Thursday, May 17, 2007

Forrest Goes to Heaven

The day finally arrived. Forrest Gump died and went to Heaven. He arrived at the Pearly Gates and was met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates were closed, so Forrest approached St Peter.

St. Peter said, "Well, Forrest, it is certainly good to see you. We have heard a lot about you. I must tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we have been administering an entrance examination for everyone. The test is short, but you have to pass it before you can get into Heaven."

Forrest responded, "It sure is good to be here, St. Peter, sir, but nobody ever told me about any entrance exam. I sure hope that the test ain't too hard. Life was a big enough test as it was."

St. Peter continued, "Yes, I know, Forrest, but the test has only three questions:
- First, what two days of the week begin with the letter 'T?'
- Second, how many seconds are there in a year?
- Third, what is God's first name?"

Forrest left to think the questions over. He returned the next day and saw St. Peter, who waved him over and said, "Now that you have had a chance to think the questions over, tell me your answers."

Forrest replied, "Well, the first one -- which two days in the week begin with the letter 'T?' Shucks, that one is easy. That would be Today and Tomorrow."

The saint's eyes opened wide and he exclaimed, "Forrest, that is not what I was thinking, but you do have a point, and I guess I did not specify, so I will give you credit for that answer. How about the next one?" asked St. Peter.

"How many seconds in a year? Now that one is harder," replied Forrest, "but I thunk and thunk about that, and I guess the only answer can be twelve."

Astounded, St. Peter said, "Twelve? Twelve? Forrest, how in Heaven's name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?"

Forrest replied, "Shucks, there's got to be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd... "

"Hold it," St. Peter interrupted. "I see where you are going with this, and I see your point, though that was not quite what I had in mind....but I will have to give you credit for that one, too. Let us go on to the third and final question. Can you tell me God's first name?"

"Sure," Forrest replied. "It's 'Andy.'"

"Andy?" exclaimed an exasperated and frustrated St Peter. "Okay, I can understand how you came up with your answers to my first two questions, but just how in the world did you come up with the name 'Andy' as the first name of God?"

"Shucks, that was the easiest one of all," Forrest replied. "I learnt it from the song: "Andy walks with me, Andy talks with me, Andy tells me I am his own..."

Peter opened the Pearly Gates, and said, "Run Forrest, run!!!!!"

Pun Liner of the Day

He auditioned for a part as a trumpet player but he blew it.

One Liner of the Day

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Useless Trivia Item

What nation's national anthem has no words? See this blog for the answer soon!

Thought for the Day

"No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad."
- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish historian and essayist