Friday, April 24, 2009

Fencepost Tortoise

While stitching up the hand of a 75 year old Albany farmer, who had cut it on a gate while working sheep, the rural doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic of conversation got around to Kevin Rudd and his appointment as Prime Minister.

"Well, you know," drawled the old farmer, "this Rudd fellow is what they call a fencepost tortoise."

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a fencepost tortoise was.

The old farmer said, "When you're driving along a country road and you come across a fencepost with a tortoise balanced on it, that's called a fencepost tortoise."

The old farmer saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain, "You know he didn't get up there by himself, he definitely doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he is up there, and you just have to wonder what kind of idiot put him up there in the first place."

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