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Silly but funny joke :o)

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
K, i thought this joke was really funny :) I copied it straight from an email though so sorry bout the whole >'s thing. Enjoy!



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.
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> > > > > > > > >The bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews
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> > > > > > > > >went up into the belfry to begin the screening process.
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> > > > > > > > >After observing several applicants demonstrate their
skills,
> > > > > > > > >he
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> > > > > > > > >to call it a day.
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> > > > > > > > >Just then, an armless man approached him and announced that
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> > > > > > > > >apply for the bell ringer's job.
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> > > > > > > > >The bishop was incredulous. "You have no arms!" "No
matter,"
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> > > > 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.
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> > > > > > > > >But suddenly, rushing forward to strike a bell, the armless
> > > > > > > > >man
> > > > >tripped
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> > > > > > > > >plunged headlong out of the belfry window to his death in
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> > > > > > > > >The stunned bishop rushed to his side.
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> > > > > > > > >When he reached the street, a crowd had gathered around the
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> > > > > > > > >drawn by the beautiful music they had heard only moments
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> > > > > > > > >As they silently parted to let the bishop through, one of
> > > > > > > > >them
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> > > > > > > > >"Bishop, who was this man?".
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> > > > > > > > >"I don't know his name," the bishop sadly replied,
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> > > > > > > > >"but his face rings a bell"
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> > > > > > > > >WAIT! WAIT! There's more???
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> > > > > > > > >The following day, despite the sadness that weighed Heavily
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> > > > His
> > > > >heart
> > > > > > > > >due to the unfortunate death of the armless campanologist,
> > > > > > > > >the
> > > > bishop
> > > > > > > > >continued his interviews for the bell ringer of Notre Dame.
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> > > > > > > > >The first man to approach him said, "Your Excellency, I am
> > > > > > > > >the
> > > > >brother of
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> > > > > > > > >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."
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> > > > > > > > >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,
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> > > > > > > > >clutched at his chest, twirled around, and died on the
spot.
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> > > > > > > > >Two monks, hearing the bishop's cries of grief at this
second
> > > > >tragedy,
> > > > > > > > >rushed up the stairs to his side.
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> > > > > > > > >"What has happened? Who is this man?" the first monk asked
> > > > >breathlessly.
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> > > > > > > > >"I don't know his name," sighed the distraught bishop,
> > > > > > > > >but..."
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> > > > > > > > >He's a dead ringer for his brother.
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Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lol, It raised a smirk to my face!!!:D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Klever
    lol, It raised a smirk to my face!!!:D

    Glad you enjoyed it. Wasn't sure if anyone would laugh at it, I seem to laugh at everything and anything :)
  • JsTJsT Posts: 18,268 Skive's The Limit
    The first bit raised a smile in my otherwise boring life.. :D
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