Thursday, October 12, 2006

On Wall Building

In honor of Drinking Right and of the Sensennbrenner/Green (et al) Wall.

So, these three guys are shipwrecked on a desert island and a lamp washes up on shore. They get together and one of them rubs it and a genie pops out.

"Because you've freed me from the lamp," says the genie, now twenty feet tall, "I'll grant you each one wish."

"Corn," says the guy from Iowa. "I miss seeing corn so much. Can you take us where there is corn?" And...poof!

They are all standing on a small rise, surrounded by corn. Tall, straight and impossibly green corn. As far as the eye can see, nothing but gorgeous corn with big, fat ears in rows that fade into the distance.

And the guy from Illinois says, "Dope! You could have had anything. Anything in the world and you wished for corn. I am so sick of you people. You come across I-80, driving in the left lane at 7 under with your turn signal on and you're stupid. I just wish there was a wall around Illinois to keep stupid people out."

And the genie says, "I can do that," poof...and there is a wall around Illinois. Thirty feet tall, ten feet thick, no doors, no windows, no seams.

The guy from Illinois says, "Bless you. That's the kind of wall I'm talking about."

And the guy from Wisconsin, he says, "That's really cool. Can you fill that up with beer?"

1 comment:

Peter DiGaudio said...

This has been an awful day here. This was hilarious and just made it bearable!