Can you guess the punchline?
Probably not. But you don’t have to. This is not a joke but actually a police report (of sorts) which you can read about on the Boston Herald.
Reiter says the zebra and macaw parrot are pets and like riding in the truck. Reiter claims he sometimes takes the animals into the bar, but the owner says they’re not allowed inside.
Officers gave Reiter a field sobriety test and charged him with drunken driving. Reiter disputes the arrest. He says he was about to let a passenger, a person, begin driving.
You can’t make this stuff up. I like how they clarify that he was going to let a passenger–A PERSON–begin driving.
“It’s okay officer. The zebra’s driving. And he hasn’t had anything to drink!”
The drunk says he sometimes takes the animals into the bar. The owner denies that. Hmmm. Who do you believe? Is the bar owner just covering his
zebra ass? A man walks into a bar. The guy behind, the owner, ducks. Sorry. I couldn’t resist throwing that joke in there.
I came across the news item thanks to a friend at the surgical center where I operate. After we all finished laughing, someone asked in what country did this happen? (Because pet zebras are so common in the U.S.!)
She checked the article again.
Seriously, how far are we from Iowa? (Thank you Jeff Dunham for this clip!)
Well, apparently, a few feathers were ruffled with the Levity Entertainment Group. Not much levity if you ask me. What I find strange is this . . . you can view the whole video on youtube and the clip I linked above that is no longer available starts at 9:06 (the whole clip is 9:25.) Yes. I spared you all that time so you could hear this exchange with Achmed:
Jeff: Where . . . Where do you find an inflatable virgin?
Achmed: Right next to the inflatable goats. OH, like you never did that?! Seriously, how far are we from Iowa?