Bowing Buddhist Nuns Die From Bad Jokes
Our daughter and her family recently went to an event that was a fundraiser for some Buddhist nuns. They attended because of some familial connections to the “comic” who also performed at the fundraiser. In addition to people donating for every line bowled by the nuns and their teams, the stand-up comedienne did his routine for everyone in the “birthday party room” at the bowling ally and MC’d the event. Our daughter said the vibes were very uncomfortable and wicked strange. Here’s why.
It turns out that the comic was actually an ex-marine and a Republican and all his jokes (some racist) were about being in the Marines and killing people. That is bad enough on its own merit, but to have him perform this in front of a group of non-violent peace-seeking Buddhist nuns is like putting Michael Vick in charge of the SPCA. Who knows, perhaps more of the nuns energy was transmitted to the comic than vice-a-verse. After all, you can’t always preach to the choir.
The caption for this event could have had numerous headlines (including the title of this post). Here are some other ideas.
Marine Preaches Benefits of Killing
Buddhist Nuns Go To Boot Camp
The Benefits of Killing for Peace
What do you get when you put an ex-marine making jokes about killing people in a room of 50 Buddhist nuns? An oxymoron.
Nuns Get Ear-full From Veteran
Comedy Relief or Torture?
It’s No Joke.
Buddhists Nuns and the Comedy of War
Killing Them Softly With A Big Stick
Did you hear the one about the ex-Marine telling Buddhist nuns how humorous killing can be?
Marine Bowls Over Buddhist Nuns