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Definition Tragedy

Jesse Jackson is visiting a primary school and he visits one of the classes.

They are in the middle of a discussion related to
words and their meanings. The teacher asks the Rev. Jackson if he would like to lead the discussion on the word "tragedy".

So the illustrious leader asks the class for an example of a "tragedy".

One little boy stands up and offers: "If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a runaway tractor comes along and knocks him dead, that would be a tragedy.

"No," says the Great Jesse Jackson," that would be an accident."

A little girl raises her hand: "If a school bus carrying 50 children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy." "I'm afraid not," explains the exalted spiritual leader.

"That! 's what we would call a great loss."

The room goes silent. No other children volunteer.

Rev. Jackson searches the room. "Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?! "

Finally at the back of the room a small boy raises his hand. In a quiet voice he says: "If a jet carrying the Rev. Jackson were struck by a missile and blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy."

"Fantastic!" exclaims Jackson, "That's right. And can you tell me why that would be tragedy?"

"Well," says the boy, "because it sure as hell wouldn't be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be an accident either






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will i go to hell for laughing at that?

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Ha ha!! Whoever said ''speed kills'' was sadly mistaken.
The real culprit is the guy who thought stop signs and traffic signals were a good idea!!

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Too funny... I'm going to have to share that one...




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