Saturday, April 22, 2006

a joke...

...testing out the theory that I'm the only person in the WORLD not to have heard this joke....

Tony Blair is visiting an Edinburgh hospital. He
enters a ward full of patients with no obvious sign of
injury or illness and greets one. The patient replies:

"Fair fa your honest sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin race,
Aboon them a ye take yer place,
Painch, tripe or thairm,
As langs my airm."

Confused, Blair just grins and moves on to the next
patient, who responds:

"Some hae meat an canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat an we can eat,
So let the Lord be thankit."

Even more confused, with a now rictus-like grin, the
PM moves on to a third patient, who immediately begins
to chant:

"Wee sleekit, cowerin, timrous beasty,
O the panic in thy breasty,
Thou needna start awa sae hastie,
Wi bickering brattle."

Deeply troubled, Blair turns to the accompanying
doctor and asks "Is this a psychiatric ward?"

"No," replies the doctor, "this is the serious Burns unit."
Who Links Here