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Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Best 9/11 Joke I’ve Ever Heard…

posted by on August 28 at 10:47 AM

…is #23 in the comments to this post.

There is no runner-up.

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1

That's an oldie but goodie.

Posted by Blacksheep | August 28, 2008 10:50 AM
2

I don't know, there are those jokes that those unshaven kids outside the University Bookstore tell - about how Bush and Cheney actually made 9/11 happen themselves? They aren't really as funny, I guess, but definitely runner-up material.

Posted by Ziggity | August 28, 2008 10:52 AM
3

I love that joke! I told it on a date once. It didn't go over well.

Posted by Tamara | August 28, 2008 10:52 AM
4

So 9/11 can be hilarious but rape can't?

Posted by I don't get you, Schmader. | August 28, 2008 10:54 AM
5

When did I ever say rape can't be hilarious? I don't mean to boast, but I share a house with a rape survivor, and our 15-year friendship has been littered with breathtakingly hilarious (albeit hard-earned) rape jokes.

My favorite makes-sense-out-of-context example:

Man: I think you're terrific.
Woman: What about that time you date-raped me?
Man: I told you—that wasn't a date.

Posted by David Schmader | August 28, 2008 11:02 AM
6

I meant visual rape.

Posted by that scene in Showgirls is funny | August 28, 2008 11:09 AM
7

You've seriously never heard that joke before? I don't have a lot of jokes in my repertoire (maybe six) but that is one of them. I clicked on the link all stoked for a new 9/11 joke that HAD to be great, since it was you endorsing it, only to find the same ol' joke. It's the only 9/11 joke I've ever even heard.

Posted by Callie | August 28, 2008 11:31 AM
8

You've seriously never heard that joke before? I don't have a lot of jokes in my repertoire (maybe six) but that is one of them. I clicked on the link all stoked for a new 9/11 joke that HAD to be great, since it was you endorsing it, only to find the same ol' joke. It's the only 9/11 joke I've ever even heard.

Posted by Callie | August 28, 2008 11:32 AM
9

What did the man say who was plummeting to his death from one of the towers aflame?

Peter, I can see your house from heeeeeeeeeeere.

Posted by maldive | August 28, 2008 11:36 AM
10

Why are we celebrating Labor Day late on 9-11?

I thought it was this Monday on 9-1?

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 28, 2008 11:49 AM
11

twin tower power!

Posted by modern day flapper | August 28, 2008 11:52 AM
12

Hey, I've never heard that joke! I guess my friends are too uptight to tell 9/11 jokes. No, that can't be it. Anyway, it was awesome.

Posted by leek | August 28, 2008 11:53 AM
13

Why are New Yorkers the world's fastest readers?

Because some of those fuckers can go through twenty stories in less than a minute.

Posted by Max Bell | August 28, 2008 12:26 PM
14

i first read that on slog last fall. i've been using it ever since.

i don't think it really makes fun of 9/11 -- more poking fun of those in the "NEVER FORGET!1!" crowd.

Posted by joey | August 28, 2008 12:28 PM
15

Did you hear about United Airlines new deal?
They'll fly you from the airport straight to the office.


Posted by Yes, there are others | August 28, 2008 12:37 PM
16

I have officially laughed at all three of the 9/11 jokes on here.

I thank you for that, Sloggers. Ha!

Posted by anna | August 28, 2008 12:52 PM
17

And the healing has finally begun...

Posted by How Many 9/11 Victims Does It Take To Screw In A Lightbulb? | August 28, 2008 1:05 PM
18

Riddle from 9/12/2001:


Q: Why didn't Superman stop the two planes from hitting the towers?


A: He's in a wheelchair!


(Yes, I know, and now he's dead. Sad trombone. But it made sense back then.)

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | August 28, 2008 1:38 PM
19

I saw mc chris tell that joke at one of his concerts

Posted by danton d. | August 28, 2008 7:42 PM

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