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    I Didn't Write This . . . But Wish I Had

    The volcano has caused Mr. Elk to be stuck in Madrid, and I was discussing with a friend the idea of just driving down there and getting him (except from here it is 15+ hours one way by car).

    Which reminded me of one of my favorite short stories ever.

    And what do you know? It's on the Interwebz.

    I loved this so much when I first read it (in a book I found in a house we rented in Spain one year for a vacation) that I took the book.

    I will warn you: possibly Not Safe for Work as the author uses the F-word.

    http://barcelonareview.com/35/e_as.htm
    You say "potato." I say "vodka."

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    Hope that your husband will take a train then.

    We (In russia) expect "the cloud" in two days, btw (central part of Russia).
    not only s.t happens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissAnnElk View Post
    I loved this so much when I first read it (in a book I found in a house we rented in Spain one year for a vacation) that I took the book.

    http://barcelonareview.com/35/e_as.htm

    Yeah, Alexei Sayle, one of Britain's best and most under-rated humorists Born in Liverpool, but with roots in the E European jewish refugee world, from Lithuania. One of my favourite "Lexy" jokes:

    "Scientists have discovered that heredity plays a greater part in mortality figures than previously suspected. You have a 40% chance of dying from the same thing that killed your grandparents. So provided I keep away from hordes of marauding cossacks, I'm practically immortal!"

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    Thanks for that MissAnnElk, got me chuckling before a long day at work.

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    A great story with a clever ending - (a Mercedes speeding down the Pont de l'Alma underpass. That reminds me of something...)
    Thanks for that.

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    Good story,but I can't say that I wish I had written it - especially the part about being ****ed by a gay Chinese guy.

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