•On some air bases, the military uses one side of the field and civilian aircraft use the other side of the field, with the control tower in the middle. One day the tower received a call from an aircraft asking, "What time is it?" The tower responded, "Who is calling?" The aircraft replied, "What difference does it make?" The tower replied, "It makes a lot of difference... If it is an American Airlines flight, it is 3 o'clock. If it is an Air Force plane, it is 1500 hours. If it is a Navy aircraft, it is 6 bells. If it is a Marine Corps aircraft, the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 3. If it is an Army aircraft, it's Thursday afternoon and 120 minutes to "Happy Hour."
•During training exercises, the lieutenant who was driving down a muddy back road encountered another jeep stuck in the mud with a red-faced Colonel at the wheel. "Your jeep stuck, sir?" asked the lieutenant as he pulled alongside. "Nope," replied the colonel, coming over and handing him the keys, "yours is."
•Having just moved into his new office, a pompous, new Colonel was sitting at his desk when an airman knocked on the door. Conscious of his new position, the Colonel quickly picked up the phone, told the airman to enter, then said into the phone, "Yes, General, I'll be seeing him this afternoon and I'll pass along your message. In the meantime, thank you for your good wishes, sir." Feeling as though he had sufficiently impressed the young enlisted man, he asked, "What do you want?" "Nothing important, sir," the airman replied, "I'm just here to hook up your telephone."
•Officer: "Soldier, do you have change for a dollar?" Soldier: "Sure, buddy." Officer: "That's no way to address an officer! Now, let's try it again!" Officer: "Soldier, do you have change for a dollar?" Soldier: "No, SIR!"
•Q: How do you know if there is a fighter pilot at your party? A: He will tell you.
•Q: What is the difference between God and fighter pilots? A: God does not think he is a fighter pilot.
•Q: What is the difference between a fighter pilot and a jet engine? A: A jet engine stops whining when the plane shuts down.
•An Air Force Chief Master Sergeant and a General were sitting in the barbershop. They were both just getting finished with their shaves, when the barbers reached for some after-shave to slap on their faces. The General shouted, "Hey, don't put that stuff on me! My wife will think I've been in a house of ill-repute!" The Chief turned to his barber and said, "Go ahead and put it on me. My wife doesn't know what the inside of a house of ill-repute smells like."
•"Well," snarled the tough old Navy Chief to the bewildered Seaman, "I suppose after you get discharged from the Navy, you'll just be waiting for me to die so you can come and urinate on my grave." "Not me, Chief!" the Seaman replied. "Once, I get out of the Navy, I'm never going to stand in line again!”
•Did I read that sign right? TOILET OUT OF ORDER, PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW •In a Laundromat: AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT •In a Memphis department store: BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS •In an office: WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN •In an office: AFTER COFFEE BREAK STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE COFFEE POT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD •Outside a second hand shop: WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING - BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN? •Notice in health food shop window: CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS •Spotted in a safari park: ELEPHANTS PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR •Seen during a conference: FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND DOESN'T KNOW IT, THERE IS A DAY CARE ON THE 1ST FLOOR •Notice in a farmer's field: THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES. •Message on a leaflet: IF YOU CANNOT READ, THIS LEAFLET WILL TELL YOU HOW TO GET LESSONS •On a repair shop door: WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR - THE BELL DOESN'T WORK) •Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker: "That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my clothes." •Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regime of heavyweight Andrew Golota: "He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning, regardless of what time it is." •Chuck Nevitt , North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice: "My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt." (I wonder if his IQ ever hit room temperature in January) •Frank Layden , Utah Jazz president, on a former player: “I asked him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.'" •Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four F's and one D: "Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject." •In the words of NC State great Charles Shackelford: “I can go to my left or right, I am amphibious.” •Amarillo High School and Oiler coach Bum Phillips when asked by Bob Costas why he takes his wife on all the road trips, Phillips responded: "Because she is too damn ugly to kiss good-bye." •"Flight 1234," the control tower advised, "turn right 45 degrees for noise abatement."
"Roger," the pilot responded, "but we're at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?"
"Sir," the radar man replied, "have you ever heard the noise a 727 makes when it hits a 747?"
My Mother Taught Me...
•My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE - "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside - I just finished cleaning!" •My mother taught me RELIGION - "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." •My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL: "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!" •My mother taught me LOGIC: "Because I said so, that's why."
•ADULT: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle. •BEAUTY PARLOR: A place where women curl up and dye. •CANNIBAL: Someone who is fed up with people. •CHICKENS: The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead. •COMMITTEE: A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours. •DUST: Mud with the juice squeezed out. •EGOTIST: Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation. •HANDKERCHIEF: Cold Storage. •INFLATION: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper. •MOSQUITO: An insect that makes you like flies better. •RAISIN: Grape with a sunburn. •SECRET: Something you tell to one person at a time. •SKELETON: A bunch of bones with the person scraped off. •TOOTHACHE: The pain that drives you to extraction. •TOMORROW: One of the greatest labor saving devices of today. •YAWN: An honest opinion openly expressed.
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