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This gave me a good laugh:

  1. k@ri profile image91
    k@riposted 8 years ago

    This story gave me a good laugh, thought I would share it.  It was sent to me in an e-mail:

    A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote
    mountainous pasture in California, when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced
    toward him out of a cloud of dust.

    The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses
    and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you
    exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, Will you give me a

    Bud looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully
    grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?"

    The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects
    it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the
    Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his
    location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area
    in an ultra-high-resolution photo.

    The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and
    exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg , Germany.

    Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image
    has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL database
    through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry
    and, after a few minutes, receives a response.

    Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech,
    miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have
    exactly 1,586 cows and calves."

    "That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud.

    He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with
    amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.

    Then the Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what
    your business is, will you give me back my calf?"

    The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why

    "You're a Congressman for the U.S. Government", says Bud.

    "Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"

    "No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even
    though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew,
    to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment
    trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a
    thing about how working people make a living - or about cows, for that
    matter. This is a herd of sheep.

    Now give me back my dog.

  2. Pete Maida profile image61
    Pete Maidaposted 8 years ago

    Very clever.  That's what happens when your computer is smarter than you are.

  3. Lucey Knight profile image80
    Lucey Knightposted 8 years ago

    That's funny.  I like it.

  4. k@ri profile image91
    k@riposted 8 years ago

    I really enjoyed it!  I'm glad you both liked it also.  Now, give me back my dog.  LOL  big_smile

  5. Mimbi profile image60
    Mimbiposted 8 years ago

    Lol that was worth the read.


  6. Teresa McGurk profile image61
    Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago

    oh snicker chuckle!

  7. Susan Ng profile image91
    Susan Ngposted 8 years ago

    Ahahahaha! lol

    By the way, you look really cute today, Teresa. big_smile

  8. ripplemaker profile image87
    ripplemakerposted 8 years ago


    1. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Is this the dog your'e looking for cos he thinks it's funny too ?

      Good joke !

      sorry ripplemaker but I couldn't resist the temptation !

  9. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I really enjoyed th dog twist at the end! Very funny, thumbs up.

    1. k@ri profile image91
      k@riposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The dog twist was what put me rolling on the floor!

  10. dingdong profile image61
    dingdongposted 8 years ago



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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    well worth the read!

  12. LondonGirl profile image86
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    In a similar line:

    A helicopter pilot is flying through New York with a passenger. Suddenly realising he's lost, he flies up and hovers outside a large tower block.

    He peers in a window and sees some office staff hard at work, so holds up a large sign saying "Where am I?," to which an employee holds up a sign saying "You're in a helicopter outside a large tower block."

    "It's all right, we're at the Microsoft building," stated the pilot to his passenger. "How did you know we were outside the MS building?"

    "It's easy really. The sign that employee held up was factually correct, but otherwise utterly useless."

  13. agvulpes profile image87
    agvulpesposted 8 years ago

    Good one LG, but I don't know whether to laugh or just nod my head in agreement. cool

  14. LondonGirl profile image86
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    It would be funny if it were a joke, that kind of feeling?

  15. agvulpes profile image87
    agvulpesposted 8 years ago

    Zackery !