This is a discussion on Ol Blue within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; A cowboy from Texas goes off to college, but half way through the semester, he has foolishly squandered all his money. He calls home.
June 4th, 2008 04:20 PM
A cowboy from Texas goes off to college, but half way through the semester, he has foolishly squandered all his money. He calls home.
"Dad," he says, "You won't believe what modern education is developing! They actually have a program here in Dallas that will teach our dog, Ol' Blue how to talk!"
"That's amazing," his Dad says. "How do I get Ol' Blue in that program?"
"Just send him down here with $1,000" the young cowboy says. "I'll get him in the course." So, his father sends the dog and $1,000.
About two-thirds through the semester, the money again runs out. The boy calls home.
"So how's Ol' Blue doing, son," his father asks.
"Awesome, Dad, he's talking up a storm," he says, "but you just won't believe this - they've had such good results they have started to teach the animals how to read!"
"Read!" says his father, "No kidding! How do we get Blue in that program?"
"Just send $2,500, I'll get him in the class."
The money promptly arrives. But our hero has a problem. At the end of the year, his father will find out the dog can neither her talk, nor read. So he shoots the dog.
When he arrives home at the end of the year, his father is all excited. "Where's Ol' Blue? I just can't wait to see him read something and talk!"
"Dad," the boy says, "I have some grim news. Yesterday morning, just before we left to drive home, Ol' Blue was in the living room, kicked back in the recliner, reading the Wall Street Journal, like he usually does.
Then he turned to me and asked, 'So, is your daddy still messing' around with that little redhead who lives in town?' "
The father exclaimed, "I hope you shot that son of a gun before he talks to your Mother!"
"I sure did, Dad!"
"That's my boy!"
The kid went on to be a successful Liberal lawyer
"The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
June 4th, 2008 04:23 PM
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
June 4th, 2008 04:35 PM
Very good, I have to wipe off my keyboard now because I was drinking tea when I read this.
God bless our troops!
June 4th, 2008 06:14 PM
I miss-anticipated that punch-line.
I figured he'd end up a successful politician
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
Veni, Vidi, Velcro
June 4th, 2008 06:32 PM
awesome, he'd make a great soldier also, quick thinker!!
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.- George Washington
Serving Since 1985- "Airborne"
June 4th, 2008 06:39 PM
Lex et Libertas — Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus, et Fidelis!
"Not only do the people who put their lives on the line to protect the rest of us deserve better, we all deserve better than to have our own security undermined by those who undermine law enforcement." -Thomas Sowell
June 4th, 2008 06:42 PM
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