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Luck of the Irish

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Chair moistener.
    Interesting... :cool:

    His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while
    trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming
    from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.

    There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming
    and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what
    could have been a slow and terrifying death.

    The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse
    surroundings An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced
    himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

    'I want to repay you,' said the nobleman. 'You saved my son's life.'

    'No, I can't accept payment for what I did,' the Scottish farmer replied
    waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the
    door of the family hovel.

    'Is that your son?' the nobleman asked.

    'Yes,' the farmer replied proudly.

    'I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my
    own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no
    doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of..' And that he did.

    Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time,
    graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on
    to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming,
    the discoverer of Penicillin.

    Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was
    stricken with pneumonia.

    What saved his life this time? Penicillin.

    The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's name?

    Sir Winston Churchill.

    Someone once said: What goes around comes around.

    Work like you don't need the money.

    Love like you've never been hurt.

    Dance like nobody's watching...

    Sing like nobody's listening...

    Live like it's Heaven on Earth.
  2. Tomred

    Tomred Junior Member

    Sep 22, 2007
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    * Belfast *
    Luck of the Irish???