The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #2530533
Posted By: Amos
03-Jan-09 - 12:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Wal, one time this crazy dream came to me....
Seems we had kidnapped an Italian terrorist and were locking him up in a stone hut high in the mountains, to convince him to talk, see. He had no sense of humor. We tried hot splinters, threats to his children, waterboarding, everything. He wouldn't talk. He told us how sorry we would be for messing with him when his buddies back in Italy found out who had snatched him. So, we decided to give him some time in solitary in this stone cabin why high up in the Rockies. We locked him in there with nothing but a Japanese transistor radio, some food and water. Didn't tell him we aimed to come back either.
So we were making our way down the long winding dirt trail back toward civilization. The Sergeant suddenly slapped his forehead and said we had to go back. Said we shouldn't have left him with that cheap transistor radio. What if he had some kind of inspiration and managed to reverse-engineer it as a transmitter to tap out code to alert his SIcilian friends to us? It could mean real trouble!
I said, "Don't worry about it, Fred. He's not the type to have an inspiration. You know perfectly well that a stony Roman kindles no Morse."