Marty's Joke of the Day

Marty's Joke of the day is an internet column that I've written for more than 5 years.
I tell humorous stories about my "sweet wife" and raising our 4 young sons, named #1, #2, #3, and #4.
After 5 years of story telling, in August of 2005, doctors found a brain tumor in son #4.
Our focus here has changed little as we still try to find humor in our lives.

Monday, May 02, 2005

That's the Risk you take...

Monday, May 02, 2005

If you’ve been with us awhile, you know that I’m a fierce
competitor when it comes to Risk, Monopoly, and chess games. No
normal people want to play me because I’m so ruthless and good at
them. (Ok, I can get my sister to play monopoly on-line with me
sometimes, but remember, I said ~normal~ people –grin sis-).

Last Sunday we borrowed Risk from brother in law #2. Last night son
#1 and #2 played me. They’ve heard legends of my ruthless ways, so
they decided to gang up on me, and they beat me in the first 3
turns. It was all part of my strategy. It left them wanting more.
So after family night tonight, they wanted to play again. This time
I told them that we would have the 3 of us, plus on ‘neutral’ army
(to give myself a little more protection). They tried to gang up on
me again, but I made one treaty (to son #2’s advantage) that I
wouldn’t take over any country in Africa, if he didn’t take me out
in South America. He agreed. A few turns later, son #1 had him
convinced that it was time to break the treaty with me. As he
decided if he was going to kill me in South America, I turned on
the ruthlessness...

Now I know son #2. He has a real soft heart, deep deep inside he’s
a teddy bear. (Although he’s getting a pre-teen attitude lately...)
And, like I said, I’m ruthless. So I played on his tender feelings
and said, “You know, I’m ok if you kill me. You just have to live
with yourself after this game, knowing that you and I made a
promise to each other, and you were the one who broke it.” Son #1
went nuts, “NO! Don’t let him do that to you! You know that’s the
only way we can win! If you don’t kill him now, he’ll get us both!”
Then I said things like, “That’s ok, you know, ~I’M~ not going to
break our treaty, but you can. It’s ~your~ choice. You have free
agency.” But I added, “But, I can’t believe you’d sell your good
word for winning one game of Risk.” And finally, “Wow, I can’t
believe you’re going to sell your birthright for a mess of
pottage.” (That one got him...)

For now, I won. He didn’t attack and I survived yet another turn.
I’m so mean.

Enjoy today’s Jokes!

Reader Comment Section:

No Marty It' clockwise in the SOUTHERN hemisphere. We went through
all that before. Maybe that’s why no one wanted to answer them
again [grin]
Randt, Sacramento

[But, but... my toilet goes clockwise and I’m in the Northern
hemisphere. Grin... let’s drop that one before it gets out of hand,

>24. On the back of a Canadian $1 coin, what is in the center?
>You'd have to be loonie to know that.
>[I had a very nice young canidian girl send me a loonie AND a
>twonie. So I got that one right!]

Hey Marty,
Thanks for calling my 'a young Canadian girl'. In my heart I'm
still 25, but 'for real'? well ... I'm a little older than that!
Okay, maybe more than a little older. But hey, being called a young
girl will make me smile through my day. Hey, maybe that's what we
all should do ... be a blessing to as many people per day as
possible. A simple smile or a nice comment might go a long way.

[Figured I’d rather be safe than sorry!]


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