The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Crazier and crazier

This weekend, Italian PM Sylvio Berlusconi was smacked in the face with a "spiky" tourist souvenir model of the Milan, I think it was, Duomo. Last night, a different young man was apprehended after he nearly got to Berlusconi's hospital room. Police are being vague about what he had in mind, but he was apparently mentally disturbed and a Berlusconi supporter (not incompatible states, as far as I can tell.) But what I found most remarkable about it all (aside from the complete incompetence of Italian security forces) was the following:

"A search of the man's parked car found "hockey sticks and kitchen knives," the official said, but the man apparently plays hockey. He will be cited for transporting the knives without justification, the official said."

But not for the hockey sticks, since he obviously had justification for that. I think I'm going to swear off making fun of the French.