Old Wives' Tales
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Toxin du jour
Joke: The hilarious saga of a man who named his dog 'Sex'.
Example: [Dundes and Pagter, 1991]
Origins: This piece of double entendre humor (c. 1966) is the work of humorist Morty Storm and had been circulated in photocopied form before it became popular on a burgeoning Internet. It has frequently appeared in the advice columns of Ann Landers and Abigail van Buren.
Internet versions (dating to 1995, at least) have added some new flourishes to the photocopy text, such as this new ending:
Well now I've been thrown in jail, been divorced and had more damn troubles with that dog than I ever foresaw. Why just the other day when I went for my first session with the psychiatrist, she asked me, "What seems to be the trouble?" I replied, "Sex has been my best friend all my life but now it has left me forever. I couldn't live any longer so lonely," and the doctor said, "Look mister, you should understand that sex isn't a man's best friend, so get yourself a dog."And this addition to the middle of the story:
When I decided to get married, I told the minister that I would like to have Sex at the wedding. He told me to wait until after the wedding was over. I said, "But Sex has played a big part in my life and my whole world revolves around Sex." He said he didn't want to hear about my personal life and would not marry us in his church. I told him everyone would enjoy having Sex at the wedding. The next day we were married at the Justice of the Peace. My family is barred from the church from then on.Last updated: 29 March 2007
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