Thursday, 20 March 2008

First Day of Spring? More Snow and Something to Make You Laugh

Quebec City is getting 35 cm of snow today, and, although there was some melting yesterday, we've supposed to receive a little more today too. The first day of spring, and the snow banks are still 7 feet high in the back yard!

So to celebrate here's something that may make you laugh:

Three blondes, an American, a German and a Canadian, die and find themselves before St. Peter at the pearly gates.

He tells them that before he can let them into heaven that they must explain the significance of Easter.

The blonde American says: “Easter is a big party when you eat turkey and chocolate and drink too much.”

“Nooooooo,” St. Peter cries and sends her to hell.

The blonde German says: “At Easter we celebrate the birth of Jesus and exchange gifts.”

“Nooooooo, not at all,” St. Peter cries and send her to hell.

The blonde Canadian says: “Easter is a Christian festival which usually coincides with Passover. Jesus was betrayed by Judas, then he was crucified and died. Then he was put in a big cave which was closed by a big rock.”

St. Peter is very pleased. “That’s right. Very good.”

But then the Canadian continues: “Each year since then the rock is rolled away from the entrance to the cave and Jesus comes out. If he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of hockey.”

And St. Peter faints…

Courtesy of Élisabeth Humblot. My translation.

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