The Irish vasectomy 161



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After having their 11th child, an Irish couple decided that that was enough, as they couldn’t afford a larger bed. So the husband went to his doctor and told him that he and his wife didn’t want to have any more children …

The doctor told him there was a procedure called a vasectomy that would fix the problem but it was expensive. A less costly alternative was to go home, get a large firecracker, light it, put it in a beer can, then hold the can up to his ear and count to 10.

The husband said to the doctor, “B’Jayzus, I may not be the smartest bloke in the world, but I don’t see how putting a firework in a beer can next to my ear is going to help me with my problem.”

“Trust me, it will do the job”, said the doctor.

So the man went home, lit a cracker and put it in a beer can. He held the can up to his ear and began to count:

“1, 2, 3, 4, 5,” at which point he paused, and placed the beer can between his legs so he could continue counting on his other hand.

This procedure also works in New Zealand and Tasmania.

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  1. Yep another Irish joke, polite, middle class racism and yes I am in a bad mood today.

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    • So then, Susan, do you think that I, as a Tasmanian, should have been upset rather than sniggering at it? Calm down, lass, it’s only a joke! 😀

  2. I honestly think that is funny too – but why are jokes like that allowed and not be declared racist? I think the “racist” tag is only selectively applied and is very inconsistent.

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