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To "pluck" you from your mid-week blues

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> So there's this fella with a parrot. And this parrot swears like a sailor,

> I mean he's a pistol. He can swear for five minutes straight without
> repeating himself. Trouble is, the guy who owns him is a quiet,
> conservative type, and this bird's foul mouth is driving him crazy.
> One day, it gets to be too much, so the guy grabs the bird by the throat,
> shakes him really hard, and yells, "QUIT IT!"  But this just makes the
> mad and he swears more than ever.  Then the guy gets mad and says,
> "OK for you." and locks the bird in a kitchen cabinet.  This really
> aggravates the bird and he claws and scratches, and when the guy
> finally lets him out, the bird cuts loose with a stream of vulgarities
that would make a veteran sailor blush.
> At that point, the guy is so mad that he throws the bird into the freezer.

> For the first few seconds there is a terrible din. The bird kicks and
claws and thrashes. Then it suddenly gets _very_ quiet.
> At first the guy just waits, but then he starts to think that the bird may

> be hurt. After a couple of minutes of silence, he's so worried that he
> opens up the freezer door. The bird calmly climbs onto the man's
> outstretched arm and says, "Awfully sorry about the trouble I gave you.
> I'll do my best to improve my vocabulary from now on." The man is
> astounded. He can't understand the transformation that has come over the
> parrot.  Then the parrot says, "By the way, what did the chicken do?"


Kelly Starks                       Internet: kgstar@most.fw.hac.com
Sr. Systems Engineer
Magnavox Electronic Systems Company
(Magnavox URL: http://www.fw.hac.com/external.html)