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  1. #1
    Dimitri Guest

    Default OT A uplifting story

    In 1986, Dan Harrison was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
    Northwestern University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young
    bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed
    distressed, so Dan approached it very carefully.

    He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a large
    piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could,
    Dan work ed the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant
    gingerly put down its foot.

    The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its
    face, stared at him for several tense moments. Dan stood frozen, thinking of
    nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly,
    turned, and walked away.

    Dan never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

    Twenty years later, Dan was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenage
    son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned
    and walked over to near where Dan and his son Dan Jr. were standing.

    The large bull elephant stared at Dan, lifted its front foot off the ground,
    and then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted
    loudly, all the while staring at the man.

    Remembering the encounter in 1986, Dan couldn't help wondering if this was
    the same elephant.

    Dan summoned up his courage, looked to see if any guards were around and
    then climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure re. He
    walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder.

    The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Dan's legs and
    slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

    Probably wasn't the same elephant.


    --
    Old Scoundrel

    (AKA Dimitri)


  2. #2
    Lynn from Fargo Guest

    Default Re: OT A uplifting story

    On Jun 2, 4:42*pm, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    > In 1986, Dan Harrison was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
    > Northwestern University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young
    > bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed
    > distressed, so Dan approached it very carefully.
    >
    > He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a large
    > piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could,
    > Dan work ed the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant
    > gingerly put down its foot.
    >
    > The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its
    > face, stared at him for several tense moments. Dan stood frozen, thinking of
    > nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly,
    > turned, and walked away.
    >
    > Dan never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.
    >
    > Twenty years later, Dan was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenage
    > son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned
    > and walked over to near where Dan and his son Dan Jr. were standing.
    >
    > The large bull elephant stared at Dan, lifted its front foot off the ground,
    > and then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted
    > loudly, all the while staring at the man.
    >
    > Remembering the encounter in 1986, Dan couldn't help wondering if this was
    > the same elephant.
    >
    > Dan summoned up his courage, looked to see if any guards were around and
    > then climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure re. He
    > walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder.
    >
    > The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Dan's legs and
    > slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.
    >
    > Probably wasn't the same elephant.
    >
    > --
    > Old Scoundrel
    >
    > (AKA Dimitri)

    ==========================
    OK OK I fell for it!
    Lynn in Fargo

  3. #3
    Lynn from Fargo Guest

    Default Re: OT A uplifting story

    On Jun 2, 4:42*pm, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    > In 1986, Dan Harrison was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
    > Northwestern University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young
    > bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed
    > distressed, so Dan approached it very carefully.
    >
    > He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a large
    > piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could,
    > Dan work ed the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant
    > gingerly put down its foot.
    >
    > The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its
    > face, stared at him for several tense moments. Dan stood frozen, thinking of
    > nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly,
    > turned, and walked away.
    >
    > Dan never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.
    >
    > Twenty years later, Dan was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenage
    > son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned
    > and walked over to near where Dan and his son Dan Jr. were standing.
    >
    > The large bull elephant stared at Dan, lifted its front foot off the ground,
    > and then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted
    > loudly, all the while staring at the man.
    >
    > Remembering the encounter in 1986, Dan couldn't help wondering if this was
    > the same elephant.
    >
    > Dan summoned up his courage, looked to see if any guards were around and
    > then climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure re. He
    > walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder.
    >
    > The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Dan's legs and
    > slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.
    >
    > Probably wasn't the same elephant.
    >
    > --
    > Old Scoundrel
    >
    > (AKA Dimitri)

    ==========================
    OK OK I fell for it!
    Lynn in Fargo

  4. #4
    The Ranger Guest

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    Old Scoundrel <[email protected]> posted message
    news:cQZ0k.3255$[email protected]..
    > In 1986, [..]


    D'oh! I wouldn't want to be behind ol' Dan when he explains
    that one to St. Pete...

    The Ranger



  5. #5
    The Ranger Guest

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    Old Scoundrel <[email protected]> posted message
    news:cQZ0k.3255$[email protected]..
    > In 1986, [..]


    D'oh! I wouldn't want to be behind ol' Dan when he explains
    that one to St. Pete...

    The Ranger



  6. #6
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: OT A uplifting story


    "Lynn from Fargo" <[email protected]> wrote > Probably wasn't the same
    elephant.
    >
    > --
    > Old Scoundrel
    >
    > (AKA Dimitri)

    ==========================
    >OK OK I fell for it!
    >Lynn in Fargo


    I did too. My grandfather called these "shaggy dog" tales. I always fell for
    his, too.



  7. #7
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: OT A uplifting story


    "Lynn from Fargo" <[email protected]> wrote > Probably wasn't the same
    elephant.
    >
    > --
    > Old Scoundrel
    >
    > (AKA Dimitri)

    ==========================
    >OK OK I fell for it!
    >Lynn in Fargo


    I did too. My grandfather called these "shaggy dog" tales. I always fell for
    his, too.



  8. #8
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: OT A uplifting story

    On Jun 2, 5:55�pm, Lynn from Fargo <lynng...@i29.net> wrote:
    > On Jun 2, 4:42�pm, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > In 1986, Dan Harrison was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
    > > Northwestern University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young
    > > bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed
    > > distressed, so Dan approached it very carefully.

    >
    > > He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a large
    > > piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could,
    > > Dan work ed the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant
    > > gingerly put down its foot.

    >
    > > The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its
    > > face, stared at him for several tense moments. Dan stood frozen, thinking of
    > > nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly,
    > > turned, and walked away.

    >
    > > Dan never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

    >
    > > Twenty years later, Dan was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenage
    > > son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned
    > > and walked over to near where Dan and his son Dan Jr. were standing.

    >
    > > The large bull elephant stared at Dan, lifted its front foot off the ground,
    > > and then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted
    > > loudly, all the while staring at the man.

    >
    > > Remembering the encounter in 1986, Dan couldn't help wondering if this was
    > > the same elephant.

    >
    > > Dan summoned up his courage, looked to see if any guards were around and
    > > then climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure re. He
    > > walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder.

    >
    > > The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Dan's legsand
    > > slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

    >
    > > Probably wasn't the same elephant.

    >
    > > --
    > > Old Scoundrel

    >
    > > (AKA Dimitri)

    >
    > ==========================
    > OK OK I fell for it!


    Me too. I thought an uplifting story would be about a brassiere.


  9. #9
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: OT A uplifting story

    On Jun 2, 5:55�pm, Lynn from Fargo <lynng...@i29.net> wrote:
    > On Jun 2, 4:42�pm, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > In 1986, Dan Harrison was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
    > > Northwestern University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young
    > > bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed
    > > distressed, so Dan approached it very carefully.

    >
    > > He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a large
    > > piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could,
    > > Dan work ed the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant
    > > gingerly put down its foot.

    >
    > > The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its
    > > face, stared at him for several tense moments. Dan stood frozen, thinking of
    > > nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly,
    > > turned, and walked away.

    >
    > > Dan never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

    >
    > > Twenty years later, Dan was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenage
    > > son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned
    > > and walked over to near where Dan and his son Dan Jr. were standing.

    >
    > > The large bull elephant stared at Dan, lifted its front foot off the ground,
    > > and then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted
    > > loudly, all the while staring at the man.

    >
    > > Remembering the encounter in 1986, Dan couldn't help wondering if this was
    > > the same elephant.

    >
    > > Dan summoned up his courage, looked to see if any guards were around and
    > > then climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure re. He
    > > walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder.

    >
    > > The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Dan's legsand
    > > slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

    >
    > > Probably wasn't the same elephant.

    >
    > > --
    > > Old Scoundrel

    >
    > > (AKA Dimitri)

    >
    > ==========================
    > OK OK I fell for it!


    Me too. I thought an uplifting story would be about a brassiere.


  10. #10
    cybercat Guest

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    "Sheldon" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Me too. I thought an uplifting story would be about a >brassiere.


    Nobody wants to hear about your nasty old manboobs, Shelly.



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    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: OT A uplifting story


    "Sheldon" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Me too. I thought an uplifting story would be about a >brassiere.


    Nobody wants to hear about your nasty old manboobs, Shelly.



  12. #12
    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    Dimitri wrote:

    > The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Dan's legs and
    > slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.
    >
    > Probably wasn't the same elephant.


    I had to check my Story Humor section at Blinkynet, to make sure I had
    that one, because if I didn't I was going to add it. I did.

    For others that like traditional jokes (as versus one-liners and
    quickies), I offer my Story Humor collection, here:

    http://blinkynet.net/humor/index.html


    --
    Blinky
    Killing all posts from Google Groups
    The Usenet Improvement Project --> http://improve-usenet.org
    Found 5/08: a free GG-blocking news *feed* --> http://usenet4all.se


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    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: OT A uplifting story

    Dimitri wrote:

    > The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Dan's legs and
    > slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.
    >
    > Probably wasn't the same elephant.


    I had to check my Story Humor section at Blinkynet, to make sure I had
    that one, because if I didn't I was going to add it. I did.

    For others that like traditional jokes (as versus one-liners and
    quickies), I offer my Story Humor collection, here:

    http://blinkynet.net/humor/index.html


    --
    Blinky
    Killing all posts from Google Groups
    The Usenet Improvement Project --> http://improve-usenet.org
    Found 5/08: a free GG-blocking news *feed* --> http://usenet4all.se


  14. #14
    Sneckory Morrow Guest

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    cybercat strums:

    > "Lynn from Fargo" <[email protected]> wrote > Probably wasn't the same
    > elephant.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Old Scoundrel
    > >
    > > (AKA Dimitri)

    > ==========================
    > >OK OK I fell for it!
    > >Lynn in Fargo

    >
    > I did too. My grandfather called these "shaggy dog" tales. I always fell

    for
    > his, too.



    Well, U obviously fell for his story that a "mandoline" was a "musical
    instrument"...

    Did he also tell you that a "strumpet" is just a very sssssibilant
    "trumpet"...???


    :=)

    --
    Best
    Greg

    " I find Greg Morrow lowbrow, witless, and obnoxious. For him to claim that
    we are some
    kind of comedy team turns my stomach."
    - "cybercat" to me on rec.food.cooking



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    Sneckory Morrow Guest

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    cybercat strums:

    > "Lynn from Fargo" <[email protected]> wrote > Probably wasn't the same
    > elephant.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Old Scoundrel
    > >
    > > (AKA Dimitri)

    > ==========================
    > >OK OK I fell for it!
    > >Lynn in Fargo

    >
    > I did too. My grandfather called these "shaggy dog" tales. I always fell

    for
    > his, too.



    Well, U obviously fell for his story that a "mandoline" was a "musical
    instrument"...

    Did he also tell you that a "strumpet" is just a very sssssibilant
    "trumpet"...???


    :=)

    --
    Best
    Greg

    " I find Greg Morrow lowbrow, witless, and obnoxious. For him to claim that
    we are some
    kind of comedy team turns my stomach."
    - "cybercat" to me on rec.food.cooking



  16. #16
    Sneckory Morrow Guest

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    cybercat wrote:

    > "Sheldon" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Me too. I thought an uplifting story would be about a >brassiere.

    >
    > Nobody wants to hear about your nasty old manboobs, Shelly.
    >



    Have yours "gone south", luv...???

    --
    Best
    Greg

    " I find Greg Morrow lowbrow, witless, and obnoxious. For him to claim that
    we are some
    kind of comedy team turns my stomach."
    - "cybercat" to me on rec.food.cooking



  17. #17
    Sneckory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: OT A uplifting story


    cybercat wrote:

    > "Sheldon" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Me too. I thought an uplifting story would be about a >brassiere.

    >
    > Nobody wants to hear about your nasty old manboobs, Shelly.
    >



    Have yours "gone south", luv...???

    --
    Best
    Greg

    " I find Greg Morrow lowbrow, witless, and obnoxious. For him to claim that
    we are some
    kind of comedy team turns my stomach."
    - "cybercat" to me on rec.food.cooking



  18. #18
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: OT A uplifting story

    On Mon 02 Jun 2008 06:15:39p, cybercat told us...

    >
    > "Sheldon" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Me too. I thought an uplifting story would be about a >brassiere.

    >
    > Nobody wants to hear about your nasty old manboobs, Shelly.
    >
    >


    Actually, I think Shelly wears a binder. If not, he should.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
    Monday, 06(VI)/02(II)/08(MMVIII)
    -------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------
    If at first you do succeed -- try to
    hide your astonishment.
    -------------------------------------------




  19. #19
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: OT A uplifting story

    On Mon 02 Jun 2008 06:15:39p, cybercat told us...

    >
    > "Sheldon" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Me too. I thought an uplifting story would be about a >brassiere.

    >
    > Nobody wants to hear about your nasty old manboobs, Shelly.
    >
    >


    Actually, I think Shelly wears a binder. If not, he should.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
    Monday, 06(VI)/02(II)/08(MMVIII)
    -------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------
    If at first you do succeed -- try to
    hide your astonishment.
    -------------------------------------------




  20. #20
    TammyM Guest

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    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:cQZ0k.3255$[email protected]..
    > In 1986, Dan Harrison was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
    > Northwestern University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a
    > young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant
    > seemed distressed, so Dan approached it very carefully.

    <snip>

    > Old Scoundrel
    > (AKA Dimitri)


    You big booger! <laughing> That story is one my dearly departed daddy would
    have told with a straight face. Thanks for the laugh!
    TammyM



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