Yet another UU joke

I interviewed Nick Page for the uuwolrd.org GA blog, and he told this joke. I reproduce it here just as Nick told it:

“Ernie came from Dartmouth [College], where he heard a lecture on altruism. And he said, we all have to learn to share. So I said, if you had two pigs, would you give me one? Yes, he said, if I had two pigs, I would give you one. If you had two horses, would you give me one? Yes, he said, if I had two horses, I would give you one. If you had two wheelbarrows, I said, would you give me one? Dammit, he says, you know I got two wheelbarrows. And that speaks to the future of Unitarian Universalism.”

You are now invited to exegete this joke, and say how exactly it applies to the future of Unitarian Universalism

4 thoughts on “Yet another UU joke”

  1. What lept to my mind was that if the pigs and horses differ in gender, one should keep them together. The best altruism is the carefully planned sort. But most of mine is the random spontaneous kind.

  2. Hi Dan
    I like this joke and I’m hoping you will let me reprint (as below) in the Nov issue of the Westwood Unitarian newsletter.
    Thanks for a great blog!!
    Terry Anderson (Editor)
    Westwoodian
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    UU Minister Dan Harper (hyperlinked to your blog) interviewed Nick Page for the uuwolrd.org blog, and he told this joke. Reproduced here just as Nick told it:
    “Ernie came from Dartmouth [College], where he heard a lecture on altruism. And he said, we all have to learn to share.
    So I said, if you had two pigs, would you give me one? Yes, he said, if I had two pigs, I would give you one.
    If you had two horses, would you give me one? Yes, he said, if I had two horses, I would give you one.
    If you had two wheelbarrows, I said, would you give me one? Dammit, he says, you know I got two wheelbarrows. And that speaks to the future of Unitarian Universalism.”
    You are now invited to exegete this joke, and say how exactly it applies to the future of Unitarian Universalism.

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