And They All Had a Blast
by Steve Mitchell
The second greatest trick the devil ever pulled was during a dinner party in 1978.
He pointed to the host and said, “Pull my finger.”
The host pulled the devil’s finger.
And the devil farted.
He farted fire.
He farted fire and brimstone.
The dinner guests jumped. Then they noticed the scorch marks.
They pointed and they cheered and they clapped.
The devil turned and, to his own surprise, in rough scorched wallpaper, at butt level, he saw a perfect portrait of Darth Vader.
He hadn’t even known he could fart fire.
And he played it off like the portrait had been his plan all along.
© Steve Mitchell 2015