and get educated, and we go out and innovate new technologies to create different futures going forward. That’s why it’s exciting that we have a community like the Dallas area to do that work in.”