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Harv claimed to have a talking dog and had gathered up a group of potential buyers for a demonstration.

He asked the dog, "How does sandpaper feel?"

"Ruff!" the dog replied.

"Very good. What do you put on top of a house?"

"Roof!" the dog replied.

The assembled crowd was suspicious at this point.

"Who was the first president of the USA?"

The dog just stared blankly.

Harv repeated the question. Still the dog stared in bewilderment.

"You're a fraud!" the departing crowd screamed.

Harv sat down, head in hands.

Minutes later the dog replied, "Dammit! It was George Washington!"

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    Christopher 6 months ago

    This is loosely based on an old joke that I could barely remember anything about it so I pretty much rewrote it.

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    It’s a good joke. We both laughed out loud. Thanks for brightening up my breakfast, Christopher, on the first day of total lockdown here in England!

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    Jamie Clapperton 6 months ago

    Me too. Thanks for the Chuckle :-)))

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    Christopher 6 months ago

    Thanks, Neville and Jamie. Not much to laugh about here, I'm afraid. We've become a banana republic and this election is being stolen in full view of the world. The fraud is unbelievable.

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    Brian Mackinney 6 months ago

    Was that the joke about the child who didn’t speak until he was 4 and immediately spoke in full sentences?

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    Brian Mackinney 6 months ago

    Was that the joke about the child who didn’t speak until he was 4 and immediately spoke in full sentences?

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    Don’t know that one Brian...

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    Jamie Clapperton 3 months ago

    My cat talks to me all the time (-: So do beetles. One just said Jamie, why did you never tell Christopher that though you you felt you had to withdraw a vote because you strongly disagreed with what you (Possibly wrongly.) Thought the message of a story was, the feeling of well wishing toward its author that propelled your hand remains undimished. I said I had started to type a message to that effect many times but it always came out too heavy handedly.

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Irrespective of the context of Jamie’s comment above, which, after careful decoding, I find to be a welcome initiative, I would like to add my good wishes to you Christopher. I miss your contributions to our Drablr community both in terms of your creative output and the good natured conversations. Despite the relative anonymity of the medium, I regard you as one of my good mates. I hope you will make a welcome return here soon.

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