WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2006
Joke: A poor Jew lived in the shtetl in nineteenth-century Russia. A Cossack comes up to him on horseback.
"What are you feeding that chicken?" asks the Cossack.
"Just some bread crumbs," replies the Jew.
"How dare you feed a fine Russian chicken such lowly food!" says the Cossack, and hits the Jew with a stick.
The next day, the Cossack comes back. "Now what are you feeding that chicken?" ask the Jew.
"Well, I give him three courses. There's freshly cut grass, fine sturgeon caviar, and a small bowl of heavy cream sprinkled with imported French chocolate truffles for dessert."
"Idiot!" says the Cossack, beating the Jew with a stick. "How dare you waste good food on a lowly chicken!" ...