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By JackOfAllTech ·
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The Hunch-back of Notre Dame wants to retire so he decides to have open
auditions for his replacement. At the end of the first day of try-outs,
Quasimodo notices that the last applicant has no arms! "How can you ring the
bells without arms?" he asks. The man says he's sure he can do it and begs to
be given a chance.

When Quasimodo agrees, the man takes a few steps back, runs face first into a
bell and staggers back, stunned. Quasimodo says "That's fine but can you do
more than one?" The man takes a few steps back, runs toward the bells, misses,
falls off the tower and smashes onto the courtyard far below.

Quasimodo runs down the hundreds of steps and rushes out into the gathered
crowd. "Does anyone know who he was?" Someone in the crowd yells out "I don't
know his name but his face rings a bell!"

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The next day, ANOTHER armless man applies for the job. He assures Quasimodo that he knows what the other man
did wrong and has learned from his mistake.

When Quasimodo reluctantly agrees, the man takes a few steps back, runs face
first into a bell and staggers back, stunned. Quasimodo says "The other guy did
that yesterday, but can you do more than one?" The man takes a few steps back,
runs toward the bells, also misses, also falls off the tower and also smashes
onto the courtyard far below.

Quasimodo again runs down the hundreds of steps and rushes out into the gathered
crowd. "Does anyone know who HE was?" Someone in the crowd yells out "I don't
know his name but he's a dead-ringer for that other guy!"

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Yeah, what Neil said! :0 <nt>

by OnTheRopes In reply to I got us to the 15th cent ...
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Neil, you won't believe this but.......................

by sleepin'dawg In reply to I got us to the 15th cent ...

Boxie, I think, is referring to "home" canning and that is usually done in glass bottles called Mason Jars. Without the lids on they're sometimes used for certain types of drinks, often based on "Moonshine", a form of home brew which can **** the top off your head, your mind or if it's not made carefully, make you blind.

Dawg ]:)

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Steel bails to hold the lid on.

by OnTheRopes In reply to I got us to the 15th cent ...

The rubber gasket too. I'm grasping at straws here.

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I have a bunch of Mason Jars

by neilb@uk In reply to I got us to the 15th cent ...

Well, we call them Kilner Jars. You need some metal for the lids I reckon. I'm with Ropes - Boxie can't function until we provide the technology.

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Home canning...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I got us to the 15th cent ...

prior to metal lids was done with wax. So, unless wax wasn't around in the 15th century, canning (to some degree, not as I do it today) was possible.

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OK, Boxie, I give up

by neilb@uk In reply to I got us to the 15th cent ...

You can join our time-travellers gang. At least we'll have some food while we make our steel and cement.

:)

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Coolness!

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I got us to the 15th cent ...

Big hugs all 'round. I was feeling sooooo left out.

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Whew!

by santeewelding In reply to I got us to the 15th cent ...

Me, too, seeing as how my amphorae are stuffed to the brim with hardened hashish. You may need some of that, along with the olive oil and wine, while you construct your Bessemer.

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I was waiting for you to say wax.

by OnTheRopes In reply to I got us to the 15th cent ...

Welcome fellow time-traveler. I hope you're not a mouth-breather. :) <br>

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Only when I have a really bad cold.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I got us to the 15th cent ...

Which reminds me. I'll bring the echinacea, too.

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