Thursday, August 03, 2006

True Story....

In 1986, Mkele Mbembe was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from

college. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant

standing with one leg raised in the air.

The elephant seemed distressed so Mbembe approached it very carefully.

He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot, and found a large

thorn deeply embedded in it.

As carefully and as gently as he could, Mbembe worked the thorn out with his

hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

The elephant turned to face the man and with a rather stern look on its face, stared at him. For several tense moments Mbembe stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned and walked away.

Mbembe never forgot that elephant or the events of that day. Twenty years later he was walking through a zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Mbembe and his son Tapu were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Mbembe and lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1986, Mbembe couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant. Mbembe summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. Suddenly the elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of the man's legs and swung him wildly back and forth along the railing, killing him. Probably wasn't the same elephant.

9 Comments:

At 7:05 PM , Blogger ~d said...

What the eff is up with that poor koala's nose?! JEEZ!

 
At 7:06 PM , Blogger ~d said...

Probably was not the same elephant.

 
At 3:35 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

~d:Whats wrong with what Koala's thats an elephant if I ever did see one. `d:I think your right.

 
At 8:56 AM , Blogger Toby said...

Coincidence will be a bitch.

 
At 11:51 AM , Blogger Mone said...

It was the same elephant having Altzheimers disease! LOL

 
At 3:21 PM , Blogger josh williams said...

Toby: Yes sir.

Mone:Thats a ton of confusion in that poor elephants brain.

 
At 3:32 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

Two bored casino dealers are waiting at the crap table. A very attractive
blonde woman from Indiana arrived ....and bet twenty-thousand dollars
($20,000) on a single roll of the dice.

She said, "I hope you don't mind, but I feel much luckier when I play
topless."

With that, she stripped to the waist; rolled the dice; and
yelled, "Come on, baby! Indiana Girl needs new clothes!"

As the dice came to a stop, she jumped up-and-down... and
squealed... "YES! YES! I WON! I WON!"

She hugged each of the dealers... and then picked up her winnings and her
clothes, and quickly departed.

The dealers stared at each other dumfounded. Finally, one of them
asked, "What did she roll?"

The other answered, "I don't know... I thought you were watching."

Moral ---

Not all Hoosiers are stupid.
Not all blondes are dumb.
But, all men..... are men.

 
At 11:19 PM , Blogger purplesimon said...

I like that I came by and got two jokes in one post!

Thanks for popping by.

purplesimon out...

 
At 3:58 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

purp: No problem, I just try to make the world a better place two jokes at a time.

 

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