Thursday, July 15, 2004

jokes from the old man

Art Gallery

A couple attending an art exhibition at the National

Gallery was staring at a portrait that had them

completely confused. The painting depicted three
very black, totally naked men sitting on a bench.

Two of the figures had black penises, but the one in

the middle had a pink penis.

The curator of the gallery realized that they were

having trouble interpreting the painting and offered

his assessment. He went on for nearly half an hour

explaining how it depicted the sexual emasculation

of African-Americans in a predominantly white,

patriarchal society.

"In fact," he pointed out, "some serious art critics

believe that the pink penis also reflects the cultural

and sociological oppression experienced by gay men

in contemporary society."

After the curator left, an Irishman approached the

couple and said, "Would you like to know what the

painting is really about?"

"Now why would you claim to be more of an expert

than the curator of the gallery?" asked the couple.

"Because I'm the guy who painted it," he replied.

"In fact, there are no African-Americans depicted at

all. They're just three Irish coal-miners.
The guy in the middle went home for lunch."


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