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  1. #1
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)

    The Marine and The French Woman

    The train was packed, and the U.S. Marine walked the entire length
    looking for a seat, but a well-dressed, Middle-aged, French woman's
    poodle was sitting in the only seat remaining.

    The weary Marine asked, 'Ma'am, may I have that seat?'

    The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in
    particular,'Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that seat.'

    The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was
    under that dog.

    'Please, ma'am. May I have that seat? I'm very tired.'

    She snorted, 'Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!'

    This time the Marine didn't say another word; he just picked up the
    little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down.

    The woman shrieked, 'Someone must defend my honor! Put this American in
    his place!'

    An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up,'Sir, you Americans seem to
    have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the
    wrong hand, you drive your vehicles on the wrong side of the
    road........ And now, Sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out
    the window.'

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  2. #2
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)

    ChattyCathy wrote:

    > An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up,'Sir, you Americans seem to
    > have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the
    > wrong hand, you drive your vehicles on the wrong side of the
    > road........ And now, Sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out
    > the window.'


    Someone emailed me this today:


    An elderly Italian man who lived on the outskirts of Rimini, Italy, went
    to the local Catholic church for confession.

    When the priest slid open the panel in the confessional, the man said,
    "Father, during World War II, a beautiful Jewish woman from our
    neighborhood knocked urgently on my door and asked me to hide her from
    the Nazis. So I hid her in my attic."

    The priest replied, "That was a wonderful thing you did, and you have no
    need to confess that."

    "There is more to tell, Father. She started to repay me with sexual
    favors. This happened several times a week, and sometimes twice on
    Sundays."

    The priest said, "That was a long time ago and by doing what you did,
    you placed the two of you in great danger. But two people under those
    circumstances can easily succumb to the weakness of the flesh. However,
    if you are truly sorry for your actions, you are indeed forgiven."

    "Thank you, Father. That's a great load off my mind. I do have one
    more question."

    "And what is that?" asked the priest.

    "Should I tell her the war is over?"


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  3. #3
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)

    ChattyCathy wrote on Tue, 26 Aug 2008 00:37:16 +0200:

    > The train was packed, and the U.S. Marine walked the entire
    > length looking for a seat, but a well-dressed, Middle-aged,
    > French woman's poodle was sitting in the only seat remaining.


    > The weary Marine asked, 'Ma'am, may I have that seat?'


    > The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in
    > particular,'Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using
    > that seat.'


    > The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat
    > left was under that dog.


    > 'Please, ma'am. May I have that seat? I'm very tired.'


    > She snorted, 'Not only are you Americans rude, you are also
    > arrogant!'


    > This time the Marine didn't say another word; he just picked
    > up the little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat
    > down.


    > The woman shrieked, 'Someone must defend my honor! Put this
    > American in his place!'


    > An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up,'Sir, you
    > Americans seem to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing.
    > You hold the fork in the wrong hand, you drive your vehicles
    > on the wrong side of the road........ And now, Sir, you seem
    > to have thrown the wrong bitch out the window.'


    An oldie but goodie!

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    Potomac, Maryland

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  4. #4
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)


    "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:g8vc23$not$[email protected]..
    > The Marine and The French Woman
    >
    > The train was packed, and the U.S. Marine walked the entire length
    > looking for a seat, but a well-dressed, Middle-aged, French woman's
    > poodle was sitting in the only seat remaining.
    >
    > The weary Marine asked, 'Ma'am, may I have that seat?'
    >
    > The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in
    > particular,'Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that seat.'
    >
    > The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was
    > under that dog.
    >
    > 'Please, ma'am. May I have that seat? I'm very tired.'
    >
    > She snorted, 'Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!'
    >
    > This time the Marine didn't say another word; he just picked up the
    > little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down.
    >
    > The woman shrieked, 'Someone must defend my honor! Put this American in
    > his place!'
    >
    > An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up,'Sir, you Americans seem to
    > have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the
    > wrong hand, you drive your vehicles on the wrong side of the
    > road........ And now, Sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out
    > the window.'



    Really bad joke. Gratuitous animal cruelty doesn't work as joke material.
    Won't be passing that one around.

    Paul



  5. #5
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)


    "Blinky the Shark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected] et...
    > ChattyCathy wrote:
    >
    >> An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up,'Sir, you Americans seem to
    >> have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the
    >> wrong hand, you drive your vehicles on the wrong side of the
    >> road........ And now, Sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out
    >> the window.'

    >
    > Someone emailed me this today:
    >
    >
    > An elderly Italian man who lived on the outskirts of Rimini, Italy, went
    > to the local Catholic church for confession.
    >
    > When the priest slid open the panel in the confessional, the man said,
    > "Father, during World War II, a beautiful Jewish woman from our
    > neighborhood knocked urgently on my door and asked me to hide her from
    > the Nazis. So I hid her in my attic."
    >
    > The priest replied, "That was a wonderful thing you did, and you have no
    > need to confess that."
    >
    > "There is more to tell, Father. She started to repay me with sexual
    > favors. This happened several times a week, and sometimes twice on
    > Sundays."
    >
    > The priest said, "That was a long time ago and by doing what you did,
    > you placed the two of you in great danger. But two people under those
    > circumstances can easily succumb to the weakness of the flesh. However,
    > if you are truly sorry for your actions, you are indeed forgiven."
    >
    > "Thank you, Father. That's a great load off my mind. I do have one
    > more question."
    >
    > "And what is that?" asked the priest.
    >
    > "Should I tell her the war is over?"



    good one

    OK Irish jokes are my favorite.

    An old man in Dublin calls his son in New York right before Christmas and
    says, "Son, I 'm sorry, but I have to tell you that after 45 years of
    misery, your mother and I are busting up. " "Da, what are you talking
    about?" the son yells in disbelief. "We can't stand the sight of each other
    any longer," the father says. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of
    talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her."
    Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "No way
    they're leaving each other!" she shouts, "I'll take care of this." She
    calls Dublin immediately and screams at her father, "You are not splitting
    up. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back,
    and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR
    ME?" and hangs up. The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife.
    "Well then," he says, "they're coming home for Christmas and paying their
    own way!"



  6. #6
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)


    "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote

    >The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "Well then," he says,
    >"they're coming home for Christmas and paying their own way!"
    >
    >


    hahaha!



  7. #7
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)


    Paul M. Cook wrote:


    > "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:g8vc23$not$[email protected]..
    > > The Marine and The French Woman
    > >
    > > The train was packed, and the U.S. Marine walked the entire length
    > > looking for a seat, but a well-dressed, Middle-aged, French woman's
    > > poodle was sitting in the only seat remaining.
    > >
    > > The weary Marine asked, 'Ma'am, may I have that seat?'
    > >
    > > The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in
    > > particular,'Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that seat.'
    > >
    > > The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was
    > > under that dog.
    > >
    > > 'Please, ma'am. May I have that seat? I'm very tired.'
    > >
    > > She snorted, 'Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!'
    > >
    > > This time the Marine didn't say another word; he just picked up the
    > > little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down.
    > >
    > > The woman shrieked, 'Someone must defend my honor! Put this American in
    > > his place!'
    > >
    > > An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up,'Sir, you Americans seem to
    > > have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the
    > > wrong hand, you drive your vehicles on the wrong side of the
    > > road........ And now, Sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out
    > > the window.'

    >
    >
    > Really bad joke. Gratuitous animal cruelty doesn't work as joke material.
    > Won't be passing that one around.



    Oh come on, yappy l'il poodles are annoying and so are fodder for "snuff"
    jokes...in the same category as *******s, politically - correct leftists,
    muzlims, or other useless beings...


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    Greg



  8. #8
    Jerry Gaiser Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)

    On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 16:18:05 -0700, Paul M. Cook <[email protected]> wrote:
    > OK Irish jokes are my favorite.
    >
    > An old man in Dublin calls his son in New York right before Christmas and
    > says, "Son, I 'm sorry, but I have to tell you that after 45 years of
    > misery, your mother and I are busting up. " "Da, what are you talking
    > about?" the son yells in disbelief. "We can't stand the sight of each other
    > any longer," the father says. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of
    > talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her."
    > Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "No way
    > they're leaving each other!" she shouts, "I'll take care of this." She
    > calls Dublin immediately and screams at her father, "You are not splitting
    > up. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back,
    > and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR
    > ME?" and hangs up. The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife.
    > "Well then," he says, "they're coming home for Christmas and paying their
    > own way!"


    Mostly I lurk, but as long as we're telling groaners....

    An old prospector walks his tired old mule into a western town one day. He’d
    been out in the desert for about six months without a drop of whiskey. He walked
    up to the first saloon he came to and tied his old mule to the hitch rail. As
    he stood there brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young
    gunslinger walked out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of
    whiskey in the other. The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed,
    saying, “Hey old man, have you ever danced?” The old man looked up at the
    gunslinger and said, “No, I never did dance. I just never wanted to.” A
    crowd had gathered by then and the gunslinger said, “Well, you old fool,
    you’re gonna’ dance now,” and started shooting at the old man’s feet. The old
    prospector was hopping around and everybody was laughing.

    When the gunslinger fired his last bullet, he holstered his gun and turned
    around to go back into the saloon. The old man reached up on the mule, drew
    his shotgun, and pulled both hammers back making a double clicking sound.
    The gunslinger heard the sound and everything got quiet. The crowd watched
    as the gunslinger slowly turned around looking down both barrels of the
    shotgun. The old man asked, “Did you ever kiss a mule square on the ass?”
    The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, “No. But I’ve always wanted to.”

    The lessons from this story are:
    1. Don’t waste ammunition.
    2. Don’t mess with old guys.

    --
    Jerry Gaiser in North Plains, Oregon USA - 45.6933N 123.0418W
    http://www.gaiser.org/knitblog/ -- When Knitting Was a Manly Art
    "...Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
    safely in one pretty and well-preserved piece, but to slide across the
    finish line broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, leaking oil, and
    shouting GERONIMO!!!" -- Bill McKenna

  9. #9
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)


    "Gregory Morrow" <[email protected]> wrote in
    message news[email protected]..
    >
    > Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >
    >
    >> "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:g8vc23$not$[email protected]..
    >> > The Marine and The French Woman
    >> >
    >> > The train was packed, and the U.S. Marine walked the entire length
    >> > looking for a seat, but a well-dressed, Middle-aged, French woman's
    >> > poodle was sitting in the only seat remaining.
    >> >
    >> > The weary Marine asked, 'Ma'am, may I have that seat?'
    >> >
    >> > The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in
    >> > particular,'Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that seat.'
    >> >
    >> > The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was
    >> > under that dog.
    >> >
    >> > 'Please, ma'am. May I have that seat? I'm very tired.'
    >> >
    >> > She snorted, 'Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!'
    >> >
    >> > This time the Marine didn't say another word; he just picked up the
    >> > little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down.
    >> >
    >> > The woman shrieked, 'Someone must defend my honor! Put this American in
    >> > his place!'
    >> >
    >> > An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up,'Sir, you Americans seem
    >> > to
    >> > have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the
    >> > wrong hand, you drive your vehicles on the wrong side of the
    >> > road........ And now, Sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out
    >> > the window.'

    >>
    >>
    >> Really bad joke. Gratuitous animal cruelty doesn't work as joke
    >> material.
    >> Won't be passing that one around.

    >
    >
    > Oh come on, yappy l'il poodles are annoying and so are fodder for "snuff"
    > jokes...in the same category as *******s, politically - correct leftists,
    > muzlims, or other useless beings...



    I'll admit I have had the urge to throw a few people off a train or a high
    rise window but I've yet to wish that upon an animal.

    Three Irishmen, Paddy, Sean and Seamus, were stumbling home from the pub
    late one night and found themselves on the road which led past the old
    church graveyard.

    'Come have a look over here, 'says Paddy, 'It's Michael O' Grady's grave,
    God bless his soul. He lived to the ripe old age of 87.'

    'That's nothing, 'says Sean, 'here's Patrick O' Toole, it says here that he
    was 95 when he died.'

    Just then, Seamus yells out, 'Mary and Joseph, here's a fella that got to be
    145!'

    'Glory be Seamus, was he in our parish?' asks Paddy.

    Seamus stumbles around a bit, awkwardly lights a match to see what else is
    written on the stone marker and exclaims: 'Nah, t'was a feller named Miles,
    from Dublin.'



  10. #10
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)

    On Mon 25 Aug 2008 03:37:16p, ChattyCathy told us...

    > The Marine and The French Woman
    >
    > The train was packed, and the U.S. Marine walked the entire length
    > looking for a seat, but a well-dressed, Middle-aged, French woman's
    > poodle was sitting in the only seat remaining.
    >
    > The weary Marine asked, 'Ma'am, may I have that seat?'
    >
    > The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in
    > particular,'Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that seat.'
    >
    > The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was
    > under that dog.
    >
    > 'Please, ma'am. May I have that seat? I'm very tired.'
    >
    > She snorted, 'Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!'
    >
    > This time the Marine didn't say another word; he just picked up the
    > little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down.
    >
    > The woman shrieked, 'Someone must defend my honor! Put this American in
    > his place!'
    >
    > An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up,'Sir, you Americans seem to
    > have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the
    > wrong hand, you drive your vehicles on the wrong side of the
    > road........ And now, Sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out
    > the window.'
    >


    Howling!!!

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  11. #11
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)

    On Mon 25 Aug 2008 04:07:41p, Paul M. Cook told us...

    >
    > "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:g8vc23$not$[email protected]..
    >> The Marine and The French Woman
    >>
    >> The train was packed, and the U.S. Marine walked the entire length
    >> looking for a seat, but a well-dressed, Middle-aged, French woman's
    >> poodle was sitting in the only seat remaining.
    >>
    >> The weary Marine asked, 'Ma'am, may I have that seat?'
    >>
    >> The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in
    >> particular,'Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that seat.'
    >>
    >> The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was
    >> under that dog.
    >>
    >> 'Please, ma'am. May I have that seat? I'm very tired.'
    >>
    >> She snorted, 'Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!'
    >>
    >> This time the Marine didn't say another word; he just picked up the
    >> little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down.
    >>
    >> The woman shrieked, 'Someone must defend my honor! Put this American in
    >> his place!'
    >>
    >> An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up,'Sir, you Americans seem to
    >> have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the
    >> wrong hand, you drive your vehicles on the wrong side of the
    >> road........ And now, Sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out
    >> the window.'

    >
    >
    > Really bad joke. Gratuitous animal cruelty doesn't work as joke

    material.
    > Won't be passing that one around.
    >
    > Paul


    Geez, Paul, it's just a joke. It's not like it actually happened or would
    happen.

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  12. #12
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)


    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 5.250...
    > On Mon 25 Aug 2008 04:07:41p, Paul M. Cook told us...
    >
    >>
    >> "ChattyCathy" <cat[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:g8vc23$not$[email protected]..
    >>> The Marine and The French Woman
    >>>
    >>> The train was packed, and the U.S. Marine walked the entire length
    >>> looking for a seat, but a well-dressed, Middle-aged, French woman's
    >>> poodle was sitting in the only seat remaining.
    >>>
    >>> The weary Marine asked, 'Ma'am, may I have that seat?'
    >>>
    >>> The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in
    >>> particular,'Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that seat.'
    >>>
    >>> The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was
    >>> under that dog.
    >>>
    >>> 'Please, ma'am. May I have that seat? I'm very tired.'
    >>>
    >>> She snorted, 'Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!'
    >>>
    >>> This time the Marine didn't say another word; he just picked up the
    >>> little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down.
    >>>
    >>> The woman shrieked, 'Someone must defend my honor! Put this American in
    >>> his place!'
    >>>
    >>> An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up,'Sir, you Americans seem to
    >>> have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the
    >>> wrong hand, you drive your vehicles on the wrong side of the
    >>> road........ And now, Sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out
    >>> the window.'

    >>
    >>
    >> Really bad joke. Gratuitous animal cruelty doesn't work as joke

    > material.
    >> Won't be passing that one around.
    >>
    >> Paul

    >
    > Geez, Paul, it's just a joke. It's not like it actually happened or would
    > happen.



    Hey, I'm cool but it's just very poor taste. Why does the man have to be a
    Marine, anyway? Are they just supposed to be ruthless killers? It just
    sounds like something you'd read in Soldier of Fortune or Hustler.

    Paul



  13. #13
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)

    On Mon 25 Aug 2008 06:07:04p, Paul M. Cook told us...

    >
    > "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] 5.250...
    >> On Mon 25 Aug 2008 04:07:41p, Paul M. Cook told us...
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:g8vc23$not$[email protected]..
    >>>> The Marine and The French Woman
    >>>>
    >>>> The train was packed, and the U.S. Marine walked the entire length
    >>>> looking for a seat, but a well-dressed, Middle-aged, French woman's
    >>>> poodle was sitting in the only seat remaining.
    >>>>
    >>>> The weary Marine asked, 'Ma'am, may I have that seat?'
    >>>>
    >>>> The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in
    >>>> particular,'Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that
    >>>> seat.'
    >>>>
    >>>> The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was
    >>>> under that dog.
    >>>>
    >>>> 'Please, ma'am. May I have that seat? I'm very tired.'
    >>>>
    >>>> She snorted, 'Not only are you Americans rude, you are also
    >>>> arrogant!'
    >>>>
    >>>> This time the Marine didn't say another word; he just picked up the
    >>>> little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down.
    >>>>
    >>>> The woman shrieked, 'Someone must defend my honor! Put this American
    >>>> in his place!'
    >>>>
    >>>> An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up,'Sir, you Americans seem
    >>>> to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in
    >>>> the wrong hand, you drive your vehicles on the wrong side of the
    >>>> road........ And now, Sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch
    >>>> out the window.'
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Really bad joke. Gratuitous animal cruelty doesn't work as joke

    >> material.
    >>> Won't be passing that one around.
    >>>
    >>> Paul

    >>
    >> Geez, Paul, it's just a joke. It's not like it actually happened or
    >> would happen.

    >
    >
    > Hey, I'm cool but it's just very poor taste. Why does the man have to
    > be a Marine, anyway? Are they just supposed to be ruthless killers? It
    > just sounds like something you'd read in Soldier of Fortune or Hustler.
    >
    > Paul


    It didn't have to be a Marine, but it pretty much had to be a man.
    Likewise, it had to be a dog or the punchline wouldn't work. There are far
    more crude jokes than that, that target minority groups, etc. I remember
    back in the late 1960s/early 1970s how ethnic jokes were very specific as
    to race or nationality. In order to continue teling those jokes the term
    was usually changed to a person of "certain ethnic background". Did it
    make a difference? Probably not. There are still religious jokes that
    include a Rabi, Priest, and Minister. They don't work otherwise, and I
    doubt that many people consider it a slur on any particular group.

    Many jokes are derogatory but they're not malicious. What's the difference
    between a joke about an Irish person, a black person, a Polish person,
    etc.? Only what so-called political correctness dictates. AFAIC,
    political correctness is just so much bull ****.

    Someone could crack a joke about men named "Paul". Would you take that
    personally or consider that derogatory?

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  14. #14
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)


    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote
    > It didn't have to be a Marine, but it pretty much had to be a man.
    > Likewise, it had to be a dog or the punchline wouldn't work.


    There are people tossing dogs out into traffic. And worse.



  15. #15
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)

    Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:

    >It didn't have to be a Marine, but it pretty much had to be a man.
    >Likewise, it had to be a dog or the punchline wouldn't work. There are far
    >more crude jokes than that, that target minority groups, etc.


    I have to deviate into a time-worn argument, but animals cannot
    fight back, or even express in words their disgust about anti-animal
    humor. That makes it all the more important not to joke
    about trashing them.

    Steve

  16. #16
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)

    Paul M. Cook wrote:

    >
    > "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] 5.250...
    >> On Mon 25 Aug 2008 04:07:41p, Paul M. Cook told us...
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:g8vc23$not$[email protected]..
    >>>> The Marine and The French Woman
    >>>>
    >>>> The train was packed, and the U.S. Marine walked the entire length
    >>>> looking for a seat, but a well-dressed, Middle-aged, French woman's
    >>>> poodle was sitting in the only seat remaining.
    >>>>
    >>>> The weary Marine asked, 'Ma'am, may I have that seat?'
    >>>>
    >>>> The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in
    >>>> particular,'Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that seat.'
    >>>>
    >>>> The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was
    >>>> under that dog.
    >>>>
    >>>> 'Please, ma'am. May I have that seat? I'm very tired.'
    >>>>
    >>>> She snorted, 'Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!'
    >>>>
    >>>> This time the Marine didn't say another word; he just picked up the
    >>>> little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down.
    >>>>
    >>>> The woman shrieked, 'Someone must defend my honor! Put this American in
    >>>> his place!'
    >>>>
    >>>> An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up,'Sir, you Americans seem to
    >>>> have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the
    >>>> wrong hand, you drive your vehicles on the wrong side of the
    >>>> road........ And now, Sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out
    >>>> the window.'
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Really bad joke. Gratuitous animal cruelty doesn't work as joke

    >> material.
    >>> Won't be passing that one around.
    >>>
    >>> Paul

    >>
    >> Geez, Paul, it's just a joke. It's not like it actually happened or would
    >> happen.

    >
    >
    > Hey, I'm cool but it's just very poor taste. Why does the man have to be a
    > Marine, anyway? Are they just supposed to be ruthless killers? It just
    > sounds like something you'd read in Soldier of Fortune or Hustler.


    I think your original reaction and then this new issue you're having point
    out that you don't understand humor.


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  17. #17
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)



    cybercat wrote:

    > "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote
    > > It didn't have to be a Marine, but it pretty much had to be a man.
    > > Likewise, it had to be a dog or the punchline wouldn't work.

    >
    > There are people tossing dogs out into traffic. And worse.
    >



    Dogs forced to eat your 'cooking', even...


    --
    Best
    Greg

    " I find Greg Morrow lowbrow, witless, and obnoxious. For him to claim that
    we are some
    kind of comedy team turns my stomach."
    - "cybercat" to me on rec.food.cooking



  18. #18
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)


    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 5.250...
    > On Mon 25 Aug 2008 06:07:04p, Paul M. Cook told us...
    >
    >>
    >> "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected] 5.250...
    >>> On Mon 25 Aug 2008 04:07:41p, Paul M. Cook told us...
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:g8vc23$not$[email protected]..
    >>>>> The Marine and The French Woman
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The train was packed, and the U.S. Marine walked the entire length
    >>>>> looking for a seat, but a well-dressed, Middle-aged, French woman's
    >>>>> poodle was sitting in the only seat remaining.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The weary Marine asked, 'Ma'am, may I have that seat?'
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in
    >>>>> particular,'Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that
    >>>>> seat.'
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was
    >>>>> under that dog.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 'Please, ma'am. May I have that seat? I'm very tired.'
    >>>>>
    >>>>> She snorted, 'Not only are you Americans rude, you are also
    >>>>> arrogant!'
    >>>>>
    >>>>> This time the Marine didn't say another word; he just picked up the
    >>>>> little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The woman shrieked, 'Someone must defend my honor! Put this American
    >>>>> in his place!'
    >>>>>
    >>>>> An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up,'Sir, you Americans seem
    >>>>> to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in
    >>>>> the wrong hand, you drive your vehicles on the wrong side of the
    >>>>> road........ And now, Sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch
    >>>>> out the window.'
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Really bad joke. Gratuitous animal cruelty doesn't work as joke
    >>> material.
    >>>> Won't be passing that one around.
    >>>>
    >>>> Paul
    >>>
    >>> Geez, Paul, it's just a joke. It's not like it actually happened or
    >>> would happen.

    >>
    >>
    >> Hey, I'm cool but it's just very poor taste. Why does the man have to
    >> be a Marine, anyway? Are they just supposed to be ruthless killers? It
    >> just sounds like something you'd read in Soldier of Fortune or Hustler.
    >>
    >> Paul

    >
    > It didn't have to be a Marine, but it pretty much had to be a man.
    > Likewise, it had to be a dog or the punchline wouldn't work. There are
    > far
    > more crude jokes than that, that target minority groups, etc. I remember
    > back in the late 1960s/early 1970s how ethnic jokes were very specific as
    > to race or nationality. In order to continue teling those jokes the term
    > was usually changed to a person of "certain ethnic background". Did it
    > make a difference? Probably not. There are still religious jokes that
    > include a Rabi, Priest, and Minister. They don't work otherwise, and I
    > doubt that many people consider it a slur on any particular group.
    >
    > Many jokes are derogatory but they're not malicious. What's the
    > difference
    > between a joke about an Irish person, a black person, a Polish person,
    > etc.? Only what so-called political correctness dictates. AFAIC,
    > political correctness is just so much bull ****.
    >
    > Someone could crack a joke about men named "Paul". Would you take that
    > personally or consider that derogatory?



    Nope. I call them as I see them. I just see no humor in it. Guy throws a
    dog out of a train and that's funny? Not trying to start a war here, I even
    provided ample humor to deflect any hurt feelings.

    Paul



  19. #19
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)


    "Blinky the Shark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected] et...
    > Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected] 5.250...
    >>> On Mon 25 Aug 2008 04:07:41p, Paul M. Cook told us...
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:g8vc23$not$[email protected]..
    >>>>> The Marine and The French Woman
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The train was packed, and the U.S. Marine walked the entire length
    >>>>> looking for a seat, but a well-dressed, Middle-aged, French woman's
    >>>>> poodle was sitting in the only seat remaining.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The weary Marine asked, 'Ma'am, may I have that seat?'
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in
    >>>>> particular,'Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that seat.'
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was
    >>>>> under that dog.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 'Please, ma'am. May I have that seat? I'm very tired.'
    >>>>>
    >>>>> She snorted, 'Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!'
    >>>>>
    >>>>> This time the Marine didn't say another word; he just picked up the
    >>>>> little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The woman shrieked, 'Someone must defend my honor! Put this American
    >>>>> in
    >>>>> his place!'
    >>>>>
    >>>>> An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up,'Sir, you Americans seem
    >>>>> to
    >>>>> have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the
    >>>>> wrong hand, you drive your vehicles on the wrong side of the
    >>>>> road........ And now, Sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out
    >>>>> the window.'
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Really bad joke. Gratuitous animal cruelty doesn't work as joke
    >>> material.
    >>>> Won't be passing that one around.
    >>>>
    >>>> Paul
    >>>
    >>> Geez, Paul, it's just a joke. It's not like it actually happened or
    >>> would
    >>> happen.

    >>
    >>
    >> Hey, I'm cool but it's just very poor taste. Why does the man have to be
    >> a
    >> Marine, anyway? Are they just supposed to be ruthless killers? It just
    >> sounds like something you'd read in Soldier of Fortune or Hustler.

    >
    > I think your original reaction and then this new issue you're having point
    > out that you don't understand humor.
    >


    Blinky, if that is humor then I guess I don't get humor.

    Paul



  20. #20
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Very OT Post: (Except for the word fork)

    On Mon 25 Aug 2008 07:25:07p, Paul M. Cook told us...

    >
    > "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] 5.250...
    >> On Mon 25 Aug 2008 06:07:04p, Paul M. Cook told us...
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected] 5.250...
    >>>> On Mon 25 Aug 2008 04:07:41p, Paul M. Cook told us...
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:g8vc23$not$[email protected]..
    >>>>>> The Marine and The French Woman
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> The train was packed, and the U.S. Marine walked the entire length
    >>>>>> looking for a seat, but a well-dressed, Middle-aged, French woman's
    >>>>>> poodle was sitting in the only seat remaining.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> The weary Marine asked, 'Ma'am, may I have that seat?'
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in
    >>>>>> particular,'Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that
    >>>>>> seat.'
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left
    >>>>>> was under that dog.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 'Please, ma'am. May I have that seat? I'm very tired.'
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> She snorted, 'Not only are you Americans rude, you are also
    >>>>>> arrogant!'
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> This time the Marine didn't say another word; he just picked up the
    >>>>>> little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> The woman shrieked, 'Someone must defend my honor! Put this
    >>>>>> American in his place!'
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up,'Sir, you Americans
    >>>>>> seem to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the
    >>>>>> fork in the wrong hand, you drive your vehicles on the wrong side
    >>>>>> of the road........ And now, Sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong
    >>>>>> bitch out the window.'
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Really bad joke. Gratuitous animal cruelty doesn't work as joke
    >>>> material.
    >>>>> Won't be passing that one around.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Paul
    >>>>
    >>>> Geez, Paul, it's just a joke. It's not like it actually happened or
    >>>> would happen.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Hey, I'm cool but it's just very poor taste. Why does the man have to
    >>> be a Marine, anyway? Are they just supposed to be ruthless killers?
    >>> It just sounds like something you'd read in Soldier of Fortune or
    >>> Hustler.
    >>>
    >>> Paul

    >>
    >> It didn't have to be a Marine, but it pretty much had to be a man.
    >> Likewise, it had to be a dog or the punchline wouldn't work. There are
    >> far
    >> more crude jokes than that, that target minority groups, etc. I
    >> remember back in the late 1960s/early 1970s how ethnic jokes were very
    >> specific as to race or nationality. In order to continue teling those
    >> jokes the term was usually changed to a person of "certain ethnic
    >> background". Did it make a difference? Probably not. There are still
    >> religious jokes that include a Rabi, Priest, and Minister. They don't
    >> work otherwise, and I doubt that many people consider it a slur on any
    >> particular group.
    >>
    >> Many jokes are derogatory but they're not malicious. What's the
    >> difference
    >> between a joke about an Irish person, a black person, a Polish person,
    >> etc.? Only what so-called political correctness dictates. AFAIC,
    >> political correctness is just so much bull ****.
    >>
    >> Someone could crack a joke about men named "Paul". Would you take that
    >> personally or consider that derogatory?

    >
    >
    > Nope. I call them as I see them. I just see no humor in it. Guy
    > throws a dog out of a train and that's funny? Not trying to start a war
    > here, I even provided ample humor to deflect any hurt feelings.
    >
    > Paul


    My feelings aren't hurt. We just view things differently.


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