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Stop me if you've heard this one....

Saw this on /. and thought it amusing.

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her
altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him,
"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 man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air
balloon approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet
above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude
and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Democrat."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is
technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your
information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to

The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you're
going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot
air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you
expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position
you were in before we met but, somehow, now it's my fault.


At 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't nesesartly agree with that joke above because not all repulicans are dumb!

At 3:05 PM, Blogger kinrowan said...

I concur. And I think that you could just as easily take the same joke and swap the "Republican" and the "Democrat" around in the joke and it would be just as true.

Makes it even funnier to me, but hard to convey in a blog post. On Slashdot this post is followed by another that reverses the joke as I said above. Should I do that?

Anyway, thanks!
a.k.a. hangedman


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