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What does it mean - “When X does Y, God kills Z”? [closed]

I've come across many pages, articles and texts which say something like When X does Y, God kills a kitten When X happens, God kills an elephant Like here - God kills a pigeon here - God kills ...
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Origin of “I’ve heard of [x] but this is ridiculous!” [closed]

I heard this on a David Frost show from the 60s. It’s got me wondering who was the first comedian to use this joke form. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ButThisIsRidiculous
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What does “down with homework” mean?

I was watching The Simpson series. In season 7, episode 12, Bart exposes a t-shirt on which the phrase "DOWN WITH HOMEWORK" is written. Then the entire students in the classroom start a riot all of a ...
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Why is the answer “Again with the string?” funny when you pulled the string of a talking doll of your mother?

I know it’s boorish and unsophisticated to ask why it is funny on a joke, but I venture to ask. New York Times’ theater review (May 20) of “Old Jews telling jokes” carried the following Jewish jokes; ...