“Surprise!” they yelled as he came in.

He screamed.

“Happy birthday!” they said.

“Do I know you?”

“No. We’re just excellent surprisers.”


“Where do you get your ideas?” he said.

“Same place you do,” she said.

“No, seriously-”

“And I go early so I can take all the best ones.”


“I challenge you to a duel!”

“Very well. The weapon?”


“A capital choice.”

“Thank you, I- oh! I see you’ve dueled before!”