Friday, November 11, 2011

Nor the years condemn

GENERAL: I say, Jeremy! Good news! The Germans are ready for total unconditional surrender! JEREMY: I say, what ho! Fantastic! Join me in a drink of brandy to celebrate. Now, I was thinking, wouldn't it be especially poignant... if the Armistice agreement was signed at the eleventh hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year? GENERAL: Tally-ho! Indeed! ...But the 11th year passed before the Great War began. Oh, well, we'll just have to continue the senseless killing of innocent soldiers from both sides in a standoffish manner until the year 2011! JEREMY: Cheers!(This is an old one - November 1999, or thereabouts.)

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