Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Pertinent Parable

A friend sent me the following. Enjoy!

While stitching a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old farmer, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Donald Trump and his role as President elect of the United States.

The old farmer said, " Well, as I see it, Donald Trump is like a 'Post Tortoise'.''
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'Post Tortoise' was.

The old farmer said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a tortoise balanced on top, that's a Post Tortoise."

The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain.

"You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb asses put him up there to begin with."


  1. Fine work, Lorne. After watching SNL and John Oliver over the weekend it was clear that one of the most effective responses to Trump & company is relentless satire. It drives them crazy to be mocked and denies them the gravitas they so desperately yearn to achieve. They are one giant Monty Python sketch.

    1. "They are one giant Monty Python sketch." I love that description, Mound.