Monday, April 04, 2005


Someone sent me this joke:

Prince Charles was driving around Windsor when he accidentally ran over Queen Elizabeth's favorite dog, a Corgi, crushing it to a pulp. He got out of his Range Rover and sat down on the grass totally distraught. The whole world was already against him and now Mummy would go ballistic.

Suddenly he noticed a lamp half-buried in the ground. He dug it up,polished it and immediately a genie appeared. 'You have freed me from thousands of years of imprisonment,' said the genie. 'As a reward I shall grant you one wish.'

'Well,' said the Prince, 'I have all the material things I need, but let me show you this dog.'

They walk over to the splattered remains of the Corgi. 'Do you think you could bring this dog back to life for me?' the Prince asked.

The genie carefully looked at the remains and shook his head. 'This body is too far gone even for me to bring it back to life. Is there something else you would like ?'

The Prince thought for a minute, reached into his pocket and pulled out two photos. 'I was married to this beautiful woman called Diana,'said Prince Charles, showing the genie the first photo. 'But now I love this woman called Camilla,' and he showed the genie the second photo. 'You see Camilla isn't terribly lovely. Do you think you can make her as beautiful as Diana?'

The genie studied the two photographs and after a few minutes said thoughtfully, 'Let's have another look at that dog."

My problem is that I don't find Camilla all that unpleasant to look at. She is at least a pretty as Charles is handsome or his mother is beautiful. It's actually rather refreshing that someone "ordinary" is getting the spotlight. We should all be so "ugly." The woman has a rough row to hoe, with all the jokes about her appearance. I feel sorry for her--she doesn't deserve it.

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