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Anahootz BS: Good (or bad) puns (64* d) RE: BS: Good (or bad) puns 25 Jan 02

The two above-mentioned friars finally got their belfry out of arrears, and decided to put in a bigger bell. Problem was, they needed to hire someone who could ring it, and to this end they posted a want-ad in the local paper. A few days later, an armless man showed up with the intent of becoming the new bell guy. The friars were naturally dubious as to the abilities of an armless man as a bell player, and asked for a demonstration of his talent on a small bell. Without hesitation, the armless man leaned over to the bell and gave it a sharp rap with his forehead, sounding a rich and sonorous tone. Suitably impressed, the friars then showed him to the top of the belfry for a demonstration of ringing the large bell. The armless man tried the same technique as before, but the tone was pitifully lacking. Not to be deterred, he backed off a few paces, took a running start, and smacked his forehead on the bell, causing it to ring mightily. Alas, the bell also swung out from the blow, and on its return arc, caught the armless man full in the chest, and he was hurled from the belfry to the ground below. Passers-by immediately rushed to his aid, but there was nothing to be done. Amidst all the hubbub, the two friars made their way through the throng and close to the armless man. One bystander asked, "do you friars know this man?"

"No", responded one of the friars, "But his face sure rings a bell..."

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