Tuesday, September 27, 2005

It's humor, folks, it's humor

Bush on TV!
Originally uploaded by charmingman.
It's only a joke, folks, it's only a joke.

And if you don't have a sense of humor or feel that any humor directed at the Commander-in-Chief is inappropriate, read no further.

((Don't be content with only a teaser of this post;
read more of this musing.))

For the rest of you, this arrived in my inbox this evening.
President Bush, while visiting a primary school class, found himself in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asked the President if he would like to lead the discussion on the word "tragedy." So the illustrious leader asked the class for an example of a "tragedy."

One little boy stood up and offered, "If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a runaway tractor comes along and knocks him dead, that would be a tragedy.”

"No," said the President, "that would be an accident."

A little girl raised her hand: "If a school bus carrying 50 children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy."

"I'm afraid not," explained the President. "That's what we would call a great loss."

The room went silent. No other children would volunteer. President Bush searched the room. "Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"

Finally at the back of the room a small boy raised his hand. In a quiet voice he said, "If a plane carrying President Bush were struck by a missile and blown to smithereens that would be a tragedy."

"Fantastic!" exclaimed Bush, "That's right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?"

"Well," said the boy, "because it sure as hell wouldn't be a great loss, and it probably wouldn't be an accident either."
And if it seems like I'm one of those folks who sits around and critcizes everything, I'm not... this is humor.

And, if you think I'm using contemptuous words, I'm not... this is humor...


  1. You're a disgrace to the uniform. I hope (some day soon) you slip up and make a comment that will allow your superiors to court martial you and run you out of the Coast Guard.
    I will do what I can to help them.

  2. Funny stuff my man. Thanks for a good laugh that wasn't bashing either. :)

  3. Heard that one for Clinton, too. And Reagan. And Carter. And it's still as funny. The classics never get stale.

    BMC? Either shove your head up your ass or get your head out of your ass. It was funny. You, however, are simply a jerk.

    Disgrace to the uniform? Not in my book.

    USAF '74-84 - USAFR '89-'03