Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Best Medicine

I came across this site via Kirtsy, and as I read through the list, I snickered...the chuckled...and soon, I was laughing out loud, which I really needed this morning!!

Do you need a good laugh today? Here's my favorite from the list:

Her date was pleasant enough, but she knew that if her life was a movie this guy would be buried in the credits as something like "Second Tall Man."

And a few other funny links for today:

Dave Barry - A journey into my colon -- and yours

Homeland Security Sign Parody

Icon War

Courtroom Quotations

And lastly, a funny list that's made the e-mail circuit for years. I think I first read it in college, and it's still funny today:


Politics Explained

FEUDALISM: You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk.

PURE SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else's cows. You have to take care of all of the cows. The government gives you as much milk as you need.

BUREAUCRATIC SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and put them in a barn with everyone else's cows. They are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers. The government gives you as much milk and eggs as the regulations say you need.

FASCISM: You have two cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them and sells you the milk.

PURE COMMUNISM: You have two cows. Your neighbors help you take care of them, and you all share the milk.

RUSSIAN COMMUNISM: You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the government takes all the milk.

CAMBODIAN COMMUNISM: You have two cows. The government takes both of them and shoots you.

DICTATORSHIP: You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you.

PURE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors decide who gets the milk.

REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors pick someone to tell you who gets the milk.

BUREAUCRACY: You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them. Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.

PURE ANARCHY: You have two cows. Either you sell the milk at a fair price or your neighbors try to take the cows and kill you.

LIBERTARIAN/ANARCHO-CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.

SURREALISM: You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

2 comments:

Honey Mommy said...

Haha!

I love the bit about the cows! What a funny way (yet shockingly accurate) to describe political systems.

I'll have to email it to my husband. He'll love it!

Annie said...

Foster parenting is apparently a Beaurocracy. I have to fill out paperwork on what we didn't do today.

Totally linking