FW: England humour

From: Vincent Campbell (v.p.campbell@stir.ac.uk)
Date: Thu Sep 06 2001 - 12:33:41 BST

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    A very quick, very sharp joke (a bit like the revocation of independence
    joke that went around after the Bore/Gush election debacle).

    With apologies to our friends across the pond....

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    > Universal Pictures announced today they plan to make a film of the
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    > depicting the American national soccer team's stunning victory over
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    > Nicolas Cage heads an all star cast as the captain of the brave US
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    > on the American contribution to the victory over Germany and
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    > happened on that famous night."

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