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I'll be honest, I pinched this from the Woodworker's Forum Woodies Jokes.


No matter what side of the political fence you're on, THIS is FUNNY and VERY telling! It just all depends on how you look at the same things.


Judy Rudd, an amateur genealogy researcher in south east Queensland , was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's great-great uncle, Remus Rudd, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Melbourne in 1889.


Both Judy and Kevin Rudd share this common ancestor.


The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows at the Melbourne Jail.


On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription:


'Remus Rudd horse thief, sent to Melbourne Jail 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Melbourne-Geelong train six times.


Caught by Victoria Police Force, convicted and hanged in 1889.'


So Judy recently e-mailed ex-Prime Minister Rudd for information about their great-great uncle, Remus Rudd.


Believe it or not, Kevin Rudd's staff sent back the following for her genealogy research:


"Remus Rudd was famous in Victoria during the mid to late 1800s.


His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Melbourne-Geelong Railroad...


Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad.


In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the Victoria Police Force.


In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honour when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."


NOW That's how it's done, Folks!





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A gentleman was visiting the zoo, observing the Lions, when he spied a small child, having escaped from his mother, heading dangerously close to the enclosure. One of the lions, keen for some fresh meat, also took notice, and pounced. The gentleman dived at them, walloped the lion, snatched the child back, and despite being swiped by the lion and bleeding profusely managed to make his escape and hand the child back to his distraught mother.


Amongst the horrified onlookers was a young lady who announced she was a reporter from the Daily HeraSun Telecrap and promised that such a heroic deed would be front page news in the next edition. She commented that it was fortunate the gentleman was wearing such tough leather clothes, otherwise he could even have been killed.


He replied, it is my normal attire when riding my Harley, protection in case of falling off.


The next edition headline read "Outlaw Biker Assaults African Migrant and Steals His Lunch"



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