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As we mention elsewhere, the very same anecdote can be either a joke or a legend, depending upon whether or not it's related as a true story. However, simply slapping a "THIS IS TRUE" tag on an obvious piece of humor does not magically transform it into a legend. Nonetheless, people do it, and the result is that we get all sorts of jokes forwarded to us with "Is this true?" inquiries attached. To paraphrase Freud, sometimes a joke is just a joke; not every bit of humor requires deep analysis. So, if you see something familiar listed here, rest assured it's merely something intended to provoke a chuckle or two, not a description of a real-life incident.
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Blonde has trouble with her outboard boat at Lake Isabella.
Airline pilot takes seeing eye dog for a walk and causes consternation amongst the passengers.
The trials of a man who names his dog ' Sex.'
Japanese are swilling hydrogen beer in an effort to improve their karaoke experience.
Fed up with the endless stream of wrong numbers meant for a local hotel, a Tennessee woman began fielding calls on their behalf.
A man comes up with an inventive way to get even with two rude fellows.
The FBI's list of their ' Top 20 Homicides of the Year.'
Chagrined highway patrolman admits policemen don't have balls.
Misdirected e-mail announcing the sender has reached a hot place ends up with a recently bereaved woman.
Barbara Walters discovers the new Kuwaiti way to check for land mines.
Thieves mistakenly break into sperm bank and consume 'vanilla pudding' they find there.
Dick Van Dyke's real name is Penis Van Lesbian.
Newscaster inadvertently makes sexually suggestive comment regarding an amount of snowfall.
General Motors head issues caustic press release in response to Bill Gates' comparison of advances in computing to the automotive industry.
City boy turns a neat profit by raffling off a dead donkey to country folk.
Placards for the terminally clueless: Here's your sign.
'Ghostly' rescue in a pushed car.
Kid mistakes sounds of Mom's sexual satisfaction for prayer and comments on it in a letter to sailors.
Native Americans provide NASA with a cryptic message to take to the moon.
Johnson & Johnson rectal thermometers are "personally tested."
The Treasury is recalling one state's quarters because they're jamming coin slots.
Super Bowl quarterback was formerly a foreign soldier who could toss grenades well.
Albert Einstein switches places with his chauffeur, then fields a question directed to the man folks thought was him.
Brothers who invented automobile pull a fast one on Henry Ford.
A good Samaritan who saves from drowning asks only one reward: that no one tell his father.
Naked woman distracts drivers by washing their windshields while her partner robs the car.
A collection of humorous articles from the African press.
Mysterious white powdery substance on a football field is revealed to be the goal line.
Description of how the Titanic's sinking led to the creation of the observance.
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Casino tokens collected by Catholic churches in Las Vegas are sent to a monastery for sorting and redeemed by "
Champion skier Picabo Street forbidden to answer the phone in the Intensive Care Unit where she works.
Winston Churchill quipped that he preferred traveling on Italian cruise ships because "there is none of this nonsense about women and children first."
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