From: Milan, Italy
For immediate distribution.
Vincenzo Beretta and Herman Hum are pleased to reveal that the "First Transatlantic Meeting of Those Who Count in the Harpoon Community" was held in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) from Jun, 9th to Jun 11th 2010.
During the meeting Mr. Beretta was able to count up to nine, his performance being impaired by an injured finger. Mr. Hum actually managed to count to eleven, with the help of his nose, thus surpassing earlier bookmakers' predictions.
A gift exchange took place. Mr. Beretta brought to Mr. Hum a copy of the 4.1 pen and paper Harpoon Rules, complete with the "High Tide" supplement "So that you can finally understand what the damn game is really about". Mr. Hum gave in exchange free meals and booze.
"It has been exciting to be able to badmouth Harpoon's patches history face-to-face while eating good Canadian dishes" the two said in a joint declaration in front of a crowd of clapping seals. "Regarding the future of the community, we now plan to count even more, with the help of God and our feet".
Rigorous training plans to that end have been announced.
Next meeting will tentively take place once ANW is fully patched, which means sometimes before the end of this century.
"Maybe our sons and daughters will be able to enjoy the same kind of fun and hospitality I enjoyed these days", Mr. Beretta later said in a private conversation with the press corps.
"It has been a rollercoaster ride!", added Mr. Hum after climbing down the West Edmonton Mall's rollercoaster.
No pictures were taken during the event, in observance of the "Don't Scare the Children" youth improvement act.
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