Thursday, December 08, 2005

Happy To Be Stuck With You

To those who think the blog has gotten a bit to serious... here is something to cry about!

P.S. Thank you Mamoon for forwarding the joke!

A Jaamati, a BNP and an AL worker arrested consuming alcohol which is a severe offense in Saudi Arabia, so for the terrible crime they are all sentenced 20 lashes each of the whip.

As they were preparing for their punishment, the Sheikh announced: "It's my first wife's birthday today, and she has asked me to allow each of you one wish before your whipping."

The AL guy was first in line, he thought for a while and then said: "Please tie a pillow to my back." This was done, but the pillow only lasted 10 lashes & the guy had to be carried away bleeding and crying with pain.

The BNP was next up. After watching the AL man in horror he said smugly: "Please fix two pillows to my back." But even
two pillows could only take 15 lashes & the BNP was also led away whimpering loudly.

The Jamaati was the last one up, but before he could say anything, the Sheikh turned to him and said: "You are from
Golam Azam's Islamic Party.For this, you may have two wishes!"

"Thank you, your Most Royal and Merciful highness," Jaamati replied. "In recognition of your kindness, my first wish is
that you give me not 20, but 100 lashes."

"Not only are you an honorable, handsome and powerful man, you are also very brave." The Sheik said with an admiring look
on his face. "If 100 lashes is what you desire, then so be it...and what is your second wish?" the Sheik asked.

Jaamati smiled and said, "Tie the BNP to my back"!


Faisal Kader said...

C'mon Farhan, I expect something more original from you than "adapting" a well known joke which probably millions have read through the net already.

I've had a cursory glance through all the postings - they are G R E A T. Keep up the great work.

By the way, do you know that the Fifth Amendment of the Bangladesh Constitution which paved the way to establish the Jamatees actually stands null and void because of it's "temporary" nature. The only thing needed to do is to issue a Presidential declaration confirming the same. It NEED NOT even be ratified by a majority in the parliament. If that could be done, Jamaat would be curbed automatically from operating so openly as a Jangi Islamic political force as declaring the fifth amendment null and void would automatically render the Constitution back to restoration of secularism in our constitution. The matter was brought to the attention of Sheikh Hasina when AL was in power. But apparently she decided to ignore it even after understanding it fully. But what I don't understand is that why even after understanding the thing very clearly why eminent members of the intelligentia (people like Dr. Kamal Hossain or Barrister Amirul Islam) are also so quiet about it. Are they also afraid or have they been “bought” over or they simply don't care any longer. It is indeed frustrating. But what is more frustrating is watching several so-called educated people (defined as holding at least a graduation degree) expressing strong feeling that religion should be kept separate from politics but support an “Islamic Republic” of Bangladesh. Can anybody throw some light on why this apparent contradiction.



Nazim Farhan Choudhury said...

Why did the JMB man cross the road? To give Farhan a hug!

See my jokes are not funny! And hence need to resort to rehashed ones! BTW isn't creativity a bit about finding an unoriginal thought and saying it in an opportunate time! Hah haa!