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That's a bit more wordy than the version I've heard and you butchered
the punch line.  Nice.

Q: Why are all the boulevards in Paris lined with trees?

A: So the Germans could march in the shade.

If you are in Paris when telling this joke, omit the "in Paris" in the question.

--Matt K.

On 10/17/06, Geoff Devine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Skip King a ecrit:
> > I think the Champs Elysees is boring, but you might like
> > it, if only to say you strolled along it.
>
> Reminds me of a joke I was told by a Brit buddy o' mine as we were walking
> down the sidewalk...
>
> Q: Do you know why the Champs Elysees has all these trees planted down the
> sides?
>
> A: So the Germans can march in the shade.
>
> Personally, I've always enjoyed just walking around taking it in.  It's an
> extremely walkable city.  It's a great place if you have a bottomless
> expense account.  With the crashed dollar, even a baguette at the
> boulangerie is a little pricey.  I concur with Skip's list of places to
> avoid even though I confess that I've done them all.
>
> Geoff
>
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