Two workmen were sitting in a pub drinking and arguing about which pub they should visit next. “The Rose and Crown’s the closest,” said the first workman. “No, the Elephant and Castle is closer!” said the second workman. So they decided to go to the Elephant and Castle. On their way to the pub, a ferocious lion, which had escaped from the zoo, lunged at them, but was killed by anti-aircraft fire from a search plane overhead.
Stepping over the beast’s body, they went on to the Elephant and Castle, thereby proving that the shortest distance between two pints is a strafed lion.