I didn't really think it was funny only because as a humor piece it just wasn't very well-written.
The "she said" portion was a little too wordy and the "he said" part was too brief that halfway through it I totally lost interest and didn't even get to the punch line, which at any rate, was buried under all the verbosity. I think the former could have been a bit more succinct and the latter could have used a little more amplification while still conveying the intended imagery.
Can some body please opine on "how much better the world was back in the day before women and ethnics got uppity"? I'm that one square away from a full house in Fedora Lounge Bingo.....
Time for "Mommy, Mommy" jokes.
Kid: "Mommy, Mommy! I don't wanna see Daddy again!"
Mom: "Shut up and keep digging!"
Kid: "Mommy! Mommy! I don't wanna have to eat spaghetti again!"
Mom: "Shut up or I'll pull out your other vein!"
Kid: "Mommy! Mommy! I don't wanna run in circles anymore!"
Mom: "Shut up,or I'll nail your other foot to the floor!"
Oh, those... I had forgotten those.
"Mommy, Mommy, Grandma smells!"
"Shut up, and close the oven door!"
I am offended by the continuing stereotype of men being lazy, unemotional, beer-swilling dunces who like sex, food, things that go fast, and things that go boom. This is a pretty recent stereotype too.
but most of the heroines of those stories were actually rather strong-willed characters
I just saw It Happened One Night for the first time not too long ago and I was impressed by that in Claudette Colbert's character. She was tough, but not like the modern heroines who are all bark and no bite, trying to prove a point*. She meant what she said and at no point was she shown as over-emotional or weak. It was so unlike our modern perceptions of women "back then" were like. It just goes to prove the point people have always been people with all the diversity that would suggest.
*By that I don't mean ALL modern heroines. It is just a popular cliche.
Your friend sounds highly insecure Justin B
Assuming you have no interest in your friends girl, you could make it very clear that she holds no attraction for you, indeed if you have a girl friend well, that should solve that particular problem; if you don't have a girl friend obtain a willing female accomplice and make sure he sees you and she looking suitably intimate together so he has no worries. :eeek:
Now that is a sad deal...however, if this person wants you to "pay a price" for activity you are not actually doing, (i.e. snorking around for his Gal), then geezo whiz bang, go for it! I would, (if I were single)!
Is it you he doesn't trust, or is that merely a comfortable projection of his mistrust of her?
Oddly though, women are not the only ones who think this way. A friend of mine is firmly convinced that I am going to steal his girlfriend (who works in my office) at any given moment. I think we're going to have to have a serious "talk" in the near future as it's starting to get on my nerves.