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Baghdad humour

April 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Culture

Did you hear the one about the bomber on the bus? No, well, here are a few others you might appreciate:

– A guy with cross-eyes volunteers to join a militia group. They assign him to the random bombing unit.

– A Jordanian finds a magic lamp. A genie appears and asks him what is his heart’s desire. “Send all these Iraqi refugees back across the border,” the man says. “Why?” asks the genie. “Whatever have we done to you?”

– A guy stoned on drugs is driving his car when he’s stopped by the traffic police enforcing the new traffic rules. “Why aren’t you wearing your belt?” they ask him. “Because I’m not wearing any trousers,” he replies.

– A Indian man is tossing and turning in his in the middle of the night in his hovel in the country’s poorest slum, and then he wakes up screaming. “Oh God! Please! No!!!” he yells. “Calm down, darling. It’s just a nightmare,” says his wife. “You’re right, my love,” he says, catching his breath. “But what a nightmare – I dreamed I went to sleep and woke up in Iraq!”

From the BBC, by one of their Iraqi staff at the Baghdad bureau – the article’s worth reading.

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