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Political Joke of the Week…

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John Key was visiting a primary school and the class was in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.

The teacher asked Key if he would like to lead the discussion on the word ‘Tragedy’.

So our Dear Leader asked the class for an example of a ‘Tragedy’.

Manu, a little boy stood up and offered: ‘If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playin’ in the field and a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy.’

‘Incorrect,’ said Key… ‘That would be an accident.’

A little girl raised her hand: ‘If a school bus carrying fifty children drove over a cliff, killing everybody inside, that would be a tragedy.’

‘I’m afraid not’, explained Key ‘that’s what we would refer to as a great loss’.

The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Key searched the room.

‘Isn’t there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?’

Finally, at the back of the room, little Johnny raised his hand and said: ‘If a plane carrying you and Paula Bennett was struck by a ‘friendly fire’ missile an’ blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy…’

‘Fantastic’ exclaimed Key, ‘and can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?’

‘Well’, said Johnny, ‘it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn’t be a great loss, and it probably wouldn’t be a fucking accident either!’

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Above image acknowledgment: Francis Owen/Lurch Left Memes

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  1. 7 September 2014 at 9:29 am

    Booom!!!

  2. Deb Kean
    7 September 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Brilliant!
    Deb 😀

  1. 8 September 2014 at 8:25 am
  2. 23 October 2016 at 11:26 am

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