Thursday, December 29, 2005


A top government health official visiting a psychiatric ward asked the head of psychology: “How do you determine if a patient is cured?”

The psychologist said: “We take them to the bath which is filled with water, hand them a spoon and a cup and ask them to empty the bath.”

“I see,” said the official. “The cured person would, of course, choose the cup because it’s bigger and will empty the bath faster.”

“Actually no,” replied the psychologist. “A normal person would pull the plug out.”
My question: when are we bailing with the spoon instead of pulling the plug?


buddy larsen said...

...some cool epigrams:

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
--Winston Churchill

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
--George Bernard Shaw

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.
--Pericles (430 B.C.)

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
--Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

There is no distinctly native American criminal class, save Congress.
--Mark Twain

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
--Thomas Jefferson

buddy larsen said...

I quote three or four Englishmen from the past, and then our modern Englishmen steps forth, clears his throat, and...

ex-democrat said...

careful, buddy, Shaw was irish, not english. and as for peter, he's just a bot from the VRWC isn't he? ;-)

buddy larsen said...

Well, Churchill, at least, was English...right? Except for his (ahem) American mother...see what the Empire did to England? Almost as mongrel as we are over here!


A woman went to her psychiatrist because she was having problems with her sex life. The psychiatrist asked her many questions but did not seem to be getting a clear picture. Finally he asked,

"Do you ever watch your husband's face while you are having sex?"

"Well, yes, I did once."

"Well, how did he look?"

"Very angry."

At this point the psychiatrist felt that he was really getting
somewhere and he said,

"Well that's very interesting, we must look into this further.
Now tell me, you say that you have only seen your husband's face
once during sex; that seems somewhat unusual; how did it occur
that you saw his face that time?"

"Well he was looking through the window at us."

buddy larsen said...

okay, okay, try THIS, then.

buddy larsen said...

Right, ex. Peter is a highly-tuned bot--a jaguar of the industry!