This morning I posted a rather serious post about a Quaker in Iraq. Coming back to my blog this afternoon, I recall my favorite "Quaker" joke from my childhood. It came from an article in Mad Magazine on various religions. I don't remember what they said about any of other churches or religions, just what they said about the Quakers, which went something like this: "Quakers do not believe in war. There are a million Quakers in the United States. President Nixon says he's a Quaker. That makes 999,999.
A few years earlier (and this is the first joke I can remember telling), I went around asking people: "What do you get when you stick your finger in the President's ear?" Know the answer?
Update and Answer (March 16, 2006). Lyndon Johnson (LBJ) was the President before Nixon. The answer to the question about what you got when you stuck your finger in the President's (Johnson) ear is................ (don't moan).......... "Johnson's Wax." I can tell nobody who reads this blog have been waxing floors lately. At the time I was telling this joke (6-7 years old), they were advertising it on TV (in black and white, of course). And, I believe, you can still buy Johnson's wax here in the US anyway.