Updating an Old One

JOKE OF THE WEEK, 21 Jan 2019

Phoebe Anne Thomas Sorgen – TRANSCEND Media Service

An airplane was about to crash. There were 4 passengers, but only 3 parachutes.

One passenger proclaimed, “I’m Kanye West. I’m the best rapper on the planet. Millions of fans need me, so I can’t die.” He took the 1st pack and jumped out the plane.

The next passenger bragged, “I’m the smartest and the best President in American history. I’m a genius and I have the best words.  I said Mexico will pay for my wall. My fans believe anything I say.  I can insult blacks, immigrants, and disabled folks.  I can grab chicks by the pussy and hush-pay porn stars after the birth of my 5th child by my 3rd wife.  My fan base is STILL fantastic because I’m so great.”  He pointed at the two remaining passengers and sneered, “You’re a nasty crone, and you… those long pigtails are a disgrace to teendom!”  He then grabbed the 2nd pack and jumped off the plane.

After rolling her eyes, author and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy told the remaining passenger, Greta Thunberg, “My dear, I’m an elder, with few years left to achieve The Great Turning.  Even if you had not riveted the world with your speech at the Climate Summit, you’re only 15, with many decades ahead, so I gladly sacrifice my life.  Take the last parachute.”

Greta replied, “Thank you, but that’s unnecessary.  The smartest President in US history grabbed my backpack.”

Shouting, “Yippee!” they leapt out together, free falling into the wild blue yonder before floating, hand in hand, to a fragrant meadow.


Phoebe Anne Thomas Sorgen is a Green Party USA Delegate and a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment.


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