A few months back I was having dinner with a bunch of war veterans; at one end of the table there was a handful of us Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and at the other end, there was a handful of Vietnam vets. We were all sitting around and telling stories about our wars. The Vietnam vets all talked to each other and shared their stories and experiences, and all us Iraq and Afghanistan vets talked with each other and shared our stories and experiences.
About an hour into our dinner/conversations, something crazy happened. At one end of the table, one of the Vietnam vets was telling a knock knock joke, and at the other end of the table, one of the vets from Iraq was telling a knock knock joke. Turns out, it was the same military joke, passed down from generation to generation–of war veterans.
Here’s the joke (with an original performance by Michael Anthony):