Monday, October 06, 2008

Humor: Post Turtle

Making the rounds of blogs and emails recently is the following photograph and text(s). Enjoy!





While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, who's hand was caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his bid to be our president.

The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Obama is a 'Post Turtle'".

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was. The old rancher said, "When your driving down a country road on you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle".

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. "You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, and he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with".


Or, if you prefer, there is the J-Walk blog's version:

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old Texas rancher whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Sarah Palin and her bid to be a heartbeat away from being President.

The old rancher said, 'Well, ya know, Palin is a post turtle.' Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a post turtle was. The old rancher said, 'When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle.'

The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain. 'You know she didn't get up there by herself, she doesn't belong up there, she doesn't know what to do while she is up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put her up there to begin with.'


I prefer the latter. Which version works best for you?

5 comments:

Donna said...

They both work for me. Where's Ron Paul? (Don't answer that. LOL.)

Lisa :-] said...

This is old, Wil. I have this posted in "...Terms..." back in October of 2004. THAT time around, the reference was to our illustrious commander-in-chief, W.

Have to say it reads much better in that context.

Wil said...

Lisa, who said "Everything old is new again"? I recall the line, not the speaker. Still, it also works for 2008, 2000, 1996, and every local race ever held...

Indeed, Donna, where IS Ron Paul. Or Rue Paul, for that matter?

Chris said...

I learned the "turtle on a pole" phrase from Jennings book, It's Not The Big Eating The Small, It's The Fast Eating The Slow. I loved that analogy and have used it at work a few times.

Tressa Bailey said...

It doesn't matter how many times its posted....with United States Government....it always works (which is more than I can say about the election process).

I'm still laughing!