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April 15th, 2010 10:37 PM
A tourist walked into a Chinese curio shop in San Francisco. While looking around at the exotic merchandise, he noticed a very lifelike, life-sized, bronze statue of a rat. It had no price tag, but was so incredibly striking the tourist decided he must have it. He took it to the old shop owner and asked, "How much for the bronze rat?"
"Ha, you have chosen wisely! It is $12 for the rat, $100 for the story," said the old China man.
The tourist quickly pulled out twelve dollars. "I'll just take the rat, you can keep the story".
As he walked down the street carrying his bronze rat, the tourist noticed that a few real rats had crawled out of the alleys and sewers and had begun following him down the street. This was a bit disconcerting so he began walking faster. A couple blocks later he looked behind him and saw to his horror the herd of rats behind him had grown to hundreds, and they began squealing.
Sweating now, the tourist began to trot toward the Bay. Again, after a couple blocks, he looked around only to discover that the rats now numbered in the MILLIONS, and were
squealing and coming toward him faster and faster.
Terrified, he ran to the edge of the Bay and threw the bronze rat as far as he could into the Bay. Amazingly, the millions of rats all jumped into the Bay after the bronze rat, and were all drowned.
The man walked back to the curio shop in Chinatown.
"Ahhh," said the owner, "You come back for story, yes?"
"No, sir." said the man, "I came back to see if you have a bronze Democrat."
OK folks - watch the comments so the thread stays open and all can enjoy.
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
April 15th, 2010 10:52 PM
"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom" Gen. George Patton
April 15th, 2010 11:48 PM
Just get a bronze politician and take the whole bunch to the bay!
April 16th, 2010 11:53 AM
I like it.
"Stand your ground, don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!" - John Parker April 19th, 1775 Lexington, MA
April 16th, 2010 11:56 AM
At 10:56 thread still open. Very funny.
April 16th, 2010 12:02 PM
If only it really existed.
"One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms."
-- Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, 1840
April 16th, 2010 01:47 PM
Bronze rat, Bronze democrat..what's the difference?
Light travels faster than sound...thats why some people appear bright before they speak
April 16th, 2010 03:32 PM
I have a great punchline to this, but I'm sure it would get me in trouble with the mods.
Originally Posted by boatail
(I'll PM it to anyone who wants it.)
April 16th, 2010 03:43 PM
I am in for PM
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