But I did hear some terrorist jokes in the late 1970s, during the first wave of Islamic terrorism. I can only remember two of them now. Both of them involved “Aggie terrorists” – you see, I grew up in Texas, and Aggies (Texas A&M students) are the butt of all jokes in Texas. In other parts of the country, it was probably Pollacks, morons, or some other group. What was the first group you heard it took five of to screw in a lightbulb, one to hold the bulb and four to turn the ladder? For me, it was Aggies.
Anyway, here they are. I’m replacing Aggies with morons to achieve more universal appeal:
Q: Did you hear about the moron terrorist who tried to blow up a bus?Ah, the good old days, when hijackers actually wanted to go somewhere instead of destroy something. It’s almost quaint.
A: He burned his lips on the exhaust pipe.
Q: Did you hear about the moron hijacker?
A: Yeah, he tried to hijack a train to Cuba.