was walking along the beach when she stumbled upon a Genie
's lamp. She picked it up and rubbed it, and lo-and-behold a Genie appeared. The amazed woman asked if she was going to receive the usual three wishes.
The Genie said, "Nope ... due to inflation, constant downsizing, low wages in third-world countries, and fierce global competition, I can only grant you one wish. So ... what'll it be?"
The woman didn't hesitate. She said, "I want peace
in the Middle East. See this map
? I want these countries to stop fighting with each other."
The Genie looked at the map and exclaimed, "Gadzooks, lady! These countries have been at war for thousands of years. I'm good, but not THAT good! I don't think it can be done. Make another wish."
The woman thought for a minute and said, "Well, I've never been able to find the right man
. You know, one that's considerate and fun, likes to cook and helps with the housecleaning, is good in bed and gets along with my family, doesn't watch sports all the time, and is faithful. That's what I wish for ... a good mate."
The Genie let out a long sigh and said, "Let me see that fucking map!"
for a second time, a war correspondent noted that since the fall of the Taliban
who used to walk ten paces behind their husbands were now walking ten paces in front. The journalist asked one of the men
if this was a sign of growing equality
"No", the man replied. "Land-mines."
During the Vietnam
war, a Lieutenant
asked a Marine
why he was falling back during a really fierce battle
. "Didn't you hear me say that we're outnumbered
4 to 1?"
The Marine replied, "I got my four Sir."
A man in Amsterdam feels the need to confess, so he goes to his priest
"Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. During world war II, I hid a refugee
in my attic."
"Well," answers the priest, "that's not a sin."'
"But I made him agree to pay me 20 guilders for every week he stayed."
"I admit that wasn't good, but you did it for a good cause."
"Oh, thank you, Father. That eases my mind. I have one more question."
"What is that, my son?"
"Do I have to tell him the war is over?"