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  •  old joke: (6+ / 0-)

    heard this one years ago, may or may not be true.

    The small plane was having trouble in some rough weather and the woman nervously turned to the man next to her and said, "Now I really regret lying about my weight when they checked us in. I hope that isn't going to make us crash."

    He answered, "That's OK. I fly this run all the time and I automatically add 10 pounds to my weight for every woman I see on the plane."

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    by WI Deadhead on Tue May 07, 2013 at 05:28:02 PM PDT

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    •  Another old joke (8+ / 0-)

      A group of hunters in Alaska is picked up by a bush pilot in his float plane. The pilot looks at the two moose and an elk they killed and he looks at the hunters and says, "Hey, with those carcasses and you, we're overweight. The plane can't handle that much weight."

      The hunters say, "Oh, bull-fucking-shit! Last year we bagged two moose and an elk and the pilot didn't complain. Don't be such a wimp."

      The pilot starts the plane across the lake, barely gets in the air, and clips a tree and crashes. As they're climbing out of the wreckage, one of the hunters says, "Good job! We got 200 yards farther than we did last year."

      "Stupid just can't keep its mouth shut." -- SweetAuntFanny's grandmother.

      by Dbug on Tue May 07, 2013 at 10:09:42 PM PDT

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