"COMPUTER POWER TO THE PEOPLE! DOWN WITH CYBERCRUD!" - Theodor Nelson
Monday, February 09, 2004
My grandmother-in-law sent me this great joke:
train to the Super Bowl. At the station, the three Northerners
each buy a ticket and watch as the three Southerners buy just one ticket.
"How are the three of you going to travel on only
one ticket?" asks one of the Yankees.
"Watch and learn," answers one of the men from the
They all board the train. The three Yankee men take
their respective seats but all three Southerners cram into a toilet
together and close the door. Shortly after the train has departed, the
conductor comes around collecting tickets. He knocks on the toilet
door and says,
The door opens just a crack and a single arm emerges
with a ticket in hand. The conductor takes it and moves on.
The Yankees see this happen and agree it was quite a
clever idea, so after the game they decide to do the same thing on
the return trip
and save some money. When they get to the station
they buy a single ticket for the return trip, but see, to their
astonishment, that the three Southerners don't buy any ticket at all.
"How are you going to travel without a ticket?" says
one perplexed Yankee.
"Watch and learn," answers the men from the South.
When they board the train the three Northerners cram
themselves into a toilet and the three Southerners cram into another
toilet just down the way. Shortly after the train is on its way, one
of the Southerners leaves their toilet and walks over to the toilet in which
the Yankees are hiding. The Southerner knocks on their door and
says, "Ticket, please."