Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Fast Forward from Ralph 23- King Arthur

It's Wednesday and I share with you one of the things Ralph forwarded to me in my E-mail:

King Arthur and the Witch:

Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur's youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and, if after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.

The question?...What do women really want? Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch's proposition to have an answer by year's end.

He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everyone: the princess, the priests, the wise men and even the court jester. He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer.

Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would have the answer.

But the price would be high; as the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged.

The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no choice but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer the question, but he would have to agree to her price first.

The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur's closest friend!

Young Arthur was horrified. She was hunchbacked and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises, etc.. He had never encountered such a repugnant creature in all his life.

He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a terrible burden; but Lancelot, learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur.

He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur's life and the preservation of the Round Table.

Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered Arthur's question thus:

What a woman really wants, she to be in charge of her own life.

Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth and that Arthur's life would be spared.

And so it was, the neighboring monarch granted Arthur his freedom and Lancelot and the witch had a wonderful wedding.

The honeymoon hour approached and Lancelot, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But, what a sight awaited him. The most beautiful woman he had ever seen lay before him on the bed. The astounded Lancelot asked what had happened

The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she appeared as a witch, she would henceforth, be her horrible deformed self only half the time and the beautiful maiden the other half.

Which would he prefer? Beautiful during the day....or night?

Lancelot pondered the predicament. During the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old witch? Or, would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day, but by night, a beautiful woman for him to enjoy wondrous intimate moments?

What would YOU do?

What Lancelot chose is below. BUT....make YOUR choice before you scroll down below. OKAY?

Noble Lancelot said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself.

Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life.

Now....what is the moral to this story?

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The moral is.....
If you don't let a woman have her own way....
Things are going to get ugly.

@@@@@ News from Pigeon Falls– The little town in my garage where the trains still run, dragons fly, and the Liar’s Club summer contest goes on: The Liar’s Club heard the latest story last night . The contestant was young Fred Lehto and this is his story:
The story I am going to tell you today is true even though I find it hard to believe. It’s about my Uncle Leroy. You know, the one that lives in a shack over by Pelkie. Perhaps calling it a shack gives it too much credit. Uncle Leroy is that Uncle that ever family has that works as little as possible, drinks as much as possible, and swears whenever possible. The kind of Uncle your parents don’t want you to spend time with and that is just fascinating to all the kids in the family. My Dad certainly did everything he could to keep us away from Uncle Leroy.
But last year, when I finally had my own car, I decided to drive over and visit Leroy. The family hadn’t visited him in over six years and I just wanted to see how he was. Well I almost fell over when I got there as Uncle Leroy was stone cold sober. It seems the drinking, swearing etc. was all part of an act. Uncle Leroy is part of a top secret government project. Underneath is house is a huge laboratory that you would never expect to find there. Here he is working with a strange substance invented by some guys at the University of Ohio. It is invisible and it repels dirt and water. So Uncle Leroy has used it to create a boat that has this stuff at the back end. In effect it pushes the boat through the water. It needs no motor. He has some problems yet on the steering but he sees this as an energy saving boar of the future. But Uncle Leroy thinks that the stuff can be modified to repel air. Then a rocket ship could be pushed up by the air until it gets above the air and then fires its rockets. This will be much more efficient and safer that today’s rockets. He could see airplanes that would fly using this principal. They would use no fuel. The future is there is Uncle Leroy’s lab. Now he still doesn’t want anyone to know this so he is keeping up the pretense of being a drunk that lives in a shack. He doesn’t care if I tell you because he knows you won’t believe me anyway. Who would believe that this drunken, foul mouth, lazy man was a top secret government scientist. If I hadn’t seen it I wouldn’t believe it. You can go toQua
sar9 and see that the substance exists. Beyond that you just have to trust me.
They must have trusted him because they gave him a 9.3 and he is tied for first place.


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Just a nice picture. Leave a Dr. John in the comment.


Anonymous stacy said...

As they say, If Mama's not happy, ain't nobody happy.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

wonder how long it will be before Clair forwards me this one? maybe I should beat him to it and forward it to him...

7:13 AM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

Liked this one, it was good. I didn't see the answer coming.

Wishing you and Betty a Blessed day

8:13 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Tony's my good Bloggy Buddy. He takes some fabulous pics.

Loved Ralph's joke.

...and believe Fred's story. =O)

8:39 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

great joke! And its so true....women only want to be in charge of their own lives....I always knew that! ( wink)

9:56 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

If you don't let a woman have her own way....
Things are going to get ugly.

Beauty is more than skin deep
as indeed is the ugly truth

11:08 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

lol so was Uncle Leroy sober when he was working with the "strange substance"

PS - Thanks for the mention!
I should be so lucky to try some of Uncle Leroy's home brew

11:15 AM  
Blogger Random Magus said...

This was so unbelievably funny & cute the story not your uncle Leroy.
Quasar9 told me to check this out and I am so glad he did!!!

12:11 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

I've heard that one before. I like the end though. Things are gonna get ugly....LOL.

I think I would rather be beautiful at night.

3:52 PM  
Blogger The Rev. Dr. Kate said...

I think the moral of the story is that we are all beautiful when we are allowed to be ourselves - male and female!

4:37 PM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Uncle Leroy must have taken lessons from Buddy Love.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

I thought perhaps the moral of the story was the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and that he saw her as beautiful because she had done such a kind thing to spare his friend's life. But... I like your ending better.

Happy wife = happy life. :-)


8:26 PM  
Blogger geosmythe said...

I thought the ending was a great surprise - and often true

5:30 AM  
Blogger - PRACTiCAL CHiCK said...

Would you mind explaining the moral of that story to my husband? LOL

1:55 PM  

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