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October 17, 2013

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Old joke.

Penguin walks into a bar. Orders a highball. I know no one orders highballs anymore except for Elderly Hookers but this is an old joke so he orders a highball.

The bartender thinks, "Hey, this is Penguin, he probably doesn't know anything about how much things cost. So I'll charge him a lot for the highball."

Please stop questioning the highball part of the joke. You're ruining everything.

So the bartender says, "That'll be six dollars."

See, this is an old joke, so "six dollars" is an exorbitant price for the highball, in the timeframe we're talking about here. In inflation-adjusted dollars, in today's prices, the bartender would have asked for forty dollars. So when I say "six dollars," think forty.

And when I say "highball," think Red Bull & Vodka.

So anyway, the penguin hands over its six (forty) dollars and drinks its highball (Red Bull & Vodka).

Now this joke is getting cumbersome and that's because all you've done is ankle-bite me all through it. If I could have your support for once, instead of your unceasing criticism, I could get to the point briefly for once!

I blame you.

So, after the Penguin pays the exorbitant bill and drinks his drink the bartender says, "You know, we don't get many Penguins in here."

And the Penguin says, "Well, at these prices, I can see why!"

See, that undermines the original premise of the joke that Penguins don't know how much things should cost. Furthermore, it suggests that the reason Penguins don't show up at the bar is not due to the obvious fact that Penguins don't talk and don't drink alcohol, but rather that Penguins don't show up because they're price-conscious.

So it's funny.

Here's what's not funny:


You paid for this. And now you're paying bonuses and overtime to fix it at crunch time. And you'll also be paying off SpryMedia for copyright violations.

A third of a billion dollars. For a website that doesn't even work.



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