Posted by TerryS/NancyL (22.214.171.124) on February 04, 2001 at 00:02:03:
Once upon a time a powerful Emperor of the Rising Sun advertised for a
new Chief Samurai. After a year, only three applied for the job: a Japanese,
a Chinese and a Jewish Samurai.
"Demonstrate your skills!" commanded the Emperor. The Japanese samurai
stepped forward, opened a tiny box and released a fly. He drew his samurai
sword and Swish the fly fell to the floor, neatly divided in two!
"What a feat!" said the Emperor. "Number Two Samurai, show me what you
The Chinese samurai smiled confidently, stepped forward and opened a tiny
box, releasing a fly. He drew his samurai sword and Swish, Swish. The fly
fell to the floor neatly quartered!
"That is skill!" nodded the Emperor. "How are you going to top that, Number
Number Three Samurai stepped forward, opened a tiny box releasing one fly,
drew his Samurai sword and Swoooooosh flourished his sword so mightily that a
gust of wind blew through the room. But the fly was still buzzing round! In
disappointment, the Emperor said, "What kind of skill is that? The fly isn't
"Dead, schmead," replied the Jewish Samurai. "Dead is easy.
Circumcision.. THAT takes skill!"
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