Saturday, March 31, 2012

The most ancient of games.

A lawyer and a Newfie are sitting next to each other on a long flight.The
lawyer is thinking that Newfie's are so dumb that he could get one over on
him easily.
So, the lawyer asks if the Newfie would like to play a fun game.
The Newfie is tired and just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines
and tries to catch a few winks.
The lawyer persists, saying that the game is a lot of fun...."I ask you a
question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me only $5.00.
Then you ask me one, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you
$500.00," he says.
This catches the Newfie 's attention and, to keep the lawyer quiet, he
agrees to play the game.
The lawyer asks the first question. "What's the distance from the Earth to
the Moon?"
The Newfie doesn't say a word, but reaches into his pocket, pulls out a
five-dollar bill, and hands it to the lawyer.
Now, it's the Newfie's turn. He asks the lawyer, "What goes up a hill with
three legs, and comes down with four?"
The lawyer uses his laptop to search all references he can find on the Net.
He sends E-mails to all the smart friends he knows; all to no avail. After
an hour of searching, he finally gives up.
He wakes the Newfie and hands him $500.00. The Newfie pockets the $500.00
and goes right back to sleep.
The lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer. He wakes the Newfie up and
asks, "Well, so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with
The Newfie reaches into his pocket, hands the lawyer $5.00, and goes back
to sleep.


Middle Child said...

ahahaha Newfies 9is that for new Foundland? We have people called Tasmanians - Tassies - who are accused of all forms of stupidity especially inbreeding - because its an island - Good joke!

STAG said...

Newfies are from Newfoundland.
The latest province to join confederation. Settled by Irish and English, it was most recently settled by Moose. Lack of predators means that moose now outnumber people by about twelve to one, and every newfie has a freezer full of moose meat.
Very dangerous to drive in Newfoundland, especially after dark. The moose accound for dozens of highway deaths every year. Newfoundland is also the only verified location that the Norse got to, and there is a recreated Viking settlement at the northern tip of the Island.
The nation of "Labrador" is part of Newfoundland, bigger, and it abounds in natural resources. Mostly hydro electricity, which is sold to Quebec at 1960's prices, and resold to the USA at 2012 prices. Old treaties which cause a great deal of resentment.
Newfies are famous for wanting you to "think" they are stupid. They are stupid like a fox. That thick Irish accent will fool the fools, and I have no sympathy for them. It is a harsh land, and you have to be tough to make a go of it there.