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Bosses in Ancient Times

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Aug 9, 2017 in Fun & Humor ☻ by Marianne (18,336 points)
edited Aug 9, 2017 by Marianne
On a Roman warship long ago, a galley boss stood at the helm one morning and shouted to the assembled rowers, “Today I have good news! All of you are getting extra food tonight!”

The rowers erupted into cheers almost immediately.

All except for one very old man seated in the back, who began moaning in horror. “Oh God, no, not again,” he said.

Puzzled, a newer rower next to him asked, “What are you upset about? We’re getting extra food!”

“Because,” the old man responds. “This only happens when the Captain’s nephew wants to water ski.”



(N.B.: At the waterski picture session, no Roman galley could be sighted, but a few Vikings proposed to help.)

3 Answers

TheOtherTink Aug 9, 2017

They didn't show "water-ski speed" in the movie.  :D

Marianne TheOtherTink Aug 10, 2017

Lol, T(h)ink, you are right, the Old Roman warships were not conceived for "water-ski speeds" ...

Well I didn't remember well about the "different speeds" cited in "Ben Hur", but if I heard well, they had also "battle speed", "attack speed", and "ramming speed". Anyway, there was much creative "embroidering" and "colouring" around historical dramas, myths, societies, people, strategies and other tales.

There were various types of warships in the "classic times":


And - much later in history:


TheOtherTink TheOtherTink Aug 11, 2017


Marianne TheOtherTink Aug 12, 2017

Lol - T(h)ink, a good one!


Rooster Aug 9, 2017

Good one! :D :D :D

Marianne Rooster Aug 10, 2017

Lol - thank you, Rooster, for appreciating. :angel::D:D:D.

Virginia Aug 10, 2017

Oh yes Marianne, it is funny!

Marianne Virginia Aug 10, 2017

Lol, thank you, Virginia - :angel::D:D:D

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