The Greatest Joke Ever Told

Remember the Monty Python sketch about the British government looking for the killer joke to thwart the Germans? Well, here's the next best thing. It won't kill anyone, but it is hilarious. And what makes it the funniest joke ever are the explanations that accompany it… Why if the headline itself doesn't set you to laughing, you're worse than Timothy…

Poland denies Barack Obama cannibal 'joke'

By Matthew Day in Warsaw
Last Updated: 2:30PM GMT 18 Nov 2008

Radek Sikorski, an Oxford-educated politician who has lived in the US, was reported to have made the jibe by an opposition politician, Ryszard Czarnecki.

Writing in his blog, Mr Czarnecki, an MEP, quoted the foreign minister as saying:

"Have you heard that Obama may have a Polish connection? His grandfather ate a Polish missionary."

I'll give you a moment to regain your composure…

Now, you know that something like that requires layer upon layer of explanation, and the ones that follow are a comic's dream because they enhance and extend the laughs…

1) A spokesman for the Polish foreign office conceded that Mr Sikorski had made the controversial comment, but denied that the foreign minister had intended to insult Mr Obama..

2) "Mr Sikorski did not tell a racist joke," said Piotr Paszkowski, the spokesman. "He was only giving an example of the unpalatable and racist 'jokes' that surround President Elect Obama."

3 It appears that Mr Sikorski's position is not under threat despite calls from opposition politicians for an investigation to determine if the foreign minister broke anti-racism laws.

And last but certainly not least…

4) The derogatory comment… may… have become common staple in Polish political circles. Wojciech Olejniczak, the leader of Poland's main Left-wing party, the SLD, alleged that he first heard it from Jaroslaw Kaczynski, a Right-wing former prime minister and twin brother of the Polish president, Lech Kaczynski.

You know, I thought the next four years were going to be pretty grim, but this offers us all the hope Obama promised..

Now here's something to ponder: How many cannibals does it take to change a lightbulb?

And speaking of cannibals, how about a woman named Spears who's dumber than Britney? And no, she wasn't eaten…

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4 Responses to The Greatest Joke Ever Told

  1. Americans were telling "Polish jokes" for years and President Carter said in a speech given in Poland that he lusted after the Polish People so fair is fair. Negative Karma just hit Obama upside the head.

  2. JudgeBob says:

    How was that Polish politician explaining that their joke wasn't racist again? Even Castrrrro and Akkkkmakkkkdenijad couldn't wiggle out of that one. lol

  3. Catalina says:

    Isn't Obama going to help that Spears lady out? Like the woman in Florida – "He is going to pay my mortage and car payment!" – Anyways, next World Cup I will cheer for Poland.

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