Skip to comments.Explanation of a tragedy
Posted on 08/29/2018 11:25:03 AM PDT by sodpoodle
Chuck Schumer was visiting a Washington D.C. primary school and the class was in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.
The teacher asked Mr Schumer if he would like to lead the discussion on the word 'Tragedy'.
So Mr Schumer asked the class for an example of a 'Tragedy'
A little boy stood up and offered: 'If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing' in the field and a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy.'
'Incorrect,' said Schumer. 'That would be an accident.'
<>A little girl raised her hand: 'If a school bus carrying fifty children drove over a cliff, killing everybody inside, that would be a tragedy.'
'I'm afraid not', explained Schumer, 'that's what we would refer to as a great loss'.
The room went silent. No other children volunteered.
Schumer searched the room.
'Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?'
Finally, at the back of the room, little Johnny raised his hand and said: 'If a plane carrying you and Mrs. Pelosi and The Obamas and Mrs. Clinton was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile & blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy.'
'Fantastic' exclaimed Schumer, 'and can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?'
'Well', said Johnny, 'it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss, and it probably wouldn't be a f**king accident either!'
“Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.”
- Mel Brooks
A tragedy would be a bus-load of democrat politicians going over a cliff.
A catastrophe would be empty seats.
LOL. Smart kid, Johnny.
Also, I think
Trump as president is a “tragedy” for Democrats.
JOKE OF THE DAY NANCY AND CHUCK GO TO MONTANA: Nancy Pelosi called Chuck Schumer one day and said, I have a plan to help us win the mid terms in 2018 and help us regain control of Congress.
Great Nancy, but how? asked Chuck.. Well get some cheesy clothes and shoes, like most Middle Class Americans wear, then stop at the pound and pick up a Labrador retriever.
Then, well go to a nice old country bar in Montana and show them how much admiration and respect we have for the hard working people living there.
So they did, and found just the place they were looking for in Bozeman, Montana. With the dog in tow, they walked inside and stepped up to the bar.
The Bartender took a step back and said, Hey! Arent you Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi?
Yes we are! said Nancy, And what a lovely town you have here. We were passing through and Chuck suggested we stop and take in some local color.
They ordered a round of bourbon for the whole bar, and started chatting up a storm with anyone who would listen.
A few minutes later, a grizzled old rancher came in, walked up to the Labrador, lifted up its tail, looked underneath, shrugged his shoulders and walked out.
A few moments later, in came another old rancher. He walked up to the dog, lifted up its tail, looked underneath, scratched his head and left the bar.
For the next hour, another dozen ranchers came in, lifted the dogs tail, and left shaking their heads.
Finally, Nancy asked, Why did all those old ranchers come in and look under the dogs tail? Is it some sort of custom?
Lord no, said the bartender. Someones out there running around town, claiming theres a Labrador Retriever in here with two assholes!
Teacher correction;) ??????
A catastrophe would be a bus-load of democrat politicians going over a cliff.
A tragedy would be empty seats.
Right there Mel put his finger on the essence of Comedy for liberals and other leftists. Just change "you" to be Catholic priest, or Donald Trump, or Sarah Palin.
Hahahahahahaha! Love it!
That is pretty much their comedy “shortcut” these days!
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