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Bourbon On The Rocks #77

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"Say," I said just for insurance, "that script my idiot screenwriter lost has a part in it you'd be just perfect for. That is, if you can help me track it down."

She laughed again, "I'm not an actress, sir, but I'll help you, surely!"

"Much obliged, honey, but my name ain't Shirley!"

She giggled again. I was hamming it up too much. I needed to find where the cab had dropped Milton off and get the hell out of there before someone not so gullible got into this little conversation.

But, sumbitch, I was having too much gaddang fun...

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    Neville Hunt about 5 years ago

    It’s an old one, but I had to smile🙂

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    Christopher about 5 years ago

    Thanks, Neville. That was always a running joke in my family when I was growing up. And it's still used now and then when we all get together.

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    Neville Hunt about 5 years ago

    With us, it was (camped up) "Ooh I wish you wouldn't call me Shirley!"

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    Christopher about 5 years ago

    I could just hear that! Ours was something like...

    "Surely you're joking."

    "I'm not joking. And don't call me Shirley."

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    Christopher about 5 years ago

    Which I remember as being in a Leslie Nielsen movie. Airplane or Naked Gun or something, but our use of it predated that, so that must've been a really old joke to begin with.

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    Neville Hunt about 5 years ago

    It was in one of the Airplane movies I am sure. It’s the type of gag Btitish comedians used to use too, word gags. I was given a book of 1000 jokes for Christmas written and delivered by a guy who is probably the greatest living British word gagster, Tim Vine. I read it to send me off to sleep, but Mrs H has banned it because when I try to suppress a LOL, the bed shakes!

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    Christopher about 5 years ago

    Haha. I can imagine.

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