Monica Lewinsky just won the “I have a joke” meme that spread across Twitter on Saturday. Her contribution concerned her relationship with former President Bill Clinton when she was a White House intern, which led to his impeachment for perjury.
The meme goes, “I have a joke but ...” and the humor comes in the explanation of why the joke won’t be revealed — as in: “I have a prune joke, but it’s kind of dated.” Or “I have an astronomy joke, but might be over your head.” Or “I have a Star Wars joke, but it’s kinda forced.”
I have a Star Wars joke, but it’s kinda forced. https://t.co/9VdJpL3tLS— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 25, 2020
I have a religion joke, but God forbid.— Elizabeth Mika (@yourauntemma) July 25, 2020
I have an IKEA joke, but it needs a setup.— AWhitneyBrown (@TheWhitneyBrown) July 25, 2020
Lewinsky was particularly taken with the quip: “I have a Charles Manson joke, and it kills.” She fired back: “I have an intern joke and it... nevermind.”
i have an intern joke and it... nevermind. https://t.co/SCHRGYVIJV— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) July 24, 2020
The Twitterverse was smitten. Even the never-Trump Republican Lincoln Project responded.
Monica wins the internet— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 24, 2020
You are so good.— Cheryl Strayed (@CherylStrayed) July 24, 2020
Girl are you taking applications for new friends? When this quarantine is over me and you need to hang out and have drinks... pic.twitter.com/xWOLnbSWCI— Sheletta Brundidge (@ShelettaIsFunny) July 24, 2020
Queen.— Hilarie Burton Morgan (@HilarieBurton) July 25, 2020
Love you, Monica. That’s really the best of these joke memes I’ve read. On a related note, I’m sorry for what this country put you through.— Kent (@windsorknot) July 25, 2020
Guy walks into the Oval Office with a cigar...— EVENT DRIVEN / SPECIAL SITUATIONS (@EVENTDRIVEN2020) July 25, 2020
I don’t get it— 🐷 (@FrenklynP) July 25, 2020
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