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Posted 29 May 2003 - 09:04 AM

A priest, a drunkard, and an engineer were sentenced to death by the guillotine for various crimes against a mythical and oppressive state. Before being executed, each was asked if they wanted to lie face down or face face up.

First up was the priest. He lay on his back, saying: "I have nothing to fear. The Lord is on my side!" When the blade was released, it fell half way and stopped. The executioner exclaimed, "This must be divine intervention. You are pardoned."

Next was the drunkard, who also chose to lie face up, saying, "I'm a drunk, not an idiot." He could see the sun glinting off the blade. Again, the blade fell only half way and stopped. The executioner exclaimed, "The lord is generous today. You are pardoned."

Finally, it was time for the engineer. He also chose to lie on his back. After all, it seemed that was the lucky thing to do that day. As he looked up at the heavy blade tensing against the rope, he exclaimed: "Wait, I think I see the problem..."




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