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BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 19 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:179
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner
  1. Crossmaglen, County Armagh

    Laurel: “What's for supper, Ollie?” Hardy: “Fries and beans, Stanley.” Laurel: “Gee, Ollie, you sure know how to plan a meal.”

    Laurel innocently fuels Hardy's conceit, and the boys are much too contented. They have committed the sin of hubris and you know disaster is about to befall them. It's like when Frankenstein was happy, playing with the little girl: it was a bad time to go near him with a torch.

    With the right partner either Laurel or …

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