Every year Mark posts the story on his site -- and every year I link to it here, as well. And across the Internet other people post it, too, though not always giving Mark credit, and sometimes even taking credit themselves.
To read it officially on Mark's website, you can find it here.
(I have to admit, another reason I love this piece is because my mother went to high school with Mel Torme, at Hyde Park High, in Chicago. I had a chance to have a nice, brief conversation with him about that when he worked on Naked Gun 2-1/2 when I was the unit publicist on the film.)
And with that, head over to Mark's webiste for the tale from July 9, 1999.