President Bush was visiting a primary school...

Discussion in 'Funny Farm' started by Enyo, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

    President Bush was visiting a primary school. One of the classes was in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asked the president if he would like to lead the discussion on the word "tragedy."

    So the illustrious leader asked the class for an example of a "tragedy."

    One little boy stood up and offered, "If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a tractor runs him over and kills him, that would be a tragedy."

    " No," said Bush, "that would be an accident."

    A little girl raised her hand: "If a school bus carrying 50 children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy."

    " I'm afraid not." explained the president. "That's what we would call a great loss."

    The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Bush searched the room. "Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of tragedy?" Finally at the back of the room a small boy raised his hand.

    In a quiet voice he said: "If Air Force One carrying Mr. Bush was struck by a "friendly fire" missile and blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy."

    "Fantastic!" exclaimed Bush. "That's right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?"

    "Well," says the boy, "it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be an accident either."
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  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

    Thats nice.
  3. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

    NY, USA
    Nice find Enyo. :p
  4. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

    L'Ile Perrot Quebec
    ahhahahahah good joke I like that !!!!!!!!!!!
  5. champ2005

    champ2005 | xs |

    Sydney, Australia
  6. homey

    homey OSNN One Post Wonder

    Ok kids listen up.

    :eek: You know the People of the United States knew it was going to be a hard job over there.
    Oh sorry kids I got off subject I was practicing for the debate.
    What was the question again?
    Yes we were the targets of Weapons of Mass deception mmm i mean Mass Destruction yeah thats it,Tragedy.:confused:
  7. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

  8. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Midlands, England
    Nice, it's funny because it's true :D
  10. Hamish

    Hamish Guest

    most certainlyish