Spam emails and Political retardedness

I just received this bit of poetry in the form of an email, from a friend who knows full well my loathing of morons endlessly forwarding glurgy dumbshity garbage, usually to people to stupid to not continue the chain.


Presidential candidate, Barack Obama was visiting a primary school and he visited one of the classes. They were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asked the presidential candidate if he would like to lead the discussion on the word ‘tragedy’. So our illustrious democrat presidential candidate asked the class for an example of a ‘tragedy’.

One little boy stood up and offered: ‘If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy.’

‘No,’ said Obama, ‘that would be an accident.’

A little girl raised her hand: ‘If a school bus carrying 50 children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy.’ ‘I’m afraid not,’ explained Obama. ‘That’s what we would call great loss.’

The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Obama searched the room. ‘Isn’t there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?’ Finally at the back of the room, Little Johnny raised his hand. In a quiet voice he said: ‘If the plane carrying you and Mrs. Obama was struck by a ‘friendly fire’ missile and blown to smithereens that would be a tragedy.’

‘Fantastic!’ exclaimed Obama. ‘That’s right. And can you tell me why that would be tragedy?’ ‘Well,’ says the boy, ‘It has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn’t be a great loss… and it probably wouldn’t be a accident either.’

now dont be me wrong, I am Definitely supporting Obama this time around, but if I had received this exact email with McCain in place of Obama my reaction would be the same.



(yeah I know, kinda weak)

I’ve seen this exact same story with three different names used. Same old stupid shit.

Now you see, I thought this “story” was more commonly referred to as a “joke.”
Replace “Obama” with whichever public figure of scorn du jour, and you gots yourself some well-worn yuks, there, I tell you what.

I seem to recall reading it about Bush, Clinton, and George W.

Usually, threads with old, lame jokes are started in MPSIMS, where I share some of my own old, lame jokes. :smiley:

Oh, Little Johnny. You are the living end.

Well, I’ll try, but no promises.


I realize the “joke” is quite old and lame as hell, the real rant here is at the people who for whatever reason dont understand that shitty humor is not something I need in my inbox, ever.
stupid joke, updated for the latest public figure, recycled for approximately the last 20,000 years does not make it “teh funny” this time either.

You know- I got an e-mail which says that Barack Obama, John McCain & a teenage stoner were on a plane that was crashing. Do they expect me to believe that?

But another one said that last winter, “Vote Obama” was written in urine in the snow outside of the (main) McCain home. They told John McCain that they ran tests and it was Barack Obama’s urine but Cindy McCain’s handwriting. THAT could be true!

Who opens spam e-mails in the first place?

No one. What’s being descibed here are the “family/friend forwards”.