Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Guillotine

A priest, a politician and an engineer were scheduled to be executed late in the French revolution. It has to be "public", and people are tired of all the bloodshed, so a crowd of spectators is forcibly rounded up.

The priest is brought up to the guillotine and lays down on the table. The executioner pulls the cord and the heavy steel blade descends ... then shudders to a stop in the middle of the track. The executioner is a very smart guy (which is why he is pulling the cord, rather than laying on the table) so he proclaims, "This is a sign from God, that the life of this priest should be spared." The priest is set free to the delight of the cheering crowd.

Next the politician is brought up and laid on the table. The cord is pulled, and the blade again shudders to a halt in the same place. The executioner proclaims "The grace of God is extended even to this politician." and the crowd goes wild with joy!

The engineer steps up last and says, "You know, if you tighten that bolt, this thing will work."

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62 comments :

  1. That's too funny! Thank you! I really needed the laugh today!

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    1. I'm happy to help in the laughter department. :)

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  2. This was so funny that I almost lost my head over it...

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    1. I'm so glad you didn't lose your head. :)

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  3. and the moral of the story is it doesn't always pay to be a know it all :)

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    1. Engineers are brilliant and so very logical. :)

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  4. LOL - I am married to an engineer, so I'll just smile at this one.

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    1. I know a few engineers too. That's why I liked this one so much. :)

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  5. Leave it to the engineer. Too funny. Sandee, you and Zane have a fantastic day.

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    1. Yep, they are very literal. :)

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  6. Some things are best left unsaid. Just sayin'. :)

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    1. And you're an engineer. Retired, but you'll always be an engineer. :)

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    2. Nope, I was an architect and the bolt would have stayed loose. :)

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    3. Oh sorry. I got that wrong. I know you'd not say a word though. You're too smart for that. :)

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  7. My friend would love this joke. I'm surprised that the politician lived especially with the way the politicians of today that are running for president. Oh my!. Ha,ha,ha.

    Enjoy Tuesday Sandee & Zane with some sun and warm breeze. See ya my friends.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. We don't have anybody worth voting for in this race. Neither side. :)

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  8. I am really wondering whether the engineer will be spared if he had not spoken out.

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    1. Probably, but that's not how engineers are wired. :)

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  9. I didn't see how anyone could make a joke out of being decapitated but someone managed it and made me laugh out loud.

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    1. There are jokes about everything under the sun. :)

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  10. LOL---The Engineer was very practical, but not too smart!

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    1. That's the way of an engineer. :)

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  11. Just like an engineer--all practical and NO common sense! Glad mine has both.

    Big hugs from cool WPB, honey...

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    1. Yours has both and we both know that is true. :)

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  12. If you know too much, especially if are an engineer...you will meet your own doomsday!
    Have a great day!

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    1. And you are an engineer too. :)

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  13. ah silly silly engineer! Have a great sharp day!

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    1. You have a great day too sweetie. :)

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  14. Yup, that's my hubby! Lol :))

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    1. I thought of Bill when I read this. :)

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  15. Engineers, improving our lives in so many ways.

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    1. Yes, they do that for sure. :)

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    1. It's just how engineers roll. :)

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    1. If you know an engineer you know this is spot on. :)

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  18. Best engineer joke ever!

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  19. LMAO that engineer didn't think before he spoke haha!

    Have a beheadlesstastic day Sandee :-h

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    1. Know they just figure how how to make things work. :)

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  20. I saw this one coming. In the version I heard, it was a polish man at the end ;)

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    1. I know so many engineers and this is spot on. :)

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  22. A day for humor with an edge to it...Seymour just gave me a pet rock *face palm*...

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    1. I love Seymour. He's a great pet rock. :)

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  23. Literally laughing out-loud!Thank you, Sandee.

    Great post!

    "Big hugs"

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    1. You're welcome Annie. :)

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  24. Haha. Good one! Too smart for his own good, huh?!

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    1. Yep, way too smart. :)

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  25. Heeheehee! Some people just don't know when to stay quiet!

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    1. This is very true. Yes it is. :)

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  26. I have an engineer in my life who would do just that same thing!!

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    1. I know some too and it's amazing. :)

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  27. Guess he learned his lesson too late. CHOP!

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    1. Sometimes you need to keep things to yourself. :)

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  28. And that was his last suggestion.

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    1. Yes, his absolute last suggestion. :)

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  29. Y'know sometimes it's better not to be too smart.

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  30. He's smart, that engineer .... but not THAT smart.

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    1. Yes smart, but not that smart. :)

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