Re: [MOL] joke [02061] Medicine On Line


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You and John are a perfect match!  Thats all I can say....heheheheheheLillian

Becker, Joicy wrote:

> "Dr., I've got this ringing in my ears..." it must be from the deafening
> response to this joke!!!
>
> Love, Joicy
>
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>
> > 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 - when 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!"  He then began striking the bells
> > with his face, producing a beautiful melody on the carillon.
> >    The bishop listened in astonishment, convinced that he had finally
> > found a suitable replacement for Quasimodo. 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! Not through yet}
> >
> >   The following day, despite the sadness that weighed heavily on his
> > heart due to the unfortunate death of the armless campanologist, 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 honor 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 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?" the first breathlessly asked.
> >   "Who is this man?"
> >   "I don't know his name," sighed the distraught bishop,"but he's a dead
> > ringer for his brother."
>
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