A Reply to zenrule’s Second Latest Post (‘Blood Matters’)
Quite frankly, I am beginning to wonder why I make the effort to continue to post on this forum. It is becoming increasingly clear to me that the very most that I and other Jocks can expect hereon is cheap abuse and insults. This is particularly distressing to me when I am doing my best to preserve a Union in which I still believe with both heart and soul.
It goes without saying that I would not dream of retaliating by stooping to the same depths and telling anti-Sassenach jokes.
Don’t mind repeating good ones by other people, of course.
Still the best ever such joke on MyT, in my opinion, was by beanbean:-
“At last. They have found the missing chapter from the Book of Genesis.
Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God went missing for six days. Eventually, Archangel Michael found him on the seventh day resting. He enquired of God, ‘Where have you been?’
God pointed downwards through the clouds. ‘Look Michael, look what I’ve made’ said God. Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, ‘What is it?’
‘It’s a planet,’ replied God, ‘and I’ve put LIFE on it. I’m going to call it Earth and it’s going to be a great place of balance.’
‘Balance?’ inquired Michael, still confused.
God explained, pointing down to different parts of the Earth,
‘For example, North America will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while South America is going to be poor; the Middle East over there will be a hot spot, and Russia will be a cold spot. Over there I’ve placed a continent of white people and over there is a continent of black people.’
God continued, pointing to the different countries.
This one will be extremely hot and arid while this one will be very cold and covered in ice.’
The Archangel, impressed by God’s work, then pointed to another area of land and and asked, ‘What’s that?’
‘Ah,’ said God. That’s Scotland, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful people, several top football teams, and many impressive cities; it is the home of the world’s finest artists, musicians, writers, thinkers, explorers and politicians. The people from Scotland are going to be modest, intelligent and humorous and they’re going to be found travelling the world. They’ll be extremely sociable, hard-working and high-achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as speakers of truth.’
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration but then proclaimed, ‘What about balance God, you said there will be BALANCE!’
God replied very wisely, ‘Wait till you see the bunch of tossers I’m putting down South!’ ”