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While pondering on what is to become of many old jokes that are in need of fixing up and releasing into the wild.
Obviously this does not apply to all jokes, for example, the "my dog has no nose" joke still seems to have a few miles on the clock, genetic engineering permitting.
But I was thinking
of the old school type joke. (clears throat) For example, "the USA has its missiles targeting the Volga basin in order to destroy the USSR's manufacturing capacity, and the USSR has its missiles trained on Japan, for exactly the same reason".
But, if we then update that to "The US has its missiles trained on Guangdong Province to destroy China's manufacturing capacity and so have the Chinese, for exactly the same reason..." I think you see the problem...
It just seems a pity to let these jokes, which somebody must have spent several seconds thinking up, go to waste.
I mean, if it was puppies with mange, there'd be donations pouring in...
Hiding them away, rather than attempting to extend their usefulness
[calum, Jul 10 2011]
[not_morrison_rm, Jul 10 2011]
||Two men walk into a sushi bar...
||A - "Ooh, it's terrible"
B - "What, the way your dog smells?"
A - "Yes - he's got no nose
||oh you mean to update them *politically*...?
||Well, just update them so they work...perhaps some Royal Society of the Rehabilitation of Old Jokes (RSROJ) with a fancy charter, some headquarters on Mortimer Street and lots of people snoozing under newspapers...
Having just clocked Calum's link, I have posted my own Prior art link.