OT not PC, just funny


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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Polly Esther
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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Sherry
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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Dr. Zachary Smith
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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Sunny
i'm with you on this, Donna. what exactly does anyone find funny about this? i find nothing funny about killing someone or someone dying that way.
"Lelandite" wrote ... 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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J*
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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Taria
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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J*
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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Taria
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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Allison
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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J*
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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Ginger in CA
oh, i'm sorry for bothering anyone with how i feel.
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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J*
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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J*
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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Allison
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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J*
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
On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:12:04 +1300, "J*" wrote:
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NightMist
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

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