Biology lesson?

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May 1 in Fun & Humor ☻ by TheOtherTink (21,222 points)

Mr. Smith, a high school biology teacher, asked a student during class, “Barbara, would you please name the organ of the human body, which under the appropriate conditions, expands to six times its normal size, and define the conditions under which it does so?”

Barbara gasped, then stood up and said, “Mr. Smith, I do not think that is a proper question to ask me. I assure you, my parents will hear of this.” With that she sat down, blushing crimson.

Unperturbed, Mr. Smith called on Nancy and asked the same question.

“The pupil of the eye, in dim light,” said Nancy.

“Correct,” said Mr. Smith. “And now, Barbara, I have three things to say to you. One, you have not studied the lesson. Two, you have a dirty mind.  And three, you are in for a big disappointment someday."

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Rooster May 1

:D :D :D :D Maybe she's a dreamer too! LOL

@ Rooster: maybe Barbara was thinking of childbirth...

Mr. Smith and the composer of the joke seem to have overlooked that.  :D :D :D

Kninjanin May 2
Virginia May 3

Okay Tink, One, it was another of your great laugh-out-loud Q. Two, it's 1 AM here in Tenino...And three, if my neighbors complain (which they have never yet done, but it's fun to worry about), if they ever DO complain then I am sendin' 'em to Long Island. :D  <3  :P  :silly:  

Nobody here but us crickets!  :angel: :) :D


Virginia Virginia May 3

Tink, until I met you I never realized that TinkerBell had such a wide online presence...truly, I am beginning to wonder if she has something of an archetypal quality for us humankind...did you ever consider along those lines?

I mean really; her illuminated shadow creeping along behind a leaf??? ;) <3 :) <3 :silly: (Not to mention TEN HOURS of cricket sounds...ultimate white noise, I suppose...)

Oh, yes, Virginia, she is an archetype... mischievous, funny, iconoclastic, brash, un-self-consciously sexy, but we know all along that she really knows exactly what she's doing, but is nevertheless too charming for us not to let her get away with it. :) :angel: <3 :) :D :D :D

Virginia Virginia May 4

Tink, I am reminded...Tinker Bell as an archetype...did you ever come upon the poem by Maya Angelou, STILL I RISE? I once gave a full-day seminar around the philosophy involved (as I saw it, anyway)...and the poem's last verse goes something like this:

Does my sexiness upset you?

Does it come as a surprise...

That I dance like I've got diamonds

At the meeting of my thighs...


Yes, indeed, Virginia, I have read that poem, but I must admit it never occurred to me to link it in any way to Tinker Bell. :)

What "Still I Rise" reminds me of more than anything is Billings' Easter Anthem.  My jaw just dropped when I first heard it, and I've been a Billings fan ever since.

The Lord is ris'n indeed,
Now is Christ risen from the dead,
and become the first fruits of them that slept.
And did He rise?
Hear, O ye nations, hear it, O ye dead.
He rose, He burst the bars of death,
He burst the bars of death and triumph'd o'er the grave.
Shout, earth and heav'n,
this sum of good to men,

whose nature then took wing,
and mounted with him from the tomb.

Then I rose,
then first humanity triumphant passed the crystal ports of light,
and seiz'd eternal youth.
Man, all immortal hail, hail,
Heaven, all lavish of strange gifts to man,
Thine all the glory, man's the boundless bliss.

Virginia Virginia May 4

Well Tink, truthfully I DO think that (i.e., the Billings) is the deepest expression of the Angelou poem...;)...and I don't even know if it is really true to say that you might see it in more devotional fashion than me...maybe it's just delightful to compare notes sometimes! <3

And I did love also the Russian icons...

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