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TheParser
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 3:37:18 PM
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I didn't know what forum to post this on.

A comedian on American cable TV recently told this joke. It IS indelicate but definitely not obscene (I think). So I hope that I can ask a question regarding it.

Here it is:

"I took a [bowel movement] in a toilet with no water. I had to tell my friends, Yeah, I dropped the kids off at the skate park."

When he told that joke, there was some laughter in the audience, but I suspect that many audience members did not understand the humor, either.

Could you explain to me why it is funny? (I am pretty sure that it would NOT be allowed on regular American TV, but there is more "freedom" on cable TV.)


Thanks

jacobusmaximus
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 3:49:40 PM

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I love jokes, but some, including this one, escape me. I would guess that he couldn't clean himself properly before leaving the toilet and he blames the smell on his children. It could be funny if it is told right.

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excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 3:58:58 PM

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It's vulgar, but not obscene. ' Dropping the kids off at the pool ' is another way of describing a visit to the toilet, so without the water I guess a skateboard park would fit the bowl topography.

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Tovarish
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 5:56:34 PM

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A tiolet without water, in Australia is a 'dunny'

you can have 'long drops' or 'short drops', it all depends on the depth of the hole.

Anywhere there is no sewerage or septic facilities.

In really flash dunnies there is a tin of lime for sprinkling, possibly crossword puzzle book or the 'Womens Weekly' a magazine that now comes

out monthly, but no one dared.

Sorry Parser, I wouldnt have laughed.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 6:29:19 PM

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The funniest thing in this thread is Tov's exhaustive (pun unavoidable) toiletological knowledge, which extends far beyond the typical depths of American dookieotomy prowess.

I got the gist of the "joke" but it would be a slippery downward slope in the world of humor to call it funny.

Nevertheless, one must sift through tons of dirt to glean a diamond.



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dottles
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 7:00:41 PM

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it's just a joke, folks. see the funny side. that's the point.

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Tovarish
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 7:19:41 PM

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We (Aussies) have an inexhaustable supply of dunny jokes, 'we' even have songs wtitten about the subject.

The Red Back (spider) on the Toilet Seat, is one
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 8:24:46 PM

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Here's one version, Tov.

Slim Newton - Redback On The Toilet Seat

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Tovarish
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:09:48 PM

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Thank you Exy, it is just awful when you have an injury you cant show off.
TheParser
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 6:12:17 AM
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Thank you, everyone, for your replies.
Tovarish
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 6:45:11 AM

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No worries.
excaelis
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 8:23:00 PM

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Tovarish wrote:
Thank you Exy, it is just awful when you have an injury you cant show off.



Not for the rest of us it isn't !

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Drag0nspeaker
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This verse from a 'ditty' sung by Mike Harding was posted on 'railforums' by a member from 'The People's Republic of Mancunia' (I lived from age six to twenty-six in Middleton in Mancunia).

"Gentlemen will please refrain
From urinating while the train
Is standing in the station here at Crewe,
Please restrain your natural function
Till we get to Middleton Junction,
Where there's really bugger-all else to do"


Early (pre-1960s) railway train toilets did not have chemical storage tanks - so if a lot of people used the toilet while the train was standing in a station, it caused a bit of a stink.

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I can't help but leave a standing ovation to the Bear Gryll(?) joke. Thanks, Alonso!
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"Be kind everyone is fighting a hard battle"
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I rather jump around in the kitchen instead of analyzing.
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