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Re: Auditory subscription fun movement ... was Re: FUN
Pierre's joke was funny because he was laughing at himself ... the joke
itself talks fondly of the way Italians and Jewish people need their
hands to talk ! Appologies to those Italians and Jews who still feel
Actually Pierre's response was to a joke I was playing on Pierre ...
I never allowed my original response to go to the list ...
Pierre pulled my bluff and posted himself !!!
Have we all had our fun now ?
On Tue, 2009-10-13 at 08:44 +0200, Pierre Divenyi wrote:
> PS: My favorite family members are Jewish.
> PPS: This very old joke is probably a little more funny than those on
> amputated animal legs.
> PPPS: I agree that this discussion should not be part of the auditory
> On 10/13/09 4:33 AM, "Matt Flax" <flatmax@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Pierre,
> > All of a sudden, its not fun any more ...
> > Are you an Italian Jew ?
> > Am I missing a subtle connection here which doesn't make your joke
> > racist and antisemitic ?
> > Is this how you want to represent yourself in a global community ?
> > Matt
> > On Tue, 2009-10-13 at 03:40 +0200, Pierre Divenyi wrote:
>> I heard it as an ethnic joke: cut off the hands of an Italian or a
>> Jew and he/she can’t talk any more.
>>>On 10/13/09 1:05 AM, "Helen Simon" <helen@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>It was the frog whose legs were cut off. When they told him then to
>>>jump, he did not move. The scientific
>>>conclusion was that if you cut off the legs of a frog, it looses