Jonah “The Prophet” (when he was still operating as a non-prophet)
Swallowed By “Great Fish”
JOPPA, Mediterranean Sea
Monday, Fifth Century A.D.
…..They continued to pray, and finally, after ten more lovely coeds drowned, God stopped the storm. They then threw Jonah, the party pooper, overboard.
Jonah immediately fell into the open jaws of the “fish.”
Miraculously, after tree soggy days and three glorious smelly nights in the great fish’s belly, the prophet was spat out alive (and whole), which may have been due either to Jonah’s legendary lack of personal hygiene or near-constant flatulence.
The predator was first assumed to be a cetacean (i.e. a whale, a mammal). It was most likely a shark… and a shark of that size was probably a White Pointer (i.e. Great White).
Sharks can turn their stomachs inside out (yeech). expelling foreign objects, such as prophets, whole!
(This story reached our city desk at 8:30 P.M., 467 A.D., just a few centuries after the event.)
Though the “oral” tradition of storytelling is a vast improvement over the “anal” tradition of story telling (Speaking out of one’s ass), some minor details may have been altered over the years.
“We do know that most of this tale is true, though the facts may not be ‘written in stone,’” said our editor Mr. Hezekiah.