A guy goes into a bar...
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 97 14:03:16 -0700
Subject: A guy goes into a bar...
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A Guy goes into a bar with his pet octopus and says "I'll bet $50 that no
one here has a musical instrument that this octopus can't play."
The people in the bar look around and someone fetches out an old mandolin.
The octopus has a look, picks it up, tunes up the strings and starts playing
a few choruses of "Rawhide". The octopus's owner pockets the fifty bucks.
The next guy comes up with a trumpet; the octopus takes the horn, loosens
up the keys, licks its chops and starts playing "Stella By Starlight". The
guy hands over another fifty bucks to the octopus's owner.
The bar owner has been watching all this and disappears in back, returning
a few moments later with a set of bagpipes under his arm. He puts them on
the bar and says to the guy and his octopus, "Now, if your octopus can play
that I'll give you a hundred dollars."
The octopus takes a look at the bagpipes, lifts it up, turns it over, has
another look from another angle. Puzzled, the octopus' owner comes up and
says "What are you waiting around for? Hurry up and play the darn thing!"
The octopus says "Play it? If I can figure out how to get its pajama's off,
we're outa here!
© 1997 Peter Langston