Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One

Stinky McMonkeyfaceThis aught to take Stinky McMonkeyface down a peg or two. This from the London Sunday Telegraph

LONDON — Have you heard the joke about how Santa Claus passed out during a visit to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s house in Tehran? He was filling an unwashed presidential sock with presents when he was overcome by the smell.

For millions of Iranians, humor is proving the perfect way to let off steam, and jokes focusing on Mr. Ahmadinejad’s purported lack of personal hygiene have begun to proliferate via text messages and e-mails.

But this one by far is my favorite:

Other jibes are altogether more cutting, such as the tale of how the president finds lice when combing his hair one day. “OK, male lice to the left and females to the right,” he says — a reference to his reported attempt to introduce segregated corridors in the city hall during his previous job as mayor of Tehran. 

Looks like the bastard tries to take in in stride though:

Mr. Ahmadinejad has made recent efforts to shed his image as a stern and intolerant Islamist. After being fiercely heckled by reformists during a speech at a student demonstration last month, he surprised his audience by declaring that they should not be arrested or hurt. And members of the president’s personal staff say the boss likes a joke as much as anyone else.

See, Ahmadinejad’s not all bad…at least he’s got a sense of humor about himself…

However, rumor has it that Mr. Ahmadinejad took umbrage recently at a joke claiming that he needed to shower more often.

The gag was brought to his attention, not via Iran’s formidable secret intelligence services, but in a misdirected text message. In response, he is said to have lodged an official complaint with the judiciary.

According to Rooz Online, a pro-reformist Web site, a senior official with the country’s mobile phone network was fired and several others arrested and accused of being foreign spies.


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