From: Planning the end of the world, well out to 2023!
Hey, Gents, I'm pretty sure that was deterimined to be the second funniest joke by some British study last year (seriously). If memory serves, the funniest joke was this one (again, this is serious):
A lady traveling on a bus becomes upset when another passenger tells her she has the ugliest baby he's ever seen.
Incensed, she stomps to the front and asks the driver to stop the bus and let her off.
"I can see how insulting that is," the driver replies sympathetically. "Why don't you let me hold your monkey while you go back and tell him off."
The site i looked at had the Milligan joke first (and it was an oldie, based on a 1951 Goon Shoow scipt) and the monkey joke second.
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