Call for tasteless Wisconsin-based humor

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Call for tasteless Wisconsin-based humor

Postby LewLasher » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:47 am

I realize that it's a long way from Madison to Hayward - yup, those states west of the Hudson are mighty big! And the political mishegas in Wisconsin is certainly getting on everyone's nerves. And, yeah, it's nice that XCSkiForum has managed to stay mercifully free of flames and rants.

NONETHELESS: shouldn't somebody be making bad jokes about the impact of the political mess and labor unrest on the Birkie? I'm way out of my depth here: all I can think of is how there won't be any Democrats racing in the Birkie because they're all racing off to Illinois.

Surely, someone can do better than that. (OK, if you do, I promise not to call you Shirley.) Or are we, the cross-country skiing community, just too nice for that sort of thing? Pray that it hasn't come to that.

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Re: Call for tasteless Wisconsin-based humor

Postby T-Pines » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:08 pm

[quote="LewLasher"]... all I can think of is how there won't be any Democrats racing in the Birkie because they're all racing off to Illinois./quote]

So, will there be two classic tracks set on the right or one on the left and one on the right? The course does head south, after all.

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OK, this joke is a bit labored

Postby LewLasher » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:28 pm

T-Pines wrote:So, will there be two classic tracks set on the right or one on the left and one on the right?

So long as there are two tracks, the AFSCME contingent will be singing "Which side are you on?"

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You thought the previous ones were already half-baked

Postby LewLasher » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:04 pm

Here are some half-baked ideas for jokes:

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Spectator #1: Oh, look! There goes the { Republican | NEA/WEAC | etc. } team.

Spectator #2: How could you tell?

Spectator #3: It was obvious! They were { please supply punch line here }!

- - - - - - -

Spectator #1: What's going on? I thought this was the classic event, and yet that guy out there is definitely a skater!

Spectator #2: You think that's bad?! Just earlier, I saw a Walker on the course! { Needs elaboration }

Spectator #1: And what's up with those dudes, { doing something stereotypical of wealthy Republicans }; what is this, the Koch* league??!!

*This joke is probably lost on Midwesterners. In New England, the youth programs are usually called the Bill Koch League.

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Re: You thought the previous ones were already half-baked

Postby LewLasher » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:26 pm

LewLasher wrote:Spectator #2: I saw a Walker on the course!

Spectator #1: And what's up with those dudes, { doing something stereotypical of wealthy Republicans }; what is this, the Koch* league??!!

Probably what the Koch dudes are doing is chasing after the Walker dude and constantly bombarding him with hundred-dollar bills.

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Postby kuan » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:02 pm

I have a Minnesotan joke.

It was show and tell time at kindergarten. Kids were supposed to bring something related to their religion. (this was back in the day when there were no atheists)

First kid stands up and says "Hi, my name is Eli. I'm Jewish and this is a Star of David."

Next kid goes "Hi, I'm Mary. I am Catholic and this is Rosary."

Third kid stands up. "Hi, my name is Ole. I am Lutheran and this is a hotdish."
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Postby kuan » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:05 pm

Gov. Walker called the Birkebeiner. He said no team tactics allowed.
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Postby T-Pines » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:17 pm

kuan wrote:I have a Minnesotan joke.
...

Third kid stands up. "Hi, my name is Ole. I am Lutheran and this is a hotdish."


I'm originally from MN, so that hits my funnybone!

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Postby kuan » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:46 pm

T-Pines wrote:
kuan wrote:I have a Minnesotan joke.
...

Third kid stands up. "Hi, my name is Ole. I am Lutheran and this is a hotdish."


I'm originally from MN, so that hits my funnybone!

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Postby Biffbradford » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:22 pm

I haven't heard any jokes. It's just not funny at all. :-(
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Postby kuan » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:08 pm

Apparently there were two Tea Party protestors today at the Birkie finish. They were politely told by the police that they had to leave because the Birkie had a permit and they didn't.
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Some people just have no sense of humor

Postby LewLasher » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:25 am

Biffbradford wrote:It's just not funny at all. :-(

Now why is that, just because the state has serious problems that need to be addressed, but the political process is bogged down instead in grandstanding and scapegoating, and civil war seems more likely than compromise, and out-of-staters are jeering at the basket case that the state has become ...

Other than that, it's a real laugh riot!

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Postby fishskicanoe » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:52 am

Our only problem is that we have Bagger and Koch Industry shill for Governor. And its not funny. He has installed two developers as head of our DNR. I'm sure that the XC trails will be taking a disproportionate hit as will silent sports in general, as the only outdoor experience our new DNR head has is as a snowmobiler. Its not that the political process has broken down, its that the governor, through bills passed through a special session, has now assumed dictatorial powers over environmental matters and he has a long history of anti-environmental activism.

The simple fact is that we might have to shut the state down entirely (General Strike) to get rid of the corporatist beast and that would be a catastrophe. But what cost are basic human rights? What is our responsibility when confronted by evil? Because that is what we are confronting here, the devaluation of human rights and environmental health into "things" that are bought and sold like cheap Chinese crap on Walmart shelves.

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Postby LewLasher » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:12 pm

In all seriousness: I do not mean to minimize or even make light of the problems in Wisconsin. It is tragedy. My hope is that comedy help people cope with tragedy.

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Postby Biffbradford » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:16 pm

This whole bit is tearing the state apart, friends against friends. It ain't pretty and it ain't gonna end anytime soon. :-(
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