the red shirt

One day, while sailing the Seven Seas, Captain Bravo’s lookout spotted a pirate ship. The crew became frantic!

Captain Bravo bellowed, “Bring me my red shirt!” The first mate quickly retrieved the captain’s red shirt, and while wearing the brightly colored frock, the Captain led his crew into battle and defeated the pirates.

That evening, all the men sat around on the deck recounting the day’s triumph. One of them asked the captain, “Sir, why did you call for your red shirt before battle?”

The captain replied, “If I had been wounded in the attack, the shirt would not have shown my blood. Thus, you men would continue to fight, unafraid.” All of the men sat and marveled at both the courage and intelligence of such a manly man’s man.

As dawn came the next morning, the lookout spotted not one, not two, but TEN pirate ships approaching! The crew stared in worshipful silence at the captain and waited for his usual brilliant orders.

Captain Bravo gazed with steely eyes upon the vast armada arrayed against his ship, and without fear, turned and calmly shouted, “Get me my brown pants.”

(Thanks cameron)


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  1. you should check out the world’s funniest joke. It really isn’t all that funny.

    Comment by whaleman on October 4, 2002 @ 7:02 pm
  2. Yeah, I saw that and didn’t think it was very funny. I saw a similar article while searching a few months ago. I’m suspicious that they’re just releasing the same article I saw before.

    Another shocking anti-humor fact is that the number one joke submitted (over 300 times) was “What’s brown and sticky? A stick.” Thankfully, no one found it amusing.

    Comment by dan on October 5, 2002 @ 1:11 am

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