Sunday, August 17, 2008

Can't Write Crap

cartoon from

I am going through one of my semi-annual blogger identity crises, hence so many quizzes and timekillers. There will be a Dr. August, but more about that later this week. What? Whining about not being able to write and Dr. August are two different topics. I'm in a blogging dryspell, I'm not going to have one post covering two separate topics. See the Official Big Book of Blogging.

Okay, here's a lawyer joke for you, courtesy of Dr. Artemis. (Which reminds me, Dr. Artemis is one of the moms who blogs at Mothers in Medicine, one of my FAVORITE new blogs.)

While visiting Bejing for the Olympics, a man stumbled into a tiny curiosities shop in a quiet section of town. Looking around at the various items for sale, he spotted a brass statue of a rat. He picked it up and asked the owner of the shop "How much for the rat statue?"

The owner smiled mysteriously and replied, "5 dollars for the statue; 1,000 dollars for the story that goes with the statue." The man tossed $5 onto the counter. "Forget the story, I'll just take the statue." He walked out of the store with the statue under his arm.

As the man walked down the street, he noticed that a few rats seemed to be following him. He shrugged it off as a coincidence, and walked a short distance further. The rats that had been following him seemed closer and there were more of them, as well. The man started walking faster, but more and more rats began following him. Now rats were crawling down walls, coming out of sewers and even darting out of open doors to follow the man. Almost running, the man headed toward the harbor. Rats ran down gangplanks and crawled along ropes to join the crowd surrounding the man. Finally, in desperation, he flung the statue of the rat into the center of the harbor. All of the rats plunged as one into the harbor after the statue. The man was left alone in the center of a pier.

After a moment, the man turned around and retraced his steps back to the little shop. As he walked through the door, the owner smiled in recognition. "Ah, I see you have returned to my shop. Are you ready for the story?"

The man replied "Story, schmorey. Do you have any statues of lawyers?"

Cartoon by Dave Walker. Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at We Blog Cartoons.


jmb said...

Many of us can't write crap but we keep churning it out anyway. Why is that I wonder? Remember Dino's first rule of blogging. Have something to say!

Lawyer jokes are good. At least there's an infinite supply of them, so it seems.

origin said...

Hi, for someone who's "Can't Write Crap" you sure had a substantial and entertaining post! :-)

I just discovered your blog - pretty cool. I also noticed that you have me listed on your blog roll - thanks very much. However, my URL has changed. If you care to, please update to

p.s. I've added you to my blog roll.

Medblog Addict said...

Thanks! I'll update my blogroll.