Aussie joke - this one made me laugh!

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by goldenlight, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
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    It was April and the Aboriginals in a remote part of Northern Australia asked their new elder if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was an elder in a modern community he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like.

    Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the tribe should collect firewood to be prepared. But being a practical leader, after several days he had an idea. He walked out to the telephone booth on the highway, called the Bureau of Meteorology and asked, 'Is the coming winter in this area going to be cold?' The meteorologist responded, 'It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold..' So the elder went back to his people and told them to collect even more wood in order to be prepared.

    A week later he called the Bureau of Meteorology again. 'Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?' The meteorologist again replied, 'Yes, it's going to be a very cold winter.' The elder again went back to his community and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find.

    Two weeks later the elder called the Bureau again. 'Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?' he asked. 'Absolutely,' the man replied, 'It's looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters ever.'
    'How can you be so sure?' the elder asked. The weatherman replied, 'Our satellites have reported that the Aboriginals in the north are collecting firewood like crazy, and that's always a sure sign.'
  2. BBWilly

    BBWilly Mu-43 Rookie

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  3. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
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    Hahaha - love it! :D
  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

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  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    LOL ... we have a similar joke. Before the internet and cell phones w/clocks, for the precise time you'd call the phone company (they had a special 'time' number that automatically spat out the time). When asked about the accuracy of the time, the phone company replied "Oh we are quite sure about our time, we set it everyday when the five o'clock train blows it's whistle. When the Southern Pacific asked about the five o'clock blowing of their whistle the train company pronounced they we sure of the accuracy because everyday they set their clock to Catholic Church ringing their bells at noon. When St. Mary's was queried about their noon bell ringing, the Monsignor stated firmly that it was right-on of course, because everyday they checked their clocks with the phone company'e time.
  6. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

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