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I feel vindicated after reading the following article, and hope that others will join me in celebrating an historical human tradition, potty humor!World's oldest joke traced back to 1900 BC Thu Jul 31, 8:01 AM ETLONDON (Reuters Life!) - The world's oldest recorded joke has been traced back to 1900 BC and suggests that toilet humor was as popular with the ancients as it is today.It is a saying of the Sumerians, who lived in what is now southern Iraq and goes: "Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not f*rt in her husband's lap."It heads the world's oldest top 10 joke list published by the University of Wolverhampton on Thursday.A 1600 BC gag about a pharaoh, said to be King Snofru, comes second -- "How do you entertain a bored pharaoh? You sail a boatload of young women dressed only in fishing nets down the Nile and urge the pharaoh to go catch a fish."The oldest British joke dates back to the 10th Century and reveals the bawdy face of the Anglo-Saxons -- "What hangs at a man's thigh and wants to poke the hole that it's often poked before? Answer: A key.""Jokes have varied over the years, with some taking the question and answer format while others are witty proverbs or riddles," said the report's writer Dr Paul McDonald, senior lecturer at the university."What they all share however, is a willingness to deal with taboos and a degree of rebellion. Modern puns, Essex girl jokes and toilet humor can all be traced back to the very earliest jokes identified in this research."I just knew that it was high culture after all.Best regards.Luis

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Of course it's high culture....as an esteemed author once wrote, I am sitting in the smallest room of my house. Presently your letter is before me. Shortly it will be behind me.Doc Bryant

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I have had a life-long admiration for Voltaire. That was his reply to a critic.Best regards.Luis

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>Good catch Brother Luis!>>Doc BryantI am greatly honored to have Internet capability,and thus the ability to overhear the repartee ofsuch erudite and cultured gentlemen of letters. Dan:-)

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"What we have here is a failure to communicate."You guys are going gothic, when something a little more recent may be in order.(Just popping in to be counted. Carry on...)Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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Going Gothic?A bit of a reach? Victorian perhaps, but Gothic? Not even in it's recent emo iteration can this bunch of hooligans be considered Gothic. No painted nails, eyeliner, black clothing, stupid music here.Not us. Dog humor, poop humor, a smattering of aviation humor, but no Gothic humor. What passes for that anyway? I'll bite. No that's Vampire humor.And carry on we do. And we don't do repeats. No one wants to see a discussion of "logo lights" again.Doc Bryant

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Number Four Sure Sign that You Are Getting OldFor you, the rebel Luke in the movie had Cool Hands, not the Force!Best regards.Luis

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Oh no, when I think of Strother Martin who lamented about the failure to communicate, I also think of his role as the Coach in the movie "Slapshot."So I am a little younger!Doc Bryant

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