Call To Prayer
It was an experience I will long remember. I had expected to find nomads living in the middle ages. Instead I found the area to be firmly in the twentieth century. I remember most the faithful Muslims being called to come to prayer.
They now use microphones. They have become ... Mecca-nized.
A Chinese scholar was lecturing when all the lights in the auditorium went out. He asked members of the audience to raise their hands. As soon as they had all complied, the lights went on again. He then said, "Prove wisdom of Old Chinese saying...
"Many hands make light work."
I remember my cousin‘s friend, Julia We called her "Ju". Ju had an annoying friend who kept on referring to himself as her cousin, and when he was invited to parties he would make a fool of himself. On two occaisons had to be kicked out of the party. So the really cool thing about her was not only was she a good listener, but...
she was the only Ju in history to have their false kin removed twice.
The Indian Chief
Iroquios Chief Smallfellow died in battle. During the night, one of "Shorty's" wives snuck his body out of the camp and had a very private burial under a Joshua tree out on the prairie. She then made her son a dinner of Chinese noodles. He ate them on top of a carved tree depicting the history of his father. It was said that this was the first time anyone ever heard of...
Lo Mein on a totem pole.
A Mafia underboss was sending one of his men out to run an errand for the Godfather. He was to make a pickup at Al Weiss the tailor's establishment. To make sure the hood understood, he was asked to repeat the instructions. "OK, boss, its...
Al Weiss, dark vest, be for the Don"!