[Ads-l] the Drink Canada Dry joke

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 8 15:18:10 EDT 2017


"The joke doesn’t quite work in print."

That's true. I heard it told and saw it mimed at a 1940's edition of the
Pine Street Y Circus, which was not at all a "circus," but, rather, "a
really big show," the major regional stop on the old chitlin circuit, at
one time such a big deal that it was held in a "white" venue, the Kiel
Municipal Auditorium Opera House

On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 1:13 PM, Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu>
wrote:

> on my blog, with credit to ADS-L and Barry Popik:
>
> https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/08/an-old-resultative-joke/
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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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