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Jun 13, 2003
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A young monk arrives at the monastery. He is newly assigned to help the
other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand.

He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies and not
the original manuscripts. So, the young monk goes to the head abbot to ask
him about this, pointing out that if there was an error in the first copy
from the original, that an error would be carried over to all of the
subsequent copies.

The head monk says, "We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but
you make a good point, my son". So, the abbot goes down into the dark caves
underneath the monastery where the original manuscript is held in a locked
vault that hasn't been opened for centuries.

Hours go by and nobody sees the old abbot and after a while the young monk
gets worried and goes downstairs to look for him. He finds the head monk
banging his head against the wall, with his forehead bloody and bruised and
the old man is crying uncontrollably.

The young monk asks the old abbot, "What's wrong, father?" With a choking
voice, the old abbot replies, "The word is celebrate!!"
rofl very good.

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