Open Thread Friday

Joke of the week: There was a swimming competition to cross the English Channel doing only the breaststroke, and the three women who entered the race were a blonde, a brunette, and a redhead.

After approximately 14 hours, the brunette staggered up on the shore, and was declared the winner. Upon being interviewed, the brunette expressed delight at having won the competition.

About 40 minutes later, the redhead crawled up on the shore and was declared the second-place finisher. Although disappointed, the redhead said it was extremely gratifying to have been able to finish the race.

Nearly 4 hours after that, the blonde finally came ashore, and promptly collapsed in front of the worried onlookers. After a couple of minutes, she was able to stand. When a reporter asked her why it took so long to complete the race, she replied, "I don't want to sound like a sore loser, or anything, but I think those two other girls were using their arms!"

Thanks to NBer Blonde for the joke!

Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield, creator of NewsBusters and president of Dialog New Media, an internet marketing and design firm, left NewsBusters at the end of 2013