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Chicago Humor

At Gapers Block, Alice Maggio offers up some vintage Chicago humor. Believe it or not, there are a few of these I hadn't heard before.

The Pope, Richard Nixon and Mayor Daley in are in a lifeboat, lost at sea. Unfortunately, they only have enough drinking water for one person. The three of them decide to vote to determine who should get the water. They vote, and Daley wins 6 to 2.

Q: What's orange and sleeps six?
A: A streets and sanitation truck.

Q: How do you keep a bear out of your back yard?
A: Put up a goal post.

Q: What three streets in Chicago rhyme with vagina?
A: Paulina, Melvina and Lunt.

My brother-in-law's sister told me that last one when I was in junior high. I was quite impressed.

June 30, 2005 in Chicago Observations | Permalink


I really enjoyed the 6-2.

Posted by: brian at Jun 30, 2005 4:28:03 PM