The winds of Hurricane Florence are whipping the rain against the house, shingles and siding are flying around, and our dog, Sundance, won't go outside to poop.
It's enough to make you depressed.
But then I checked my email and one of my Maryland pals, Tony Parlato, had sent me something that made me laugh. I don't know the original source so I can't offer credit, but it's pretty funny so I thought I'd pass it along for the entertainment of loyal Not Fake News readers: Here goes:
Once upon a time there lived a King who had the most beautiful daughter.
But there was a problem. Everything the princess touched would melt.
No matter what: Metal. Wood. Stone. Anything she touched would melt
.Because of this, men were afraid of her. Nobody would dare marry her.
The King despaired. What could he do to help his daughter?
He consulted his wizards and magicians. One wizard told the King, "If your daughter touches one thing that does not melt in her hands, she will be cured."
The King was overjoyed and came up with a plan.The next day, he held a competition. Any man that could bring his daughter an object that would not melt would marry her and inherit the King's wealth.
THREE YOUNG PRINCES TOOK UP THE CHALLENGE.
The first brought a sword of the finest steel.
But alas, when the Princess touched it, it melted.The prince went away sadly.
The second prince brought diamonds.
He thought diamonds are the hardest substance in the world and would not melt. But alas, once the Princess touched them, they melted. He too was sent away disappointed.
The third prince approached.
He told the Princess, 'Put your hand in my pocket and feel what is in there.'
The Princess did as she was told, … she turned red.
She felt something very hard. She held it in her hand.
And it did not melt! The King was overjoyed. Everybody in the kingdom was overjoyed.
And the Prince married the Princess and they both lived happily ever after.
Question: What was in the Prince's pants?
Scroll down to find out:
M&M's of course! What on earth were you thinking?
I DO WORRY ABOUT YOU AT TIMES!