While walking through Golden Gate Park in San Francisco , a man came upon another man hugging a tree with his ear firmly against the tree.
Seeing this he inquired, "Just out of curiosity, what the heck are you doing?"
"I'm listening to the music of the tree," the other man replied.
"You've gotta be kiddin' me."
"No, would you like to give it a try?"
Understandably curious, the man says, "Well, OK..." So he wrapped his arms around the tree and pressed his ear up against it. With this, the other guy slapped a pair of handcuffs on him, took his wallet, jewelry, car keys, and then stripped him naked and left.
Two hours later another nature lover strolled by, saw this guy handcuffed to the tree stark naked, and asked, "What the heck happened to you?"
He told the guy the whole terrible story about how he got there.
When he finished telling his story, the other guy shook his head in sympathy, walked around behind him, kissed him gently behind the ear and said: "This just ain't gonna be your day, cupcake."
subtle but good Red
If the next part of the story is homosexual rape, after which the victim would have the fear of AIDS for many months, in addition to the trauma--no,
it's not funny.
I'm sure I'm not the only one here who has had a friend and/or relative die of AIDS.
Lighten up Scholar that joke was around even before aids was invented.
A joke is a joke it finishes at the punchline, you either laugh or say humph you don't have to dissect it or spoil anybody else's enjoyment of it
the world is a sad enough place as it is I have heard that joke used on the stage and nobody jumped up and castigated the comedian for it.
By the way you don't have to worry there is a bill before parliament at the moment that will ban all jokes about gays.
Victor, Bear, my intention was not to spoil anyone's enjoyment. It just struck me as distasteful.
Young nurse runs up to a doctor a quietly tells him that he has a suppositry behind his ear, ***** says the doctor, some bums got my pencil, ( please
note the pencil was bio degradable and the incidence caused no exra burden on the over worked doctors and nursing staff, niether was extra funding
reqired to prop up the hospital budget. Niether did the unknown recipient of the pencil suffer any side effects or medical complications)
Regards the Bear
Lots of things in this world are distasteful and there are some posts that I disagree with but I know one thing sooner or later they scroll of the
bottom of the page and get lost in the archives. its all water under the bridge.
Scholar say hello to Hypo.
I thank my Mother and my Father. They passed on to me something that makes life more tolerable. They showed me how to deal with life even though things are sometimes hard. (sorry, got to do it) Thank God for a sense of humor.
Man goes to doctor and says "doctor those suppositories you prescribed for me, for what good they did I might just as well have stuck them up my a***."
Just to add my twopennorth, I found the joke distasteful as well. Rape in any form is no laughing matter.
I have been known to make the occasional insensitive remark. This "joke" did nothing for me, I certainly did not find it offensive, nor funny. The punch line was left up to the imagination. In some ways, I feel that the discussion afterwards more distasteful than the original premise, but that is I.
What I find distasteful is that those of us who have objected to it, have objected to the *joke*.
Those defending it have been making comments about the people, rather than their opinions.
Apparently, disagreeing with people means that one is somehow defective, (lacking in sense of humour, etc.) rather than that one has a different opinion.
I will defend the joke I thought it very funny.
And I will tell you something I found even funnier by coincidence.
I was talking to a friend today and he told me on Sunday he was walking his dog upon turning a corner there was a large tree further down the track and he noticed the shape of a male facing the tree he went a little further and sure enough there was another person between the tree and the other and it was not a female plus they were both in the buff.
Now December, blowing a gale, wind chill -2c, they sure as hell were not bird watching .
Sorry to hear that Delanti........but glad to know that you have still got your sense of humour,that is very important, no matter how bad your other
problems are it will help if you can keep laughing.
I had to look it up:
myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS, formerly known as "preleukemia")
A major symptom is anemia, usually requiring periodic blood transfusions.
Thank you for your posts, Janet.
How could anyone think I don't have a sense of humor?
Or that Janet doesn't? Didn't she point us to "Cows with Guns" recently?
There seems to be a lot of fuss over one silly joke............are we getting to be a sad lot or what...........Its a joke, either laugh at it or
ignore it.........end of.......move on.
If this little attempt at humor is so "well received" here, maybe I better not post my dwarf in a car accident joke.
I understand your reticence, RW. I don't think that anyone intended to criticise you for attempting to lighten the mood in the place. Your joke was posted in exactly the right forum. Some appreciated it, others, not so. Se La Vie.
I would like to see Giron posting here again.
It would be nice to know where he has got to I enjoyed his Coventry wit.
I tried to find his last post where he said he wouldn't be around for a while but could'nt.
Many a true word spoken in jest Runnie.
u2u me if you want.
It's fun keeping the people guessing, isn't it Giron, especially doing the unexpected!
You want some, Bear? I have a hive on an adjacent block that I'm clearing for a friend, problem is, they're wild and none of the apiarists that I know want to introduce wild bees to their production stock. They've all said to either leave them be, or kill the nest. I don't want to kill the nest, but I have no choice as I can't finish my job with the nest there.