An oldie but goodie.
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A magician got a gig on a cruise ship. His audience was different every week, so he did the same tricks every time.
The captain’s parrot saw the show every week and soon figured out what was going on in each trick. To the magician’s consternation, the parrot began shouting in the middle of the show:
“It’s not the same hat!”
“He’s hiding the flowers under the table!”
“All the cards are the Ace of Spades!”
The magician was furious, but since it was the captain’s parrot, there was nothing he could do.
One day the ship sprang a leak and sank. The magician and the parrot ended up sharing a lifeboat.
For a long time neither the magician nor the parrot spoke. Finally the parrot broke the silence by saying, “Okay, I give up. What did you do with the ship?”