Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Don't light the match!

Two astronauts land on Mars.

Their mission: to check whether there is oxygen on the planet.

"Give me the box of matches," says one. "Either it burns and there is oxygen, or nothing happens."

He takes the box, and is ready to strike a match when, out of the blue, a Martian appears waving all his arms... "No, no, don't!!"

The two astronauts look at each other, worried. Could there be an unknown explosive gas on Mars?

Still, he takes another match...and...

A crowd of hysterical Martians appear, all waving their arms, screaming: "No, no, don't do that!"

One of the astronauts says, "This looks serious. What are they afraid of? Nonetheless, we're here for science, to know if man can breathe on Mars".

Ignoring the Martians...he strikes a match.

It flames up, burns down, and...nothing happens.

So he turns to the Martians and asks, "Why did you want to prevent us from striking a match?"

The leader of the Martians says, "Today is Shabbat!!"

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Anonymous said...

LOL! Thanks for that one, Jameel!


JoeSettler said...

A spaceship lands in the middle of some hick town. As the villagers stand around watching, the door under the saucer opens up.

Down walks two aliens dressed in black spacesuits, wearing big furrry looking helmets, and antenna curling down the sides of their head.

The first hick looks at the other and say, "You see dem?"

The second replies, "Hai see dem, but I don't believe em".

Michael said...

Very cute, Jameel. I'll have to remember that one.

~ Sarah ~ said...

thanks for the laugh!

e. said...

very nice, I'll share that one with the crowd this shabbos I"Y"H.

Holy Hyrax said...


Chana said...

Cute :-)

Ayelet said...

ROTFLMAO!!!! I needed a laugh, and this helped out. I love it.

trn said...

Ha! That is the best joke I have heard in a long time. Thank you!

tafka PP said...

Wouldn't Martians be exempt from keeping Shabbat?

YMedad said...

OMG! You told it all wrong! And since I am older than you, I know I have the earlier version:

Two astronauts land on the (pick your planet) and meet a little green man (okay, so let's make that Mars).

Three hours later, after attemtping all 150 langauges known to man on earth, the bianry system, computer languages (that's your specialty Jameel - definitely not mine. [I'm still waiting]) and various sign langauges as well as Yiddish, they are just about to give up trying to establsih communication.

So, that's when one of the astronauts gets the idea of creating fire. Fire is the basis of all civilization. If they can get the creature to say his word for "fire", they have a start.

So, he lights the match and the little green man starts jumping up and down, all crazy like, and shouts out: "Shabbes, Shabbes!".

Scraps said...


Mike Miller said...

If Martians say Shabbat... does that mean Ashkenazim are from Venus?

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