[Jokes] Parrot

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.swan.ac.uk
Fri May 18 09:49:27 BST 2001

 A magician worked on a cruise ship. Since the audience was different each
week, he did the same tricks over and over again. One problem: The
captain's parrot saw the shows each week and began to understand how the
magician did every trick. Once the parrot understood, she started shouting
in the middle of the show: "Look, it's not the same hat! Look, he's hiding
the flowers under the table. Hey, why are all the cards the ace of

The magician was furious but couldn't do anything. It was, after all, the
captain's parrot. Then the ship sank. After swimming for a few hours, the
magician found himself on a piece of wood floating in the middle of the
sea with, as fate would have it, the parrot. They stared malevolently at
each other but did not utter a word. This went on for a day and then
another, and then another.

Finally on the fourth day, the parrot could restrain itself no longer:
"OK," she said, "I give up. What'd you do with the ship?"

Chris 'Awkward' McKenna

cmckenna at sucs.swan.ac.uk
awkward at gmx.co.uk

The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes,
but with the heart

Antoine de Saint Exupery

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