How The Internet Was Started

in #funny3 years ago

There is a group of Ex RNZAF members who still fill the ether with jokes etc, while we were in the Air Force, after the aircraft had been despatched on their flight, the hanger had been swept, again. we would congregate in the morning tea/lunch/ or as it was known, the Joe room, grab a coffee, sit down, and somebody would ask, "Did you hear the one about....."?

We now use Facebook and retell the old stories, again, and again, without any malice or ill will to anybody.


In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a healthy young wife by the name of Dorothy. And Dot Com was a comely woman, large of breast, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com.

And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ever leaving thy tent?"

And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How, dear?"

And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale, and they will reply telling you who hath the best price. The sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."

Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums.

And the drums rang out and were an immediate success.

Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price, without ever having to move from his tent.

To prevent neighbouring countries from overhearing what the drums were saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers knew.

It was known as Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she also developed a language to transmit ideas and pictures - Hebrew to The People (HTTP).

And the young men did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung.

They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Sybarites, or NERDS.

And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to that enterprising drum dealer, Brother William of Gates, who bought off every drum maker in the land.

Indeed he did insist on drums to be made that would work only with Brother Gates' drumheads and drumsticks.

And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others."

And Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or eBay as it came to be known. He said, "We need a name that reflects what we are."

And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators."

"YAHOO," said Abraham.

And because it was Dot's idea, they named it YAHOO Dot Com.

Abraham's cousin, Joshua, being the young Gregarious Energetic Educated Kid (GEEK) soon started using Dot's drums to locate things around the countryside.

It soon became known as God's Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE).

That is how it all began.

I would not make up this stuff.

with thanks to son-of-satire for the banner


Haha! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

Thank you, there's lots more where that came from

I just think you are so fantastic, it is such a good read and your sense of humour is outsanding.
Thank you for making us laugh it really makes my day.

Is it worth putting up a joke a day?
Some better than othhers?

HAHA, very funny read :)

Thank you,
Is it worth putting up one a day?
Some good, some not so good, as all jokes are.???

Lots of jokes needed,
we all need a laugh :)