Place item was collected
Fruit Heights, Utah
Point of Discovery/Informant Bio
Tyler McCowan is currently my boyfriend, we met 3 years ago working at Domino’s Pizza, and we have been dating for a year. Tyler was raised in Layton and Kaysville Utah, and now resides in Fruit Heights, Utah. He was raised LDS but is now an Agnostic Atheist. His family is very complicated, and he rebelled a lot in his teenage years. He graduated from David High School. He is 21 years old and works as a press break operator, he spends most of his free time on the internet looking at sites like Reddit and Imgur to find things to laugh at. Tyler enjoys games like Dungeons and Dragons and Magic the Gathering with his friends. In the three years I have known him Tyler is always quick to share random crude jokes with friends and often goes for an hour just telling random jokes to the people he is with off the top of his head. He is always trying to make me and others laugh.
Tyler told me this joke in his room in Fruit Heights, casually laying on his bed. When asked if there was anyone he wouldn’t tell this joke to he said no, which I believe is true but I am sure he wouldn’t tell I to someone who had the power to fire him. In have however heard him tell such jokes to his sisters and mother, and if he would tell these jokes to them I am pretty sure he would tell them to almost anybody. Tyler would normally tell this joke hanging around with friends. Tyler first heard this joke on the website Reddit. Some things you would need to know to understand this joke are that Pink Floyd is a band who created an album and song called the Wall, and that Princess Diana was the Princess of Whales when she met an untimely death in a car accident in which the car hit a wall. This joke uses the wall as a double entendre.
What do Pink Floyd and Princess Diana have in common?
The Wall was their last greatest hit.
Tyler knows this one is my favorite jokes, so first he asked me if I wanted to say it. I told him he had to and he sighed and told this joke with a less than enthusiastic voice would. He knew I knew the answer but I held out on him. He finally said the answer and I laughed like I always do. Around friends, who don’t already know the joke he would definitely tell the joke with more enthusiasm and watch to see everyone’s reactions, and then laugh at the shock on people’s faces.
Semester and year
Carlton, Tiffany, "The Wall Joke" (2017). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 190.