Eastern Daily Press

23rd April 1997

Joke was a tall order

Imagination took bizarre turns for last week’s What’s Your Line? challenge. loop
The picture of a pumping installation at Norwich Gasworks in 1959 pushed many readers round the bend, some of them blaming Uri Geller for getting up to his old tricks.
A crop of “Looping” blossomed among the pipes, while several entries claimed to know where escaped pythons were hiding. No shortage of political “U-turn” jibes, and even a suggestion that it was something to do with the chap who “sold a load of old bricks to the Tate last week.”
The book prize goes to Lorna Allies, of Gull Lane, Framingham Earl, for the comparatively straightforward but charmingly evocative line: “He was really too tall to work here.”



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