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A Trid Story
This is my favorite silly joke which I always tell to people who are sad or sick or just generally need some entertaining. I posted it as a comment for somebody who I thought needed it, but then I figured all that storytelling shouldn't go to waste, so I'm posting it here too.

It is much better told in person, where I use dramatic voices and entertaining hand gestures and body language, but you'll just have to imagine them because this is the Internet.

Now, first you have to know what a Trid is. You're familiar with the Jolly Green Giant? Well there's that little green guy who hangs out with him, right? That's a Trid. Most people don't know this, but there are lots of Trids, a whole village full of them. They all live near the Jolly Green Giant.

One day, one of the Trids decided to talk to the Jolly Green Giant. Remember, Trids are very small. So he climbed a mountain, in order to position himself near the giant's head. He climbed and he climbed and he climbed up the mountain, and when he got to the top, he yelled at the top of his voice, "Hey Jolly Green Giant! What's new besides ho-ho-ho?!"

Well the giant didn't even say anything, he just pulled his leg back, then he kicked the Trid down the hill! And the Trid rolled, and he rolled, and he rolled, then he landed at the bottom, splat!

The Trid was outraged, as you can imagine, but he still wanted to talk to the giant. He decided that he needed help, so he got one of his Trid friends. Together, they climbed and climbed and climbed up the mountain, and when they got to the top, they shouted in unison, "Hey Jolly Green Giant! What's new besides ho-ho-ho?!"

This time the giant wordlessly kicked both Trids down the hill! And they rolled, and rolled, and rolled, then they landed at the bottom, splat!

Well. The Trids decided they needed even more help. So this time the entire village of Trids climbed the mountain. They climbed and climbed and climbed up the mountain, and when they got to the top, the whole village shouted in unison, "Hey Jolly Green Giant! What's new besides ho-ho-ho?!"

Believe it or not, the giant pulled back his leg and kicked the whole village of Trids down the hill! And they rolled, and rolled, and rolled, then they landed at the bottom, splat!

The Trids decided they needed some religious assistance. So they got a Rabbi from a neighboring village to come and help. All the Trids, plus the Rabbi, climbed and climbed and climbed up the mountain, and when they got to the top, the whole village and the Rabbi all shouted in unison, "Hey Jolly Green Giant! What's new besides ho-ho-ho?!"

The giant pulled back his leg, and he kicked all the Trids down the hill, but he left the Rabbi standing there on the top of the mountain. (And the Trids rolled, and rolled, and rolled, then they landed at the bottom, splat!)

The Rabbi, however, was standing there all alone. In confusion, he asked the giant, "I don't understand. Why did you kick all the Trids down the mountain, but leave me here?"

The Jolly Green Giant responded cheerfully, "Silly Rabbi, kicks are for Trids!"
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mrdisco99 From: mrdisco99 Date: December 5th, 2002 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)
*slaps forehead* DOH!

I'll be repeating that one at work today. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 5th, 2002 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Re:

Yay, glad you liked it!
fls From: fls Date: December 5th, 2002 10:06 am (UTC) (Link)
There's a whole genre of these kinds of jokes.

My favorite's punchline is "People who live in grass houses shouldn't stow thrones."

Most of them are funny. All of them are evil.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 5th, 2002 10:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I've heard others. "We bulls wobble, but we don't fall down." I don't know the grass houses one though. This has always been my favorite, just for its outrageous silliness, and the shock value when you finally get to the punchline.
cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: December 5th, 2002 10:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Ha! Very punny! :-D

Mind if I post it in puns?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 5th, 2002 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Sure, feel free! Glad you enjoyed it.
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