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Abe Lincoln Fart Joke


Abraham Lincoln Fart Joke

Fart jokes have been king since people have walked the earth, and Lincoln could appreciate a good fart

One of the greatest Presidents in United States history was also quite a regular guy... he appreciated fart jokes and used to share one often. Let's face it, its hard to trust a guy who doesn't laugh at a fart. Lincoln knew this, so he leveraged the power of a fart joke to related to everyday citizens. Apparently he was very fond of crude humor and was said to even be able to "make a cat laugh." One contemporary of his referred to Lincoln as "possibly the most obscene individual ever." This contemporary would be considered a "hater" by our standards. So with that we give you Lincoln's fart joke: Yes, there are greater fart jokes, but this one is historic because of the teller...

The Farting Carver. (via William Herndon): "Well there was a party once, not far from here, which was composed of ladies and gentlemen. A fine table was set and the people were greatly enjoying themselves. Among the crowd was one of those men who had audacity -- was quick-witted, cheeky and self-possessed -- never off his guard on any occasion. After the men and women had enjoyed themselves by dancing, promenading, flirting, etc., they were told that the table was set. The man of audacity -- quick-witted, self-possessed and equal to all occasions -- was put at the head of the table to carve the turkeys, chickens and pigs. The men and women surrounded the table, and the audacious man being chosen carver whetted his great carving knife with the steel and got down to business & commenced carving the turkey, but he expended too much force & let a fart -- a loud fart so that all the people heard it distinctly. As a matter of course it shocked all terribly. A deep silence reigned. However the audacious man was cool and entirely self-possessed; he was curiously and keenly watched by those who knew him well, they suspecting that he would recover in the end and acquit himself with glory. The man, with a kind of sublime audacity, pulled off his coat, rolled up his sleeves, put his coat deliberately on a chair, spat on his hands, took his position at the head of the table, picked up the carving knife and whetted it again, never cracking a smile nor moving a muscle of his face. It now became a wonder in the minds of all the men and women how the fellow was to get out of his dilemma. He squared himself and said loudly & distinctly: "Now, by God, I'll see if I can't cut up this turkey without farting."




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