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  • Million Dollar Question

    Woodrow Has No Butt, a Sicangu contestant on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' had reached the final plateau.

    If he answered the next question correctly, he would win $1,000,000.

    If he answered incorrectly, he would pocket only the $25,000 milestone money.

    And as he suspected, the Million Dollar Question was no push-over.

    It was, 'Which of the following species of birds does not build its own nest but instead lays its eggs in the nests of other birds?

    Is it:
    A) the condor
    B) the buzzard
    C) the cuckoo
    D) the vulture

    Woodrow was on the spot. He did not know the answer.

    He had used up his 50/50 Lifeline and his Ask the Audience Lifeline. All that remained was his Phone-a-Friend Lifeline. Woodrow hoped he would not have to use it because his friend was, well, Oglala.

    But Woodrow had no alternative. He called his friend and gave him the question and the four choices. His Oglala friend responded unhesitatingly:

    'That's easy....The answer is C: the cuckoo.'

    Woodrow had to make a decision and make it fast. He considered employing a reverse strategy and giving any answer except the one that his friend had given him. Considering his friend was Oglala, that would seem to be the logical thing to do. But Woodrow's friend had responded with such confidence, such certainty, that he could not help but be convinced.

    Crossing his fingers, Woodrow said, 'C: The cuckoo.'

    'Is that your final answer?'

    'Yes, that is my final answer.'

    'That answer is absolutely correct! You are now a millionaire!'

    Three days later, Woodrow hosted a party for his family and friends, including Silas Runs Slow, his Oglala friend who had helped him win the million dollars.

    'Silas, I just don't know how to thank you,' said Woodrow. 'How did you happen to know the right answer?'

    'Oh, come on,' said Silas, 'Everybody knows that cuckoos don't build nests. They live in clocks.'

    "Be good, be kind, help each other."
    "Respect the ground, respect the drum, respect each other."

    --Abe Conklin, Ponca/Osage (1926-1995)

  • #2
    that's a winner


    • #3
      Goot one!!
      I'm innocent I tell ya!!!


      • #4
        Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass..It's about learning to dance in the rain. for me and the wolf


        • #5
          ROFLMAO Thank you! I laughed so hard I think I broke something
          ~ ~


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              "Be good, be kind, help each other."
              "Respect the ground, respect the drum, respect each other."

              --Abe Conklin, Ponca/Osage (1926-1995)


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