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An Old Joke

So an agent for a new over-the-top variety act finally gets a meeting with the biggest producer in t
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  1. Amazing piece Rusty!

  2. When I see Aristocrats all I can think of is the cartoon Atristocats. Maybe they’re the Aristoracoons.

  3. Avatar for rguinn rguinn says:

    It’s a curse. My wife used to work at Disney World, so she shares the affliction.

  4. Avatar for rguinn rguinn says:

    Thank you!

  5. Brilliant! I have to admit I was very slow on the uptake on the Jorge/Francisco/Ear of God character. I think the 2021 market outlook pieces have fried my brain!

  6. I have a feeling Rusty was jamming to ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ while writing this one.

  7. Avatar for rguinn rguinn says:

    Hah! Never been a big Stones fan!

  8. Avatar for rguinn rguinn says:

    Or the writing was just a bit too oblique, which is probably the more likely of the two! Thanks, Patrick!

  9. Avatar for rfleay rfleay says:

    I feel pretty silly…but I still can’t figure out Jorge Francisco.
    Maybe it’s a Northern Hemisphere thing?

  10. Avatar for rguinn rguinn says:

    Don’t feel silly - it was I that was probably being a bit too cute. The link on the closing “We’re the Aristocrats” line ought to clear it up.

  11. Awesome! If you haven’t seen the 2005 Documentary with Bob Saget, Penn Jillette, Drew Carey and others telling the original form of the joke, you are really missing out. Definitely NSFW and not suitable for the under 16 crowd, but worth adding to your guilty pleasures list.

  12. Brilliant Rusty - I know what Ben is going to say - starts with a “B”?

  13. Avatar for rguinn rguinn says:

    I think that was the first moment most of us saw Danny Tanner go full Saget, and it was glorious!

  14. Avatar for rguinn rguinn says:

    Hah! No doubt about it whatsoever, Clive. I won’t deny him the pleasure.

  15. Powerful Sad Thank you Rusty

  16. Avatar for olowe olowe says:

    Really enjoyed that one Rusty, thanks. It sure is hard to thread a needle with a camel but it won’t stop them from trying. Wonder how much of that gold in the producer’s pad came from rich sinners the last time buying indulgences was in vogue. Nothing new in showbiz!

  17. In my most humble opinion Gilbert Gottfried owns this one and I was really hoping the link was going to take me there.

  18. Pure gold. Damn that’s funny. Well good. Now we have a list of companies that have licenses to steal on narrative investment potential, and who have been endorsed blessed by God’s own emissary!

  19. Avatar for Greg_S Greg_S says:

    “a historic new partnership between some of the world’s largest investment and business leaders and the Vatican”. Is this the same Vatican whose net worth is estimated at 30 Billion dollars?

    Birds of a feather flock together.

  20. Avatar for rguinn rguinn says:

    Hah, in a just and not cruel world it would have.

  21. try David Lee Roth’s cover of Sympathy from Interview with the Vampire. best IMO.

  22. I still can’t believe this is real and an actual thing! I figured you made the news site to continue the joke. Crazy! - nice piece rusty

  23. I clicked the link, started reading and thought I had gone to The Onion. This is not going to end well.

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