725. Marie Antoinette’s cake


Marie Antoinette was sitting at a table scoffing a plate of strawberries.

A male, splendidly dressed, approached and said, “Ma’am, the pheasants have no bread”.

Antoinette responded by saying, “Let them eat cake,” and handed the head poultry-keeper a cake dish piled with chocolate cake.

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26 thoughts on “725. Marie Antoinette’s cake

  1. thecontentedcrafter

    😀 I love this! And it reminds me of one of the only jokes I know – the one where the learned and aged monk who had entered heaven was given the task of organising St Peter’s library of original ordinances and commandments. The learned monk disappeared into the library and was lost for several eons, but eventually St Peter, following the sounds of human anguish, came across him bent over an ancient manuscript, sobbing aloud “It says ‘celebrate’ …….’

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  2. Cynthia Jobin

    Then the splendiddledy dressed male returned with the news: “Ma’am, the pheasants are revolting..”
    Marie, now occupied with tweezing her eyebrows, looked up a bit absently from her hand mirror and said: “They certainly are.”

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      King Louis the sixteenth
      Was served pheasant for his dinner.
      He said “This tastes of chocolate;
      you’d better roast a goose.”
      But now he’s looking thinner –
      They served venison instead –
      For instead of cooking up a deer
      They made a chocolate moose.

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