To have a sense of humour is to have a sense of proportion. I am Jewish, aged 81 and known for telling lots of Jewish jokes to all my gentile friends. I am in the process of writing a Jewish Joke Book and I will probably preface it by stating, 'If you are easily offended, don't bother reading any further' If you can't laugh at yourself, then there is something wrong with you. James Jones joke was funny but rather ancient! I cannot see anyway it would embarass anyone with a modicum of common sense.
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