The Dalai Lama Is No Tina Fey

Not all jokes land

Amy Sea

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The Dalai Lama has now publicly apologized for asking a young boy to suck his tongue. The leader now tells us this was a joke. It might be the joke that brings down Tibetan Buddhism.

I’m hoping I’m not wrong on this, but I don’t think the Dalai Lama is a pervert. If he were a pervert, would he perv out so publicly on a stage in front of all his fans?

It’s definitely a weird error in judgment, however, because the Dalai Lama is not a stupid man. Do you have any idea how many people applied for his job?

Once he got that highly competitive job, people stopped treating him like a normal person. Everybody laughed at all of his jokes. Even the cringey ones.

That’s the problem with rich and powerful people. People laugh at their horrifying tone-deaf jokes so they keep telling them and they get less and less funny. God forbid he ever stops being the Dalai Lama. Oy. Then he’ll see what everyone thinks of his jokes.

The rest of us have to earn a laugh, but not the rich and famous. If you were sitting in front of the Dalai Lama and he said something idiotic and started laughing, don’t tell me you’d say, That’s not funny! Who’s not going to laugh at the Dalai Lama’s jokes? Who’s that secure?

He’s also got a very strong accent. We can’t always understand exactly what he’s saying, but nobody wants to say, What was that, man? Who has the chutzpah to ask the Dalai Lama to repeat himself? Who’s got the brass Buddhist balls for that?

Nobody wants to believe the Dalai Lama has a terrible sense of humor. We would like to believe he knows what’s funny about life itself — not that he’s some clueless schlub in a gorgeous robe saying dumb shit.

Unfortunately, the Dalai Lama didn’t get the memo about not saying inappropriate shit to children. You’d think someone who has so much exposure to millions of people would have to attend an HR meeting now and then.

Ok, Mr. Dalai Lama. No telling women to smile. No asking out co-workers. No telling kids to stick out their tongue so you can suck it.

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Amy Sea

100 X Top Writer, Editor— MuddyUm Editor, Breast Stories Editor-in-Chief — Comedian, Satirist, Humorist, Top Writer. Publisher of Breast Stories.