Monday, August 10, 2009

Tragedy + Time = Humor

If you’ve had a really bad day, and someone tries to cheer you up when you’re not in the mood, a classic response is, “Aside from that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the show?” By that same token, now that the last survivor of the Titanic has passes away, it’s pretty safe to make jokes about that unsinkable ship. However, if I happen to be in earshot of the sons of the Prince of Wales, I would certainly refrain from asking a riddle: “Why did Princess Di cross the road?”

“Because she wasn’t wearing a seat belt.”

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