One of my favorite old jokes is actually a riddle. It goes like this:
Question: What's the first thing you know?
Answer: Old Jed's a millionaire.
Funny stuff, right?
I was reminded of that joke today while perusing some tweets on Twitter. One liberal tweeter posted an entry that said a man had shot his penis off while trying to put a pistol in the waistband of his pants.
Question: What's the first thing I knew?
Answer: This had to be an Arizona story!
And it was. The story was starting to go up all over the Internet. A twenty-seven-year-old man and his girlfriend in Chandler, Arizona (a Phoenix burb), were starting to walk into a store when he decided it might be prudent to put his pistol up. (He apparently did not want to give the wrong message.) Not having a holster, he decided the macho thing to do would be to put it in the waistband on his pants. But the macho aspect went up in smoke as soon as the small pistol accidentally discharged. According to the latest reports the bullet went through his penis and lodged in his thigh.
(One report said that the pistol was pink and actually belonged to his girlfriend, so he may have been putting it away just to avoid being laughed at by sales clerks.)
The incident apparently happened last week and the poor fellow is still hospitalized. The penis, though not "shot off," was definitely wounded - though perhaps not as seriously as the guy's pride!
The lesson here, boys and girls, is that evolution definitely works. The weak (and weak-minded) are being eliminated from the gene pool, sometimes by themselves. And in a place like Arizona where the number of weapons-owned increases as IQ drops, it should be a matter of just a very few years before the scorpions and rattlesnakes are once again the dominant species.
Never doubt Darwin!