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There's a place for people who laugh at nothing...

January 22nd, 2007

(no subject) @ 10:20 am

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Found this in a book on Mac OS X and it's just the kind of joke I like:

A duck wearing a little yellow hard hat walks into a bar. He hop up onto a stool, flips his hard hat onto the bar and orders a beer. The bartender's too amazed to do anything else, so he pours him a beer and puts it down in front of him. The duck drinks the beer, puts his hard hat back on, and says, "Thanks, buddy. Run me a tab, would you? I'm working at the job site across the street as a bricklayer. Thanks a lot!" And with that he waddles out of the bar.

The bartender blinks and regains his senses, then grabs the phone and calls his brother. "You'll never believe who--I mean what--just came in here! A talking duck! You gotta come in tomorrow and see this!"

So, the next day the duck comes in, tosses his hard hat onto the bar, and orders a beer. While he's drinking, the bartender's brother, who's sitting two seats down, says, "My God, you're the most amazing thing I've ever seen! I run the biggest traveling circus in the world, and I'll give you a personal assistant, ten thousand a week, anything you want! What do you say?"

The duck turns to him. "You say you own a circus?"

The guy nods his head.

"That's one of those things that takes place in a big tent, the floor's all sawdust and you pick up and move every week?"

"Yes, that's the general idea."

"Well, geez, what do you need a bricklayer for?"


So, I'm sitting here working, and I've started up Skype to see if I can get hold of this guy that's teaching over in Japan (I know, it's late in the evening over there, but you never know) and find out how things are going. All of a sudden, I get a popup message that someone wants to add my contact information. It's a name I don't recognize, so I say no. All of a sudden, it starts ringing from this person. I don't want to pick it up, so I IM the person and ask "who are you?" And s/he says, "Someone you don't know." So I say, "Why are you calling me, then?" And s/he says, "I just got this program and wanted to try it out."

I swear, every freaking time I start Skype up, some clown with a name I don't recognize tells me s/he wants to add my contact information. What is it about me?
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Date:January 22nd, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
You're just an international chick magnet. It's not a gift so much as a responsibility, you know. Oh, it's a hard life, but people like you and me are stuck in the role whether we like it or not. (Sigh).
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Date:January 22nd, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. The thing was, I didn't realize that she was a woman, let alone an international woman, until after she promised me she wouldn't contact me again. I tell ya, I'm slipping....

Chief Jack's Galley

There's a place for people who laugh at nothing...