Good morning all [North American Continentals, that is]. Tis Halloween! Everyone ready for the candy glut, upset stomachs and occasional fright? I am. (jack o’ lantern substitute).
I took my sons to see Wallace and Grommit this weekend–a delightful film. I loved Totty–and Grommit is a hero in this house. My daughter couldn’t attend because she was at the sex retreat with her Youth Group from church.
Heard on NPR a bit about the maker (in UK) of Stinking Bishop cheese. He is apparently innundated with orders for his cheese, ever since the film came out. Poor man–he sounded quite put out. He said he had no plans to increase his inventory (canny Brit), so the price may well go sky high…It’s not the kind of cheese that can be cut into smaller servings; he said the texture was close to Brie.
I must confess, I am a bit curious as to the taste of something called stinking bishop…
And now for my joke. I don’t tell jokes–I’m more a quips kinda person, but here it is:
3 doctors go on a trip and die in an accident. They arrive at the pearly gates and face St. Peter. He says, “It’s not so easy to get into Heaven these days. Let’s hear what you’ve done to deserve to.”
First doctor, “I’m a pediatrician. Instead of working in a well off suburb, I worked my whole life in the inner city, bringing preventative health care to thousands of underprivileged kids.”
St. Peter nods in agreement and lets him through the gates.
Second doctor says “I graduated from Harvard and could have stepped into my father’s practice, but instead I went into deepest Borneo and not only cared for the natives, I discovered several new medicines that benefit all mankind.”
“Most admirable”, says St. Peter, “In you go.”
Third doctor, having listened rather patronizingly to the other two, holds his head up and states, " Peter-I also have a distinguished degree. I worked in private practice for a few years, but then entered into the administrative side of things. When I died, I was head of the largest HMO in the United States–bringing health care to untold millions."
St. Peter replied, “Yes-I see. Excellent. Come, join your brethren in Heaven–you can stay 3 days.”