Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Funny Recollection

Some time ago I had quite a funny joke posted in one of my blogs. It was borrowed from a Malaysian politician's blog and recently, I came across it. I said to myself, "Hell, it's a frustrating time for me-what with my car accident and consequently, a big dent in my finances and the loss of my passport!"

It was the first day of school and a new student named Chandrashekhar Subrahmanyam entered the fourth grade.

The teacher said, “Let’s begin by reviewing some American History. Who said, “Give me liberty , or give me death”?

She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Chandrashekhar, who had his hand up.

“Patrick Henry, 1775″ he said.

“Very good! Who said, 'Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth?'”

Again, no response except from Chandrashekhar. "Abraham Lincoln, 1863,″ said Chandrashekhar.

The teacher snapped at the class, “Class, you should be ashamed. Chandrashekhar, who is new to our country, knows more about its history than you do!”

She heard a loud whisper: “Fuck the Indians,”

“Who said that?” she demanded.

Chandrashekhar put his hand up. “General Custer, 1862.”

At that point, a student in the back said, “I’m gonna puke.”

The teacher glares around and asks, “All right! Now, who said that?”

Again, Chandrashekhar says, “George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991.”

Now with almost a mob hysteria someone said, “You little shit. If you say anything else, I’ll kill you.”

Chandrashekhar frantically yells at the top of his voice, “Gary Condit to Chandra Levy, 2001.”

The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, “Oh shit, we’re fucked!”

And Chandrashekhar said quietly, “George Bush, Iraq , 2005.”

My apology to the great leader of the free world for mentioning him in this joke. I still respect him.

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