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Man burns his head after mistaking iron for phone
telegraph ^ | 12-12-12 | Matthew Day

Posted on 12/12/2012 2:03:29 PM PST by TurboZamboni

Tomasz Paczkowski from the northern Polish town of Elblag now sports bandages around his head after a request from his wife to help with the housework while he enjoyed a few days off work backfired. “My wife had gone to work and asked me to help with the housework,” the 32-year old told the Polish newspaper Fakt. “After breakfast I started to work. I turned on the boxing channel on the TV, opened a beer and started ironing. “I was really getting involved in the boxing and was not really thinking about what I was doing,” he continued. “Suddenly the phone rang and I mucked things up: instead of grabbing the receiver I picked up the iron and put it to my ear.”

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they're not Polack jokes, they're Polack life lessons.
1 posted on 12/12/2012 2:03:32 PM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni
It could happen.
2 posted on 12/12/2012 2:05:24 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: TurboZamboni

“After breakfast... I opened a beer and started ironing”.

What could go wrong?!


3 posted on 12/12/2012 2:08:09 PM PST by momtothree
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To: TurboZamboni

And how’d your burn your OTHER ear?

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The damn thing rang again!


4 posted on 12/12/2012 2:09:00 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Does he work for the outfit that tore down the French castle and never touched the outhouse that they were hired to remove?


5 posted on 12/12/2012 2:09:18 PM PST by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: TurboZamboni

Now only one side of his face has wrinkles.


6 posted on 12/12/2012 2:09:29 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: TurboZamboni

Reminds me of the doctor who reached behind his ear for his pen and found a rectal thermometer there instead.
“At least I know what I did with my pen.”


7 posted on 12/12/2012 2:10:10 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Damn,I hate it when that happens!........


8 posted on 12/12/2012 2:10:30 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: TurboZamboni; Cronos
they're not Polack jokes, they're Polack life lessons.

Any truth to that, Cronos?

9 posted on 12/12/2012 2:12:04 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: TurboZamboni

10 posted on 12/12/2012 2:13:22 PM PST by red-dawg
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To: TurboZamboni

Too many jokes....too easy...


11 posted on 12/12/2012 2:14:13 PM PST by Fedupwithit (You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
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To: TurboZamboni
As a result of his accident he said he would give up watching boxing on the television but would continue to iron.

Yeah, sure. I'll bet he gets some grief for that comment...

12 posted on 12/12/2012 2:15:20 PM PST by RKM
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To: TurboZamboni
Q:How many Polack jokes are there?

A:One...all the rest are true.

13 posted on 12/12/2012 2:17:51 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: red-dawg

14 posted on 12/12/2012 2:17:51 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TurboZamboni

I suspect this did not happen after the first beer he opened that morning. After the first case is probably more accurate.


15 posted on 12/12/2012 2:22:23 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: TurboZamboni

"Dat's not a Obamaphone!"


16 posted on 12/12/2012 2:24:33 PM PST by COBOL2Java (GOPe: Already prepping for their 2016 loss - Jeb Bush!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Ouch! Now THAT’S gonna leave a mark!


17 posted on 12/12/2012 2:24:50 PM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: TurboZamboni

As a kid, I remember a similar joke about Hellen Keller, though beer and boxing were not involved.


18 posted on 12/12/2012 2:27:30 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: TurboZamboni

That reminds me a old Helen Keller joke.


19 posted on 12/12/2012 2:27:58 PM PST by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: TurboZamboni

” Mr Paczkowski said a burning sensation on his ear soon made him realise his mistake. To compound his misfortune a dash to the bathroom to cool his burn with water resulted in his head hitting a door frame, causing an injury just above the left eye.”

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Just wasn’t his day...


20 posted on 12/12/2012 2:29:43 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: TurboZamboni

Or he burned his face in a totally different but more idiotic way and invented this cover story to spare extra humiliation...


21 posted on 12/12/2012 2:30:18 PM PST by GraceG
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To: TurboZamboni

must have been a pressing call


22 posted on 12/12/2012 2:32:10 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: fatnotlazy

historical reinactment of a 3 Stooges clip.


23 posted on 12/12/2012 2:33:02 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

My cousin while growing up had a large burn on his face. Kinda looked like a porkchop. I asked him what happended, and he said he was checking to see if the iron was hot and touched it to his face. He was about 12. No reason, just wanted to know.


24 posted on 12/12/2012 2:38:41 PM PST by healy61
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To: TurboZamboni

That’s sooo Shemp!


25 posted on 12/12/2012 2:43:56 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: equaviator

Shemp-ski


26 posted on 12/12/2012 2:44:56 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: GraceG

Such as bobbing for french fries? ;)


27 posted on 12/12/2012 2:54:45 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Go back to work, Dipstick!


28 posted on 12/12/2012 2:57:52 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

That’s not the proper punchline.


29 posted on 12/12/2012 3:08:29 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TurboZamboni

...probably a Democrat ... no news here.


30 posted on 12/12/2012 3:10:58 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: TurboZamboni

An old Polish proverb: Don’t iron your ear.


31 posted on 12/12/2012 3:16:36 PM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: TurboZamboni

Extreme Ironing! (You’re doing it wrong!)

Google images for Extreme Ironing.


32 posted on 12/12/2012 3:21:53 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: TurboZamboni

“Can you sear me now?”


33 posted on 12/12/2012 3:23:10 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I Am Iron Man!


34 posted on 12/12/2012 3:27:34 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: gundog

Argggggg!


35 posted on 12/12/2012 3:31:48 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: momtothree
“After breakfast... I opened a beer and started ironing”.

Nutritionists agree that breakfast is the most important drink of the day.

36 posted on 12/12/2012 3:35:57 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: TurboZamboni

That’s irony.


37 posted on 12/12/2012 3:54:50 PM PST by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: Steely Tom
Maybe on The Simpsons
38 posted on 12/12/2012 4:18:49 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: gundog

LOL!


39 posted on 12/12/2012 6:43:18 PM PST by stylecouncilor (Bazinga!)
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To: Alex Murphy; TurboZamboni

your choice — Alexa, why don’t you ask a Pole or Polish American that question :)


40 posted on 12/12/2012 8:03:21 PM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: TheRightGuy
"must have been a pressing call"

The phone lines were burning up!

41 posted on 12/12/2012 8:06:22 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: TurboZamboni
opened a beer

Money quote (in this context).

42 posted on 12/12/2012 8:08:28 PM PST by thecodont
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To: TurboZamboni

“Suddenly the phone rang and I mucked things up: instead of grabbing the receiver I picked up the iron and put it to my ear.”

Good for him they didn’t call back.


43 posted on 12/12/2012 8:15:24 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: mountn man; TurboZamboni; kearnyirish2
Actually it's kind of interesting - I didn't know the origin of the term "Polack" until I moved here, but it's actually a derivation of the Polish term for a Polish guy: Polak (and a lady is a Polka :) but it turned into a term of abuse only in the 1800s

This was interestingly also the same time the Irish jokes started and both had the same origin: conquering powers wanting to put down the conquered.

In the Poles case -- the history dates back to the partitions of Poland by the Russians, Austrians and Prussians in 1772-1793: and the downfall of the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth has strong lessons for us today

In the 1600s the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth encompassing much of what is now Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine was the largest state in Europe and uniquely not one dominated forcefully by one nationality -- the reasons are that it started as a union between Poles and Lithuanians (and the Lithuanians were themselves united with the Ruthenians (Ukrainians/Belarussians)) -- anyone, so this was a pretty potent state which even conquered Moscow in that time, thrashed the Muscowites soundly and did the same to the Turks at the gates of Vienna in 1683 -- so they were feted by all of Europe for doing this

But, they were a republic -- yes, they elected their kings, so when one died, the next could be anyone chosen by the nobility (a republic, flawed yes) -- and the elite preferred to choose people who were NOT living amongst them, as otherwise they'd get too powerful (like Jan Sobieski), so they invited in Saxon monarchs, who bought the throne by bribing with money from the Russians (hints of Obama)

This started 70 years in which Poland was supposedly independent but where the kings were Manchurian candidates in the pocket of Moscow

And Poland waned in power before Moscow and Prussia

Then, just 90 years after saving Europe, Frederick the Great of Prussia instigated a plan along with Catherine the Great of Russia to tear apart this state

They bit off parts of the P-L commonwealth in pieces until 1792 and the Poles wrote their constitution -- the first constitution in Europe and promising people the same rights as we had in the US. The Prussian, Russian and Austrian autocrats couldn't have this -- imagine a state like that on their borders. So they cut up Poland completely and even agreed that the very name Poland was to be removed from all official and public communication -- and that's the origin of the Polish jokes as a way to disparage a nation and eliminate it

The Poles had 5 uprisings in the 1800s but these were defeated for one reason or another and they got their chance for freedom in 1917

44 posted on 12/12/2012 8:18:14 PM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

This is an important part of Western history and most people don’t even know about it.

Thank you for this post.


45 posted on 12/12/2012 8:22:35 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Cronos

interesting.

thanks.


46 posted on 12/12/2012 8:23:33 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Three Stooges ping!


47 posted on 12/12/2012 8:24:10 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: TurboZamboni; a fool in paradise

48 posted on 12/12/2012 8:25:35 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Cronos

And even the number 44 is significant in Polish history!


49 posted on 12/12/2012 8:26:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Initially, the victim thought it was a hot call from his girlfriend!


50 posted on 12/12/2012 8:28:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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