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Igor, the Princess, and the Paper in the Jar

The Puzzler


RAY: Historic folklore.

TOM: Any story with a hump in it is good.

RAY: He reaches into the jar. He pulls out a crumpled piece of paper. He uncrumples it.

TOM: Yeah.

RAY: And he reads on it, death. A big smile comes across his face.

TOM: Guy's a quick thinker.

RAY: He immediately stuffs the piece of paper in his mouth, chews it and swallows it.

TOM: Right.

RAY: Dances around the room and says, "Oh my God, I can't believe my good fortune." And everyone says, "What did it say?" He says, "Ask the King what it says on his slip of paper and you'll know what mine said."

TOM: Oh, ho-ho-ho. What mine said.

RAY: The King, not wanting to be revealed as the sneaking liar that he is, has to show the piece of paper.

TOM: Shoves the paper in his mouth and swallows it.

RAY: Wasn't thinking quickly enough to do it. Shows his piece of paper that says, 'death.'

TOM: It says death.

RAY: Dodge Dart.

TOM: So, the other one must have said, "the princess."

RAY: Of course, after they execute him, they do order an autopsy. Who's our winner this week?

TOM: Oh, we have a winner?

RAY: Of course we do.

TOM: Well, it must be on one of the these little scraps of paper. Here it is, man. Sir Gallahad is the winner. No. The winner is Dave Bry. B-R-Y. From Sacramento, California.

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