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"Doctor, I'm depressed."
"The treatment is simple! The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up."
"Sounds like a plan!"

[the next day]

"Doctor, I did what you suggested and my depression is cured!"
"Excellent! I'm glad it worked."

@darius You've probably seen this but it's my favourite tweet of all time so I'm going to take this opportunity to share it again

twitter.com/spacetwinks/status

@clinkingdog @darius I ended up at scifi.stackexchange.com/questi… and was reminded that en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesti_la… (from the opera Pagliacci) provided the intro for Queen's "It's a Hard Life", and that's where I first heard about the opera -- only as recently as this year, and I've been a Queen fan for most of my life!
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