Trids and the Giant/Ogre

Last updated on February 18th, 2018

I was recently thinking about misspellings being part of jokes and found a few variations on a joke I got by email long ago.  Below are the variations I found recently on a giant or ogre.


The Trids and the Giant

submitted  by laughoutloud830

Once in a land far, far away there lived a group of people called Trids. The Trids were happy except for a giant that lived on the mountain. The giant would often terrorize the Trids.

The Trids, tired of the giant, sent a group led by the community’s minister to reason with the giant. But before they could even say one word the giant kicked them down the mountain. The Trids thought maybe this was because the giant was Catholic, so they sent another group, this time led by the local priest. But alas, as they approached, the giant once again kicked them all down the mountain.

The Trids were upset until they thought that perhaps the giant was Jewish. Unfortunately, no Trids were Jewish, so they asked a rabbi of a different community for help. The Rabbi led a group of Trids up the mountain. The giant saw them coming and kicked all of them, except for the Rabbi, down the mountain. The Rabbi, knowing the giant’s past, wondered why he alone had not been kicked down the mountain, so he asked the giant. The giant laughed and replied

“Silly Rabbi, kicks are for Trids!”



Once upon a time, in the middle of the ocean, there was the Island of Trid.
It seems that most of the Island of Trid was covered by a large mountain. On this mountain lived a Giant. The Giant did not allow Trids on his mountain. If a Trid dared to climb onto the mountain, the Giant would kick him into the ocean. Trids are notoriously bad swimmers, and frequently drowned when kicked into the ocean.
The Trids were a very sexual people, and the population had grown quite large. Every square inch of the island, except the mountain, was crowded with Trids.
The Trids spent their days crowded together, dreaming of the open space available on the ever visible mountain. Every few days, a Trid would decide he couldn’t stand the crowds any more. He would start to climb the mountain, and the Giant would kick the Trid into the ocean.
The Trids were a very depressed people.
One day a traveling Rabbi visited the Island of Trid. Despite their overcrowded conditions, the Trids were extremely generous to this man of God.
The Rabbi decided to return the favor, and to go plead the Trid’s case to the Giant. “Surely the Giant can be convinced to share some of the mountain with you,” the Rabbi explained.
The Trids were horrified. “Please don’t go, Rabbi”, the Trids implored. “The Giant will kick you into the ocean, and you will surely drown.”
The Rabbi was stubborn, and insisted that he talk to the Giant. The Trids sent out every boat they had. They formed a ring around the island, so that they would be able to rescue the Rabbi.
The Rabbi started walking towards the mountain. No sign of the Giant.
He walked through the foothills, and there was no sign of the Giant.
He started up the slopes of the mountain, further than any Trid had ever been. Still no sign of the Giant.
Finally he reached the summit of the mountain. There the Giant was waiting for him. The Rabbi asked “Tell me Giant, why have you allowed me to climb to the top of the mountain, without kicking me off the moment I started climbing?”
And the Giant replied, “Silly Rabbi, kicks are for Trids!”

There once was a town called Trid. The townspeople had a happy life, exept for one thing. There was a mountain right next to the town. On that mountain there lived an ogre. Whenever the Trids went up the mountain to herd their sheep, the ogre would kick them down – literally.
One day, a foreign rabbi came to Trid. The Trids told him about the ogre. The rabbi said, “I’ll see what I can do.”
The rabbi went up to the ogre. The ogre looked at him, but didn’t do anything. The rabbi said to the ogre, “”How come you kick down the people of Trid, but not me?”
The ogre replied, “Silly rabbi, kicks are for Trids!”

There once was this group of strange beings called Trids. The Trids were only about a foot long, and the lived in a valley next to a hill. Every day they would climb the hill to gather berries and other plant foods.
At the top of the hill lived an Ogre that always kicked the Trids down the hill.
Finally, the leader of the Trids called a local Rabbi to come help them get food and to talk to the ogre. The Rabbi stood behind a tree on the hill and watched the Trids climb up the hill.
All was fine, until the Ogre popped out of a cave and one-by-one kicked the screaming Trids down the hill.
The Rabbi scaled the hill and asked the hideous creature why he kept kicking the Trids.
The Ogre looked over at the Rabbi and simply replied, ”Silly Rabbi, Kicks are for Trids.” ‘



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When I think of Giants, I think of two other things:

Facing the Giants – the movie

David and Goliath – the heroic story from the Holy Bible

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Thoughtful emails

Last updated on October 29th, 2018

It is good to ponder the good and bad of life and seek to make the world a better place.  Here are some thoughtful emails forwarded to me over the years that help to make you more thoughtful about life.

Or as Michael Jackson once put it, “If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change.”

Thoughtful Emails

Look in Your Heart
Real Friend
National Friendship Week
Why do some friends keep forwarding jokes?
I am Thankful for…
All Good
Dear God
Medicine We all Need
How Do You Live Your Dash?
Something for God to do
helping out
Lyrics for Taps
I Went to a Party, Mom – a poem against drinking and driving.
Were You Colder Than This?
Jesus in my heart
It depends on whose hands it’s in
A Powerful Story
Special thoughts for special people
New school prayer
Too Many Officers Trading Fatigues For Business Suits
Someone cares for our GI’s
Military Appreciation
Freedom is not Free
A Christian is like a pumpkin
What Love Is from 4 to 8 year-olds
Angels in the Alley
Senators no vote on military pay raise
Peace Prayers

Mark 12:28-31 New International Version (NIV)

The Greatest Commandment

28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[b] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[c]There is no commandment greater than these.”

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Favorite Quotes:

  • Live long and prosper.
  • The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. (Psalm 23:1)
  • For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that all who believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
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Good Fun – Clean Laughs – Funny Emails

Last updated on August 3rd, 2019

Funny stuff including funny emails forwarded to me over time. Enjoy a good laugh, it is good for the heart.

“A cheerful heart is good medicine,
    but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. ”  Proverbs 17:22 (NIV)

“This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalm 118:24


Funny and amusing emails:

The smartest people in the world and their thoughts…
The far from smartest people in the world
Wife 1.0
Personality Test
Christmas Carols for the Psychiatrically Challenged
More Christmas Carols
An interesting Christmas Tale of Orcs and Hobbits
A Wish For The New Millennium
Stupid People
Technology challenged
Pessimist Proverbs
Way Deep Thoughts
top 100 ways you know you’re from south Jersey
The List: Motivational Posters
College Admissions Essay
Who Was Jesus – Amusing impossibilities
Murphy’s Military Laws
Dr. Suess in Computer Land
NJ Traffic Land
Hot Air Balloon

Trids and the Giant
Resignation As An Adult
Your Family might be too hooah

Clean Laugh Christian Humor by Cyber Salt

Other Funny stuff

Cyber Salt —–Christian Cartoons —–Christian Cartoons collected by SkyWriting —–Amused —–Funny mail —–joke-a-day
United Media Comics …………… Dilbert ………

Clean Comedians

Ben Price – An Australian comic

Chris Wineland – wrote some monologues for Jimmy Fallon

Kim Kerley – check out her blog, My Umbrella Drink.

John C. Morgan – Presidential look a like for George W. Bush and President Trump impersonator

Dennis Regan – doing comedy for over 20 years.

Because your last meeting was boring…
Make your next event magical and fun with – Mark Robinson’s Best Motivational Speakers

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Favorite Quotes:

  • Live long and prosper.
  • The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. (Psalm 23:1)
  • For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that all who believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
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The smartest people in the world and their thoughts…

Last updated on February 8th, 2018

Some quotes from “smart” people I found years ago.


Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?
Answer: “We would not live forever, because we should not live forever,
because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever,
but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever.” –Miss
Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest

“Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I
can’t help but cry. I mean I’d love to be skinny like that, but not with
all those flies and death and stuff.” — Mariah Carey

“I haven’t committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law.”
–David Dinkins, New York City Mayor, answering accusations that he failed
to pay his taxes.

“Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your
life.” — Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for
a federal anti-smoking campaign.

“I’ve never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body.” –Winston
Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward.

“Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in
the country.” –Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.

“We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees.” — Jason Kidd, upon
his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks.

“I’m not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the
president.” –Hillary Clinton commenting on the release of subpoenaed

“China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese.” — Former French
President Charles De Gaulle

“That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and
I’m just the one to do it.” — A congressional candidate in Texas.

“I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them.
There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians
were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.” — John Wayne

“Half this game is ninety percent mental.” — Philadelphia Phillies
manager Danny Ozark

“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in
our air and water that are doing it.” — Former U.S. Vice-president Dan
Quayle (Right on, Danny!!!)

“Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.”
–General William Westmoreland

“If you let that sort of thing go on, your bread and butter will be cut
right out from under your feet.” — Former British foreign minister
Ernest Bevin

“The private enterprise system indicates that some people have higher
incomes than others.” –Gerry Brown

“It’s no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or
another.” –George Bush, US President

“I have opinions of my own -strong opinions- but I don’t always agree with
them.” –George Bush, US President

“If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.” –Dan Quayle

“The loss of life will be irreplaceable.” –Dan Quayle

“I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have|is
that I didn’t study my Latin harder in school so I could converse with
those people.” –Dan Quayle

“What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very
wasteful. How true that is.” –Dan Quayle

“It is wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago…” –Dan Quayle

“I stand by all the misstatements that I’ve made.” –Dan Quayle

“We are ready for an unforeseen event that may or may not occur.” –Dan

“Potatoe” –Dan Quayle

“Hawaii is a unique state. It is a small state. It is a state that is by
itself. It is different from the other 49 states. Well, all states are
different, but it’s got a particularly unique situation.” –Dan Quayle, US
VP (you are my idol, Danny!)

“I love California. I practically grew up in Phoenix.” — Former U.S.
Vice-president Dan Quayle (You da man, Danny!)

“Not only is he ambidextrous, but he can throw with either hand.” –Duffy
Daugherty, football coach and sports analyst

“We’ve got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?”
–Lee Iacocca

“Please provide the date of your death.” –from an IRS letter

“I was under medication when I made the decision to burn the tapes.”
–Richard Nixon, US President

“I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the
truth. I assisted in furthering that version.” –Colonel Oliver North,
from his Iran-Contra testimony

“We are sorry to announce that Mr. Albert Brown has been quite unwell,
owing to his recent death, and is taking a short holiday to recover.” –Parish

“Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One word and one
word only: Super Bowl.” –Bill Peterson, football coach

“Be sure and put some of those neutrons on it.” –Mike Smith, baseball
pitcher, ordering a salad at a restaurant

“We are not without accomplishment. We have managed to distribute poverty
equally.” –Nguyen Co Thatch, Vietnamese foreign minister

“The word “genius” isn’t applicable in football. A genius is a guy like
Norman Einstein.” –Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback and sports

“Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.” –Ivana Trump,
upon finishing her first novel

“I’ve read about foreign policy and studied — I know the number of
continents.” –George Wallace, 1968 presidential campaign

“We don’t necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of
people.” –Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC Instructor

“The road of good intentions is paved with Hell.” –Spencer Ante

“Traditionally, most of Australia’s imports come from overseas.” –Keppel

“The people in the Navy look on motherhood as being compatible with being a
woman.” –Rear Admiral James R. Hogg

“Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received
notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is
a change in your circumstances.” –Department of Social Services,
Greenville, South Carolina

“We apologize for the error in last week’s paper in which we stated that
Mr. Arnold Dogbody was a defective in the police force. We meant, of course,
that Mr. Dogbody is a detective in the police farce.” –Correction Notice
in the Ely Standard, a British newspaper

“If somebody has a bad heart, they can plug this jack in at night as they
go to bed and it will monitor their heart throughout the night. And the next
morning, when they wake up dead, there’ll be a record.” –Mark S. Fowler,
FCC Chairman

“Caution: Cape does not enable user to fly.” –Batman Costume warning label

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Careful what you say, you might end up being quoted as one of the “smartest people in the world”.  😉

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