Mechanical Wonder

A traveling salesman checked into a futuristic motel. Realizing he needed a haircut before his next day’s meeting, he called down to the desk clerk and asked if there was a barber on the premises.

‘I’m afraid not, Sir,’ the clerk told him, apologetically, ‘but down the hall is a special machine that should serve your purposes.’

Skeptical, but intrigued, the salesman located the appropriate machine, inserted 50 cents, stuck his head in the opening, at which time the machine started to buzz and whirl. Fifteen seconds later, the salesman pulled out his head and surveyed his head in the mirror, which reflected the best haircut he had ever received in his life.

Down the hall was another machine with a sign that read, ‘Manicures – 25 cents.’

‘Why not,’ thought the salesman. He paid the money, inserted his hands into the slot and pulled them out, perfectly manicured.

The next machine had a huge sign that read, ‘This Machine Provides What Men Need Most When Away from Their Wives – cost 50 cents.’

The salesman was embarrassed and looked both ways. Seeing nobody around, he put in 50 cents, then with great anticipation, since he had been away from his wife for two weeks, he unzipped his pants and stuck his ‘thing’ into the opening.

When the machine started buzzing, the guy let out this terrible shriek of agony!!! Fifteen seconds later, it shut off. With trembling hands, the salesman was able to withdraw his ‘thingy,’ which now had a button sewed on the tip.

Curry Taste Tester

Note: Please take time to read this slowly. If you pay attention to the? first two judges, the reaction of the third judge is even better. For those

of you who have lived in Natal, you know how typical this is. They actually

? have a Curry Cook-off about June/July. It takes up a major portion of a

? parking lot at the Royal Show in PMB. Judge #3 was an inexperienced food

? critic named Frank, who was visiting from America.
? Frank: “Recently, I was honored to be selected as a judge at a Curry

? Cook-off. The original person called in sick at the last moment and I

? happened to be standing there at the judge’s table asking for directions

? to the Beer Garden when the call came in. I was assured by the other two

? judges (Natal Indians) that the curry wouldn’t be all that spicy and, besides,

? they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I accepted”.
? Here are the scorecard notes from the event:


? Judge # 1 — A little too heavy on the tomato. Amusing kick.

? Judge # 2 — Nice smooth tomato flavour. Very mild.

? Judge # 3 (Frank) — Holy sh*t, what the hell is this stuff? You could

? remove dried paint from your driveway. Took me two beers to put the

? flames out. I hope that’s the worst one. These people are crazy.

? Judge # 1 — Smoky, with a hint of chicken. Slight chili tang.

? Judge # 2 — Exciting BBQ flavor, needs more peppers to be taken

? seriously.

? Judge # 3 — Keep this out of the reach of children. I’m not sure what

? I’m supposed to taste besides pain. I had to wave off two people who wanted

? to give me the Heimlich maneuver! They had to rush in more beer when they

? saw? the look on my face.

? Judge # 1 — Excellent firehouse curry. Great kick.

? Judge # 2 — A bit salty, good use of chili peppers.

? Judge # 3 — Call 911. I’ve located a uranium spill. My nose feels like

? I have been snorting Drain Cleaner. Everyone knows the routine by now. Get

? me more beer before I ignite. Barmaid pounded me on the back, now my

? backbone is in the front part of my chest. I’m getting p*ssed from all the beer.

? Judge # 1 — Black bean curry with almost no spice. Disappointing.
Judge # 2 — Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or other

? mild foods, not much of a curry.

Judge # 3 — I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable

? to taste it. Is it possible to burn out taste buds? Shareen, the? ? beermaid,

? was standing behind me with fresh refills. That 200kg woman is starting to

look HOT…just like this nuclear waste I’m eating! Is chili an aphrodisiac?

? Judge # 1 — Meaty, strong curry. Cayenne peppers freshly ground, adding

? considerable kick. Very impressive.

? Judge # 2 — Average beef curry, could use more tomato. Must admit the

? chili peppers make a strong statement.

? Judge # 3 — My ears are ringing, sweat is pouring off my forehead and I

? can no longer focus my eyes. I f*rted and four people behind me needed

? paramedics. The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her

? chili had given me brain damage. Shareen saved my tongue from bleeding by

pouring beer directly on it from the pitcher. I wonder if I’m burning my lips

? off. It really p*sses me off that the other judges asked me to stop

? screaming. Scr*w them

? Judge # 1 — Thin yet bold vegetarian variety curry. Good balance of

? spices and peppers.

? Judge # 2 — The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions, and

? garlic. Superb.

? Judge # 3 — My intestines are now a straight pipe filled with gaseous,

? sulfuric flames. I am definitely going to sh*t myself if I f*rt and I’m

? worried it will eat through the chair. No one seems inclined to stand

? behind me except that Shareen. Can’t feel my lips anymore. I need to wipe my

? a*s with a snow cone ice cream.

? Judge # 1 — A mediocre curry with too much reliance on canned peppers.

? Judge # 2 — Ho hum, tastes as if the chef literally threw in a can of chili

? peppers at the last moment. (I should take note at this stage that I am

? worried about Judge # 3. He appears to be in a bit of distress as he is

? cursing uncontrollably).

? Judge # 3 — You could put a grenade in my mouth, pull the pin, and I

? wouldn’t feel a thing. I’ve lost sight in one eye, and the world sounds

? like it is made of rushing water. My shirt is covered with curry which slid

? unnoticed out of my mouth. My pants are full of lava to match my shirt.

? At least, during the autopsy, they’ll know what killed me. I’ve decided to

? stop breathing – it’s too painful. Scr*w it; I’m not getting any oxygen

anyway. If I need air I’ll just suck it in through the 4-inch hole in my

? stomach.

? Judge # 1 — The perfect ending. This is a nice blend curry. Not too

? bold but spicy enough to declare its existence.

Judge # 2 — This final entry is a good, balanced curry. Neither mild

? nor? hot. Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge #3 farted, passed

out, fell over and pulled the curry pot down on top of himself. Not sure if

? he’s going to make it. Poor man, wonder how he’d have reacted to really hot


? Judge # 3 – No Report