Thursday, November 13, 2008

Anciet Joke Book Translated -- You've Been Getting the Jokes in E-Mails for Years

Dead parrot sketch ancestor traced to fourth century - Yahoo! News: "LONDON (AFP) – A direct ancestor of Monty Python's renowned 'Dead Parrot' sketch has been found in a book of jokes dating back to Greece in the fourth century AD, a publisher said Thursday.

A new English translation of 'Philogelos: The Laugh Addict' contains a joke in which a man complains that a slave he has just bought has died.

'By the gods,' answers the slave's seller, 'when he was with me, he never did any such thing.'"

1 comment:

Jerry House said...

Octavius walked into a bar...
and it hurt!