JOKE OF THE WEEK, 12 Mar 2018

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

A young cowboy from Wyoming went off to college, but half way through the semester, he had foolishly squandered all his money. He called home. “Dad,” he said, “You won’t believe what modern education is developing! They actually have a program here that will teach our dog, Ol’ Blue how to talk!” “That’s amazing,” his Dad said. “How do I get Ol’ Blue in that program?” “Just send him down here with $1,000,” the young cowboy said. “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 said, “but you just won’t believe this ‑ they’ve had such good results they have started to teach the animals how to read!” “Read!” said his father, “No kidding! How do we get Blue in that program?” “Just send $2,500, I’ll get him into 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 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 said, “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 bitch before he talks to your Mother!” “I sure did, Dad!” “That’s my boy!”

The kid went on to be a successful lawyer … and then a Congressman.


This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 12 Mar 2018.

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