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 Draft for a WTC joke.

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Sep 13, 2001
I dunno. I was thinking something like this:

Boss at Dean Witter: "Damn, people it sure is hot in here. Somebody open a window... Well, don't everyone jump at once!"

But that is so... well. It's too long for a one-liner, but has too little for a setup-punchline kind of thing. Maybe it needs some dialogue...


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No, don't link me to someone else's jokes, or paste them. If you have something original you thought of, I'd be interested. Or if you have any suggestions for mine.

I realize the rest of the world might not start telling jokes about this for a few days, but that is what Adequacy is for -- the jaded ones who can't wait to begin entertaining themselves at the expense of others' pain, terror and misery.

Here's a poem that won't fit in the poll (why only 9 lines, anyway?):

The Darkling Thrush
Thomas Hardy

I leant upon a coppice gate
When Frost was spectre-grey,
And Winter's dregs made desolate
The weakening eye of day.
The tangled bine-stems scored the sky
Like strings of broken lyres,
And all mankind that haunted nigh
Had sought their household fires.

The land's sharp features seemed to be
The Century's corpse outleant,
His crypt the cloudy canopy,
The wind his death-lament.
The ancient pulse of germ and birth
Was shrunken hard and dry,
And every spirit upon earth
Seemed fervourless as I.

At once a voice arose among
The bleak twigs overhead
In a full-hearted evensong
Of joy illimited;
And age`d thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,
In blast-beruffled plume,
Had chosen thus to fling his soul
Upon the growing gloom.

So little cause for carolings
Of such ecstatic sound
Was written on terrestrial things
Afar or nigh around,
That I could think there trembled through
His happy good-night air
Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew
And I was unaware.


Tribute Songs for the WTC (none / 0) (#1)
by CaptainZornchugger on Thu Sep 13th, 2001 at 03:25:11 PM PST
Off the top of my head:

Free Fallin' -- Tom Petty

I'm on Fire -- Bruce Springsteen

Tearin' Down the Walls -- Poison
(We're like gas and fire / got a burnin' desire / Them sparks are gonna fly and we'll be /Shakin' shakin')

Licence to Ill, Beastie Boys album, see cover (nt) (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by elenchos on Thu Sep 13th, 2001 at 08:01:43 PM PST

I do, I do, I do
--Bikini Kill

Not funny (none / 0) (#2)
by Peter Johnson on Thu Sep 13th, 2001 at 04:03:52 PM PST
How many boeing 767's does it take to make a vacant lot.

No punch line required.
Are you adequate?


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