The only way either of them would set foot in Israel is if they had a bomb strapped to their chest.
#37 | POSTED BY JEFFJ
Several years ago I was waiting in the gate area to board a flight back to Nashville when I spotted one of the guys I know who's in the Nashville Bluegrass Band (they were the band in Brother Where Art Thou). He was napping, his banjo case leaning against the chair.
The jokes going around about banjo players went something like this: "What's something you'll never hear of? A banjo player with a cell phone" (because they aren't in demand)/a banjo player with a Mercedes."
So I lean over and say (I know the guy), "bet you don't have a cell phone. Who's gonna call you anyway?" Without opening his eyes, he pulled out a set of Mercedes keys and jingles them. We laugh.
10 minutes later they announce boarding. He's on my right, a TSA agent to my left. He says (loudly enough for the TSA agent to hear), "what did the one Palestinian woman say to the other?" I look around, uncomfortable.
He finished the joke, "does this bomb make my butt look big?"
The TSA agent's head snapped in my direction. She told me to follow her. Ruh, roh.
Luckily, she had a sense of humor. "I need to search one passenger on this flight anyway. Good timing"
As she began to search my carry on, she said, "you'll get to board first, so it's kind of a good thing."