En Passant: Joke

Well, at least some people on Conservapedia actually have a sense of humor.

An archaeologist was digging in the Negev Desert in Israel and came upon a casket containing a mummy, a rather rare occurance in Israel, to say the least. After examining it, he called the curator of the Israel museum in Jerusalem.

“I’ve just discovered a 3,000 year old mummy of a man who died of heart failure!” the excited scientist exclaimed.

To which the curator replied, “Bring him in. We’ll check it out.”

A week later, the amazed curator called the archaeologist. “You were right about both the mummy’s age and cause of death. How in the world did you know?”

“Easy. There was a piece of paper in his hand that said, ‘10,000 Shekels on Goliath’.”

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11 Responses to “En Passant: Joke”


  1. 1 juliansmith June 20, 2007 at 8:06 am

    Ha haaa! Love it!

  2. 2 Trashbat June 22, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    I quite liked that one. Mrs Trashbat was impressed that I actually told her a clean joke for once too…XD

  3. 3 Flippin June 22, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    I read the bible literally, so I’m wondering how the shekels were stacked so that they may not be allowed to fall. I assume god did it.

  4. 4 lanfranc June 22, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Well, according to Sisyphus over at Blogs4Brownback, electrons are actually angels.

    http://blogs4brownback.wordpress.com/2007/06/21/angels-and-atoms/

    So I’d guess that He just told the angels in those shekels to flap their little wings a bit harder or something.

    Besides, I’m a bit skeptic about this whole “gravity” concept. I mean, is that mentioned specifically anywhere in the Bible? And has anyone ever *seen* gravity? I’m just asking!

    -AK

  5. 5 PalMD June 22, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    Gravity is the theory that asplains apples falling out of trees and stuff.

  6. 6 lanfranc June 22, 2007 at 8:23 pm

    Yeah, but couldn’t that just be the angels pulling them down to the earth?

  7. 7 PalMD June 22, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    Shut up, Nazi.

  8. 8 lanfranc June 22, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Are you quite sure you’re not still on drugs, PAL? 😉

    -AK

  9. 9 Bubble Club June 22, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    that sense of humor must have come at some cost – i see the user in question is officially “retired” from cp now. WTF?? did he jump or was he pushed..? we demand answers!!!!

  10. 10 lanfranc June 22, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Good question, I didn’t see that coming. On the other hand, He’s not been blocked, and put the retirement templates up by himself. Maybe off-line life just caught up with him or something.

    -AK

  11. 11 Todd Larason June 23, 2007 at 3:35 am

    He was a reasonable candidate for Sysop, and DeborahB (teenage mechanical plagiarist) just won the most recent contest instead. He might have decided it wasn’t a hospitable environment.


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