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[OT] Explaining a failed joke; ignore

by BerntB (Deacon)
on Aug 17, 2005 at 19:55 UTC ( #484565=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: I'm not going to [http://braga.yapceurope.org/|YAPC Europe: Braga, Portugal], because
in thread I'm not going to [http://braga.yapceurope.org/|YAPC Europe: Braga, Portugal], because

The Arabs lost control of Portugal quite a few hundreds year ago. :-)

I'll explain, even tough you probably understood the joke and tried to be funny, too. :-)

US declared war against Spain using as excuse that a ship exploded in a harbor (in Cuba, I think). Noone still knows why the ship exploded.

Considering WMDs etc, I joked that a Portugese man-o-war burning a US citizen would result in Portugal being bombed.

I had the disclaimer, because I consider Chomsky as reliable as Fox News; as much religion as Vi-believers (Emacs lovers are of course just using reason). But this is totally off topic.

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Re: [OT] Explaining a failed joke; ignore
by DrWhy (Chaplain) on Aug 17, 2005 at 20:51 UTC
    hmmm... looks like I shoulda put a ;) or a </joke> at the end of my post.

    --DrWhy

    "If God had meant for us to think for ourselves he would have given us brains. Oh, wait..."

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