Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Unknown News - Tacky Tale Tuesday

A few weeks ago while President Bush was cycling off road he hit some soft trail edge which landed him in deep muck beside a pond. His secret service agents attempted to get him free but managed to get stuck and the whole group was sinking.

Near the crash site there were two pre-teen boys doing some site prep for frog gigging later on that night and went to give rescue. The boys were equipped with ropes and some foam and wood blocks to stand on in the really soft mud. After they pulled the men free and to harder earth, the President was very pleased and told the boys he was going to give them a medal.

The twelve year old boys were a little worried about all the attention and asked if they could have something else. George said, "Well I guess you boys wouldn't care that much for a medal wood ya? What y'all got in mind?"

The first boy knew exactly what he wanted. "You know how you flew that jet and landed on that ship with the mission accomplished banner? That's what I want, to fly on one of them fighter planes," he said boldly.

Dubya looked at the agents then back to the boy and said, "Son, I think that is something the Commander of the Armed Services could make happen for y'all."

The second boy quickly said, "That ain't what I want! I want one of them plots in Washington D.C. where all the famous American Heros are buried."

George looked at him in disbelief and said, "You mean Arlington Cemetery? Why would a young boy like you care about that kind of thing?"

The boy looked down and replied, "Well when Daddy hears about me saving you from drowning, he's going to kill me."
:: posted by Tennessee Jed, 5:06 AM


Hee hee. That's really good.
Blogger newscoma, at 9:50 PM  
Nice to see the same old jokes being passed down from father to son. Doesn't matter how you dress 'em up, the old ones are the best.
Anonymous Richard, at 7:43 PM  
I first heard it about Ford when I was a kid, it was a stumble into a pond and some boys fishing.
Blogger Tennessee Jed, at 8:05 PM  
I distinctly heard a rimshot after the last line.
Blogger Joe Powell, at 10:09 PM  
What's frog giggling?
Anonymous Sharon J, at 9:48 PM  
gigging: using a small trident (a gig) to spear frogs to eat the legs...very good over a campfire you can also use the gig as a roasting stick/spit. If you are a meat eater that is.
Blogger Tennessee Jed, at 7:26 PM  

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