Funnies from overheardinnewyork
Explain the Waffle Iron, Then
Black NYU boy: For some reason, every Asian here has a rice cooker.
Black girl: Why?
Black NYU boy: I don't know, I guess because they're Asian.
Black girl: That's so stupid. I'm black, but you don't see me with a chicken fryer.
--8th St & University Pl
Overheard by: yo mama
Her People Love Fashion at a Bargain
Older woman: Excuse me, miss?
Younger woman: Yeah?
Older woman: Your veil, your burqa is very beautiful. I didn't know your people were allowed to wear it in bright colors.
Younger woman: It's not a burqa, it's a poncho. I'm Jewish. It's for the rain. I got it at TJ Maxx.
--53rd & 7th
Overheard by: Pam
Flushed bra causes sewer collapse
A bra and a pair of knickers have been blamed for a flood and road collapse in County Durham.
Northumbrian Water said the underwear was flushed down a toilet and caused a blockage in a sewage pipe in Middleton-St-George, near Darlington.
Heavy rain, together with a build up of grease and fat, caused the pipe to burst and the road above to collapse.
The road will remain closed for days and Northumbrian Water estimates repairs will cost more than £15,000......
"When we dug down to inspect the damage, we found a bra and knickers had snagged itself across the nine-inch diameter of the pipe.
"There was also a heavy build-up of grease and fat, which contributed to the situation. We were forced to repair a 2m section of sewer and a 10m section of road was affected.
"These pipes are not designed to carry bras and knickers."
The spokeswoman said it was impossible to trace the owners of the underwear.
She added: "Unfortunately no-one wants to even touch the offending items. They will remain bagged for a time and then disposed of properly."
The sorry state of our media
I could not find the source for this picture, but it says a lot about our media.