Origin of the phrase (at least in my family):
A couple, Bill and Sue, went to the county courthouse to be married, and took
their six-year-old son. They got their marriage license, and went before the
(Historical note: For approximately four years two months (since 2/21/07), the
above phrase said "the same think about you", and I never noticed. What kind
of TB am I? LMC 4/12/11)
The judge looked at their marriage license, and looked at Bill, and said,
"Bill, is your legal name 'William'?"
"And Sue, is your legal name 'Susan'?"
"Well, please go back to the clerk and ask him to correct your marriage
Bill and Sue dutifully go back to the clerk, get a new license, and return to
He looks at the new license and appears pleased. He then looks up, and starts
to speak, but notices their son, playing quietly by himself, for the first
"Is that your son?"
"Are you aware that your son is a technical bastard?"
Bill wrinkles his forehead and replies, "You know, Judge, it's funny, the
clerk said the same thing about you."
Another TB joke, from http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/06/Sep/helpful.html:
The Helpful Husband
Favorite books of the technical bastard:
An elderly woman was caught shoplifting. The store owner thought she had been
shoplifting for some time, and finally caught her at it. At trial, she pleaded
guilty and threw herself on the mercy of the court. The judge asked, "What did
you steal?" "A can of peaches." "Why did you steal them?" "I am too poor to
afford peaches but really love them, so I took them." "How many peaches were
in the can?" "The label said 'six'." The judge frowned, cleared his throat,
and pronounced the sentence: "You stole six peaches, so I sentence you to six
days in jail."
As the gallery gasped at the severity of the sentence, her husband stood up in
the back of the courtroom and asked if he could say a few words. "Certainly,"
replied the judge, "If they are relevant."
"Doesn't the police record show that she also stole a can of peas?"
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