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Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I recently paid a visit to the Camarillo State Mental Hospital here in

A number of the patients were standing in the courtyard serenading us
with "Ave Maria." They were singing it absolutely beautifully!

Oddly, each of them was hold a red apple in one hand and tapping it
rhythmically with a pencil.

After the performance I approached the conductor.

"I've heard many a great performance in my day but this is the most
beautiful music I've ever heard!"

"Yes," said the conductor, "I'm very proud of them."

"You should take them on tour," I said. "What are they called?"

"Oh," he said, "we call them the Moron Tapanapple Choir."

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