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My Act Could Use a Little Polish

Posted on 2006.12.12 at 00:07
Current Mood: sillysilly
Current Music: My Melody of Love - Bobby Vinton
There are a lot of people born in Detroit who are of Polish descent. One of them was my late mother. Hmmm… I guess that also means that one of them is me. Some people would say this explains a lot, but I do my best to ignore them.

Growing up on Detroit’s white east side (before they all moved north to Warren and Sterling Heights), I heard and told a lot of Polish jokes. One of my favorites goes like this: “Did you hear about the Polish hit man? They sent him to blow up a car and he burned his lips on the tailpipe!”


In the spirit of the season, though, I want to offer another one from long ago:
“How do we know Jesus wasn’t born in Poland?”
“They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin!”

This genre of joke can obviously be transplanted to any ethnic or special interest group to suit the taste or prejudices of the teller, but that being said, I’m always on the lookout for choice and worthy additions to the canon of ethnic humor, so please feel free to pass along your favorites!


dummylady at 2006-12-12 19:55 (UTC) (Link)

Speaking of Polacks

If your back in Michigan mid-January our band 'Six Foot Poles' will be playing at the Ann Arbor Brew Pub on Saturday, January 13th at 8pm. It would be great to sing for you and maybe Maggie would join.

Think about it

charlesofcamden at 2006-12-13 01:40 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Speaking of Polacks

I'm still waiting to hear whether I can get the time off from Tony n' Tina, but if they give it to me, that's the weekend I'll be in MI. I'll keep you posted - I'd love to see you folks perform!

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