Sunday, June 7, 2009

The meaning of my blog name revealed

I looked on Google for my blog name and found this skit (for boy scouts):

This Skit is meant for Boy Scouts, Webelos scouts.
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger scouts or not.
Required:3 scouts
Preparation:Largest scout stands center stage with arms raised like a tree.
Script:Scout enters stage, pretending to drive a car real fast. He swerves around, drives over a cliff, falling, falling, ... and then jumps onto the tree and hangs on tight.

Scout : Oh no, my car is totalled 500 feet down there in that canyon. I was sure lucky this tree was growing out of the side of the cliff. The road isn't too far up there. But, there's no way I can climb that cliff.

Scout : Man, my arms are getting tired. (squirm on the tree)

Scout : Help! Heeeelp! Is anyone up there?

Scout : Help! Heeeelp! Is anyone up there? My arms are killing me. (squirm around on the tree)

Deep Offstage Voice: I am here. I am God and I will help you.

Scout : Cool! What are you going to do? I can't hold on much longer.

God: Let go of the tree.

Scout : What?!? I'll fall 500 feet and splatter all over the rocks.

God: Do you believe in me?

Scout : Well, sure.

God: Then you have nothing to fear. Let go of the tree and I will save you.


Scout : Is anyone ELSE up there?


Laoch of Chicago said...

Hahahahahaha, very amusing!

Pop and Ice said...

Ah, yes, I believe I've heard that one before with a slightly different scenario. Still funny! Although it leaves me to wonder WHO I'd trust if they said such a thing to me. Unfortunately they'd had to explain *quickly* why I should follow their instructions before I would consent. So where does that leave me? A non-trusting soul or a normally cautious soul?

Mel said...

Very cute.....

I love the way you think...


Mary Ellen said...

Actually, the name of the blog just popped into my head when I thought I'd start over and do something a little more relaxed than the first one I tried. Then I remembered a dim version of this joke (which has been circulating for a while in different iterations). It just tickled me that Google popped the boy scout skit up first when I checked recently - my blog comes up too a bit farther down the page (after a George Will article retelling the joke and suggesting that the Republicans in late October 08 were in kind of the same situation).

Eco Yogini said...

haha! this one is cute :) I think I fit in with Pop and Ice as a normal soul.

Madame DeFarge said...

Of course, girl guides wouldn't have been so doubting. Or wouldn't have driven so badly.