An American ship is sailing just off the coast of Britain, when it receives a call. "This is Britain you need to divert your course 15 degrees"
So the American answers back, "How about you divert your course 15 degrees or we'll bomb your ass to kingdom come!"
The reply comes: "We are a lighthouse, your call"
actually the joke is like this... Ahem
A US navy Taskforce consisting of The USS Nimitz and USS Carl Vinson, As well as numerous destroyers etc. is sailing of the Canadian coast,
The Radar in the Nimitz picks up a contact and the operator is on the Horn to the bridge, "Captain radar contact 12 o clock sir!".
So the Captain gets on to the Radio with this contact and in the usual septic manner, shouts out "This is USS Nimitz of the US Navy, divert course 15 degrees due north"
The reply is "Negative Nimitz, divert course 15 degrees South"
This pisses of the big man so he bellows " THIS IS THE CAPTAIN OF THE SUPPERCARRIER USS NIMITZ!!!
I HAVE 2 CARRIERS IN MY TASKFORCE,
AND 4 NUCLEAR ATTACK SUBMARINES,
I SAY AGAIN, DIVERT 15 DEGREES DUE NORTH!"
There is a delay before, "USS Nimitz this is this is the lighthouse of Halifax Regional Municipality.... Divert or maintain current heading, your choice... click"