Not original, but I heard it eons ago, who knows where: A man boards the subway, to discover that the only remaining seat is next to a bum, who obviously has not had a bath in a very long time. The man reluctantly sits down and is overcome by the stench. "`Cleanliness is next to godliness,'" he says. "William Shakespeare." Silence. Thinking that perhaps he was not heard, the man repeats, a little louder, "`Cleanliness is next to godliness.' William Shakespeare." More silence. Now it is obvious that the bum is ignoring him, so the man gets angry, and says very loudly,"`CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS!' WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE!" "`Fuck you.' Faulkner.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)