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Posted By: Lonesome EJ
13-Jan-08 - 04:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: First joke thread for the year 500bc
Subject: RE: BS: First joke thread for the year 500bc
That was all of the text the manuscript contained, Amos. A fire in the Humor Section of the Great Library of Alexandria in 128 BCE damaged the scroll.
But there has been much conjecture through the ages. Gregory of Antioch said the correct punchline was vat kind of Club Med is dis dat I should go schvimming from a boat? but Plinius the Younger claimed that punchline was from an earlier and even worse Egyptian joke about a Sumerian, a Byzantine, and a Jew.