Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy Jokes

Frank J., despite having a wicked sense of humor, has class. Or as close to what passes for class when it comes to bloggers. He was no fan of the Edward Moore Kennedy, late of Massachusetts. But, when he got word of Kennedy's death, he wrote a post where he encouraged his readers to "try to have good memories about (Kennedy) right now. ... And try and think of something nice to say about Ted for the comments (no joke)." While Frank J. decided to allow for kind words about the late Senator, I have no such class. I heard many say "let's think about his family." Well, how far do you go with that? Do you offer condolences to the family of Baitullah Mehsud? Of course not. And, no, I'm not saying Kennedy was as bad as a Taliban leader. But I think we agree there's a line. On one side of the line, you put things aside and offer condolences to the family. On the other side of the line, you wonder why they lived as long as they did. Kennedy's on the "lived too long" side of the line. But I didn't intend this to be a rant about how bad of a person Ted Kennedy was. Instead, I offer the other side of Frank's post: He asked for kind words. I'm asking for Ted Kennedy jokes. And I'll start. But first, here's the background on this Ted Kennedy joke. I heard it in either July or August, 1969. I had just turned 11, and this was one of the first "naughty" limericks I heard. Shortly after the Chappaquiddick incident, someone shared this with me:
There once was a Senator from Mass. Who wanted a new piece of a** He lucked up and found her He f**ked up and drowned her Now his chance to be president has passed
If you have a joke about Ted Kennedy, let's hear it. If it has any naughty words, do clean them up, if possible, or censor them, as I did above. Bring 'em on.

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