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Celestial bodies With the miserable weather and even more miserable news around at the moment, Mole was pleased to receive a little pick-me-up from industry expert and comedy legend Ray Boulger.

The Pope and Tiger Woods die on the same day, but because of an administrative mix-up the Pope goes to Hell and Tiger Woods goes to Heaven.

The Pope explains the situation to the administrative clerk in Hell. After checking the paperwork, the clerk admits that there is an error but says that it will be 24 hours before it can be rectified.

Next day the Pope is called and Hell’s staff bid him farewell.

On the way up, the Pope meets Tiger Woods coming down from Heaven, and they stop to have a chat.

“Sorry about the mix-up,” says the Pope.

“No problem,” replies Tiger Woods.

“I am really anxious to get to Heaven,” says the Pope.

“Why is that?” asks Tiger.

“All my life I have wanted to meet the Virgin Mary,” replies the Pope

“You’re a day late,” i s Tiger’s response.


Latin lesson Mole would like to offer congratulations to Alan Richards, software support adviser at Source Software in Wales, who correctly guessed the translation for Mole’s new motto.

Richards revealed that Donec eris sospes, multos numerabis amicos. Tempora si fuerint nubile solus eris is Latin for ’As long as you are wealthy, you will have many friends. When the tough times come, you will be left alone’.

Well done Alan – a box of chocolates is on its way to you.


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