Wednesday, 9 November 2005

it was dark as I drove the point home....

So, the world expert in 'European wasps & the noises they make' is walking down the street. He wanders past a record shop, and is a little taken aback to see a massive poster in the window:

"OUT NOW!

European wasps & the noises they make

Listen to it here!"

Well. How could the world expert in 'European wasps & the noises they make' walk past a sign like that? This was big news in the world of European wasps and the noises they make and no mistake! He walks into the shop and strolls up to the counter.

"Hello, I've seen a poster in the window for the album of European wasps and the noises they make."

The youth behind the counter looks up, sees the world expert in 'European wasps & the noises they make' and raises an eyebrow.

"Yes?"

"Can I have a listen please?"

The youth pauses for a moment, and then points the world expert in 'European wasps & the noises they make' at a booth. "I can let you listen to 10 minutes in that booth over there". He leads the world expert in 'European wasps & the noises they make' over to the booth, hands him the headphones, pops the record on, and returns to the counter.

Ten minutes later the world expert in 'European wasps & the noises they make' comes back to the counter looking a little confused.

"I'm the world expert in 'European wasps & the noises they make'. I've been listening to this album for the last 10 minutes, and I don't recognise a single sound!"

The youth shrugs. "I can let you have another 10 minutes".

The world expert in 'European wasps & the noises they make' returns to the booth and puts the headphones back on. 1o minutes later he is back at the counter.

"I still don't recognise anything"

"Another 10 minutes?"

The world expert in 'European wasps & the noises they make' returns to his booth and puts the headphones back on. 10 minutes later and he returns to the counter looking more confused than ever, and not a little bit perturbed.

"I still don't recognise anything..."

The youth recognises the tone of desperation, and sighs. "I can let you listen to the rest".

The world expert in 'European wasps & the noises they make' returns to the booth and listens to the rest of the album. When it has finished, he takes the headphones off, and wanders slowly back to the counter shaking his head.

"Not a single sound...." He turns to the youth. "Are you sure this is the correct record?"

The youth frowns and wanders over to the booth. He checks the record.

"This is definitely 'European Wasps and the noises they make'"

He has another look.


[here comes the punchline......]




[ready?]




[sure?]




[here it comes now.......]



"Oh hang on a minute. This is the b-side....."



ba-dum tch!



well, at least it wasn't another post about my bloody novel, eh?

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