Hanging At the Square

A cowboy walked into a bar and ordered a whisky. When the bartender handed him the drink, the cowboy asked “Where is everybody?” The bartender replied “They’ve all gone to the hanging.” “Hanging? Who are they hanging?” asked the cowboy. “Paper Bag Billy,” the bartender replied. “What kind of name is that?” asked the cowboy. “Well,” said the bartender. “He wears a paper bag hat, paper bag shirt, paper bag pants and paper bag shoes.” “It takes all kinds, I suppose,” said the cowboy. “What are they hanging him for, rustling?” The cowboy laughed. “Nope, murder,” replied the bartender. He continued: “He killed a woman and her children while they slept and burned down their barn, with the horses still inside. He’s a mad dog killer with no remorse.” “Oh,” said the cowboy, stone-faced.

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