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Re: Joke!!!

Postby Ben » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:09 pm

Was it a doctor who is a witch specialist or was it a witch with a doctorate?
The mystery deepens!
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby cooran » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:31 pm

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These lyrics are Ear Worms:
Witch Doctor - Ooh Eeh Ooh Ah Aah Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYgOlqinH7A

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Re: Joke!!!

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:23 pm

A person who graduates at the bottom of the US Military Academy (West Point) in the U.S. is called a "goat".

Question:

What do you call the person who graduates at the bottom of his medical school class?

Answer:
Doctor.

I like to tell this story / joke to make a point that the prestige of a university is also not as important as the degree title. For example, it is better to have a doctorate from Univ. of Nevada than only a B.A. from Harvard, (in my opinion).
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby cooran » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:08 am

Found on Facebook: Buddhist Cartoons
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby Stephen K » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:46 pm

What fun does a monk have? Nun.
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:59 pm

Stefan wrote:What fun does a monk have? Nun.


Groan
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby Stephen K » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:38 pm

Jhana4 wrote:
Stefan wrote:What fun does a monk have? Nun.


Groan

Actually, I didn't make it up. I heard it from Ajahn Brahm, who in turn learned it from his father. :D
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:55 pm

So, you are only an accessory instead of the perpetrator? :)
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby Stephen K » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:59 pm

Jhana4 wrote:So, you are only an accessory instead of the perpetrator? :)

Yep!
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby cooran » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:45 am

A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.”

The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, “Which do you want, son?”
The boy takes the quarters and leaves.

“What did I tell you?” said the barber. “That kid never learns!”

Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store.
“Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?”

The boy licked his cone and replied, “Because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!”
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A Catholic teenager goes to confession, and after confessing to an affair with a girl is told by the priest that he can't be forgiven unless he reveals who the girl is.

"I promised not to tell!" he says.

"Was it Mary Patricia, the butcher's daughter?" the preist asks. "No, and I said I wouldn't tell."
"Was it Mary Elizabeth, the printer's daughter?" "No, and I still won't tell!"
'Was it Mary Francis, the baker's daughter?" "No," says the boy.

'Well, son," says the priest, "I have no choice but to excommunicate you for six months."

Outside, the boy's friends ask what happened. "Well," he says, "I got six months, but three good leads."
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An optimist finds the positive in the negative, and a pessimist can only find the negative in the positive.

For example, an avid duck hunter was in the market for a new bird dog. His search ended when he found a dog that could actually walk on water to retrieve a duck. Shocked by his find, he was sure none of his friends would ever believe him.

He decided to try to break the news to a friend of his, a pessimist by nature, and invited him to hunt with him and his new dog.

As they waited by the shore, a flock of ducks flew by. They fired, and a duck fell. The dog responded and jumped into the water. The dog, however, did not sink but instead walked across the water to retrieve the bird, never getting more than his paws wet.
This continued all day long; each time a duck fell, the dog walked across the surface of the water to retrieve it.

The pessimist watched carefully, saw everything, but did not say a single word.

On the drive home the hunter asked his friend, "Did you notice anything unusual about my new dog?"
"I sure did," responded the pessimist. "He can't swim."
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby cooran » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:46 am

Bumper Stickers

EARTH FIRST! We'll stripmine the other planets later.

"Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes."

Friends help you move. Real friends help you move bodies.

The gene pool could use a little chlorine.

Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

He who laughs last thinks slowest!

Give me ambiguity or give me something else.

A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries.

Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.

All generalizations are false, including this one.

"Criminal Lawyer" is a redundancy.

I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

We are born naked, wet, and hungry. Then things get worse.

Artificial Intelligence usually beats real stupidity.

Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off now.

What is a "free" gift ? Aren't all gifts free?

Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby chownah » Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:26 am

Hey Cooran,
Did you ever call up the Buddhist Hair Salon and make an appointment to get an impermanent?
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:41 am

cooran wrote:A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries.

We relearn this every cyclone season.
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby cooran » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:08 pm

An Aussie Story

The sun was hot already - it was only 8 o'clock
The cocky took off in his Ute, to go and check his stock.
He drove around the paddocks checking wethers, ewes and lambs,
The float valves in the water troughs, the windmills on the dams.

He stopped and turned a windmill on to fill a water tank
And saw a ewe down in the dam, a few yards from the bank.
'Typical bloody sheep,' he thought, 'they've got no common sense,
'They won't go through a gateway but they'll jump a bloody fence.'

The ewe was stuck down in the mud, he knew without a doubt
She'd stay there 'til she carked it if he didn't get her out.
But when he reached the water's edge, the startled ewe broke free
And in her haste to get away, began a swimming spree.

He reckoned once her fleece was wet, the weight would drag her down
If he didn't rescue her, the stupid sod would drown.
Her style was unimpressive, her survival chances slim
He saw no other option, he would have to take a swim.

He peeled his shirt and singlet off, his trousers, boots and socks
And as he couldn't stand wet clothes, he also shed his jocks.
He jumped into the water and away that cocky swam
He caught up with her, somewhere near the middle of the dam

The ewe was quite evasive, she kept giving him the slip
He tried to grab her sodden fleece but couldn't get a grip.
At last he got her to the bank and stopped to catch his breath
She showed him little gratitude for saving her from death.

She took off like a Bondi tram around the other side
He swore next time he caught that ewe he'd hang her bloody hide.
Then round and round the dam they ran, although he felt quite puffed
He still thought he could run her down, she must be nearly stuffed.

The local stock rep came along to pay a call that day.
He knew this bloke was on his own, his wife had gone away.
He didn't really think he'd get fresh scones for morning tea
But nor was he prepared for what he was about to see.

He rubbed his eyes in disbelief at what came into view
For running down the catchment came this frantic-looking ewe.
And on her heels in hot pursuit and wearing not a stitch
The farmer yelling wildly 'Come back here, you lousy bitch!'

The stock rep didn't hang around, he took off in his car
The cocky's reputation has been damaged near and far
So bear in mind the Work Safe rule when next you check your flocks
Spot the hazard, Assess the risk, and always wear your Jocks!
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby cooran » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:29 am

Knock Knock
Who’s There?
Sad
Sad Who?
Nahhh, just a Kshatriya
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Q. If Bhumblebhees decided to leave the Hive to live the Holy Life, Who would teach them the Dhamma?

A. Why, a BheeQhueenie, of course!
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Why did the Buddhist coroner get the sack?

Answer:: because he’d always record the cause of death as 'birth'.
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Peace of mind
The day after completing a 9 day Vipassana retreat, Dave turns up for work at the Zoo. Seeing how chilled out Dave is, the head keeper puts him in charge of the tortoise enclosure. Dave slowly walks over to the cages. At lunch time, the head keeper checks on Dave only to see the cage door is wide open and all the tortoises gone! He runs up to Dave and asks, “What happened with the tortoises?”
“Well”, said Dave very slowly, “I opened the tortoise cage door and it was, like, Whoosh!”
Ajahn Brahm
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Doing nothing
A Buddhist phones the monastery and asks the monk “Can you come to do a blessing for my new house?”
The monk replies “Sorry, I’m busy.”
“What are you doing? Can I help?”
“I’m doing nothing”, replied the monk, “Doing nothing is a monk’s core business and you can’t help me with that.”
So the next day the Buddhist phones again, “Can you please come to my house for a blessing?”
“Sorry,” said the monk, “I’m busy.”
“What are you doing?”
“I’m doing nothing,” replied the monk.
“But that was what you were doing yesterday!”, said the Buddhist.
“Correct”, replied the monk, “I’m not finished yet!"
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby cooran » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:30 am

The first rule of holes: If you are in one, stop digging.

It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.

I went to school to become a wit, but I only got halfway through.

I wish the buck stopped here. I could use a few.

It's not hard to meet expenses. They're everywhere.

When you're finally holding all the cards, why does everyone else decide to play chess?

When I come to one of the forks in the road of life, I don’t waste time and energy wishing it was a spoon. ~ Miss Piggy

An onion can make people cry but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh. ~ Will Rogers

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"General Hospital," the receptionist answered.

On the other end of the phone was someone who sounded like a sweet little grandmother. Timidly she asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone to find out how a patient is doing?"

"Yes," said the receptionist. "I'll be glad to help you. What is the patient's name and room number?"

"Edna Smith. Room 503," the grandmother said in a weak and trembling voice.

The receptionist said, "I'm going to put you on hold while I talk to the nurse's station on that floor."

A few minutes later she was back and said, "I have good news. The nurse told me that Edna is doing well. He blood pressure if good. Her blood work came back normal and the doctor had scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow."

The grandmother said, "Oh, thank you! That is wonderful. God bless you for the good news. I was so worried."

"You're very welcome," replied the receptionist. "Is Edna your daughter?"

"No," said the grandmother. "I'm Edna. No one tells me anything."
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A farmer sent his son to the market to buy a crate of chickens. The boy did and was returning home when he dropped the crate and it broke open, letting all the chickens escape.

They scurried off in all directions. The boy was upset, knowing his father would be angry. He fixed the crate as best as he could and searching the neighborhood until he found them all. When he returned home, he told his father that the chickens had gotten loose, but he managed to find all eight of them.

"Well, you did a good job," said his father. The boy was surprised. His father continued, "The receipt says you paid for six."

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A lady lost her purse one day while shopping at a busy department store. Fortunately, it was found by an honest little boy who returned it to her.

"Thank you," she said and looked inside it. "Hmmm," she said. "That's funny. When I lost it, there was a twenty dollar bill in it. Now there's twenty one dollar bills."

"That's right, lady," said the cleaver little boy. "Last time I returned a lost purse, the lady said she didn't have any change to give me a reward."
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby cooran » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:39 am

An elderly gentleman with serious hearing problems goes to the doctor who fits him with hearing aids that allow him to hear at 100% for the first time in many years.

The elderly man goes back in a month for a checkup. The doctor says, “Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.”

To which the gentleman replies, “Oh, I haven’t told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I’ve changed my will three times!”.
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby cooran » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:51 am

A man died and went to The Judgment, they told him , “Before you meet with God, I should tell you — we’ve looked over your life, and to be honest you really didn’t do anything particularly good or bad. We’re not really sure what to do with you. Can you tell us anything you did that can help us make a decision?”

The newly arrived soul thought for a moment and replied, “Yeah, once I was driving along and came upon a person who was being harassed by a group of thugs. So I pulled over, got out a bat, and went up to the leader of the thugs. He was a big, muscular guy with a ring pierced through his lip. Well, I tore the ring out of his lip, and told him he and his gang had better stop bothering this guy or they would have to deal with me!”

“Wow that’s impressive, “When did this happen?”

“About three minutes ago,” came the reply.
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby cooran » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:01 pm

While cleaning the attic, Joan and Harry found an old stub for some shoes they left at the repair shop 10 years ago. They thought it would be funny to go to the shop and see if the shoes were still there. So they did. They handed the stub to the repair man who took it and looked in the back. He came out again and said, "They'll be ready on Wednesday."
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A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa. He took his faithful pet dachshund along for company. One day, the dachshund starts chasing butterflies and before long the dachshund discovers that he is lost.
So, wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having him for lunch. The dachshund thinks, "OK, I'm in deep trouble now!"
Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by, and immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, the dachshund exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here."
Hearing this, the leopard halts his attack in mid-stride, as a look of terror comes over him, and slinks away into the trees. "Whew," says the leopard. "That was close. That dachshund nearly had me."
Meanwhile, a monkey, who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So, off he goes.
But the dachshund saw him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figured that something must be up.
The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine."
Now the dachshund sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back, and thinks, "What am I going to do now?" But instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet ... and, just when they get close enough to hear, the dachshund says..................

"Where's that darn monkey? Sent him off half an hour ago to bring me another leopard."
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Differences Between Man and Women

Names
If Mary, Susan, Claire and Barbara go out for lunch, they will call each other Mary, Susan, Claire and Barbara.
If John, Brad, Tony and Daniel go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Bruno, Scrappy, Peanut-Head and Godzilla.
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Re: Joke!!!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:37 am

cooran wrote:Differences Between Man and Women

Names
If Mary, Susan, Claire and Barbara go out for lunch, they will call each other Mary, Susan, Claire and Barbara.
If John, Brad, Tony and Daniel go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Bruno, Scrappy, Peanut-Head and Godzilla.


Differences between Men and Women, part 2

Because if Mary, Susan, Claire and Barbara called each other Bruno, Scrappy, Peanut-Head and Godzilla; they wouldn't talk to each other for 25 years.

and now to equitably go after the other gender:

PMS

Women get crabby a few days a month due to PMS
Men get crabby 30 days a month

What's their excuse?
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