Monday, August 15, 2011


There's an old sea story about a ship's Captain who inspected his sailors, and afterward told the first mate that his men smelled bad..

The Captain suggested perhaps it would help if the sailors would change underwear occasionally.

The first mate responded, "Aye, aye sir, I'll see to it immediately!"

The first mate went straight to the sailors berth deck and announced, "The Captain thinks you guys smell bad and wants you to change your underwear."

He continued, "Pittman, you change with Jones, McCarthy, you change with Witkowski, and Brown, you change with Schultz."

Someone may come along and promise "Change", but don't count on things smelling any better.


A Pissed Off Irishman said...

The only thing worse than this sorry excuse for a President if there is such a thing, is the people that he surrounds himself with.

Joe said...

APOI: Yet there are people who still think he's the best thing since sliced bread. (What was the best thing BEFORE sliced bread?)

sue said...

Joe - I don't know if you've been in Central Illinois lately, but what you just said:

'What was the best thing BEFORE
sliced bread?'

I just saw that on one of those billboard signs outside of an insurance company.

(and they didn't have the answer either!)

Lone Ranger said...

The best thing before sliced bread was unsliced bread. It was thick and tasty and was sometimes torn off the loaf to dunk in gravy. I still make it and hardly ever buy the sliced stuff.

Joe said...

LR: You are absolutely right!

When I lived in France, my favorite thing was the brick-oven baked, unsliced breads.

Can't get true French bread in the U.S..