The Joke I Heard From Richard Thompson Last Night

(Heard at the absolutely wonderful Richard Thompson “1000 Years of Popular Music” show at the Orange Peel in Asheville, 1/20/08.)

In Heaven,

the English greet you at the gates,

the French do the cooking,

the Italians are in charge of the entertainment,

and the Germans arrange everything.

In Hell,

the French greet you at the gates,

the English do the cooking,

the Italians arrange everything,

and the Germans provide the entertainment.

3 responses to “The Joke I Heard From Richard Thompson Last Night

  1. LOL – you win at the interwebs!

  2. Not a new joke, by any means. But that was pretty much the perfect RT gig: ‘The Three Ravens’ in the ‘1000 Years’ set list — an old song that I’ve always wanted to hear him sing — and a joke at the expense of Newcastle fans during the stonking ‘Blackleg Miner’.

  3. I’m sure it’s not a new joke to someone who uses words like “stonking.” But unfortunately all new to Ashevilleans of a provincial stripe, which is probably most of us, frankly.

    Thank you for the outstanding new word!

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