UBC graffiti (1969)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 16 23:50:38 UTC 2005

On 10/16/05, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at aol.com> wrote:
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> In a message dated Sat, 15 Oct 2005 05:43:08 -0700,  Jonathan Lighter
> _wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM_ (mailto:wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM)   asks
> >Has anyone heard any *new* book-author jokes ?  (_The Da  Vinci Code_
> doesn't count.)
> The Cream of the Russian Army (or "The Cream of our Muscovite Team") by  Ivan
> Jakinoff
> Surgery Self-Taught by Lance Boyles
> In Congress they play a similar game, matching up supposed sponsors for
> legislation, e.g. "The Bible-Church Act".  A man whose surname was "Bottom"  got
> elected to the House, and immediately Senator Norris Cotton offered to
> co-sponsor with him the "Cotton-Bottom Act" and not to be outdone Senator George
> Aiken proposed the "Aiken-Bottom Act".
> Two classics from the Nixon administration:
> Senators Russell Long of Louisiana, Hiram Fong of Hawaii, and William (?)
> Spong of Virginia (?) teamed up on legislation dealing with record piracy in the
>  Far East:
>                 the  Long-Fong-Spong Hong Kong Song Act
> (WARNING: you are showing your age if you understand the  following)
> The same three Senators were also responsible for a bill mandating that all
> church bells in the Far East be rung in honor of the victory of the US Table
> Tennis team:
>                 the Long-Fong-Spong Hong Kong Ping Pong Ding Dong
> Aside to Wilson Gray: being of African ancestry, you are of course familiar
> with a large "gray" animal with tails on both ends, the subject of so many
> irrelevant jokes.
>            - Jim  Landau

Yeah, I know what you mean, Jim. It reminds me of a summer job that I
once held, back in the day, performing circumsisions on elephants at
the St. Louis Zoo. Needless to say, the salary was only minimum-wage,
but the tips were HUGE!.
-Wilson Gray

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