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Discussion in 'Just for Laughs' started by Phil, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. Phil
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    Phil Gigabyte Poster

    After Quasimodo's death, the bishop of the Cathedral of Notre Dame
    sent word through the streets of Paris that a new bell ringer was needed.
    The bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews personally and went
    up into the belfry to begin the screening process.

    After observing several applicants demonstrate their skills, he
    had decided to call it a day. Just then, an armless man approached him and
    announced that he was there to apply for the bell ringer's job.
    The bishop was incredulous. "You have no arms!".
    "No matter," said the man. "Observe!" And he began striking the
    bells with his face, producing a beautiful melody on the carillon. The
    bishop listened in astonishment; convinced he had finally found a
    replacement for Quasimodo. But suddenly, rushing forward to strike a bell,
    the armless man tripped and plunged headlong out of the belfry window to
    his death in the street below.

    The stunned bishop rushed to his side.

    When he reached the street, a crowd had gathered around the fallen
    figure, drawn by the beautiful music they had heard only moments before.
    As they silently parted to let the bishop through, one of them asked,
    "Bishop, who was this man?".
    "I don't know his name," the bishop sadly replied, "but his face
    rings a bell."

    WAIT! WAIT! There's more . . .

    The following day, despite the sadness that weighed heavily on his
    heart due to the unfortunate death of the armless companologist, the bishop
    continued his interviews for the bell ringer of Notre Dame.
    The first man to approach him said, "Your Excellency, I am the
    brother of the poor armless wretch that fell to his death from this very
    belfry yesterday. I pray that you honour his life by allowing me to replace
    him in this duty".

    The bishop agreed to give the man an audition, and as the armless
    man's brother stooped to pick up a mallet to strike the first bell, he
    groaned, clutched at his chest, twirled around, and died on the spot.

    Two monks, hearing the bishop's cries of grief at this second
    tragedy, rushed up the stairs to his side. "What has happened? Who is this
    man?" the first monk asked breathlessly. "I don't know his name," sighed
    the distraught bishop, but..."

    ( . . . Wait for it . . . )

    (. . . It's worth it. . . )

    . . He's a dead ringer for his brother.
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  2. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Nice one Phil :lol: :cheeseyg
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  3. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

    That was very funny :D
  4. Rosy
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    Rosy Megabyte Poster


    Was a bit worried about how clean this joke might be though when I first cast my eye on it and saw BISHOP :!:
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  5. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

    <thinks to self> Hhhhmmmm....now what could I possibly comment on here
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  6. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    Fabulous gag, excellently tolled, Phil :lol:

    Must have been good - even the Missus J laughed - rare indeed :eek:

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