Joe Biden, in character as always, made a terrible joke about lubrication yesterday at the White House reception for Irish prime minster Enda Kenny. It's not even funny in its un-funniness, really; it's just kind of... bad:
"You know there's and old Irish saying," Biden said. "There's all kinds of old Irish sayings. (Laughter.) At least my Grandfather Finnegan, I think he made them up, but it says, may the hinges of our friendship never go rusty. Well, with these two folks that you're about to meet, if you haven't already, there's no doubt about them staying oiled and lubricated here. Ladies and gentlemen — (laughter) — now, for you who are not full Irish in this room, lubricating has a different meaning for us all."