Now illegal to tell blonde jokes in Austria

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Now illegal to tell blonde jokes in Austria

Post by Tatt » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:18 pm

News article about a new anti terrorist law in Austria which outlaws jokes about blondes and people from Burgenland:
http://www.austriantimes.at/news/Panora ... _blonde%3F

Obviously the article is itself a joke, but is there a reason they post it on 31st Dec? Is that the April fools' day of Austria?



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Re: Now illegal to tell blonde jokes in Austria

Post by morgenhund » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:43 pm

This appeared in the Daily Mirror originally apparently.
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Re: Now illegal to tell blonde jokes in Austria

Post by Tatt » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:58 pm

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-storie ... -23669236/

Basically the same article in the tabloid, so now we know it's complete BS :-)

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Re: Now illegal to tell blonde jokes in Austria

Post by Dagnamski » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:41 am

It's actually much more serious than that. New anti - terror laws apparently. There's a lot more to it than to laugh. As usual the media pulls shite out of the hat on a really serious issue. :wink:

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