Thursday, May 28, 2009

No arms, and very few legs [tasteless]

I was recently introduced to the genre of no-arms-and-no-legs jokes. Here are some good ones off the internet (multiple sites):

1. What do you call a guy with no arms and no legs on a pile of leaves?
Russell

2. What do you call two guys with no arms and no legs hanging around your window?
Curt and Rod

3. What do you call a girl with no arms and one leg shorter than the other?
Eileen

And here's my contribution to the genre:

4. What do you call a girl with no arms and no legs who was maimed in the Rwandan genocide?
Tootsie

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Oh, while on the topic of tasteless jokes, an addendum -- one of the most brilliantly tasteless jokes I know.

Mother. [to blind daughter] Close your eyes and count to twenty and you'll be able to see.
Daughter. Mommy I still can't see.
Mother. April Fool!

I got this one from W.H. Auden's essay "Notes on the Comic," in The Dyer's Hand.

2 comments:

Grobstein said...

Mrs. Santini, Mrs. Santini, we're playing baseball! Can Jimmy come out to play?

Now Eric, you know very well Jimmy has no arms and legs.

He can be first base!

Sarang said...

Yeah I unaccountably forgot about that one.