TOTD 2018-8-5: Olympic Joke

I was reminded of the wonderful jokes that razzed a particular country. The punchline always surprised and caused a chuckle. How about we steal and make that country Ratburgia?

This will be an old joke so I will pick an old Olympics. There was a Swede, a Frenchman, and a Ratburgian who wanted to go to the LA Olympics but they had no money. The Swede said, “I’ve got an idea. We will get in as athletes.” The Frenchman went, “Oui, oui.” The Ratburgian squeaked and nodded.

The Swede was the first to approach the gatekeeper. He had found a long pole and with it went up to the gate. He said strongly and clearly, “Sweden, pole vaulting!” They gatekeeper waved him in.

The next one up was the Frenchman. He found a heavy round stone. He goes up to the gatekeeper and says, “France, shot put!” The gatekeeper hesitated for a while but decided to let him in too.

The Swede and Frenchman are waiting for their friend. “Where could he be?”, they thought. Finally they saw him coming. He looked bedraggled and dirty. It looked like he had been out in the country and got caught in some barbed wire and was bleeding. He gets up to the gate and stands straight and says, “Ratburgia, fencing!”

“Hey, it’s free.”

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4 thoughts on “TOTD 2018-8-5: Olympic Joke”

  1. Okay, then, Dime.

    Matteroffact, we have Farmer Olympics every year at our county fair. Teams compete for the Golden Pitchfork in hay bale toss, sorting big piles of rubber boots into pairs, and other ridiculous events the organizers dream up. However, there is no fencing event, for just that reason. The wire can whip around suddenly. Too bad, because a man working on fence is a beautiful sight, otherwise. Seriously!

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  2. jzdro:
    Okay, then, Dime.

    Matteroffact, we have Farmer Olympics every year at our county fair. Teams compete for the Golden Pitchfork in hay bale toss, sorting big piles of rubber boots into pairs, and other ridiculous events the organizers dream up. However, there is no fencing event, for just that reason. The wire can whip around suddenly. Too bad, because a man working on fence is a beautiful sight, otherwise. Seriously!

    Jzdro, I thought it was a ladies only event. Only one can be Barb-ie Doll 2018.

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  3. Back in the 1980s there was a comic strip called Downstown.

    During the Lake Placid Winter Olympics, the strip had a story line where the main character, Chuck Lalo, tried to sneak into the games pretending to be a participant in a made up sport “heptathaluge”.

    It turns out that there was such a sport and the US did not already have a representative. An official hands him a sled and a rifle and sends him down the course. Chaos ensues.

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  4. ctlaw:
    a made up sport “heptathaluge”

    Ha!

    Sliding down a snowy hill on a seven-foot sofa? Could be fun!  “Sled and a rifle” – even more possibilities.

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