Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ancient/Modern Greek Humor...

The Chariot of Zeus, from an 1879 Stories from...Image via WikipediaMortal: What is a million years like to you?

Mortal: What is a million years like to you?

Zeus: Like one second.

Mortal: What is a million dollars like to you?

Zeus: Like one penny.


Mortal: Can I have a penny?

Zeus: Just a second...

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A Man dies and goes to hell. There he finds that there is a different hell for each country. He goes to the German hell and asks, "What do they do here?"

He is told: "First they put you in an electric chair for an hour. Then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour. Then the German devil comes in and whips you for the rest of the day.

The man does not like the sound of that at all, so he moves on. He checks out the American hell, as well as the Russian hell & many more.

He discovers that they are all more or less the same as the German hell. Then he comes to the Greek hell and finds that there is a long line of people from all nationalities waiting to get in.

Amazed, he asks, "What do they do here? He is told, "First they put you in an electric chair for an

Hell's Entrance (people queued)Image by XcBiker via Flickr

hour, and then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour. Then the Greek devil comes in and whips you for the rest of the day. "But that is exactly the same as all the other hells. Why are there so many people waiting to get in?"

Because the maintenance crew is always on strike, there is no electricity so the electric chair doesn't work, Someone has stolen all the nails from the bed, and the devil is a former Government employee, so he comes in, signs the register and then goes to have his frappe and eat kourabie all day...




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3 comments:

  1. I suppose the fine print of the joke, is that hell in Greece is actually waiting in queues!

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