Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Philosophy, Reality and Tax Attorneys

I have been reading a really funny little book called Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, and it is a great look into the connection between humor, specifically jokes, and philosophy. It's written by two Harvard philosophy majors, Tom Cathcart and Dan Klein. Here is a little sampling of one of the metaphysical bits of humor found in this pearl.

A woman is told by her doctor that she has six months to live. "Is there anything I can do?" she asks.

"Yes, there is," the doctor replies. 'You could marry a tax accountant."

"How will that help my illness?" the woman asks.

"Oh, it won't help your illness," says the doctor, "but it will make that six months seem like an eternity!"


la francaise said...

i am a fan these days of tax attys, they helped me huge with a grant for low income taxpayers...

Daddydan said...

well, I guess the joke could be accountants or IRS agents. It's a pretty wide-open joke.