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is that there are not enough ethnic jokes. OK, here's one.
An Irishman, a German, and a fellow from some Eastern European country all died and showed up at the pearly gates at the same time. St. Peter looked them up in his big black book and said, "Amazing. All three of you are so evenly balanced, between your good deeds and your bad deeds, that I'm going to have to give you a quiz to determine where to send you."
So he called the Irishman forward and asked, "What is the significance of Easter?" The Irishman replied that it was a wonderful holiday, where you drank whiskey until you fell off your chair.
Phooey, thought St. Peter. No one is going to come up with a lousier answer than that one. He thought that until the German told him that it was a wonderful holiday where you ate bratwurst and dumplings until you fell off your chair.
The Eastern European at least had had the benefit of a substantial religious education. He replied, "Jesus was in the tomb. Then an angel of the lord rolled away the huge rock blocking the entrance to the tomb. Jesus stepped out and saw his shadow, and they had eight more weeks of winter."
-- Peter Errington (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 03, 2002