And it's got some great wiki-vandalism, which I shall now remove:The guy from Florida is all jive when he claims to have invented it in 1968 (and in any case, how does one "witness" the claimed making-up of a joke without inside knowledge of the mind of the would-be claimant?).
Whoa, blast from the past. I'd love to know what wikipedia trail took you to this..
So, this kid walks into a bar late at night to find a sad man crying into his beer at the end of the bar next to a beautiful woman. Normally the kid wouldn't think anything special of seeing a sad guy in a bar, nor of seeing a good looking lady, but they seemed to be a couple and this guy just happened to have a giant orange head. Being the straightforward kind of person that he was, the kid sidled up to the man, bought him a beer and asked him why he was crying and what in god's name happened to his head. After downing the beer (the mechanics of which I will skip), the man proceeded to tell the kid that on his way to this very bar, he had found a genie's lamp on the side of the road. "Being a straightforward kind of guy," the man said, " I right away rubbed that lamp until a big genie popped out and told me that he would grant me three wishes. I decided to test the waters a bit, you know, so I just asked the fellow for a new sports car. What do you know, but a red Lotus Esprit dropped right out of the sky and parallel parked itself right in front of my eyes. I couldn't believe it, but when I opened the door, the keys were in the ignition and my name was written on the keychain. I took 'er for a spin around the block and when I got back, I decided to go big time with my next wish. I walked right up to that genie and told him that I wanted to be married to the most beautiful woman in the world. Next thing I knew, Sheila and I were arm in arm, and after the formal introductions I realized I couldn't have made a better choice. My next wish, though... This is where I really fucked up. For my next wish, I asked the genie for a giant orange head."
That's a good one. Makes me remember the green golf ball joke (which is strangely lacking from Wikipedia)