Friday, July 09, 2010


A fly falls into a cup of coffee and. . . The Italian -- throws the cup, breaks it, and walks away in a fit of rage. The German -- carefully washes the cup, sterilizes it and makes a new cup of coffee. The Frenchman -- takes out the fly, and drinks the coffee. The Chinese -- eats the fly and throws away the coffee. The Russian -- drinks the coffee with the fly, since it was extra with no charge. The Israeli -- sells the coffee to the Frenchman, sells the fly to the Chinese, sells the cup to the Italian, drinks a cup of tea, and uses the extra money to invent a device that prevents flies from falling into coffee. The Palestinian Arab -- blames the Israeli for the fly falling into his coffee, protests the act of aggression to the UN, takes a loan from the European Union to buy a new cup of coffee, uses the money to purchase explosives and then blows up the coffee house where the Italian, the Frenchman, the Chinese, the German and the Russian are all trying to explain to the Israeli that he should give away his cup of tea to the Palestinian Arab.

(via reader Raul)


Warren said...

The funniest part is "...takes a loan from the European Union to buy a new cup of coffee".

Why take out a loan when they have all that foreign aid? Surely somebody will buy the poor Palestinian a new cup of coffee.

Largest Recipients of Humanitarian Aid per Capita, 2005

(with populations exceeding one million)
Entity Aid per capita (US$)
Republic of Congo 362
West Bank and Gaza 304
Timor-Leste 189
Nicaragua 144
Serbia and Montenegro 140
Jordan 115
Macedonia 113
Source: Calculations based on data from World Bank Development Indicators Data Base, 2005

Gringo said...

That is the best nationalities joke I have heard. Surpasses the old ones such as the following. Heaven: Japanese wife and American house. Hell: American wife and Japanese house. Heaven: English Policeman. Hell: German policeman. Heaven: French cook. Hell: English cook. Heaven: German engineer. Hell: French engineer. Heaven: Swiss accountant. Hell: Italian accountant. Heaven: Italian lover. Hell: Swiss lover.

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MaxedOutMama said...

I'm not even sure this is funny - it's too true.