Corporate Approved Politically Correct Jokes

In view of recent admonitions against jokes maligning any
class of people, I thought Id put together some examples
of humor that are approved within the Tandem Values. Note
how these jokes arise from existing ones that are not
permitted, showing that humor can be found anywhere.

WRONG: Why cant blondes take coffee breaks?

This joke is offensive to two classes of people, blondes and
coffee drinkers. It might also offend people who do not drink
coffee for religious reasons.

RIGHT: Why cant pigmentally-challenged individuals take a short
rest between job tasks?

Because the Mail Police are reading this joke.

WRONG: How do you kill a pink elephant?

This joke has many problems, as it is offensive to environmentalists,
vegetarians, and elephants of all colors. It also promotes racism
and classism among elephants, and, perhaps, among other species as
well. It should not be sent to the HUMOR sig for these reasons.

RIGHT: How do you address an elephant of any color whatsoever?

Ask the Mail Police for full instructions.

WRONG: How do you double the value of a Yugo?

This joke would not be allowed because it offends Yugoslavians,
other people affected by the strife in Eastern Europe, and goes
against the Communist belief system that material goods are
provided by the state for its populace and therefore should have
no monetary value whatsoever. Members of the bicycle-sig will
also feel uncomfortable because this joke encourages automobile

RIGHT: How do you improve a vehicle?

Confirm with the Mail Police that the vehicle is allowed
on Tandem Mail.

WRONG: An engineer, a physicist, a mathematician, and a psychologist
are stuck in a burning building. Who gets out alive?

This message should not be sent because it encourgages classism,
elitism, and implies that those who study different disciplines
deserve to perish in a tragedy through no fault of their own.
Tandem Values require respect for all individuals in all jobs
they do.

RIGHT: Four Tandemites are stuck in a burning building. How do
you rescue all of them before it collapses?

First meet with the Mail Police to be sure no favoritism
is shown towards any group in whom is rescued initially.

WRONG: How do you make love to an <ethnic> woman?

There are so many reasons this joke is inappropriate for Tandem
mail that this memo cannot begin to catalog all of them. Hiding
behind the designator <ethnic> does not absolve the joke-sender
of sending abusive mail messages to protected groups, because it
is usually quite clear which group is being slandered. In any
event, the sobriquet <ethnic> implies that non-ethnics are in
some way superior, which goes against Tandem Values.

The joke also shows a lack of respect for women in two ways.
First, it implies that the teller and listener of the joke are
both male. No joke of that sort should be sent, because this
precludes women from feeling fully accepted at Tandem. Second,
it implies that the woman can only be satisfied one particular
way, and that this rests outside of her, i.e. she needs a man to
be complete. Finally, this joke excludes gays and lesbians since
it has a heterosexualist bias.

RIGHT: How does a Tandemite get satisfaction?

Have the Mail Police ensure no one is offending anyone else.

WRONG: What happens when you cross a Jehovahs Witness with
a dyslexic agnostic?

Jokes that demean religious groups are unacceptable. This includes
people who choose not to practice religion. Dyslexics are an
example of a handicapped class and should not be insulted.
This joke is offensive to creationists because it implies that
evolution proceeds due to inter-species mating habits. Members
of certain religious groups may also find these random matings
offensive to their belief systems.

RIGHT: Tell me the best way all religious groups can feel
comfortable working together at Tandem.

Ill have the Mail Police explain that to you right away.

WRONG: A gorilla walks into a bar and orders a martini.

Since a number of Tandem employees are uncomfortable with
the problems of alcohol, jokes should not be set in bars
or at social gatherings noted for alcohol usage.

RIGHT: A gorilla walks into a hardware store and orders a martini.

WRONG: An IBM salesman is stuck on a desert island.

Desert islands make reference to the recent Gulf War, and should
be avoided. It is also against Tandem values to make jokes about
the competition. Simply describing their products is all the
humor thats necessary.

RIGHT: An IBM AS/400 is set up in a room at 105 degrees
Fahrenheit (40 C). The Mail Police are called to
see if it crashes, which it probably will.

WRONG: Which doesnt belong, meat, wife, or blowjob?

Havent you learned anything yet? This joke is sexist and
offensive to women and vegetarians.

RIGHT: Which doesnt belong, ethics, values, or Mail Police?

WRONG: A mans penis size doesnt matter, unless youre having
sex with him.

That doesnt mean you can make fun of men, just because theyre
the dominant class. Besides, these jokes usually trigger a barrage
of anti-female ones, and then were back to Lawsuit City.

RIGHT: A Tandemites paycheck size doesnt matter, unless theyre
arguing with the Mail Police.

WRONG: How many CNN reporters does it take to change a light bulb?

Tandem Values preclude mention of corporate entities, such as CNN
in this example. The whole category of light bulb jokes is also
contraindicated, as General Electric may choose to sue over
improper use of their product.

RIGHT: How many TTN reporters does it take to produce First Friday?

Wait a minute, the Mail Police want to be sure this isnt a
violation of something.

WRONG: What did Pee-Wee Herman say to Jeffrey Dahmer?

Cant you do anything right? Its What did Jeffrey Dahmer
say to Pee-Wee Herman? and the answer is Stop playing with
my food.


We must, we must, we must improve…

Once there was this woman, who was, sad to say, very flat across
the upper body. Year after year of seeing beautiful, large-breasted
women walking away with handsome guys finally got to her. She decided
that she would have large tits at any cost.

At first she went to a breast treatment center and asked for larger
breasts. After several weeks, despite all the injections and fillers
they had given her, her breasts were no larger. She despaired. She
went everywhere, but everything she tried came to no avail.

So she went home and cried and prayed for larger tits. After
several days of this, during one praying session, there was this
sudden poof, and her fairy godmother appeared before her.

Well, dearie, you want larger tits, do you?

Oh yes, oh yes, please fairy godmother, give me bigger tits. I
beg you, the woman implored.

Okay, okay, calm down. Ill do it, if you promise to stop
bothering me. Promise? the fairy godmother asked.

Yes, I promise!

Okay, then. Shish, swoosh, swash, liffiday-loffiday, balsshac,
boom! There. Now, dearie, whenever anyone says pardon to you, your
tits will grow one inch. Fine? Bye, dearie.

And with a flash and the smell of burnt hair, the fairy godmother

Of course, the lady wanted to try out her godmothers spell
immediately. She then ran out of her apartment and seeing some
unlucky passerby, collided with him and promptly fell to the ground.

Oh, pardon me. Im so sorry, are you alright?

Zzzzuuuuummmpp! Her tits bulged forward an inch. No, Im fine,
she laughed, as she ran back into her apartment. She inspected her
breasts. Oh, they were actually one inch larger; in fact, exactly one
inch. She decided to try again the next day.

At work, the following morning, she contrived to bump the manager
and spill her coffee into her lap.

Pardon me! Here, let me help clean you up, the manager said.
Zzzzuuuummmpp! Her tits jumped forward another inch. Oohhh, Ill
clean up myself. She ran into the womens bathroom and gleefully
examined her breasts. Two inches! Ive got to celebrate.

That night, she went to a posh Chinese restaurant. Aahh, Ill
treat myself to the best. After all, I could easily beat out Dolly
Parton by tomorrow. Ill be famous! As she sat there, a waiter
passed by, carrying an armful of aromatic dishes. She stretched,
delighting in the feel of her newfound breasts, … and her arm banged
into the waiters midsection.

The waiter fell with an audible Ooofff!!! sending dishes and
sauces all over her. Groveling, the waiter said to the lady, A
thousand pardons…

William Chuang


Good News, Bad News

One sunny day a man decided to go jump from an airplane. When he jumped there was good and bad news….
Good news: He had a parachute.
Bad News: It didnt work.
Good News: There was a haystack down below.
Bad news: There was a pitchfork in the haystack.
Good News: He missed the pitchfork.
Bad News: He missed the haystack.


Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal?

He wanted to transcend dental medication.


The Nursing Home

A family took their frail, elderly mother to a nursing home and left
her, hoping she would be well cared for.

The next morning, the nurses bathed her, fed her a tasty breakfast,
and set her in a chair at a window overlooking a lovely flower garden.
She seemed okay, but after a while she slowly started to tilt sideways
in her chair. Two attentive nurses immediately rushed up to catch her
and straighten her up.

Again she seemed okay, but after a while she slowly started to tilt
over to her other side. The nurses rushed back and once more brought
her back upright. This went on all morning.

Later, the family arrived to see how the old woman was adjusting to
her new home.

So Ma, how is it here? Are they treating you all right?

Its pretty nice, she replied. Except they wont let me fart.


The Creation of Man

God created the mule, and told him, "You will be a mule, working constantly from dusk to dawn, carrying heavy loads on your back. You will eat grass and lack intelligence. You will live for 50 years."The mule answered, "To live like this for 50 years is too much. Please, give me no more than 20." And it was so.Then God created the dog, and told him, "You will hold vigilance over the dwellings of Man, to whom you will be his greatest companion. You will eat his table scraps and live for 25 years."

And the dog responded, "Lord, to live 25 years as a dog like that is too much.Please, no more than 10 years." And it was so.God then created themonkey, and told him, "You are monkey. You shall swing from tree to tree,acting like an idiot. You will be funny, and you shall live for 20 years."

And the monkey responded, "Lord, to live 20 years as the clown of the world istoo much. Please, Lord, give me no than 10 years." And it was so. Finally, God created Manand told him, "You are Man, the only rational being that walks the earth. Youwill use your intelligence to have mastery over the creatures of the world. You willdominate the earth and live for 20 years."

And the man responded, "Lord,to be Man for only 20 years is too little. Please, Lord, give me the 20 years themule refused, the the 15 years the dog refused, and the 10 years the monkeyrejected." And it was so. And so God made Man to live 20 years as a man, then marry and live 20 years like a mule working and carrying heavy loads on his back.

Then, he is to have children and live 15 years as a dog, guarding hishouse and eating the leftovers after they empty the pantry.

Then, in his old age, to live10 years as a monkey, acting like an idiot to amuse his grandchildren.And it is so.


Lumber Yard

Some men in a pickup truck drove into a lumberyard.
One of the men walked in the office and said, We need some four-by-twos.
The clerk said, You mean two-by-fours, dont you?
The man said, Ill go check, and went back to the truck.
He returned in a minute and said, Yeah, I meant two-by-fours.
Alright. How long do you need them?
The customer paused for a minute and said, Id better go check.
After a while, the customer returned to the office and said, A long time. Were gonna build a house.


Fun Toungue Twister!

Heres a fun tongue twister.

Read the following list and then follow the instructions at the end.

Read it LOUD and REAL FAST…see if you can do it!

DONT read the instructions until you get it right!!!

This is this cat

This is is cat

This is how cat

This is to cat

This is keep cat

This is a cat

This is fool cat

This is busy cat

This is for cat

This is forty cat

This is seconds cat












Did ya do it? Now go back up and read the third word in each line starting from the top to the bottom 🙂


Nun Attacked by Gorilla

Three nuns were touring the local zoo one sunny afternoon having a picnic. While wandering around, they entered the monkey house.

Unfortunately, one of the nuns got to close to the gorilla cage and he pulled her inside. He savagely beat and raped the nun. It took 4 guards to pull the nun to safety. The nun spent three months in the hospital recovering and then was sent to a convent in England, for six months, to recover emotionally.

Amazingly, the same three nuns met up again the next year in the park. The younger of the two asked her if she minded talking about the experience in the zoo.

She said, Of course not.

The younger nun asked Did it hurt?

The sister replied Of course! He never called and he never wrote.


The Execution of _The Greaser_

I Dont Think Hell Win Any Popularity Contests …

… On Monday morning it was determined to arrest the Greaser, Joe Pizzanthia, and to see precisely how his record stood in the Territory … A party started for his cabin, which was built on a side-hill. The interior looked darker than usual from the bright glare of the surrounding snow. The smmons to come forth being disregarded, Smith Ball and George Copley entered, contrary to the advice of their comrades, and instantly recieved the fire of their concealed foe. Copley was shot through the breast. Smith Ball recieved a bullet in the hip. They both staggered out, each ejaculating, Im shot. Copley was led off by two friends, and died of his wound. Smith Ball recovered himself, and was able to empty his six shooter into the body of the assassin, when the latter was dragged forth.

The popular excitement rose nearly to madness. Copley was a much-esteemed citizen, and Smith Ball had many friends. It was the instant resolution of all present that the vengeance on the Greaser should be summary and complete.

A party whose military experience was still fresh in their memory made a rush, at the double-quick, for a mountain howitzer which lay dismounted, where it had been left by the train to which it was attached. Without waiting to place it on the carriage, it was brought by willing hands to within five rods of the windowless side of the cabin, and some old artillerists, placing it on a box, loaded it with shell, and laid it for the building. by one of those omissions so common during times of excitement, the fuse was left uncut, and, being torn out in its passage through the logs, the missile never exploded, but left a clean breach through the wall, making chips fly. A second shell was put into the gun, and this time the fuse was cut, but the range was so short that the explosion took place after it had traversed the house.

Thinking that Pizantha might have taken refuge in the chimney, the howitzer was pointed for it and sent a solid shot through it. Meanwhile the military judgement of the leader had been shown by the posting of some riflemen opposite the shot-hole, with instructions to maintain so rapid a fire upon it that the beleaguered inmate should not be able to use it as a crenelle through which to fire upon the assailants. No response being given to the cannon and small-arms, the attacking party began to think of storming the dwelling.

The leader called for voulunteers to follow him. Nevada cast in her lot first, and men from the crowd joined. The half dozen stormers moved steadily, under cover of the edge of the last building, and then dased at the house, across the open space. The door had fallen from the effects of the fusilade; but, peeping in, they could not see anything until a sharp eye noticed the Greasers boots protruding. Two lifted the door while Smith Ball drew his revolver and stood ready. The remainder seized the boots.

On lifting the door, Pizanthia was found lying flat and badly hurt. His revolver was beside him. He was quickly dragged out, Smith Ball paying him for the would he had recieved by emptying his revolver into him.

A clothes-line was taken down and fastened round his neck; the leader climbed a pole, and the rest holding up the body, he wound the rope round the top of the stick of timber, making a jamb hitch. While aloft, fastening all securely, the crowd blazed away upon the murderer swinging beneath his feet. At his request,Say, boys! Stop shooting a minute-the firing ceased, and he came down by the run. Over one hundred shots were discharged at the swaying corpse.

A friend-one of the four Bannack originals-touched the leaders arms and said, Come and see my bonfire. Walking down to the cabin, he found that it had been razed to the ground by the maddened people, and was then in a bright glow of flame. A proposition to burn the Mexican was recieved with a shout of exultation. The body was hauled down and thrown upon the pile, upon which it was burned to ashes so completely that not a trace of a bone could be seen when the fire burned out.

In the morning some women of ill-fame actually panned out the ashes, to see whether the desperado had any gold in his purse.