Thursday, October 26, 2006

Because I couldn't resist

It's grading time, which means it's also procrastination time. You know you're in for it when you're grading by the inch, but I've made a good deal of progress. Still, I couldn't resist rooting around between the stacks, when this came to my attention:
After numerous rounds of: "We don't even know if Osama is still alive," Osama himself decided to send George Bush a letter in English, in his own handwriting to let him know he was still in the game. Bush opened the letter and it appeared to contain a real strange, perhaps coded message: *370HSSV-0773H*

Bush was baffled, so he emailed it to Condi Rice. Condi and her aides had no clue either, so they sent it to the FBI. No one could solve it so it went to the CIA, then to NASA. With no clue as to its meaning, they eventually sent it to the local university Department of Literature and Languages to ask for help. The professor who got the message cabled the White House: "Tell the President he's holding the message upside down."

Wow, there's a guy here with polished black shoes and dark glasses on indoors. Wonder what's up...


  1. I've just been making blind calls into NY's 20th Congressional District as a MoveOn volunteer. I find making calls incredably difficult, but I'm doing it because I feel so strongly about the coming election. As a break, I clicked your link in my Bloglines aggregator & got to read about Osama's letter to Bush. Now that is really, really funny & I am steeling myself to go back to making calls. Thanks

  2. I live to please!