No Kidding

JOKE OF THE WEEK, 30 Nov 2020

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

A mouse ran for her life away from a cat. She saw a cow and begged,

“Please cow, do something to save my life.”

The cow covered the mouse with her dung to hide her. Unfortunately, the mouse’s tail was sticking out of the cow dung, and the cat saw the tail, pulled the mouse out and ate her.

The moral is that not everybody who heaps dung on you has bad intentions, and not everybody who pulls you out of a mess has good intentions.


It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it.


Dietrich Fischer (1941-2015) from Münsingen, Switzerland, got a Licentiate in Mathematics from the University of Bern 1968 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University 1976. Fischer was a MacArthur Fellow in International Peace and Security at Princeton University 1986-88, has taught mathematics, computer science, economics and peace studies at various universities, and been a consultant to the United Nations. He was co-founder, with Johan Galtung, of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment in 1993.


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