Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, November 14, 2008 2:39 pm

But jokes never die

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 2:39 pm
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My friend and fellow Davidsonian Andy Barron was fond of saying that the old jokes are the best jokes. Turns out there’s some probative evidence available: a Greek joke collection dating to the 4th Century, in which we learn that even the classic Monty Python dead-parrot skit has ancient antecedents.

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1 Comment

  1. I have a copy of this book in my YUDU library. It’s suprising how well some of these jokes have held up. There’s a video included in the book of comedian Jim Bowen performing the jokes in a London comedy club.

    YUDU also offers a free highlights version.

    Comment by James A Woods — Saturday, November 15, 2008 2:31 pm @ 2:31 pm


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