Courtesy of the ever-jocular Des, sole proprietor of the multifaceted webpublication Desbladet (“på nätet sedan 2001”):
What’s that, Tezza?
Homo sum; nihil humanum a me alienum puto.
I am human, and I for one welcome our new alien overlords.
(I for one am inordinately fond of the British nickname formation employed here, exemplified most notoriously by Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne, “the Geordie comedian and occasional footballer.”)
Incidentally, should you for some inexplicable reason wish to see this joke in its original context, you will have to go to the ‘bladet and scroll down to 2004-02-05 10:28, Smörgåspost. I won’t say that permalinks are bloggered, because the good Herr Von Bladet doesn’t use Blogger but rather an even more antiquated and creaky blogpostmanufacturesystem called Diaryland, but I will say that when I attempted to access the alleged permalink for this entry I got a page that began cheerfully “Hi! You’ve hit the error page for Diaryland. Lucky you!” I can’t begin to tell you how lucky I feel.