THE PERFECT EXIT LINE

These lines were inspired by a press photo from New York some years ago.   The wording

quoted and the image referred to are 100% correct.   I love its unintentional black humour. 

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The funniest photo I can recall

Was taken after a gangster's fall;

A Mafia Don got HIS one-liner

When shot to death in an Italian diner.

The NYPD was there (you betcha!)

To carry the Don out on a stretcher,

And as they passed the camera's eye,

Into view came a message on high.

The restaurant sign above the door

Had this offer that I saw -

A generous mention

Within its borders...

"WE GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION

TO OUTGOING ORDERS".

 

◄ LABOUR MILLIONAIRES

VANISHING POST ►

Comments

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 16th Feb 2013 01:08

Sorry...Bob or Thomas?

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John Coopey

Fri 15th Feb 2013 22:05

A little more bathos in yours, MC, than in Dylan's 'Joey'.

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