I saw this wham-bam-thank you ma'am styled meme over on Angie's blog, so I'm giving it a go. More later on how I deplore the use of the word ma'am.
Pg. 41, Maniac: "Naturally I assumed as any citizen would reads the papers and watches TV would, that these were the sounds of suspects being beaten under interrogation by brutal country copppers. All to clearly now I can see how mistaken my impressions were; those shrieks I heard were shrieks of laughter, the screams were screams of merriment and mirth accompanied by thigh slapping convulsions of humorous hysteria."