Friday, May 11, 2007

Goat Friday

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The Infant Jupiter Nurtured by the Goat Amalthea (1638)
Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)


Clover is in patagonian pocket goat hospital and recovering well. She will hopefully return soon with more of her endearing antics.

For this week, here’s a well-worn classic gag:

A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago but I don’t know where I am.”

The woman below replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You’re between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.”

“You must be in Information Technology,” said the balloonist.

“I am,” replied the woman, “how did you know?”

“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is probably technically correct, but I’ve no idea what to make of your information and the fact is, I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help at all. If anything, you’ve delayed my trip.”

The woman below responded, “You must be in Management.”

“I am,” replied the balloonist, “but how did you know?”

“Well,” said the woman, “you don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You have risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you’ve no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it’s my f**king fault.”

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Anonymous Father Park said...

"Patagonian pocket goat hospital"?

I take it this is a hospital for "pocket goats" discovered scuttled, by their erstwhile owners, off the estuary of the River Plate?

Who would do such a thing? Robert Magabe perhaps who, as the PM has noted, is no "Hitler". He is, presumably though, an extremely naughty and virulent form of nastiness.

No tour I'm afraid.

11/5/07 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Goat milk must be good Jarcob little Jupiter is certainly a tubby bubby!

Had a good laugh at your joke too. Hadn't heard that one before!(chuckles)

And one more thing Jarcob. No more foolin' around with Clover eh?

11/5/07 2:45 PM  
Blogger Jacob A. Stam said...

All together: Robert Mugabe - bastard!!!!

Well, that's perhaps a bit unkind to those of dubious parentage, but after all, words fail...

Little Jupiter is indeed a chubby little tacker, Karthy, by Jove.

Poor Amalthea, already saddled with a dorky name, has to suffer the indignity of the greedy little brat chowing into her udders.

While sitting in the lap of someone who looks like a wet nurse - even dressed as such, it seems. Could tha be a very relieved expression on her face...?


Amalthea: "This is udderly ridiculous. Oh, the shame..."

Jupiter: "Sit on my face, and tell me that you love me..."

11/5/07 9:52 PM  

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