Dalai Lama Pizza Joke Goes Splat

Punchline met by sound of one hand clapping
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 14, 2011 3:36 AM CDT
Updated Jun 14, 2011 3:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – A goofy Aussie news anchor did not find eternal satisfaction when his lame pizza joke fell flat with a confused Dalai Lama. "So the Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop," begins anchor Karl Stevanovic (confused look from Dalai Lama, who turns to his translator for clarification). "Then he says, 'Can you make me One with everything?'" GET it? The Dalai Lama didn't—fortunately, or he would have realized that his spiritual views had been reduced to a cheap joke. "Oh, I knew that wouldn't work," says Stevanovic, at which point the Dalai Lama starts laughing quite hard. (Read more Dalai Lama stories.)

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