April 4

Important question

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photo from PinkDome (Hat tip: Boingboing.net)
As do most of you I’m sure, I get a ton of jokes emailed to me. Most I read, chuckle about and delete. One came today that was better than most so, being in a frisky mood, I decided to put it up. If you don’t like jokes, skip on to the next post. If you like the joke but are offended by the subject matter, insert the politician of your choice. I’m posting this one exactly as it came to me.
Here goes…

This test only has one question, but it’s a very important one. By giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand morally. The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation in which you will have to make a decision. Remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous.
Please scroll down slowly and give due consideration to each line.
THE SITUATION:
You are in Florida, Miami to be specific. There is chaos all around you caused by a hurricane with severe flooding. This is a flood of biblical proportions.
You are photojournalist working for a major newspaper, and you’re caught in the middle of this epic disaster. The situation is nearly hopeless.
You’re trying to shoot career-making photos. There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing under the water. Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury.
THE TEST:
Suddenly you see a woman in the water. She is fighting for her life, trying not to be taken down with the debris.
You move closer. Somehow the woman looks familiar. You suddenly realize who it is. It’s Hillary Clinton! At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take her under forever.
You have two options: You can save the life of Hillary Clinton or you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death of one of the world’s most powerful women (in her mind, at least).
THE QUESTION:
Here’s the question, and please give an honest answer….
Would you select high contrast color film, or would you go with the classic simplicity of black and white?


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  1. Yes it’s an old one – I think the original target was some guy called George W Bush and was either invented or became popular after Katrina, as was this photo of the presidents Bush on holiday;
    http://real.coolio.cz/x/Bush_fishing_in_New_Orleans.jpg
    My answer (x2) would be colour – you can easily change it to black and white later!
    Hi Malcolm–
    Based on the responses I’ve gotten so far, I seem to be the only person who hadn’t seen that joke already.  I guess I need to get out more. But I had seen the picture of Bush you sent.

    Also, I haven’t forgotten (or ignored) your previous comments; I’ve just been covered up and haven’t had the time to devote to them that they deserve.  I’m traveling all day tomorrow, but I should be able to get to them before long.
    Cheers–
    MRE 

  2. Sir many many thanks yr explanation.
    Ye know with knowledge like that you might have the makings of a Dr !
    Sinc and again thanks.
    Hmmm.  Maybe I’ll consider medical school next. 

  3. Yeah, I’ve heard that before. Not sure who the target was. There are, of course, a lot of jokes out there that are used for the person of dislike of the time.

  4. This joke is before W. I saw it back when Clinton was president and it was aimed at Hilary (like it was posted). Not sure if it was a hurricane, though I think it was. It could have been around before that but I’m pretty sure the first internet version is with Hilary as I’ve been a computer geek my whole life and have seen most of these things many, many times.
    Great blog, Dr. Eades. Even love the stuff not health related.
    Joe
    Hi Joe–
    Thanks for the kind words about the blog.
    I wonder if anyone out there had NOT already seen that joke.  I’ll think twice before putting another up.
    Cheers–
    MRE 

  5. I must be out of it as I hadn’t heard it before. My family and I all got a good laugh. Thanks for posting it.
    Hi Ryan–
    Thank God there is at least one other person out there who hasn’t seen this joke.  Glad you enjoyed it.

    Cheers–
    MRE 

  6. I have to say the choice between color or black and white is a tough one. I am with you Dr Mike. I get a lot of jokes but this one is new to me. Thanks for the laugh!
    Hi Tess–
    And another who hadn’t seen it.  My odds are improving.
    Cheers–
    MRE 

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