It’s not only because the joke is funny, but also because I’m experiencing the kind of secret joy of being an insider. I’m guessing, what, maybe 1% of the general population gets this Fark Photoshop contest entry. It’s a response (one of many) to the question “what if seniors ruled the earth?”, created by this Navy dude. It’s a little wide, but I want you to be able to read it:
I’m sure a bunch of you will get it (Richard definitely should). If you get the joke and want to explain it, feel free to do so in the comments.
UPDATE: You clever commenters are correct:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell them stories that donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t go anywhere. Like that time I took the ferry over to Shelbyville; I needed a new heel for my shoe. So, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on them. Ã¢â‚¬ËœGive me five bees for a quarter,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d say. Now where were we? Oh yeah, the important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have any white onions, because of the war; the only thing you can get was those big yellow ones.Ã¢â‚¬Â – Grandpa Simpson