this is just bad and, if you think of a better fish let minnow
Jokes for all occasions
By Sea creature223
I love this book
It was bad it was more like a story book then a joke book.that was the worst jokes ever. Don't make another one
By Bella Lederman rocks!
When I got this book I thought it would be great....
Stories in poor taste
This is not so much a book of jokes for different occasions, but more of a collection of racist, stereotypical stories, with different themes. Not a joke book, not funny, and definitely not something to read if you're offended by antisemetic or racist anecdotes.
Out dated and might offend
Copyright in the 1920's which was a very different time. The reference to negroes and colored is very outdated along with the stereotype of a lack of education.
Keep the time period in mind when reading this. I am glad I did not grow up during such a time and would find it rather offensive if published today.
Umm I'm 7
jokes my grandpa would like...
Funny?? Better for Historical Research
If you want to research how much humor for all occasions has changed in a century, this book is a good resource. If you do not enjoy racist/ ethnic stereotypes, including attempts at phonetical-representations of dialect, you won't find much that is humorous in this volume. Written in 1920-21, it does serve as a reminder of how much has changed in the USA and the world as a result of the Great Depression, WWII, the conflicts from Korea to Afghanistan, and the waves of immigration that followed. There are a few examples that remain funny, these are classical gems that have probably been around in different forms for millennia. Regrettably most of the "jokes" depend on stereotypes and on portrayals of ignorance attributed to specific types or groups of people, to an extent most of us no longer find amusing. Older readers may recognize some of the embarrassing jokes they heard from elderly grandparents when they were small children. When we were those children, most of us found the jokes made us uncomfortable without knowing why we felt so bad. Now we can recognize the source of our discomfort. These are old jokes but most are not truly classical in form or intent. The only redeeming values of such a collection is to demonstrate how society has changed, and to provide some insight into why it had to change. Use the book as a resource or reference of social change and it has true value; use it hoping for timeless humor and you will find it generates only conflict and loss.
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