Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Easter Parade At The Pearlies

With Easter just around the corner, I guess I'll test those waters a little ahead of the pack.

By the time most of you have read this post, an interesting event will have happened. At precisely 2 minutes and 3 seconds after 1am on Wednesday, March 5, the time and date will be:

01:02:03 04/05/06

It will be the only time this will ever happen. If you were in bed - see what you missed!

Now off to the Easter Parade:

....Three Rednecks had just died, and arrived at the Pearly Gates of Heaven on Easter Sunday. St. Peter greeted them and told them that they can enter the gates only if they could answer one simple question.

St. Peter asked the first Redneck, "WHAT IS EASTER?"

The Redneck replied, "Oh, that's easy! It's the holiday in November when everybody gets together, eats turkey, and is thankful..."

"WRONG," replied St. Peter. He then proceeded to ask the second Redneck the same question, "WHAT IS EASTER?

The second Redneck replied, "No, Easter is the holiday in December when we put up a nice tree, exchange presents,and celebrate the birth of Jesus."

St. Peter looked at the second Redneck and shook his head in disgust. He turned and looked at the third Redneck and asked, "WHAT IS EASTER?"

The third Redneck smiled and looked St. Peter square in the eye. "I know what Easter is. Easter is the Christian holiday that coincides with the Jewish celebration of Passover. Jesus and his disciples were eating at the last supper and Jesus was later deceived and turned over to the Romans by one of his disciples. The Romans took him to be crucified and he was stabbed in the side, made to wear a crown of thorns, and was hung on a cross with nails through his hands. He was buried in a nearby cave which was sealed off by a large boulder."

St. Peter smiled broadly with delight. At least one of these yokels was getting in.

The third Redneck continued, "Every year the boulder is moved aside so that Jesus can come out... and, if he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter."



Peter said...

He blew it huh, it's only 4 more weeks of winter if he sees his shadow.... isn't it?

Miss Cellania said...

This was a blonde joke last time I heard it. But it doesn't matter, I fall into either category!

LZ Blogger said...

I have seen that 01-02-03-04-05-06 info before and it always says "THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN! Truth is it happens every 100 years. It's just that most of us will never see it again. But my grandmother saw it in 1906 too! ~ jb///

Kat said...

Funny redneck joke!

Minka said...

Phil is Jesus re-incarnated? Always knew there was something odd about that groundhog!

Mr. Fabulous said...

hugngI KNEW it!