Middle-school sex puns go highbrow

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 29 01:13:08 UTC 2012

I'm not making this up.  This afternoon on CBS (not even cable) Dr. Oz
asked a panel of gourmet nutritionists what food they prefer after sex.

But that's not the point of the story.  After they gave their various
opinions, someone asked, "Dr. Oz, what do you like to have after sex?"

Oz - heart surgeon, the nation's health conscience, afternoon TV host with
an audience that's always 99.9% women - turns to the camera and says with a

"Soaked nuts."

Blackout. Commercial.

And just a few minutes ago, on CNN, Anderson Cooper was running a clip of
Wolf Blitzer,  the Cronkite of the twenty-first century, looking straight
at the camera and saying (why, I'll never fully understand):

"The pussy willows  blowing on the shore of Lake Titicaca are not as lovely
as Uranus."

(Needless to say, he used the old-fashioned pronunciation of "Uranus.")

You'll remember Gov. Palin's remark last week about the need for the
President to "grow a big stick."

Is it all coincidental? You be the  judge.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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