Tuesday, June 02, 2009

What do you do???

So I got this email from my manager who is white. I'll admit she wasn't trying to offend me. I think in her own little retarded way she thought she was "bonding" with me by including me in on this email she sent to a few people in the office. But unfortunately I didn't find the following funny at all:

Little Johnny meets Barack Obama

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 president if he would like to lead the discussion on the word tragedy.'

So our illustrious president 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 trage dy?'

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 a 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 an accident either.'


Blu Jewel said...


love to live;live to love!

Her Side said...

I actually found that funny, because I don't expect any fewer jokes about my wonderful Black president than we saw targeting our white presidents.

I have to ask myself: Would this be funny if the target was a white man? (McCain or Bush oh please oh please).

In fact, you could apply this joke to any major leader and get a similarly funny result. I am so over the race card. lol

YoungBlackBeauty said...

hmmm..not funny.

Somethin Special... said...

*mouth agape* I don't know.. I think such jokes take on a different context when it is applied to certain people. With America's 1st black president..?? NO BUENO... Just my 22cents..

ANGELINA said...

I don't think it's funny, no matter what race the president is. What kind of joke is that?

Mimi said...

Ummmm...NOT.FUNNY :-/

I keep finding my way back to your blog, I think that means I need to add you to my blog roll :). Like your spot.

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