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April 14, 2005

Time for a joke.

This from Tommy's email:

Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers and prospered. Some years later, they chatted after having dinner together. They discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who lived far away in another city.

The first said "I had a big house built for Mama."

The second said "I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her".

The third said "I had a hundred thousand dollar theater built in the house."

The fourth said, "You know how Mama loved reading the Bible and you know she can't read anymore because she can't see very well. I met this preacher who told me about a parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took twenty preachers twenty years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000 a year for twenty years to the church, but it was worth it. Mama just has to name the chapter and verse and the parrot will recite it."

The other brothers were very impressed.

After the holidays Mom sent out her Thank You notes. She wrote:

To the first son: "Milton, the house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway.

To the second son: "Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home; I have my groceries delivered, so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was good. Thanks.

To the third son: "Michael, you gave me an expensive theater with Dolby sound, it could hold 50 people, but all my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing and I'm nearly blind. I'll never use it. Thank you for the gesture just the same.

To the fourth son: "Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the good sense to give a little thought to your gift. The chicken was delicious. Thank you."

Posted by Dan at April 14, 2005 10:41 AM

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That's so weird. Not 15 minutes ago I was just talking to someone here at work about parrots that could talk and respond to you when spoken to. And now this. I am very upset by this old woman in the joke. Ha!

Posted by: statikradio at April 14, 2005 12:33 PM

And the poor parrot's final words were:

"AWK! Revelation 20:15 - And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. AWK!!"

Posted by: Barry at April 14, 2005 01:39 PM

MMmmm....tastes like chicken.

Hilarious!

Posted by: Alex at April 14, 2005 04:43 PM

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