The Pentagon recently found it had too many generals and offered an early retirement bonus.
They promised any general who retired right away, his full annual benefits plus $10,000 for every inch measured in a straight line along the retiring general's body between any two points he chose.
The first general accepted. He asked the pension man to measure from the top of his head to the tip of his toes. 6 feet. He walked out with a check for $720,000.
The second general asked them to measure from the tip of his outstretched hands to his toes. 8 feet. He walked away with a check $960,000.
Meantime, the first general had tipped off the third as to the additional bonus check.
When the third general was asked where to measure, he told the pension man, "from the tip of my penis, to the bottom of my testicles."
The pension man said that would be fine, but he'd better get the Medical Officer to do the measuring.
The Medical Officer attended and asked the general to drop his pants. He did... The Medical Officer placed the tape on the tip of the general's penis and began to work back.
"My God!" he said, "where are your testicles?!"
The general replied, "Back in Nam!"