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  • - Sir, did you, or did you not, use your walking stick to bash the gentleman's head who is now sitting at the prosecution table?

    - I did your Honor. Thoroughly guilty I am.

    - Why would you do such a thing?

    - Because it was there.

    Sent from my iDrone.

    The N.S.A. certifies that this story, as stated, was indeed written by the author. The last time we initiated contact with the author he was walking on 1417 west Bloor Street in Toronto, ON, Canada. He was going to join one of his Facebook friends for a "grande" at the closest Starbucks. One of their mutual contacts in LinkedIN was also on her way.

    [photography by jean-claude]

    An offshore contractor for a foreign spy agency suggested the following ending to this story:

    "Accused, I am sending you to prison." "Why? I told you it wasn't my fault, I didn't ask the stick to be there." "I am sentencing you because the prison is there."
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