Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson go on a camping trip. After a good dinner and a
bottle of wine, they retire for the night, and go to sleep.
Some hours later, Holmes wakes up and nudges his faithful friend. "Watson,
look up at the sky and tell me what you see."
"I see millions and millions of stars, Holmes" replies Watson.
"And what do you deduce from that?"
Watson ponders for a minute.
"Well, astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially
billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I
deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Meteorologically, I
suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. Theologically, I can see that
God is all powerful, and that we are a small and insignificant part of the
universe... What does it tell you, Holmes?"
Holmes is silent for a moment. "Watson, you idiot!" he says. "Someone has
stolen our tent!"
A couple of New Jersey hunters are out in the woods when one of them
falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled
back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the
emergency services. He gasps to the operator: “My friend is dead! What
can I do?” The operator, in a calm soothing voice says: “Just take it easy. I
can help. First, let's make sure he's dead.” There is a silence, then a shot is
heard. The guy's voice comes back on the line. He says: “OK, now what?”