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Bride of Crusty

The Puzzler


TOM: I have to say that I have no idea what the answer to this is.

RAY: No?

TOM: I have no idea.

RAY: Well, I think you might hate it. He removes the windshield washer bottle, pours out the washer fluid -- glug, glug, glug. Fills up the washer bottle with gasoline.

TOM: Oh.

RAY: Puts the washer bottle back where he took it out from, hooks the hose from it not to the spritzers, but to the carburetor and he gets to his wedding by hitting the little button on the dashboard. So, instead of using his fuel pump to fill up the carburetor with gasoline, he goes bzeep, bzeep. And the car begins to run all right and we notice that he's starting to stumble and losing power. He gives another little squirt.

TOM: Aw. I do like it actually. I was confused by the fact that I thought from your description of the situation --

RAY: That he removes something and left it.

TOM: He removes something --

RAY: I had to lie.

TOM: Closed the hood --

RAY: I couldn't --

TOM: Got in the car and drove away.

RAY: I couldn't tell the truth because it would have been too easy.

TOM: And I didn't understand how he could have done this in a minute.

RAY: That's why it was what?

TOM: A puzzler.

RAY: A puzzler. I mean I could have made it easier say he removed something, he re-installed, he took the hose that had previously been connected to it --

TOM: Well, I mean --

RAY: And connected it to something else.

TOM: If you had said --

RAY: And I --

TOM: If you had said five minutes, I might have thought in a completely different way.

RAY: Well, it really took a minute.

TOM: Bull feathers.

RAY: All right.

TOM: All right, twenty.

RAY: Twenty-five minutes.

TOM: But it's very good. I like it. I like it.

RAY: And of course it's applicable because his Galaxy had a carburetor. If he had a fuel-injected car like we all have now except for --

TOM: Not all of us.

RAY: Tommy.

TOM: Yeah.

RAY: Do you even have a carburetor?

TOM: Not really.

RAY: All right. Anyway, who is going to win our fabulous prize this week?

TOM: I have no idea, but I can tell you who is getting our crummy tenth anniversary T-shirt. The winner this week is Tyrone Herman from Burlington, Illinois.

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