03 May 2010

Punch Line: The Duck Won

You know how sometimes you get a joke in your head, and it's such a great joke that just hearing the punchline is all you really need to bring a smile to your face? This is one of them, which I first heard told by a Circuit Court judge from Louisiana, who had just the right drawl and pitch perfect delivery.

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Down in a county in the bayous of Louisiana over towards Texas, the Sheriff got wind of some Saturday night cock-fighting down at an old abandoned sugar, so he sent his deputy down to investigate. When the deputy came back, he said to the sheriff, "They's cock-fightin' goin' on down theah, all right. And they seems to be three criminal elements involved: Aggies, Cajuns, and the Mafia."

"Now hold on a minute, boy," said the sheriff. "The Mafia? You better tell how you done come to this heah conclusion."

"Well," said the deputy, "You know they's Aggies for sure, on account of somebody done entered a duck in the cock-fight. And sure they's Cajuns, 'cause somebody done went and bet on the duck."

"Well, but how about the Mafia?" said the sheriff, "How kin you 'splain that?"

"Well," said the deputy, "The duck won!"


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(Shamelessly copied from the website of The Prairie Home Companion, and yup, I'm still cleaning out my drafts folder.)

8 comments:

slouchy said...

LOL!

Pinky said...

Beige.

Bibliomama said...

Blanking on 'Aggies'?

Rima said...

You shoulda done cleaned it out earleah - you have some good stuff in there!

Mary G said...

Love it!

Jeanne said...

ha!

Kyla said...

LOL!

painted maypole said...

bibliomama - Aggies are fans of Texas A&M