Friday, February 16, 2007

our time waster for today: get your very own aristocratic title.

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Grace Lady Joan the Expensive of Herring-le-hole
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

How did it know?

Which reminds me of something. Everytime we pulled out a thermos (TM), my father would say "how do it know?" Took me years to find out it was the punchline of an old joke. Some use kids, some use cavemen, some use blondes, and still others have tidied it up, taken out the bad grammar, and tell it this way:

"Three guys are sitting around discussing the greatest invention ever. First guy says, "That's easy; the automobile. It opened up society and changed our way of life. Offshoots such as the truck changed distribution, the development of cities, rural areas, and suburbs."

Second guy says. "No, it was the telephone. It revolutionized communications, made anyone accessible to anyone else, anywhere in the world. It created the template for all future communications media, changed business, social interaction, and created entire industries."

Third guy says, "Nope. The Thermos bottle."

The other two are incredulous. "Thermos bottle? How do you figure? Are you nuts?"

Third guy nods with conviction, "Thermos bottle: You put hot things in; they stay hot. You put cold things in; they stay cold."

"Yeah, so?"

"Ah! But how does it know?"

I must say, I prefer "how do it know???"

And I think the sign guy at Trader Joes knows the joke, too. Unfortunately he doesn't know punctuation!


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