Humour in the Court
of Judge Harold Wright

This blonde ain’t so dumb

Three women go to a backward country where superstition, brawn, and brutality still reign over intelligence and imagination. They’re there on a whim. One night to celebrate university graduation, they get drunk, and wake up in jail, only to learn that they are to be executed in the morning, though none of them can remember what they did the night before.

The first one, a redhead, is strapped in the electric chair and is asked if she has any last words.  She says, "I just graduated from Trinity Bible College and believe in the almighty power of God to intervene on the behalf of the innocent."

They throw the switch and nothing happens.  They all immediately fall to the floor on their knees, beg for forgiveness, and release  her.

The second one, a brunette, is strapped in and gives her last words.  "I just graduated from the Harvard School of Law and I believe in the power of justice to intervene on behalf of the innocent."

They throw the switch and again nothing happens.  Again they all immediately fall to their knees, beg for forgiveness, and release her.

The last one, a blonde, is strapped in, and says, "Well, I'm from the University of Carleton and just graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and I'll tell ya right now, you aren't going to electrocute anybody including me.”

“Oh yeah!” said one of the men as he pulled the switch in anger. To everyone’s surprise nothing happened. Inspired by practice, the executioners got down on their knees and begged forgiveness before releasing the blonde.

As the three women walked out, the first woman took credit because she invoked the power of God. Nonsense, the second said, clearly it was because I appealed to their sense of justice. The blonde electrical engineer smiled with a twinkle in her eyes, “Those guys aren’t going to electrocute anyone until they plug that thing in.”