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An Irishman is cleaning his rifle and accidentally shoots his wife.
        He immediately dials emergency.

        Irishman: ''It's my wife!  I've accidentally shot her, I've killed
her!''

        Operator: ''Please calm down Sir, can you first make sure she is
actually  dead!''

        *click* *BANG*

        Irishman: ''Okay, done that. What  next?''    




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Heh. You know when you read a joke, and you're laughing, but you know
you shouldn't be?
Someone made a youtube version of this joke, only it's two redneck
deer
hunters, one calls 911. It's a hoot.

Sherry


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It's a variant of a joke/skit that was done on classic TV or radio
(without the "Irish".)  I wish I could recall the details.  It was
voted funniest something or other of all time.

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I must be getting old or something as I can't find any humor in
this at all.

Donna
in WA


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The version I have seen was two hunting buddies, two aggies (students
at Texas A&M University), and two blonds.

I can't help it, I giggled. I am loving anything even remotely funny
these days, even un-PC, bad taste, self invoking or ..... whatever.
I'm just needing giggles and it's like a hungry person eating whatever
they find.

Sunny
Heh

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It is just a joke.  It is funny if you take it in the light it was
presented.  After forwarding to my dad I got a response
asking what an irishman was doing in a polish joke.

Dad tells lots of jokes that are not anywhere near PC.
Years ago he told a polish joke to my very italian
uncle.  Uncle asked what he would do about jokes if
there were no polish to joke about.  Dad easily told he
he would tell italian jokes.  They both laughed.
Taria

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so he killed his wife and that is funny how?
j.

"Taria"  wrote ...
It is just a joke.  It is funny if you take it in the light it was
presented.  After forwarding to my dad I got a response
asking what an irishman was doing in a polish joke.

Dad tells lots of jokes that are not anywhere near PC.
Years ago he told a polish joke to my very italian
uncle.  Uncle asked what he would do about jokes if
there were no polish to joke about.  Dad easily told he
he would tell italian jokes.  They both laughed.
Taria

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It's a joke jeanne.  not that he killed the wife but
that he was so dumb and didn't understand the
dispatcher.
Taria

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most jokes aren't funny if they have to be explained....it's the
unexpected twists that make (some of) us laugh......so if you don't find
it funny just wait for another one that's more to your taste  :)

Allison

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i dont need anything explained.
making fun of other people in that situation is not funny.
death or someone dying is not funny.
having to make a call like that is not funny.
i guess you had to be here to  understand why i dont find it at all funny.
if it happens again i'll be sure to invite you all around for the event.
then you too will see why this is not funny.
whoever made that joke and thot it was funny ought to try dealing with that
type of call and the aftermath sometime.
i guess i just lost my sense of 'humour' about death.
it aint at all funny.
do any of you understand now?
j.

"Allison"   wrote ...
most jokes aren't funny if they have to be explained....it's the
unexpected twists that make (some of) us laugh......so if you don't find
it funny just wait for another one that's more to your taste  :)

Allison

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Oh, give it a rest, Jeanne. The topic said it was not politically
correct.
Yes, I understand.

Funny, humorous, serious, sad, all are in the eye of the beholder.

Ginger in CA

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oh, i'm sorry for bothering anyone with how i feel.
<the rest has been deleted so as not to annoy anyone>
j.


"Ginger in CA"   wrote ...
Oh, give it a rest, Jeanne. The topic said it was not politically
correct.
Yes, I understand.

Funny, humorous, serious, sad, all are in the eye of the beholder.

Ginger in CA
 



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Most jokes, are not at all funny if you take them seriously.

In "Stranger in a Strange Land" Robert Heinlein pointed out that most
jokes if taken seriously are truly awful.  He then posited that "Man
is the animal that laughs because it hurts"  Are there any jokes where
someone is not pointed up as a fool, put in an embarassing situation,
injured, or killed?  Sheer joyous laughter because something good
happened is a rare thing indeed, and very likely to be misinterpreted
by people.
Joke put pain in a safe context, they allow us to see it, laugh at it,
and thus live.  For if we did not have such an outlet it would be too
much to bear.

NightMist

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Legolas is my house elf

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that's why I didn't think it was funny either, j, I do understand.

Donna
in WA

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yup, Donna,
i guess ya gotta have the experience to see why that wasnt at all funny.
i guess i missed the lesson on how to deal with this kind of thing
and there isnt a manual for it either.
9 mo + 21yr 9.5mo = 0
its not an equation that is working well with me at all.
j.

"Lelandite"  wrote
that's why I didn't think it was funny either, j, I do understand.

Donna
in WA

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Most jokes would not be considered funny if they really happened.
Doesn't mean we can't laugh at them.  And yes there are some jokes that
*I* don't consider funny but this one gave me a smile.

Just because we laugh at a joke doesn't mean we'd laugh at anyone who
really has to deal with an unhappy situation. Just means we've had a
funnybone tickle and we can all use more laughter in our lives IMHO.

Allison


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my funnybone died on the day.
j.

"Allison"   wrote ...
Most jokes would not be considered funny if they really happened.
Doesn't mean we can't laugh at them.  And yes there are some jokes that
*I* don't consider funny but this one gave me a smile.

Just because we laugh at a joke doesn't mean we'd laugh at anyone who
really has to deal with an unhappy situation. Just means we've had a
funnybone tickle and we can all use more laughter in our lives IMHO.

Allison


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I wish I could help you find some laughter.
(Hugs)
Allison

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Jeanne, Believe me, I understand how experience can take all the laugh
out of a joke. For most of us, making jokes about the potential
horrors of life is sort of like whistling through the graveyard. We
keep the horror at bay by making it into a joke. We share a joke and a
laugh and it lets us say, without words, "yeah, that's never gonna
happen to me because that fellow in the joke was such a bozo." My dad
died of cancer in 1976. We buried him on Labor Day. It was hot and
muggy in Central Texas and I can't event tell you how horrible the day
was. Or the preceding three months. Nightmare might be the only word
that would do justice. The funeral home had buried every family member
to die in the past 30 years or so. (Small town) I would like to tell
you more, but I can't because I'm going to use his real name. The man
at the funeral home was named Groner Pitts. I had been with Mom
through all the preparations and such, so had been talking to him for
a week or so. But that day at the cemetery, it was about 105 with 95%
humidity and one chair too few. I had to share a folding chair with my
best friend in the world, Missy Miller. About halfway through the
service, Missy leaned into my ear and whispered "Groner Pitts."
Yeah, ..... I know this is horrible. I started to giggle. I tried to
hold my breath, it didn't work. When I started shaking, people thought
I was crying (I'd already cried my heart dry by that time) and began
to pat me on the arm, back, etc. And seeing their mistake, Missy began
to giggle. And then we couldn't contain it any more. Two 19-year-old
girls, trying hard to make it look like we were crying, laughing so
hard we couldn't breathe. And we fell out of the chair. Or maybe it
just folded from under us. I don't know. All I remember is hitting the
ground and then somebody thought I"d fainted. It was hot. Well, Missy
and I ended up in the backseat of a funeral home limo with the A/C
blasting snow, laughing until we almost died. We held each other and
howled with laughter. "Groner Pitts" we'd take turns saying. "Groner
Pitts buries people."

Maybe you'd have to have been there. There was nothing funny about
burying my 58-year-old father. Nothing funny about knowing that we had
to drive 120 miles back to Waco to be at Baylor for classes by 8 a.m.
the next morning. Nothing funny about what the future would hold for
my family. But we laughed at that time for all we were worth. I think
maybe it saved our lives.

All of you who hated that joke about the man shooting his wife are
right, it's not funny. But somebody somewhere needs a sick laugh as
bad as I did on that horrible day in 1976, and if the ridiculous image
of somebody being so dense as to take the instructions "make sure
she's really dead" literally is what it takes to give that person some
relief, then so be it. And I'll even laugh a little bit too, just so
they don't have to laugh alone.

Hugs and prayers for you, Jeanne. I hope someday laughs and giggles
and humor come back to your life. I wish I could give you that gift.

Sunny

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Sunny, I had something similar happen when my mother passed in 1996.
You're right, the giggling/laughing/tears were a coping mechanism, and
I am grateful to have been given the ability to do that and have that
release. Were there people who didn't understand? Oh, you betcha!

Ginger in CA


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