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ONE DAY A MAN ESCAPED FROM AN INSANE ASYLUM. HIS NAME WAS ART. HE
WAS ART. HE WENT TO A GROCERY STORE TO ESCAPE
THE POLICE. IN THE STORE, HE ASKED THREE PEOPLE TO GIVE
HIM A DOLLAR. NONE OF THEM WOULD SO HE STRANGLED
ALL THREE. THE NEXT DAY IN THE PAPER, WHAT DID THE HEADLINES READ?
ARTI = CHOKES 3 FOR A DOLLAR!!!!!

Where learned: MICHIGAN

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON ARTICHOKES

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale

Date learned: 12-01-1987

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