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Re: and Now For Our Illiterate Viewers

Cliff – Is there any such thing as a new Armenian joke?

I don’t mean to slight Armenians (Back off Krikorian). My dad is always referring to “old Jewish jokes.” Such as: A guy gives a blind man a piece of matzoh and he replies “who writes this stuff?”

I think it’d be a fascinating bit of social history to trace how just plain jokes become “old [insert ethnicity here] jokes.” Is it because certain groups tell them so often over such a long period of time they become associated with them?

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