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The music is ominous — a voice intones “79 times .3 equals 23.7 — Meaningless? Maybe — it wasn’t meant for you I once heard Ram Das s explain the joke labeling system they developed at Millbrook — certain jokes were on repeat — in order to save time they numbered them — for those in the know — just calling out #64 could induce a deep chuckle Having come across those jokes in the wild — we can attest to their power — I believe if we were to number the recurring weird moments — maybe it would help diffuse their eerieness Often — by the light of day — the oddest oddities are seen as subclasses — or versions of the Divine Jokes — but out of context — the laughter becomes a singular laugh — hollow and filled with dread If you can find the originating joke — everything immediately becomes lighter 24 — 23.9 — 23.8 — 23.7 — 23.6 — 23.5 — 23.4 — 23.3 — 23.2 — 23.1 — 23! HA HA HA — HO HO HO — A good one ain’t it? Soulful even
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