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Joseph
September 13th, 2009, 21:22
I was browsing through Wikipedia just recently and I ran accross an example of a Bert and Ernie sketch that I thought was just hilarious, but that I think sometimes resembles the pro-circumcisionist situation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_and_ernie

A typical Bert and Ernie skit follows one of two similar patterns, both beginning with Ernie devising a hare-brained idea and Bert calmly attempting to talk him out of it. Usually this ends with Bert losing his temper and Ernie remaining oblivious to his own bad idea. Sometimes Ernie's idea miraculously turns out to be correct, much to Bert's evident frustration.

An example of a Bert and Ernie skit is the banana in my ear joke:

Bert: "Hey, you've got a banana in your ear!"
Ernie: "What?"
Bert: "I said, YOU'VE GOT A BANANA IN YOUR EAR!"
Ernie: "What? I can't hear you; I've got a banana in my ear!"
Bert: "Hey, you've got a banana in your ear!"
Ernie: "I know, I'm keeping the alligators away."
Bert: "But there aren't any alligators on Sesame Street!"
Ernie: "I know, it's working!"

Perhaps a similar situation might be:

Intactivist: "That child is screaming!!!" (As a circumcisior does what he does).
Circumcisor: "What?"
I: "I said that poor child is screaming!!"
C: "What? I cant' hear you; this child is real loud."
I: "Hey, you're hurting that child."
C:"I know. But I'm keeping STDs away."
I: "But babies can't get STDs."
C: "I know! It's working!"

:rolleyes: