Maybe it’s just because Confucius is incredibly old, but he’s kind of shocked by the number of people taken aback by Foster Friess’s unearthing that ancient joke, and moreover that so many people are worked up about it.
The thing that Friess left out that probably would have made a difference was the original inclusion of “Catholic,” as the joke started off as (or was quickly taken up as) a self-deprecating joke among Catholics in the 1960s, viz.:
Have you heard about the Catholic birth-control pill?
It’s a Bayer aspirin…held firmly between the knees.
As an artifact of the age of Dr. Rock and Vatican II, and as an intra-Catholic joke, it’s pretty anodyne. For the modern age, it’s creaky, and for the self-appointed guardians of Wymyn, well, one just is reminded of another joke.
How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb?
THAT’S NOT FUNNY!
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.