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It is my responsibility to ocassionally waste people's time.  I do this as a public service, and to keep you from going off the political deep end.  Today's waste of time is actually somewhat political, but that can't be helped.  I do try to keep them as irrelevent and badly spelled as possible, but today just isn't my lucky day.

Remember to answer the poll questions as honestly as you can, and do not be swayed by your spouse, cellmate, or pet Iguana.  We have to be able to trust each other here, and I'm already a bit suspicious about you.

Originally posted to mellowinman on Mon Jun 23, 2008 at 06:25 AM PDT.


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  •  If I had the time, I would post a comment (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    mellowinman, mamamarti

    that had more than one sentence.

  •  This is perched precariously between.... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    mellowinman, mamamarti

    offensive and cheesy.

  •  I'm stunned by how many people are me! (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    wystler, mellowinman, mamamarti

    There's an old joke.  There's a Jewish fellow in a small town in Pinsk.  He'd be the village idiot anywhere else, but in this town, he's the local genius.  Anyway, the town elders send him to Minsk to ask the rabbi there some incredibly important question.

    He goes to Minsk to meet with the rabbi, and the rabbi says, "before I answer your question, you must answer one of mine.  Who is the son of my father who is not my brother?"  The fellow thinks and thinks about it and finally gives up.  The rabbi smiles and says, "it is I.  I am the son of my father who is not my brother!".

    With that, the village genius is so excited, he leaves the rabbi without even asking his question.

    He returns home to Pinsk and the town elders surround him to find out what he learned from the rabbi.  "Before I answer your question," said the town genius, "you must answer one of mine.  Who is the son of my father who is not my brother?"

    The town elders think about it and think about it, and finally, they say, "we give up!  Who is the son of your father who is not your brother?"

    "Why it's the rabbi in Minsk!"

    Joke for the day from another time waster!  (and speaking of which, click the link in my sig)

    •  Better Joke Variant (starring "The Decider") (5+ / 0-)

      On his trip to Great Britain, George Bush had a meeting with Queen
      Elizabeth. He asked her, "How does one manage to run a country so

      "That's easy," she replied, "You surround yourself with intelligent
      ministers and advisors."

      "But how can I tell whether they are intelligent or not?"

      You ask them a riddle," she replied, and with that she pressed a
      button and said, "Would you please send Tony Blair in." When Blair
      arrived, the Queen said, "I have a riddle for you to answer for me.
      Your parents had a child and it was not your sister and it was not
      your brother. Who was this child?"

      Blair replied, "That's easy. The child was me."

      "Very good," said the Queen. "You may go now."

      President Bush went back to Washington and called in his chief of
      staff, Karl Rove. He said to him, "I have a riddle for you, and the
      answer is very important. Your parents had a child and it was not
      your sister and it was not your brother. Who was this child ?"

      Rove replied, "Yes, it is clearly very important that we determine
      the answer, as no child must be left behind. Can I deliberate on this
      for awhile?"

      "Yes," said Bush, "I'll give you four hours to come up with the

      So Rove went and called a meeting of the White House staff, and
      asked them the riddle. But after much discussion and many
      suggestions, none of them had a satisfactory answer. So he was quite
      upset, not knowing what he would tell the President. As Rove was
      walking back to the Oval Office, he saw former Secretary of State
      Colin Powell approaching him. So he said, "Mr. Secretary, can you
      answer this riddle for me? Your parents had a child and it was not
      your sister and it was not your brother. Who was the child?"

      "That's easy," said Powell, "The child was me."

      "Oh thank you," said Rove. "You may just have saved me my job!"
      So Rove went into the Oval Office and said to President Bush, "I think
      I know the answer to your riddle. The child was Colin Powell!"

      "No, you idiot!" shouted Bush. "The child was Tony Blair!"

  •  Happy to spend 5 minutes of my birthday in (2+ / 0-)
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    mellowinman, pickandshovel

    such a silly diary. Thanks!

    [-5.38,-6.77]"Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand; Ignorance and Prejudice and Fear walk hand in hand." - Neil Peart

    by mamamarti on Mon Jun 23, 2008 at 07:39:12 AM PDT

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