This is not my joke

It is a forward my good friend Bruce sent to me.

A C, an E-flat, and a G go into a bar. The bartender says: “Sorry, but we don’t serve minors.” So, the E-flat leaves, and the C and the G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished: the G is out flat.

An F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough. A D comes into the bar and heads straight for the bathroom saying, “Excuse me. I’ll just be a second.” An A comes into the bar, but the bartender is not convinced that this relative of C is not a minor.

Then the bartender notices a B-flat hiding at the end of the bar and exclaims: “Get out now! You’re the seventh minor I’ve found in this bar tonight.” The E-flat, not easily deflated, comes back to the bar the next night in a 3-piece suit with nicely shined shoes. The bartender (who used to have a nice corporate job until his company downsized) says: “You’re looking sharp tonight, come on in! This could be a major development.” This proves to be the case, as the E-flat takes off the suit, and everything else, and stands there au naturel. Eventually, the C sobers up, and realizes in horror that he’s under a rest.

The C is brought to trial, is found guilty of contributing to the diminution of a minor, and is sentenced to 10 years of DS without Coda at an upscale correctional facility. On appeal, however, the C is found innocent of any wrongdoing, even accidental, and that all accusations to the contrary are bassless.

The bartender decides, however, that since he’s only had tenor so patrons, the soprano out in the bathroom, and everything has become alto much treble, he needs a rest — and closes the bar.

Love it!

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I’m glad I went to college

cos the western acoustic solo final was brill! Sheer madness to figure out who deserved which place. but in the nitty gritty we figured who it would be. And even then we had to tie the first place. Tanvi with ‘You Oughta Know’ and Swathi with ‘Lonely in New York’. It’s crazy that Christ college has so many talented people.

One disappointing thing though. Only one guy made it to the finals. Good on you Leo. Ver R the male singeyrs?

are the prophets silent?

what gives a country the right to mercilessly bomb another?

a simple formula.

make sure the most powerful country in the world is behind you. having a genocide in your past helps. make sure the fundamentalists in the most powerful country believe that their scriptures sanction your existence and any action without censure to ensure your existence.

a basic recipe.

the ancient prophets of the country in question warned that unless justice was pursued that their own God would punish them. He did. what’s he going to do now?

one of those prophets said, ‘…you who kill prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing…’

are the prophets silent today? or is it more difficult to hear them through melange of soundbites and ‘news’reports?

an eye for an eye and a butt for a jibe

I am disappointed with Zidane. Not because he slammed into that racist Materazzi. It’s the silly convoluted reasoning of the event that he or his publicity stooges are giving that gets me.

Sorry to all the kids and sorry to everyone else but hey I had to do what I had to do. Sorry but I don’t regret it. If didn’t butt him then his insult would’ve been true. EY!!???

Do one or the other great man. Either say sorry or don’t. Don’t try both. You’ve now given every kid the right to hit somebody because he calls you a !@#$#@.

The whole question of justice is thrown up here. If someone’s insult is met with physical violence then is that crude justice? Some would say yes because racists deserve it. But this crude justice is just an example of the continual cycle of vengeance that keeps violence and suffering alive and well in Ireland, Sri Lanka, Iraq… the list is endless.

Which is why the seemingly bizarre, ‘eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth’ is actually a better form of justice than that which Zidane demonstrated for us.

I would rather he laughed and went on to score a marvellous ‘zizou’ goal. It’s what my hero would’ve done.