Friday Funny!!

by The Mayor!

Welcome to the first ever edition of Friday Funny, The Crazy Town Mayor’s own version of “FF”, a phenomenon found in both the Twitter & blogging world…’cause you know how much I love to buck the system & forge my own path!! For my inaugural post, I’ve chosen an e-mail that came to my inbox this week by way of The Dad….who said it so personified ME, that he immediately passed it along. I am definitely not one for the sappy crap, & rarely, if ever, read the drivel that passes through my e-mail on a regular basis, however this particular story so touched me, not only was I inspired to pass it along, but to actually devote an entire post to it! Enjoy! 

An Incredible Story….

In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephant’s foot, & found a large piece of wood embedded in it. As carefully & gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down it’s foot. The elephant turned to face the man, & with a rather curious look on it’s face, stared at him for several tense moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually, the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, & walked away. Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

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Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned & walked over to near where Peter & his son were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted it’s front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man. Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter could not help wondering if this was the same elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing, & made his way in to the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant & stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped it’s trunk around one of Peter’s legs, & slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly. 

Probably wasn’t the same fucking elephant….

This is for everyone who sends me those heart-warming bullshit stories.

Bear in mind that I have copied this directly as it came to me, so please excuse the overt language…well, more overt than usual! Yes, I could have censored it, but frankly, that one line, right there at the end of the story, like a slap to the face, was what had me howling in laughter! I admit, The Dad was right….definitely spoke to me! I was actually reading it off of my phone, while out with The Baby running errands, & I laughed so hard that I had tears streaming down my face, & yes, I was snorting….in public…with people staring at me. Screw ‘em. Now I want to read your Friday Funny! Share your favourite funny of the week, be it an e-mail, Facebook, Tweet, or even something from your own daily life. Blog it & come on back to link it up! Let’s kick off the weekend with the funniest blog hop yet…..that crazy Mayor’s Friday Funny!

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Signed,

The Mayor!

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Stephanie @ The Blue Zoo April 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm

lmao – I have to admit, I was skimming… I know – shame on me! but then when I saw Probably wasnt the same fucking elephant, I about peed myself!
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the mombshell April 23, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Holy sh*t my button worked! (how do you like them stars) keep on rockin mama!
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Cheryl April 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm

the pressure the pressure the pressure
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Momma Drama April 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Ha! That was good… I wasn’t expecting:

Probably wasn’t the same fucking elephant….

I hate those sappy e-mails too. I don’t even read them anymore – and the ones with all the pictures of the angels or whatever saying this and that – then at the bottom it tells you that your going to die – if you don’t IMMEDIATELY forward the e-mail to 500 people.
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The Mayor! April 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm

HOLY SH** it DID!! (diggin’ the stars….the day I have F**K all over my site is the day YOU censor yourself! Now THAT’S F-ing funny!!) YAY US!! LOL! The grab box code too?? I see it went up properly, so I assume it works the way it should! It’s official, I’m a code writin’ geek!! Stephanie, I swear I was rolling on the floor, the poor innocent bystanders thought I had completely lost it, I laughed so hard! Cause ya know, I’m a sap, & I bought in to the damn story before I hit the punch line!! Cheryl, get crack-a-lackin’ chickie!! We’re gonna create our own power force of Mom bloggers who are so nice to each other it’ll make the rest of ‘em wanna puke!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!! (yeah, ok, I may have had a drink or two this afternoon…it’s Friday, the sun is shining, sue me!!) Looking forward to your Friday Funnies ladies, & remember, it can be as short & sweet as a funny Tweet or FB status you saw this week, just have FUN! And I will be doing it weekly now, so if you miss it this time, you can get rolling next week!

:-D

The Mayor! April 23, 2010 at 4:11 pm

OMG, I just saw Momma Drama’s comment, & I may have laughed as hard as I did at the elephant!! “then at the bottom it tells you that your going to die – if you don’t IMMEDIATELY forward the e-mail to 500 people.”….THAT’S a Friday Funny right there!! HA!

:-D

veterankindergartenteacher April 23, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Hi there. I found your blog through Friday Follow. If you are interested in becoming a follower of my blog, I will happily follow yours.

Pamela April 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm

What a great idea Tracy, thanks for the invitation to link up my post! BTW LOVED the elephant joke – nice to see there are actual funny emails being forwarded out there!!
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The Mayor! April 23, 2010 at 8:41 pm

YAY Pamela!! On my way over for a giggle!! :-D

Tracy April 23, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I so love that story!!! Way, way too funny. Not too much funny going on here today or I’d have joined in!! 2 sicky kids and one crabby, teething baby! I so need a drink!!! Where is Jose Cuevero when you need him????????????
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Tracy April 23, 2010 at 10:09 pm

ok, ok, I’ll share something somewhat humorous or disturbing….not sure which…that happened this morning. A little personal info…I breastfeed my baby and yes, that includes pumping too. Anyhoo, I walked around the corner to find my three year old SON sitting on the floor with the pump and bottle to his little chest trying to do it himself!!! He said he wanted to help feed Jacob. I just shook my head and laughed my arse off as I walked out of the room. Funny, but disturbing….man, I need a life! youhoooo, Jose Cuevero!
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The Mayor! April 23, 2010 at 10:18 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! No worries here Tracy, (weird typing my own name like that LOL), I too have found my kids doing that over the decade of birthing & breastfeeding I did….WORSE??!! We all know it becomes neccessary to “share” your shower with your kids from time to time, where their curious little minds see everything….SO, when my son was 2, & still my only child, I walk in the bathroom of our hotel room in Disney, & find this child with a foot up on the edge of the tub, my razor in hand, SHAVING HIS BIKINI LINE!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! (& stop judging, OF COURSE the guard was on the razor LOL), but for the love of GOD don’t tell him I shared THAT one….now that he’s almost 12!!! Cheers Trac, I myself am enjoying a lovely Chardonnay this evening! Be sure to Friday Funny next week, imagine the giggles we could spread! :-D

Lauren April 24, 2010 at 12:04 am

MWHAHA Fucking elephants.

Motpg April 24, 2010 at 7:55 am

Thanks for a great laugh! That was great, May I copy it to email to my sister, She forwards me stuff all the time and I thought it would be fun to add at the bottom that she has to forward to 500 people or die!lol. (Thank you Mama drama too!) I’m on a pit stop at home before heading out of town again but will be working on passing out that award from last week when I get back, Thanks again!
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The Mayor! April 24, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Go for it!! Spread the laughter chickie!! Hope you can join our Friday Funny blog hop next week, pass along some of your sister’s funny e-mails LOL! :-D

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