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PostIllustrious Eugenes: Eugenio Jofra Bafalluy (Enrique Torner, USA, 09/23/19 10:10 am)
There was a famous "Eugeni" in Catalonia: Eugenio Jofra Bafalluy (1941-2001). He was the most famous humourist in Catalan history, and his jokes were told on television and radio, and retold by millions. To everybody in Catalonia, he was "Eugeni." He died young of a heart attack, I just found out. That is sad. He made everybody in Spain laugh. He was almost as famous as the king of Spain. In his honor, here is a link to ten of his best jokes:
They will challenge whoever doesn't speak Spanish, but I challenge our WAIS readers and writers. I will translate two for you:
A person knocked at a fortune-teller's door. "Who's there," answered the person behind the door. "Good grief! What a horrible fortune-teller!"
This guy goes to an IRS building and reaches the reception desk. He asks: "Is it here where one comes to declare?" "Yes," answers the lady. "Well, here it goes: I have fallen in love with you. And I can't live any longer, girl, if I don't get you to love me back."
JE comments: Here's another: "Where are you going?" "Out to get some manure for the strawberries." "Gosh [actually a much stronger oath in Spanish], wouldn't it be better to eat them with cream?"
Gotta love a manure joke! Enrique, did Jofra Bafalluy do his stand-up in Catalan, as well as Castilian?