And Now for Something Completely Different! (was: Monty Python (was: Freeware Python editor))
mjackson at wrc.xerox.com
Sun Nov 4 21:03:06 CET 2001
Simon Callan <simon at callan.demon.co.uk> writes:
> In message <9s2hl0$u6o$1 at bugstomper.ihug.com.au>
> "Gary Stephenson" <garys at ihug.com.au> wrote:
> > He was also I believe the author of the immortal limerick:
> > "There was a young man from Wooloomooloo (*)
> > Whose limericks always finished on line two."
> > (* - or somewhere ending in "oo" - can't remember now)
> Which inevitably has the followup rhyme
> "There was a young man from Verdun".
Which is just as inevitably followed* by the one about the young man
[*or not; can't tell]
Mark Jackson - http://www.alumni.caltech.edu/~mjackson
After a recent trip to New York one French journalist remarked that
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operating manual of a strangely sanctimonious pirate ship.
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