Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A Brazilian man is to wed his pet goat – but has promised not to consummate the marriage.
Former stonecutter Aparecido Castaldo, 74, has decided to end his days as a single man to marry his beloved Carmelita.
Which reminds me of a story. A priest was giving a homily to his congregation in County Galway. "Sure and I've heard you've been telling ghost stories," Father O'Mally said. "What a lot of nonsense! Has any of you here actually seen a ghost!" he said.
About half the congregation raised their hands.
"Oh. I see. Well, and has any body here actually talked to a ghost?" Father O'Malley inquired.
About a quarter of the congregation raised their hands.
"Oh you're a queer lot. Let me ask you this. Has anybody here actually made love to a ghost?!" he asked.
One little old man in the back pew raised his hand.
"What and are you tellin' me John FitzPatrick that you've actually made love to a ghost!" Father O'Malley nearly shouted.
"Oh, I'm sorry, Father! I thought you said a goat!"
The guy who told me that joke was Jewish and was obviously trying to offend me as a Catholic. And he did. But it's still a pretty good joke.