Joke – Little Johnny’s Example of a Tragedy

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Here’s one of those ‘Lil Johnny jokes going around the internet that finally made its way to WHM. Don’t know who to attribute it to, but they deserves four stars on their report card!

The teacher asks the President if he would like to lead the class in the discussion of the word “tragedy.”

So Bush asks the class for an example of a “tragedy.”


One little boy stands up and offers, “If my best friend, who lives next door, is playing in the street and a car comes along and runs him over, that would be a tragedy.”

“Oh no,” says Bush, “that would be an ACCIDENT.”

A little girl raises her hand: “If a school bus carrying 50 children drove off a cliff, killing everyone involved, that would be a tragedy.”

“I’m afraid not,” explains the President. “That’s what we would call a GREAT LOSS.”

The room goes silent. No other children volunteer. President Bush searches the room. “Isn’t there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?”

Finally, way in the back of the room, Lil’ Johnny raises his hand. In a quiet voice he says, “If Air Force One, carrying you & Mrs. Bush, was struck by a missile and blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy.”

“Fantastic,” exclaims Bush, “that’s right.

And can you tell me WHY that would be a tragedy?”

“Well,” said Lil’ Johnny, “because it wouldn’t be an accident, and it sure as hell wouldn’t be a great loss.”

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