Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A Joke: Iran Air Needs to Land in Tel Aviv.

We posted this joke, modified from there, in a comment thread of the Ace of Spades Headquarters. We present it here for your amusement.

A flight of Iran Air was flying over the Mediterranean on its way to Teheran, Iran. The pilot noticed something wrong: lights began flashing that should not be flashing. The engines were malfunctioning and fuel was low. The nearest airport was Ben Gurion airport at Tel Aviv, Israel. He sent a broadcast:
Irani pilot: "Hello! Syria, Lebanon, even Egypt and Jordan! We have an emergency and require immediate landing. Please respond."
There was no response.
Irani pilot: "Any Muslim territory, we need immediate landing! Please respond."
There was no response. Frustrated, the pilot swallowed hard and contacted Ben Gurion airport.
Irani pilot: "Hello? Tel Aviv? We need to land as soon as possible, and your airport is the closest. Please give us clearance."
Israeli air control tower: "Hello. This is the air control tower of Ben Gurion. Where are you going to?"
Irani pilot: "Teheran."
Israeli air control tower: "In Iran?"
Irani pilot: "Yes."
Israeli air control tower: "Oh? What airline are you?"
Irani pilot: "Iran Air."
Israeli air control tower: "And you need to land now?"
Irani pilot: "Yes. Immediately. We're losing fuel fast."
Israeli air control tower: "Are you carrying any important passengers or cargo?"
Irani pilot: "Why, yes. Agha* Mahmoud Ahmadinezhad and his team of scientific experts, returning from an 'energy development' meeting with France. And Grand Ayatollah Khamene'i is with us, returning after attending a fundraiser for Hezb-, um, a Lebanese Shiite charity."
Israeli air control tower: "Oh, is that so? Very well."
Irani pilot: "What should we do?"
Israeli air control tower: "Repeat after me: Yitgadal v'yitqadash sh'mei rabba...**"

* "Sir" or "Mister" in Farsi.

inna naHnu-l-a'lamoon.


At 3:45 PM, Blogger John said...

Hehehe. Not bad... ;-)

At 9:20 PM, Blogger Muslihoon said...

Thank you for the compliment! And thank you, most importantly, for stopping by!


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