Saturday, November 10, 2007

That Silver Lining... It's An Oil Slick


3.... 2.... 1.... BARF! And Cal loses to USC.
Again. Y'know, Cal hasn't been to the Rose Bowl since 1959. Even I was born after that. I can't imagine being one of those old guys waiting for the day my team finally breaks the curse. On the other hand, it's as good a reason to keep on living as any...

All of which reminds me of a little joke...

There was this guy who was constantly angering his friends by being chirpily optimistic, always saying obnoxious things like "It could have been worse" and "look on the bright side." So one day his friends decide they're going to make up a scenario that has no bright side and see what he does. Frank agrees to arrive to their golf game late so they can play this little trick on him.

So they're getting ready to tee off one morning and one of his friends runs up and says "Omygod, did you hear what happened?!? Frank went home and caught his wife in bed with another man and shot them both and then turned the gun on himself!!! Isn't that

"Yeah, that
is awful. Still..." says the chirpy guy, "it could've been worse."


"Well..." he mused, "if it was yesterday, I'd be dead too."

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