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January 25, 2013

Wise Guy Friday
Filed under: Ned Weirdness — Tags: — nedpelger

One of the great joys of working in construction is the jobsite humor. Most of us that chose this industry are a little off and our sense of humor tends that way as well. Lots of quick witted guys and a high threshold for what’s considered offensive combines for lots of laughs on the jobsite.

So on the occasional Friday, I will post some Wise Guy thoughts that I’ve encountered that amuse me. John Wilkes, who lived in England in the 1700s, was one of the great smartassess of all time.

For instance, when told by a¬†constituent that he would rather vote for the devil, Wilkes responded: “Naturally.” He then added: “And if your friend decides against standing, can I count on your vote?”

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, supposedly said to Wilkes,¬†“Sir, I do not know whether you will die on the gallows or of the pox.”

To which Wilkes replied, “That depends, my lord, on whether I embrace your lordship’s principles or your mistress.”

I came across the chart below that also made me laugh, so thought I’d include it.

Hope you have a great weekend.

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