Thursday, September 14, 2006

My First Great Joke of 2006

This is my first truly worthy joke of the year which is too bad since it's September. By truly worthy, I mean it's the kind where I call other comedians and tell them. I may call John Callahan. Usually the ones I like are subtler than standard jokes, but I detect - dare I say it - an undercurrent of brilliance on this one. It says something big in a funny way. So now that I've overhyped it to death - now that it has no chance here goes:

You can always tell when Dick Cheney's trying to scare the voters. Like today he said, yes, it was bad that he shot the lawyer, but just imagine what could have happened if he hadn't shot the lawyer.

[On second thought, this joke is kind of lame. Oh well.]


At 1:37 PM, Blogger rickyragg said...


better to have shot him in a field while we were hunting than to wait and have to shoot him in the courtroom.

At 3:28 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

I've got some distance here and I might have been a little too carried away, but I thought it captured the "imagine if Iraq hadn't happened" or "imagine if we.." thing well.

At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heya Bill. Got this off Bojack:

What do Monica Lewinsky and Karl Rove's father have in common?

They both suck dick.

(I think THAT is the joke of the year)

At 5:59 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

It's more direct. I'll give you that. Years ago Monica showed up with metal on her teeth and there was speculation that she had gotten braces. My joke was that it turned out to be chrome off a trailer hitch.

At 7:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I don't get the Karl Rove's father joke.

At 7:22 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

Butch, where you been, dude? I thought you might have joined a commune and gone leftie on me.

At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been lurking. I actually do have a day job to attend to, been busy lately. Plus I just need a break from the asylum for awhile ;)

At 7:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS - can you explain the Rove joke?

At 8:16 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

A new book about Karl Rove describes how his dad was gay. I guess it's interesting from the point of view of Karl Rove using the anti-gay stuff to advance his cause, but I prefer to avoid using family members in comedy unless they put themselves into the news. Who cares if his father was gay? Of course, the real tragic news for Karl Rove was the suicide of his mother.

At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think humor targeted at one's personal tragedy is pretty crass on any level. Everyone gets wrapped up in politics to the point they have to absolutely vilify anyone in the other camp. Both sides do it.

I would think that the revelations about Cheney's relationship with his lesbian daughter would have quelled some of the left's animosity toward him....but it had the opposite effect. Instead of a caring, passionate father, he's a matter the reality of his personal views or actions.

Sorry to take a thread on humor an turn it sour. Here is my attempt to get back on track (although I thought I may have posted once before)....a joke SO bad I think its funny:

What do you get when you cross a penis and a potato?

A Dictator.

At 8:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Butch,
Don't give up your day job.

At 8:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Bill,
You're right... it was lame.

At 8:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And since you do not approve of family jokes, here we go:
Your mama is so fat when she walks in front of the TV, we miss two episodes of FRIENDS.
ba da boom.
Thank you, I'll be here until Thursday.
(courtesy Prairie Home Companion Pretty Good Jokes show)

At 9:10 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

I prefer "subtle" to "lame".


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