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Bricklayer

Today a friend forwarded me an email he had received that began thus:
Possibly the funniest story in a long while. This is a bricklayer’s accident report, which was printed in the newsletter of the Australian equivalent of the Workers’ Compensation board. This is a true story.
There then follows a reworded version of Gerard Hoffnung’s “bricklayer” routine (not quite the same without his idiosyncratic delivery) from 1958.

Is this the oldest internet comet in existence, or are there others with even older provenance? Are old ITMA and Tommy Trinder routines doing the rounds, with people insisting that “this definitely happened last week in the States”? What’s with this urgent insistence on veracity anyway? Is Python’s dead parrot sketch being passed off somewhere as a genuine customer services transcript?

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hmmm_tea
Oct. 15th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
Is Python’s dead parrot sketch being passed off somewhere as a genuine customer services transcript?

If I didn't find those emails so annoying I would be very tempted to send one saying that...
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