Katie Couric, Keith Olberman, Brian Williams and a tough old U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant were captured by terrorists in Iraq. The leader of the terrorists told them he'd grant each of them one last request before they were beheaded and dragged naked through the streets.
Katie Couric said, "Well, I'm a Southerner, so I'd like one last plate of fried chicken."
The leader nodded to an underling who left and returned with the chicken. Couric ate it all and said, "Now I can die content."
Keith Olberman "I'm living in New York , so I'd like to hear Sinatra sing "New York, New York" one last time."
The terrorist leader nodded to another terrorist who had studied the Western world and knew the music. He returned with an old 33 rpm record and played the song. Olberman was satisfied.
Brian Williams said, "I'm a reporter to the end. I want to take out my tape recorder and describe the scene here and what's about to happen. Maybe, someday, someone will hear it and know that I was on the job till the end."
The leader directed an aide to hand over the tape recorder and Williams dictated his comments. He then said, "Now I can die happy."
The leader turned and asked, "And now, Mr. U.S. Marine, what is your final wish?" "Kick me in the ass," said the Marine.
"What?" asked the leader, "Why do you mock Allah in your last hour?" No, I'm NOT kidding. I want you to kick me in the ass," insisted the Marine.
So the leader shoved him into the yard and kicked him in the ass.
The Marine went sprawling, but rolled to his knees, pulled a 9 mm pistol from inside his cammies and shot the leader dead. In the resulting confusion, he emptied his sidearm into six terrorists, then grabbed a knife and slashed the throat of one more, and with an AK-47 which he took from the now-dead terrorist leader, sprayed the rest of the terrorists killing another 11.
In a flash, all of them were either dead or fleeing for their lives. As the Marine was untying Couric, Olberman, and Williams, they asked him, "Why didn't you just shoot them all in the first place? Why did you ask him to kick you in the ass?"
"What!?!" replied the Marine... "and have you three REMF a-holes report that I was the aggressor....?" Semper Fi!