Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More Co-Worker Musings

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In honor of the Easter holiday, I’d like to risk being a bitter disappointment and fore go my usual fractured history lesson. I’d like to share one of my all-time favorite Easter jokes: 
Three dimwits died and are at the pearly gates of heaven. St. Peter tells them that they can enter the gates if they can answer one simple question. St. Peter asks the first dimwit, "What is Easter?" He replies, "Oh, that's easy! It's the holiday in November when everyone gets together, eats turkey, and are thankful..." "Wrong!," replies St. Peter, and proceeds to ask the second dimwit the same question, "What is Easter?" The second one replies, "Easter is the holiday in December when we put up a nice tree, exchange presents, and celebrate the birth of Jesus."

St. Peter looks at the second dimwit, shakes his head in disgust, tells her she's wrong, and then peers over his glasses at the third dimwit and asks, "What is Easter?" The third dimwit smiles confidently and looks St. Peter in the eyes, "I know what Easter is." "Oh?" says St. Peter, incredulously. "Easter is the Christian holiday that coincides with the Jewish celebration of Passover. Jesus and his disciples shared their last supper. Jesus was later deceived and turned over to the Romans by one of his disciples. The Romans took him to be crucified and he was stabbed in the side, made to wear a crown of thorns, and was hung on a cross with nails through his hands and feet. He was buried in a nearby cave which was sealed by a large boulder."

St. Peter smiles broadly with delight. Then he continues, "Every year the boulder is moved aside so Jesus can come out...and, if he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter."

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