The Test Post

[ Lees dit in het Nederlands ]

Please ignore me, I am a test post.

But now that you’re here anyway, and perhaps feel a tad disappointed by the testish nature of this post, I think I can find it in my heart to reward–or punish, depending on your sense of humor and good taste–you with a brief humorous tale.


A thirsty piece of string walks into a bar. The bartender looks up and shouts:

“Hey, get out! We don’t serve your kind here!”

Disappointed, the piece of string walks back out onto the street. Buying himself a hat and dark shades, he walks back into the bar, and calls out for a Scotch.

“Nice try,” the bartender says, “but that disguise is laughable. Get out before I throw you out.”

In a rage, the piece of string walks out. On the sidewalk, he rolls himself into a ball, twists and turns in upon himself, in loops and curls and tangles, and proceeds to rub himself on the rough stones sidewalk until bits of string stick out every which way. In that disheveled condition, he walks back into the bar and sidles up to a stool.

“I’ll have a Scotch, please.”

The bartender looks at the piece of string and pours him a measure of Lagavulin. Then he does a double-take and says:

“Hey, aren’t you that piece of string that was in here just now?”

The piece of string looks up at the bartender and answers:

“No, I’m a frayed knot.”


Thank you, I’m here all week.


PS: In my defense, I should add that the Publicize feature of my Jetpack installation wasn’t functioning properly, and I had to troubleshoot it by fussing with the controls and trying again. The fact that you’re reading this proves that I’ve solved the problem.

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