Friday, November 12, 2004

Arafat Joke

From Nick Gillespie at Hit and Run
Arafat has a dream that he is going to die so he goes to see a medium who might be able to explain the circumstances of his death. The medium gazes into her crystal ball and declares, "You are going to die on a Jewish holiday." Arafat replies, "Which one?" The medium responds, "It doesn't matter. Whatever day you die will become a Jewish holiday."
Yeah, that's a funny joke.

I've been surprised about the number of Arafat-death jokes in the usual suspects (Letterman, Leno, Daily Show) on US national TV.

I suppose it's a reflection of the (largely deserved) ill-esteem in which Arafat is held, but still I found it odd that a man's death would be the springboard for mass jocularity.

Even if I do indulge in it myself.

Will Ariel Sharon's death lead to such a joke-fest? No way -- not even about obesity (ok, there will be fat jokes).

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What "mystery disease" could it be that no one wants to talk about? And why is the widow, living away from her husband, being paid so much money to be quiet about it? Doesn't this sound like some other celebrity deaths?

Hint: at his funeral, the appropriate dirge should sound like this - to disco music:

"Macho, macho man! I want to be a macho man..."

Not that there's anything wrong with THAT.

Anonymous said...

You want jokes? Sing along with the...

*Yassir Arafat Funeral Dirge*
(sung to the tune of "YMCA")

Young men!
If you're feeling alone, we need young men!
To keep our leader cool, there's a place where!
You'll never be alone
In the love nest of Ramallah...
Young men!
Come and join in the fun in Ramallah!
There's a party, get down and praise *****!
There are no girls around
where the faithful get a mouthful...

Why don't you go to the
AU-THO-RI-TY!
The Palestinian AU-THO-RI-TY!
They have everything
For our leader's boys
Just as long you are his toys!

Why don't you go to the
AU-THO-RI-TY!
The Palestinian AU-THO-RI-TY!
He's not looking too well!
But his party is swell!
Better pray he won't go to hell...

Young man!
I was once in your band
I thought I did! not belong in this land
I thought no one! could love someone like me
It was tough to be an Arab
That's when, someone walked up to me
and said young man! There's a place down the street
At the PA! You can join in the gang
And you'll never be unhappy...

Why don't you go to the
AU-THO-RI-TY!
The Palestinian AU-THO-RI-TY!
They have everything
For our leader's boys
Don't you know that you are his choice!

Why don't you go to the
AU-THO-RI-TY!
The Palestinian AU-THO-RI-TY!
Soon he'll be on his way!
To be lying in state!
But he'll always be good to you!
Why don't you go to the
AU-THO-RI-TY!
The Palestinian AU-THO-RI-TY...
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adult funny jokes said...

Perhaps a little bit off topic, but here's a very cute joke...John was furious when his steak arrived too rare. "Waiter," he shouted, "Didn't you hear me say 'well done'?"
"I can't thank you enough, sir," replied the waiter. "I hardly ever
get a compliment." From Sam at:basicajokes.

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