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None Shall Pass: TDW Proposes Troll Road Plan As "Major Moves" Compromise

Grumpy_old_trollThis is going to be a long day, so how's about a little fun while we wait for the final verdict on the Guv's "Major Moves" plan?

Instead of toll roads, we'd like to see the state move to troll roads. Instead of chucking 50 cents or a buck into a metal basket, motorists would have to answer a riddle to get from Ohio to Illinois or from Martinsville to Evansville.

Imagine, if you will, dozens of truckers standing by the side of the road trying to figure out what's black and white and read all over.

We're not very good at riddles, so we're inviting you to post your favorites here. Play with TDW. Pass the time.

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it wasn't his office....it was the back seat of his car in the parking lot...

What do you call a 6'7 bald guy caught with a 21 year old intern in his office?...... Brian Bosma

Would that be a European or African swallow?

I'm disappointed that no one has posted the most famous riddle posed to a traveler:

What is the airspeed velocity of a sparrow carrying a coconut?

(Monty Python's The Holy Grail)

Shotgun Wedding...wife or death

In a democracy your vote counts; in feudalism your count votes!

A backwards poet; writes inverse

The short fortune teller who escaped from prison; was a medium at large.

What do you get when you goose a ghost?
A hand full of sheet.

What happens to a white hat if you throw it in the Red Sea?
It gets wet.

What happens if you vote for Major Moves in March?
You lose in November.

Since I just shamelessly stole the joke above, here are a few jokes from my sister's collection of laffy taffy (the most popular page on my site, now that the song's in heavy rotation.)

What did the tree say to the mountain? -- stop peaking at me

What are sailors' favorite fruits? -- naval oranges

Where does a penguin keep his money? -- in a snow bank

What did the boy chip say to the girl chip (crisp for the brits)? -- Lets dance and I'll dip you

Why do bees have sticky hair -- they use honeycombs

The priest, the rabbi, and an aethiest walked into a bar.

The bartender took one look at the trio P

Heard a rumor about Major Moves.

Apparently, there's a talk to tie in the property tax relief package to the Major Moves bill to win some votes.

God bless the General Assembly.

So, a baby seal walks into a club.

So, a naked blonde walks into a bar.
She says "ouch!"

Not a riddle and not relevant, but I love that joke.

Or another one of my favorites:
A bear and a rabbit are taking a shit in the woods. The bear says to the rabbit, "does shit stick to your fur?" The rabbit says, "no." So the bear wipes his ass with the rabbit.

On his trip to Great Britain, George Bush had a meeting with Queen
Elizabeth. He asked her, "How does one manage to run a country so smoothly?"

"That`s easy," she replied, "You surround yourself with intelligent ministers and advisors."

"But how can I tell whether they are intelligent or not?" he inquired.

"You ask them a riddle," she replied, and with that she pressed a button and said, "Would you please send Tony Blair in."

When Blair arrived, the Queen said, "I have a riddle for you to answer for me. Your parents had a child and it was not your sister and it was not your brother. Who was this child?"

Blair replied, "That`s easy. The child was me."

"Very good," said the Queen, "You may go, now."

So President Bush went back to Washington and called in Karl Rove. He said to him, "I have a riddle for you, and the answer is very important. Your parents had a child and it was not your sister and it was not your brother. Who was this child?"

Rove replied, "Yes, it is clearly very important that we determine the answer, as no child must be left behind. Can I deliberate on this for a while?" "Yes," said Bush, "I'll give you four hours to come up with the answer."

So Rove went and called a meeting of the White House Staff, and asked them the riddle. But after much discussion and many suggestions, none of them had a satisfactory answer. So he was quite upset, not knowing what he would tell the President.

As Rove was walking back to the Oval Office, he saw former Secretary of State Colin Powell approaching him. So he said, "Mr. Secretary, can you answer this riddle for me. Your parents had a child and it was not your sister and it was not your brother. Who was the child?"

"That's easy," said Powell, "The child was me."

"Oh thank you," said Rove, "You may just have saved me my job!"

So Rove went in to the Oval Office and said to President Bush, "I think I know the answer to your riddle. The child was Colin Powell!"

"No, you idiot!" shouted Bush, "The child was Tony Blair!"

Whose stature is tiny, head is shiny, and can kiss my hiney?

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