Tastefull ?? I hope

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by Cruisin Sloth, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Never snooped it out before posting a funny !!
    :) Sloth

    2nd Chance !

    A Congressman and two friends - a rabbi and a Hindu holy man - had car trouble in the countryside and asked to spend the night with a farmer.
    The farmer said, "There might be a problem; you see, I only have room for two to sleep, so one of you must sleep in the barn."
    "No problem," chimed the rabbi. "My people wandered in the desert for forty years. I am humble enough to sleep in the barn for an evening."
    With that, he departed to the barn and the others bedded down for the night.
    Moments later, a knock was heard at the door, and the farmer opened it. There stood the rabbi from the barn.
    "What's wrong?" asked the farmer.
    He replied, "I'm grateful to you, but I can't sleep in the barn. There is a pig in the barn, and my faith believes that is an unclean animal."
    His Hindu friend agreed to swap places with him. But a few minutes later, the same scene recurred. There was a knock on the door.
    "What's wrong now?" the farmer asked.
    The Hindu holy man replied, "I too am grateful for your helping us out, but there is a cow in the barn, and in my country cows are considered sacred. I can't sleep on holy ground!"
    Well, that left only the Congressman to make the change. He grumbled and complained, but he went out to the barn.
    Moments later, there was another knock on the farmer's door.
    Frustrated and tired, the farmer opened the door, and there stood ... the pig and the cow.
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  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    It's a nice example of glurge*....a fable of remarkable coincidence, and of ultruism rewarded, and gratitude rewarded also... but without foundation in fact.

    snopes.com: Alexander Fleming's Father and Winston Churchill

    Sir Alexander Fleming Twice Saved Churchill's Life

    Winston Churchill, Farmer Fleming and Penicillin - Urban Legends

    * glurge: Urban Dictionary: glurge
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  3. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    It's in the Jokes , and of course it's BS..

    IT was sent it on the interweb ,, where all is fact.
  4. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    You understand that...and I understand that, but there are many who are not as discerning of the truth, who will happily accept whatever is written uncritically as if it were the truth, because it "feels right" to them, or because it simply agrees with their own world view. Although perhaps posted as a bit of amusement, I thoroughly enjoyed ferreting out the facts surrounding the fable and learned much from them, and in that sense, the fable also qualifies as a nice diversion. Thank you for posting the story sloth...it was well worth the read, and the follow up investigation.
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  5. Nightowl

    Nightowl Monkey

    Good one
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