apparently I'm a bigoted hypocrite (UNCLASSIFIED)

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 29 03:59:06 UTC 2012

An MIT variant circa 1969 includes C who's actually A (moving the other
two down the chain).

A. runs to the sink, sticks his hand under water, shakes the water off
and runs out. "At X, they teach us to be efficient."
B. runs to the sink, gets out a nailbrush, scrubs his hands, gets the
soap, washes his hands again. "At Y, they teach us to be thorough."
C. just walks out without washing, with a big grin on his face. "At Z,
they teach us not to piss on our hands."

Obviously, the MIT version has Z=MIT.


On 9/28/2012 11:20 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> A variant from '53:
> Two college guys are in a restroom, having a leak. When they finish, A
> stops to wash his hands. B proceeds to the the door.
> A. "At Yale, one is instructed to wash one's hands after one has urinated."
> B. "At Harvard, we know better than to piss on our hands."
> All things considered, you'd expect that permutations of this joke
> would be told everywhere. But, IME, it's a hapax told to me by a
> Harvard man.
> --
> -Wilson

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