• Saturday, March 24, 2007

    A topical joke (mainly topical if you're a Brit)...

    OK, so I haven't got much time this morning and I was going to write a comment about the protest last night and how the army were "preparing" for action or about the policeman who cut off a dancer's arm after she refused to join his table, and the police tried to cover it up. Or the many other things happening in Thailand at the moment. But instead I thought I'd share this amusing story.

    You need to know that the Chancellor of the Exchequer is Britain's finance minister and that the current one is Gordon Brown.

    A topical one!
    A young man named Gordon bought a donkey from an old farmer for £100.00.
    The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day, but when the
    farmer drove up he said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news... the
    donkey is on my truck, but unfortunately he's dead."
    Gordon replied, "Well then, just give me my money back."
    The farmer said, "I can't do that, because I've spent it already."
    Gordon said, "OK then, well just unload the donkey anyway."
    The farmer asked, "What are you going to do with him?"
    Gordon answered, "I'm going to raffle him off."
    To which the farmer exclaimed, "Surely you can't raffle off a dead
    But Gordon, with a wicked smile on his face said, "Of course I can, you
    watch me. I just won't bother to tell anybody that he's dead."
    A month later the farmer met up with Gordon and asked, "What happened
    with that dead donkey?"
    Gordon said, "I raffled him off, sold 500 tickets at two pounds a piece,
    and made a huge, fat profit!!"
    Totally amazed, the farmer asked, "Didn't anyone complain that you had
    stolen their money because you lied about the donkey being dead?"
    To which Gordon replied, "The only guy who found out about the donkey
    being dead was the raffle winner when he came to claim his prize. So I
    gave him his £2 raffle ticket money back plus an extra £200, which as you
    know is double the going rate for a donkey, so he thought I was a great
    Gordon grew up and eventually became the Chancellor of the Exchequer,
    and no matter how many times he lied, or how much money he stole from
    the British voters, as long as he gave them back some of the stolen
    most of them, unfortunately, still thought he was a great guy.
    The moral of this story is that, if you think Gordon is about to play
    fair and do something for the everyday people of the country for once in
    his miserable, lying life, think again my friend, because you'll be
    better off flogging a dead donkey!

    A topical joke (mainly topical if you're a Brit)...



    Blogger missedexit said...

    Came across your site via Basia's site.

    Enjoyed the moral of the joke, it's not much different here in the US, actually let me retype, it's not much different anywhere where politics control, oops, sorry, that is, it's not much different anywhere. What happens to
    one's morals once they are elected, appointed, or take control of, government?

    Have things started to return to normal in Thailand?

    1:27 am  
    Blogger Life Out East said...

    Hmm, normal? Pretty normal I guess: daily murders, corruption and on and on ...

    Hopefully it will all right itself soon. Either that or tensions will reach boiling point and once again innocent blood will grace the streets of Bangkok in the name of political and military egos. To be honest I'm sure it won't come to that, I don't think anyone really wants that.

    Such is life! I tried your link but it didn't seem to go anywhere.

    10:24 am  
    Anonymous Sensei said...

    You know, I'm such a slackass tha I really ought to have commented earlier, but the last time I came around I had to be registered with Blogger - huh nuh!

    Anywho, I worked out via the BBC that I'll be better off by about a whopping £18 and that's before inflation takes it's own lump of flesh. Another term of Labour could be the worst thing ever, not to mention that Gordon hates the armed forces - if he gets in then we're just about f**ked from the word go.

    4:13 pm  
    Blogger Life Out East said...

    Surely more than one pair of boots between three soldiers is just greedy. And why can't you be fighting on two fronts, several thousand miles apart at the same time?

    I think it's a disgrace what this shower of s### has done to the armed forces.

    9:06 am  

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