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My Favorite Joke Ever

One day a man with no arms was walking down the street and thinking to himself that he really needed a job. He was passing a monastery when he noticed a help wanted sign in the window. Curious he went inside to inquire about the job.

He found a monk and asked him what the job was. The monk said, "My son, it's a bell ringer's position, but I don't think you could do the job." The man replied, "If I can prove to you that I can handle the job, can I have it?" The monk agreed, so they went to the belfry.

The man looked at the bell, looked at the monk, and looked back at the bell. He went to the furthest corner from the bell and then ran at it as fast as he could. He head struck the bell sending forth a beautiful chime, so the monk told him he had the job.

For the next two weeks everything was great. The bell was always on time and the monk couldn't have been more pleased. One day, coming back to the monastery, the monk noticed a huge crowd gathered outside and police all over the place. He hurried over to one of the cops to find out what happened.

The cop told him that apparently someone had committed suicide and took him over to ground under the belfry. The monk looked down and saw the bell ringer, who had run at the bell, missed, and fell out the belfry to his death. The cop asked him if he knew who it was. The monk replied, "Well, his face kind of rings a bell."

The next download is by one of my favorite artists ever, Sting. I love him and find it a huge tragedy that we're not together in his castle in England.

Sting - She Walks This Earth (Like it? Then buy the CD.)

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Hey I just got to check out those skydiving pictures. I can't beleive you actually did that. I don't know if I could ever plumet to the groud at a million miles and hour and HOPE that the K-Mart Tarp opened above me. You have cohones girl... ummm... yeah... whatever. You know what I mean...!

.: C.J. said on July 24, 2004 02:08 PM :: link it :.

Ah, yes, but you didn't add the crucial second part of the joke, wherein a couple of days after the armless man dies, his brother comes and asks for the same job. He ends up doing it the same way, running head-first into the bell, then, a few days later, accidently falls to his death. The monk is asked by the police what the new bell ringer's name was and the monk says, "I don't know, but he's a dead ringer for that other guy."

.: Violet said on July 24, 2004 02:37 PM :: link it :.

See, this would have been funnier if I had not read that it said a man with no legs. So I spent the entire joke wondering how he was doing that running. Me thinks thy mind is breaking down...

.: AGK said on July 24, 2004 04:11 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at July 24, 2004 02:01 PM to see this post.

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