Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Little Politics?

The English language has some

wonderfully anthropomorphic collective

nouns for the various groups of animals.

We are all familiar with a Herd of cows,

a Flock of chickens, a School of fish and

a Gaggle of geese.

However, less widely known is a Pride

of lions, a Murder of crows (as well as

their cousins the rooks and ravens),

an Exaltation of doves and, presumably

because they look so wise, a Parliament

of owls.

Now consider a group of Baboons.

They are the loudest, most dangerous,

most obnoxious, most viciously

aggressive and least intelligent of all

primates. And what is the proper

collective noun for a group of baboons?

A congress

I guess that pretty much explains the

things that come out of Washington!

And. slightly politically biased, but funny:

A man walked into a very high-tech bar.

As he sat down on a stool he noticed

that the bartender was a robot. The

robot clicked to attention and asked,

"Sir, what will you have?"

The man thought a moment then

replied? "A martini please."

The robot clicked a couple of times

and mixed the best martini the man

had ever had.

The robot then asked, "Sir, what is

your IQ?" The man answered "Oh,

about 164."

The robot then proceeded to discuss

the 'theory of relativity', inter-stellar

space travel', the latest medical

breakthroughs, etc...

The man was most impressed. He

left the bar but thought he would

try a different tact. He returned and

took a seat. Again the robot clicked

and asked what he would have?

"A martini please."

Again it was superb.? The robot again

asked "What is your IQ sir?"

This time the man answered ,

"Oh about 100". So the robot started

discussing NASCAR racing, the latest

basketball scores, and what to expect

the Dodgers to do this week end.

The guy had to try it one more time.

So he left, returned and took a stool....

Again a martini, and the question,

"What is your IQ?" This time the man

drawled out " Uh..... bout 50".

The robot clicked then leaned close

and very slowly asked,









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