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Have you tried to be funny and failed horribly? Yeah, join the club. Or have you witnessed someone crash and burn by either being plain unfunny or offensively unfunny? Tell us your stories of sense of humour failure

Thanks to the charmingly named Reginald Donkeyfuck (not related to the Cheshire branch of the Donkeyfuck family, one presumes)

(, Thu 22 Aug 2013, 12:40)
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I have worked for several German companies in the last 20 years
I have found that the guys I worked with have been hard-drinking fun people to be with - mostly younger than me with a healthy disregard for our respective countries' historical spats.
One guy was a fan of English sportscars - god alone knows why - and he'd bought a a Spitfire which he'd lovingly restored to pristine condition. One day, I'd been invited to his gaff near Frankfurt for a serious pissup with his friends and their parents etc. We all traipsed to his garage where he kept his Jensen (a mint FF no lie), his three MGs and the aforementioned Spitfire (which he hadn't mentioned that he owned).
On seeing it, my cry of 'ACHTUNG, SPITFIRE' didn't go down well with the older members of the group, particularly with his Grandfather (who'd been shot down in the battle of Britain and spent the rest of the war in captivity) but the younger guys found it hilarious.
TL;DR Brit keeps bringing up the war, old Kraut doesn't find it funny.
(, Sat 24 Aug 2013, 18:54, 13 replies)

I worked with the German Navy for nearly a year and they were, without exception, a great bunch.

When Harry Enfield did his German Tourist skits the first bits were entirely accurate. They would bring up the War and try to apologise.

I'm too young to remember it so it has the square root of fuck all to do with me or them.

Some great runs ashore were had with them, the Dutch, the Yanks and various other members of NATO.
(, Sat 24 Aug 2013, 22:12, closed)
One thing soldiers, sailors and airmen have in commom.
They never start wars.
(, Sat 24 Aug 2013, 22:27, closed)

That Sir (or Madam), is one of the most profound statements I've read.

And it's duly fucking nicked!
(, Sat 24 Aug 2013, 23:08, closed)
and in related news
Guns never commit armed robberies
(, Sat 24 Aug 2013, 23:50, closed)
TV Broadcasting organisations don't
commit pedophilia?
(, Sun 25 Aug 2013, 0:02, closed)
Channel Four
commissioned Minipops.
(, Mon 26 Aug 2013, 19:49, closed)
Also, guns don't kill people - rappers do.

(, Sun 25 Aug 2013, 0:08, closed)
Also janitors never shit in the sink

(, Sun 25 Aug 2013, 5:32, closed)
apart from Gefreiter Hitler perhaps

(, Wed 28 Aug 2013, 19:31, closed)

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