A Riddle Not for the Times
Here's a riddle I heard many many years ago:
The normal way of reading the riddle is "How is it totally permissible to eat milk and meat together on Tish'a Be'av?" However, the simple reading is what tricks you.
The answer is:
חלב is not milk, but rather Aleppo, Syria, and Tish'a Be'av is a Nidheh, so the person is eating meat in Aleppo on the ninth of Av which falls on Shabbat, which is totally permissible.
This year is one of those years that Tish'a Be'av falls on Shabbat. However, we're hearing news that the rebels are beginning to fight in Aleppo. So, I'm not sure it would be permissible nowadays to be in Aleppo, let alone eat meat there, due to the prohibition of placing oneself in a place of danger. (Not that it was much better there for a religious Jew 14 years ago - the last time Tish'a Be'av fell on Shabbat - but the danger is clear this year.) So, barring unforseen circumstances, the riddle doesn't work this year. Oh well.