Posted by ESC on February 23, 2004
In Reply to: Riddle in Philadelphia posted by Henry on February 23, 2004
: : I've watched Philadelphia (1993, *ing Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and Antonio Bandares), my all-time favourite movie, a couple of times and have read its script too. But there's this riddle in the movie I didn't quite catch.
: : At the climax, Andrew Becket (Tom Hanks) poses this riddle to Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), his lawyer who's paying a visit to the hospital to congratulate Andy for his legal victory. Andy asks, "So, what do you call a thousand lawyers chained together at the bottom of the ocean?" When Joe gives up, Andy divulges, "A good start!"
: : I just didn't get it. Would someone explain this to me; like I were a six old :-)?
: It's quite straightforward! Andy would like to get rid of all lawyers. Drowning 1000 is a good start. You can of course adapt this question using the profession of your choice.
Lawyer jokes are kind of a "tradition." Go to http://www.google.com/ and type in "lawyer jokes" to access a bunch.