Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Believe It Or Don't

.....Rumor tells of a centuries-old orphanage in Japan, run by an order of Zen monks who, in order to instill balance, have always included strength training and flower-pressing lessons in the education of their charges.

Through a complex and rigorous program of exercise and the interleaving of flowers in the pages of books, they have graduated a huge number of Mighty Orphan Flower Pagers!

9 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

oh dear...

Turk Turon said...

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh....

Paul Simer said...

If I had a head of lettuce, I'd throw it.

:)

Old Grouch said...

B-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ooo!

George said...

I know ... I should have seen it coming. Aren't 'groaners' just the best?

phlegmfatale said...

groan

James E. Griffin said...

I look forward to Tam getting you workouts on the re-loading bench. You could you could write about it on that internet thing.

HTRN said...

Ah for the good ole' days, when telling puns that bad was rewarded with a rain of rotten fruit.. :)

David said...

If you haven't read Asimov's 100 Great Science Fiction Short-Short Stories (and the companion Fantasy volume) you're missing out. Isaac prefaces each story with a phrase or one-liner pun which only makes sense after reading the short-short. I thought of those books immediately after reading this post.