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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Joke Day


THE BEST COMEBACK LINE for 2007...

For those that don't know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an "Australian treasure!"
General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently. You'll love his reply to the lady who
interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws
you gotta love this! This is one of the best comeback l ines of all time. It is a portion of an ABC interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a
Boy Scout Troop visiting his military headquarters.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
So, General Cosgrove, what things are you go ing to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

GENERAL COSGROVE:
We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

GENERAL COSGROVE:
I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rif le range.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

GENERAL COSGROVE:
I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

GENERAL COSGROVE:
Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

The radio went silent and the interview ended.


Peace

20 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

good one, i love this guy.....

Ian Thomas Healy said...

That's funny! It's a hoax, but it's still funny. :)

Ian

Roger said...

Hahahaha good ol'gen Cosgrove! Thanks for the laugh!

Matt-Man said...

Classic...Cheers!!

Casdok said...

Lol! :)

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

I pity the interviewer but I would still have laughed out loud if I were there. Good comeback indeed.

buffalodickdy said...

Two things in Michigan you really ought to know how to do- handle a firearm safely and swim. We fall in the water alot up here... Both my sons went through Hunter Safety classes, and if they ever shoot me, it will be on purpose..

Palm Springs Savant said...

that is hilarious. I love it when a reporter tries to paint someone into a trap and they get smacked down.

M@ said...

Ahahahahahahahahaha!

As someone who is mostly liberal, I LOVE to see stuckup fellow liberals get their comeupance!

I mean, they're SO self-righteous, especially that woman who moderated the republican debate sponsored by PBS... with those large glasses of hers. She asked for a "show of hands" on one issue and the candidates told her, we're not doing it, next question!

:)

CS said...

Too bad it was an urban myth, because it was funny. And I am even a big gun control proponent.

Open Grove Claudia said...

I do think that if we cannot limit people's access to guns, we should at least teach safety. That said.... I hate guns. They take a momentary problem and make it a life long lesson.

Tanie said...

true or not, politics aside, it's a witty put down

Michael C said...

Very, very clever...

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Wow. That's great! I like quickness of wit as much as I dislike guns.

Jeff B said...

An interview like that would be priceless to hear.

Patti said...

What a witty guy.

Loving Annie said...

Excellent !

Hammer said...

that's one of my favorites :)

Roger said...

Where are you today Odat?

Echomouse said...

Tooo funny!