Sunday, April 12, 2009

The job

The commanding officer of a regiment in the U. S. Army was about to
start the morning briefing to his staff and company commanders.

While waiting for the coffee machine to finish its brewing, the colonel
decided to pose a question to all assembled. He explained that his wife
had been a bit frisky the night before and he failed to get his usual
amount of sound sleep. He posed the question of just how much of sex was
'work' and how much of it was pleasure?'

The executive officer chimed in with 75-25% in favor of work.

A captain said it was 50-50%.

The S-2 responded with 25-75% in favor of pleasure, depending on his
state of inebriation at the time.

There being no consensus, the colonel turned to the private who was in
charge of making the coffee. The colonel asked what was HIS opinion?

Without any hesitation, the young PFC responded, "Sir, it has to be 100%

The colonel was surprised and, as you might guess, asked why?

"Well, sir, if there was any work involved, the officers would have me
doing it for them."

The room fell silent.

Blame Jim M!

Maybe the Gray Lady should retire....

NEW York Times Execu tive Editor Bill Keller equated the Gray Lady to a PBS pledge drive, claiming readers have offered to donate money to keep the Times alive...................

The bombastic broadsheet editor went on to equate the keep-the-Times-alive movement to the cause of starving African refugees, saying, "Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause."

Really. I couldn't make this stuff up.


Hat tip to Urgent Agenda.