Tuesday, August 07, 2007

A Bad Tern Of Events

I was caught AWOL as I tried to sneak on board my ship at about 3 am. The chief petty officer spied me and ordered me to stop.

Upon hearing my lame explanation for my tardiness, the officer yelled at me, "Take this broom and sweep every com-link on this ship by morning or it's the brig for you! It better be clean before we head into space"

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Dirty Com-Links

I began to pick up the broom and commence performing his charge. As I began to sweep, a tern landed on the broom handle.

I yelled at the bird to leave, but it didn't. I picked the tern off the broom handle, and tossed it out of the hatch. The bird left, only to return and light once again on the broom handle, and was once again tossed out the hatch.


All night long I went through the same routine all over again, with the same result. I couldn't get any cleaning done because he can only sweep at the com-link once or twice before the blasted bird returns.

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A Tern For the Worst


When morning came, so did the chief petty officer, to check up on me.

"What in the heck have you been doing all night? This Com-links are no cleaner than when you started! What have you to say for yourself, Trooper?" barked the chief.

"Honest, chief," I reply, "I tossed a tern all night and couldn't sweep a link!"

9 comments:

Master Yoda said...

Sorry I am that so badly for you, this terned out.

captain koma said...

ouch! thats a bad joke, the execution was a bit poor though.

Also I believe its "the tern alighted "

Good to have you back

jin said...

Heeheheeeeheee!
What a strange tern of events indeed!

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

We should hang you from a crane or punch you in the ears until you're hard of heron. Yeah, I know, talk is cheap.

Dark Jedi Kriss said...

You are back you have NOT come by my blog to say hi.

What is up with that?

Do I need to get Vader to toss a chair at your head?

:-P

Skywalker said...

"A Tern For the Worst"

Earl, you are king of bad puns.

Optimus Prime said...

Your story reminds me of one told by a Punbot of Joketron XII.

I once shot a Punbot for snoring too loud.

Spider-man said...

I nearly spit my drink out, I was laughing so hard! Good thing I have my mask off, or it would've gotten stuck all in there, then I'd have to clean those eye pieces again... they get dirty fast..

Jennifer said...

*snork* I was trying to figure out where in the world this story was going...didn't catch on til' the punch line. You're a hoot!!
I'm here from Michele's...I've never been here before, so I'm going to snoop around, make myself at home, get to know you better!! Happy weekend!