Good afternoon & welcome to my little corner of the world. Recently I shared an email with some blog buddies. Darnell emailed back to suggest I post it on the blog, so all the readers can get a chuckle out of it. I have no idea who wrote this originally, but somebody very clever had a lot of time on his/her hands. Here goes:

How the Internet Started (according to the Bible)...

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, 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) that he was, 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.

And that's the truth.
I don't usually send jokes to my blog buddies, but when I read this one, I had to share it. It made me laugh, so I hope it will for you as well. Happy Saturday.


  1. Loved this! Thanks for the laugh!

  2. Funny thanks ! Your get well card in the previous post is beautiful. Happy Weekend, Shirleyx

  3. Thanks from me too Mary, it is very clever and it did give me a good giggle! Hugs, Anne x

  4. hahaha!! Very funny, thanks Mary :) Cathy x

  5. This one made me laugh too Mary! I thought it was so clever and too cute! And let's face it we all could use a little giggles in our lives! Thanks my friend for sharing this!!! Hugs!

  6. Toooo funny!! lol Loved reading it! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥