Monday, May 16, 2011

"Your stupid-ass Bodhi tree"

A religion is doing okay if it inspires a fair amount of jokes. Jews have gone by this principle since about the Middle Ages, at least. And gags about the Catholic Church don't hurt it, unless maybe they take the form of sworn testimony.

Thus I suspect that there are many Buddhists who would laugh along with this bit. Someone at McSweeney's is exploring the lighter side, Mad magazine-style.


susan said...

I've heard some!

Two monks were sitting in a cave. One was silent. The other one said, ‘I could have done that’.

A student is on one side of a raging river. There are no bridges. He has no boat. He shouts out to the master on the opposite bank. “How do I get to the other side?” The master shouts back: “You are on the other side.”

Q: Why can't a Buddhist vacuum under the sofa?
A: Because he has no attachments.

We called but it got too late so will try again another day.
Happy Birthday ♡

Ben said...

The joke about the two monks in the cave gave me a giggle fit. I thank you.