Harper Thorpe
Mar 6, 2018 · 1 min read

Allan, stop me if you’ve heard this one:

3 bears walk into a hospital, Smokey the Bear, Yogi Bear and Trumpy Bear. To Smokey, the doctor says, “What happened to you?”

Smokey replied, “I was fighting a raging forest fire and my hair was burned while saving two kids pretending to be big game hunters after their rich father ran the other way.”

Noticing Yogi Bear’s ankle was already in a crude cast, the doctor asked, “And what happened to you?”

Trembling, Yogi replied, “Boo-boo Bear was at school when a crazed gunman entered the school with an AR-15. I ran into the school and wrestled the gun away.”

“And that’s how you broke your ankle?”

“No, after the episode was over and I was being interviewed by the press, a rich father ran me over while trying to get in front of the cameras.”

“And Trumpy Bear, did you bring these heroes into the hospital to make sure they got treated well?”

“uh … sure, and if you’re giving out purple hearts …”

(Not a joke but an accurate depiction of not-so-funny Trumpy Bear in the presence of real heroes!)

    Harper Thorpe

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    Engaged citizen, poet, musician, humorist, family man. I value irreverence, soulfulness, and a big heart. Offering insight, introspection, shock & aw shucks!

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