Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. ~Albert Einstein

Tom, Bob, Dale, and Ben, were great friends who hadn't seen each other in 30 years. They reunited at a party.

After several drinks Tom had to use the rest room. Those who remained talked about their kids.

Bob said, "My son is my pride and joy. He started working at a successful company at the bottom of the barrel. He studied Economics and Business Administration and soon began to climb the corporate ladder and now he's the president of the company. He became so rich that he gave his best friend a top of the line Mercedes for his birthday."

Dale said, "Darn, that's terrific! My son is also my pride and joy. He started working for a big airline, and then went to flight school to become a pilot. Eventually he became a partner in the company, where he owns the majority of its assets. He's so rich that he gave his best friend a brand new jet for his birthday.

Ben said: "Well, that's terrific! My son studied in the best universities and became an engineer. Then he started his own construction company and is now a multimillionaire. He also gave away something very nice and expensive to his best friend for his birthday: A 30,000 square foot mansion."

The three friends congratulated each other just as
Tom returned from the rest-room and asked:
"What are all the congratulations for?”
Ben said: "We were talking about the pride we feel for the successes of our sons....
What about your son?"

Tom replied: "My son is gay and makes a living dancing as a stripper at a nightclub."

Bob said: "What a shame... what a disappointment."
Dale said: “How awful that must be for you.”
Ben said: “You must be devastated.”

Tom replied: "No, I'm not ashamed or devastated. He's my son and I love him. And he hasn't done too badly either. His birthday was two weeks ago, and he received a beautiful 30,000 square foot mansion, a brand new jet and a top of the line Mercedes from his three boyfriends."


Blogger Miss Cellania said...

Love this joke. There's nothing like taking someone down a peg when they brag!

July 25, 2006 9:49 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Whoa! Bet their mouths dropped open! Thanks for the laugh Raggedy!!

July 25, 2006 10:26 PM  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

Badda bing badda boom ;)

July 25, 2006 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha Ha. Good one!

July 26, 2006 6:32 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

Excellent joke (it was a joke.. right) Raggedy.

July 26, 2006 8:26 AM  
Blogger cube said...

It took me a second, but I got it ;-)

July 26, 2006 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss your thoroughly wicked sense of humor, Raggedy!

We have 11 kids and 5 very old Mercedeses. They run on salad oil (biodiesel). The cars, not the kids. ;~)

July 26, 2006 10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


July 26, 2006 1:26 PM  
Blogger Ed Bremson, MFA said...

ha ha, very good, Raggedy. I like your unique style. Lots of luck.

July 26, 2006 9:02 PM  
Blogger Pippajo said...

I know I'm a little late, but I just had to say, "Hee!" I'm passing this one on!

July 28, 2006 12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great one. It's a definite LOL.

July 29, 2006 5:41 PM  

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