The Quest, part 3

She gave her last scrap of food (chicken bone with bits of meat still left on it) to the fifty-sixth gnome she came across, who let her pass.

And then the fifty-seventh gnome blocked her way.

So she punched him in the face and hurried on.

No more gnomes appeared.

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Des(s)ert

The Vampire sat with his friend Jake, the Last Man on Earth.

“I’m so hungry,” said the Vampire.

“So, just eat something.”

“Only human flesh will do, but if I eat you, I won’t have a friend to talk to anymore.”

“You can’t have your Jake and eat him, too.”

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Q.E.D.

“All jokes are finite (all have punchlines.)  Naturally, the longest joke must also be finite.”

“Agreed.”

“Consequently, there’s a finite number of character arrangements that can form a joke.”

“Yes.”

“Ergo, there’s a finite number of jokes.”

“What happens if we tell the last joke?”

“I think we just did.”

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