A young jackaroo from outback Queensland goes off to university, but
halfway through the semester he foolishly has squandered all of his
He calls home. 'Dad,' he says, 'you won't believe what modern education
is developing.. They actually have a programme here in Brisbane that will
teach our dog Ol' Blue how to talk.'
'That's amazing!' his Dad says. 'How do I get Ol' Blue in that programme?'
'Just send him down here with $2,000,' the young jackaroo says, 'I'll
get him in the course.'
So .... his father sends the dog and $2,000.
About two-thirds through the semester, the money again runs out. The boy calls home.
'So how's Ol' Blue doing, son?' his father wants to know..
'Awesome! Dad, he's talking up a storm... but you just won't believe
this. They've had such good results with talking, they've begun to
teach the animals how to read.'
'Read?' exclaims his father. 'No kidding! How do we get Ol' Blue in
'Just send $4,500. I'll get him in the class.'
The money promptly arrives. But our hero has a problem.
At the end of the year, his father will find out the dog can neither
talk nor read. So he shoots the dog.
When he arrives home at the end of the year, his father is all excited.
'Where's Ol' Blue? I just can't wait to talk with him, and see him read
'Dad,' the boy says, 'I have some grim news. Yesterday morning, just
before we left to drive home, Ol' Blue was in the living room, kicked
back in the recliner, reading the Wall Street Journal. Then he suddenly
turned to me and asked, "So, is your Daddy still bonking that little
redhead barmaid at the pub?''
The father groans and whispers, 'I hope you shot that b*****d before
he talks to your Mother?!'
'I sure did, Dad!'
'That's my boy!'
The kid went on to be a successful lawyer and politician!