Many of the off-color and often crude jokes told by men exclusively to other men came under threat today when the anonymous priest mentioned in a majority of the jokes entered rehab for alcohol addiction.
Father X, who entered a substance abuse rehabilitation facility yesterday, was a vital character in over 15,000 jokes, most of which took place in bars, and began "A priest..." What came next was almost as varied as the number of people who tell such jokes. A common combination was "A priest, a Rabbi and a Minister walk into a bar." Another popular combination was "A priest, a Rabbi and a hooker walk into a bar."
An alternative form of the jokes included a special-needs animal or an animal with human characteristics. Such animal-related jokes could begin as "A priest, a Rabbi and a one-legged duck walk into a bar" or "A priest, a Rabbi and a talking chicken walk into a bar."
When asked for comment, the Rabbi was disappointed, but understanding. "That priest is a great guy. I've enjoyed getting totally hammered with him for the past many decades. But I understand his desire to rid himself of the demon addiction to alcohol, and I support him in this effort." The Rabbi added, "Have you seen the hooker around here?"
A crowd gathered outside the bar nearest the priest's parish, many of whom weren't sure what to do next. On-lookers watched as the aforementioned one-legged duck and talking chicken, alligator, Mexican, Polack (harkening back decades to the 1970s), a blonde, a blonde with big tits, hairless cat, prostitute (who was better dressed than the hooker) and myriad other people and animals stood outside the bar and talked in small groups. Some were opening weeping.