Old, old joke.

In 1912, the home office of Hellman’s mayonnaise, at that time still in England, was contacted by the government of Mexico and urgently requested to send a resupply of mayonnaise to that country.

The only ship available which could ensure the timely arrival of this condiment was the RMS Titanic.

The ill-fated ship was, in fact, carrying 20,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after New York City.
Apparently at this time, the Mexican people had an inordinate fondness for mayonnaise, and were looking forward to the arrival of the shipment with a fervor bordering upon fanatic.

They were so rabidly fanatic about Hellman’s famous product, that when they learned of the sinking of the ship containing their precious cargo, they declared a National Day of Mourning, which many people observe to this very day.

It is known, of course, as the Sinko de Mayo.


Oh, I’m going to hell for that one.


I am not married
Jim Zumbo

16 thoughts on “Old, old joke.”

  1. Lawdog…. You owe me a keyboard…
    (Pepsi outta da snoot stings.)

    Regards to you an yours

  2. You should have to guard Paris Hilton’s cell for that one. What a groaner!

    (Ok, I did laugh. 😀 )

  3. I told that very joke to my partner last night, he invited me to indulge in an act which is biologically impossible, not to mention painful, then suggested I leave the truck. We were at highway speeds at the time, I politely declined.

  4. Sure it’s old, but it’s still funny. IMO, a national holiday gone international… never give it an even break.

    How many Mexicans do ya’ll see celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? How many Irish do ya’ll see celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Seems to me all either one is is an excuse to get falling down drunk among other various and sundry idiocy.

    mustanger98 on THR

  5. Hell? Nah. But you’re more than likely in for a tour of the less pleasant side of Limbo for that one.

    Wait, the catholic church got rid of limbo….

    Ummm, may you spend time in New Jersey seems to lack the needed punch.

  6. Ahh… Cinco de Mayo.

    Every country should have a holiday when they celebrate how they defeated the French.

  7. Every country should have a holiday when they celebrate how they defeated the French.


    The Germans would be left with, what? A two day work week?

  8. And next time the Germans decide they want France, let’s just let ’em have the place.

    mustanger98 on THR

  9. Feliz Cinco de mayo, LawDog!

    As you may know, Mexico has spent most of the 20th Century trying to get that supply in. You think that all those Mexicans sending $$$ south of the border was just to prop up their economy? Innocent. They secretly backed all those undersea expeditions just to see if the cargo was safe. And transportable.

    One conspiracy theory solved.


  10. I’m passing this one along to the director at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, as the Titanic – or, at least, some parts of her – docks there on June 22nd. Check it out! [Hey, my wife does voulunteer work there, and it is an amazing museum.] OldeForce

  11. Why would you be going to hell for that one? It sounds to be A LOT more credible a reason for a holiday than for whoopin’ the French!


    The Pagan Blacksmith

  12. See, Dog what you get for posting a (bad) joke at the end of a post?

    Noone commented on the “hitching” bit.

    I’ll chime in with this bit of wisdom, gleaned from my favorite uncle when I announced my decision to marry (again)…



    Hell of a way to f**k up a good relationship.”

    In hindsight, he was right.



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