Wednesday, January 25, 2006

‘Who said that?’

I saw this joke among the comments to a post by New Sisyphus. There's no permalink, but it's the post on January 19, 2006 called 'This Just In: Generalisimo Francisco Franco Is Still Dead'. It raised a bit of hay and New Sisyphus had to write another to explain himself. Both are worth reading.
Anyway, the joke, from a commenter going under the moniker of Lawrence of Arabia, and who translated it from Spanish.

It's the first day of class at a US high school and the teacher introduces a new student called Akito Suzuki, son of a Japanese business man. The teacher starts the American history class by asking who pronounced the sentence, “Live free or die”.
Suzuki quickly raises his hands and replies, “Patrick Henry 1775”.
“Excellent”, said the teacher and continues, “Who said “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth”.
The whole class remained silent until suddenly Suzuki said, “Lincoln, 1863”.
The teacher was flabbergasted and said to the whole class, “You all should be ashamed. Akito Suzuki, who just arrived in our country, knows more history than you Americans”.
Then someone in the rear of the classroom whispered: “To hell with those damn Japanese”.
“Who said that?” the teacher inquired.
Again Suzuki raises his hand and says: “General McArthur, 1942 and Lee Iacocca, 1982”.
The whole class was silent when one of the students said: “I am going to throw up”.
The teacher asks again this time: “Who said that?”
Without hesitation, Suzuki says: “George Bush Sr. to the Japanese prime minister, 1990”.
One of the students totally mad shouts at Suzuki: “Suck my dick”.
Akito intervenes again: “Bill Clinton to Monica Lewinsky, 1997”.
At this point in time, the smartest guy in the class yelled: “I was the first until this bloody Japanese arrived”.
And Suzuki answered: “Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian elections 1990”.
The whole class became hysterical, the teacher fainted. The students gathered around the teacher and said to one another: “We screwed up, now how do we get out?'.
And Akito Suzuki said: “Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, 2005/2006”.

1 comment:

CaptJosh said...

You know, when I first heard this joke, the punchline was the bit about Lee Iacocca. My how it has grown.