The Priest's Ass
A priest wanted to raise money for his parish. After being told that there was a fortune in horse racing he decided to purchase a horse and enter him in the races. However, at the local auction the going price for horses was so high he ended up buying a donkey. The priest figured that since he had bought the donkey he might as well go ahead and enter it in the races. To his surprise, the donkey came in third and the next day the racing form carried the headline:
"PRIEST'S ASS SHOWS"
The priest was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the races again and this time it won. The racing form carried the headline:
"PRIEST'S ASS OUT IN FRONT"
The Bishop was so upset by this kind of publicity that he ordered the priest not to enter the donkey in another race. The racing form then carried the headline:
"BISHOP SCRATCHES PRIEST'S ASS"
This was too much for the bishop so he ordered the preacher to get rid of the animal. The priest decided to give the donkey to a nun in a nearby convent. The next day the headlines read:
"NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN"
The Bishop fainted. He informed the nun that she would have to dispose of the donkey. She finally found a farmer who was willing to buy the donkey for ten dollars. The next day the racing form carried the headline:
"NUN PEDDLES ASS FOR TEN BUCKS"
They buried the Bishop the next day.
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