The Nebraskan says, "I am a farmer, my dad was a farmer, and my son will also farm. I want the land to be forever fertile in Nebraska." With a blink of the Genie's eye, 'FOOM' the land in Nebraska was forever made fertile for farming.
The Texan was amazed, so he said, "I want a wall around Texas, so that no foreigners can come into our precious state." Again, with a blink of the Genie's eye, 'POOF' there was a huge wall around Texas.
The Okie asks, "I'm very curious. Please tell me more about this wall."
The Genie explains, "Well, it's about 150 feet high, 50 feet thick and completely surrounds the state. Nothing can get in or out."
The Okie says, "Fill it up with water."
A few years later, the same three guys became stranded on a deserted island after their cruise ship sank. While walking around the island one day, they came upon the standard magic lamp. When they rubbed it, the standard genie came out and gave each of them the standard single wish.
The Nebraskan says: "That's easy! I want to be back home with my family!". Poof! and his wish was granted.
The Texan says: "I also want to be back home with my family!" Poof! and his wish was also granted.
The genie then comes to the Okie and says: "And what is your wish?". The Okie says: "Aaaaaaa.... Well....... Ummmmmmm... Gee! This is difficult! I wish my two friends were here to help me decide!"
Courtesy of Gary Edstrom