An American schoolchum of mine just sent me this. It's a joke about bigotry, and it pokes fun at the ludicrous irrationality of politicising sexuality or sexual orientation according to religio-political ideologies.
(I didn't know that the laws relating to homosexuality might be different in different US states.)
Daddy Long Legs
Stories about children and their views of the world are always touching.
A father watched his young daughter playing in the garden.
He smiled as he reflected on how sweet and pure his little girl was.
Tears formed in his eyes as he thought about her seeing the wonders of nature through such innocent eyes.
Suddenly she just stopped and stared at the ground.
He went over to her to see what work of God had captured her attention.
He noticed she was looking at two spiders mating.
“Daddy, what are those two spiders doing?' she asked.
“They're mating,“ her father replied.
“What do you call the spider on top?“ she asked.
“A Daddy Longlegs,“ her father answered.
“So, the other one is a Mommy Longlegs?“ the little girl asked.
As his heart soared with the joy of such a cute and innocent question he replied, “No dear. Both of them are Daddy Longlegs.“
The little girl, looking a little puzzled, thought for a moment, then lifted her foot and stomped them flat.
“Well,” she said, “that may be OK in California , but we're not having any of that shit in Wisconsin.”
The above is an entirely new twist to an old joke that has been around in original form for years:
A little girl was playing...
A little girl was playing in the garden when she spotted two spiders mating.
"Daddy, what are those two spiders doing?" she asked.
"They're mating," her father replied.
"What do you call the spider on top, Daddy?" she asked.
"That's a daddy longlegs spider." her father answered.
"So, the other one is a mummy longlegs?" the little girl asked.
"No," her father replied, "Both of them are daddy longlegs spiders."
The little girl thought for a moment, then raised one foot and stamped hard on the two mating spiders, squashing them flat. "Well," she said "we're not having any of THAT sort of homo shit in OUR garden!"