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Good Morning, ,
Today is Wednesday, November 22

Tomorrow I have to go to Calgary for injections into my
eyeballs. That means nothing will be sent out for Friday,
Saturday and  Sunday.

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Elderly man tied up and robbed 
twice by 19-year-old neighbor. Robber in jail now.
 Bonehead
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Today, November 22 in
1963 U.S. President Kennedy was assassinated while riding in
a motorcade in Dallas, TX. Texas Governor John B. Connally
was also seriously wounded. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson
was inaugurated as the 36th U.S. President. 
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______________________________________________________ A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores. --- Terry Pratchett, Nature abhors a vacuum, but not as much as cats do. --- Lee Entrekin "I was married for a short time. Just long enough to realize that all those comedians weren't joking" --- Daniel Lybra ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ In front of a delicatessen, an art connoisseur noticed a mangy little kitten lapping up milk from a saucer. The saucer, he realized with a start, was a rare and precious piece of pottery. He strolled into the store and offered two dollars for the cat. "It's not for sale," said the proprietor. "Look," said the collector, "that cat is dirty and undesirable, but I'm eccentric. I like cats that way. I'll raise my offer to ten dollars." "It's a deal," said the proprietor, and pocketed the ten on the spot. "For that sum I'm sure you won't mind throwing in the saucer," said the connoisseur. "The kitten seems so happy drinking from it." "Nothing doing," said the proprietor firmly. "That's my lucky saucer. From that saucer, so far this week I've sold 34 stray cats, some of them more than once." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ I have run this Oldie-Goldie almost every year. It keeps coming back, so it must be good. Thanks to the folks from Erie for sending it back to me this time: A lady picked up several items at a discount store. When she finally got up to the check-out, she learned that one of her items had no price tag. Imagine her embarrassment when the checker got on the intercom and boomed out for all the store to hear,"PRICE CHECK ON LANE THIRTEEN, TAMPAX, SUPER SIZE." That was bad enough, but somebody at the rear of the store apparently misunderstood the word "Tampax" for "THUMBTACKS." In a business-like tone, a voice boomed back over the intercom. "DO YOU WANT THE KIND YOU PUSH IN WITH YOUR THUMB OR THE KIND YOU POUND IN WITH A HAMMER?" _____________________________________ _____________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ Some guy bought a new fridge for his house. To get rid of his old fridge, he put it in his front yard and hung a sign on it saying "Free to good home, You want it you take it." For three days the fridge sat there without even one person looking twice at it. He eventually decided that people were too un-trusting of this deal, looks to good to be true, so he changed the sign to read "Fridge for sale $5o". That night someone stole it. _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Anthony Kimmons, 19, Kenosha, Wisconsin Elderly man tied up and robbed twice by 19-year-old neighbor. Robber in jail now. Months after a 78-year-old man was tied up and robbed in his home not once, but twice, prosecutors have announced charges. A 19-year-old man is now behind bars. Neighbors are shocked to learn the man police were looking for lived just a stone's throw away from his victim. Anthony Kimmons is now facing eight felony charges, from armed robbery to kidnapping. Police say he told them he robbed the man because it "made him feel better." The elderly man's house now sits empty on 12th Avenue in Kenosha. "He said his goodbyes to everyone, everyone was real shaken up by it," said Benjamine Roman, neighbor. According to police, in July, the 78-year-old man was inside his home when an intruder came inside. Holding what appeared to be a gun, prosecutors say the suspect ordered the man to a chair. The suspect bound the victim's hands together with a gray electrical cord. His feet were tied with wrapping paper and black electrical tape. Eventually, the suspect made off with hundreds of dollars. It was a terrifying ordeal- if it had only happened once. "Then I heard it happened a second time," said Roman. "It's real sad." Investigators say less than a week later, the robber was back again. The victim once again was tied up, this time in his basement. For months, neighbors have been terrified. "What if that happened to us? We don't know what to do," said Jacola Hill, neighbor. This week, charges were filed. Prosecutors say DNA evidence has linked 19-year-old Kimmons to the crimes. Police say he admitted to the crimes, saying after the first robbery he "felt exhilarated" so he decided to go back again. The big surprise: the suspect and victim were also neighbors. Their homes are separated by an alley. "That's sad," said Hill. "That is really, really, really sad." Neighbors say they are thrilled to hear of an arrest, and are hoping their old neighbor can feel safe again. "It's so shocking. You never think something that dangerous could happen and then it does," said Roman. Police didn't have to go far to find Kimmons, because he was already in jail on a separate theft charge. Neighbors who have not seen the victim since he moved hope he can find closure with these charges. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Louise Re: HP driver Dear Webby, I have a HP Photo Smart 3200 all in one printer. For some reason I can't understand my husband uninstalled the printer. When I try to re-install it I get the message that Windows is unable to find the installation program even after I have inserted it. The scanner and copier still work. What can I do to get the printer installed again? Louise Dear Louise First go into the control panel, look for the CD and turn Auto-Play on. Then insert the HP disk and wait for it to bring up it's menu. It has a driver installation in the menu. Have FUN! DearWebby

A dinner speaker was in such a hurry to get to his engagement that when he arrived and sat down at the head table, he suddenly realized that he had forgotten his false teeth. Turning to the man next to him he said, "I forgot my teef!" The man said, "No problem." With that he reached into his pocket and pulled out a pair of false teeth. "Try these," he said. The speaker tried them. "Thanks, but they're too loose," he said. The man then said, "I have another pair...try these." The speaker tried them and responded, "Too tight." The man was not taken back at all. He then said, "I have one more pair... try them." The speaker said, "They fit perfectly!" With that he ate his meal and gave his address. After the dinner meeting was over, the speaker went over to thank the man who had helped him. "I want to thank you for coming to my aid. Where is your office? I've been looking for a good dentist." The man replied, "Oh I'm not a dentist. I work at the morgue."
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An employee for USAir, who happened to have the last name of GAY, got on a plane recently using one of his company's "Free Flight" programs. However, when Mr. Gay tried to take his seat, he found it being occupied by a paying passenger. So, not to make a fuss, he simply chose another seat. Unknown to Mr. Gay, another USAir flight at the airport experienced mechanical problems. The passengers of this other flight were being rerouted to various airplanes. A few were put on Mr. Gay's flight and anyone who was holding a "free" ticket was being "bumped". Airline officials, armed with a list of these "freebee" ticket holders boarded the plane to remove the free ticket holders. Of course, our Mr. Gay was not sitting in his assigned seat as you may remember. So when the Ticket Agent approached the seat where Mr. Gay was supposed to be sitting, she asked a startled customer "Are you Gay?". The man, shyly nodded that he was, at which point she demanded: "Then you have to get off the plane". Our Mr. Gay, overhearing what the Ticket Agent had said, tried to clear up the situation: "You've got the wrong man. I'm Gay!". This caused an angry third passenger to yell "Hell, I'm gay too! They can't kick us all off!" Confusion reined as more an more passengers began yelling that USAir had no right to remove gays from their flights. ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Memory Aid: Use Small Sized Post-Its Small post-a-notes (1.5 x 2") are much more practical and economical than the larger sizes. I bought 2 packs for $1 (of 50 sheets per pad, 4 pads to the pack) at a dollar store. I now have 400 small post-its. This size is perfect for small reminders to myself and I am not wasting the larger ones or worse yet, having to cut them into strips because I don't want to waste them. By Ronsan Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ The anesthesiologist at the outpatient surgery center often chatted with patients before their operations to help them relax. One day he thought he recognized a woman as a co-worker at the VA hospital where he had trained. When the patient confirmed that his hunch was correct, he said, "So, tell me, is the food still as bad there as it used to be?" "Well," she replied, "I'm still cooking it." __________________________________________________
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"Congratulations my boy!" said the groom's uncle. "I'm sure you'll look back and remember today as the happiest day of your life." "But I'm not getting married until tomorrow." Protested his nephew. "I know," replied the uncle. "That's exactly what I mean." ___________________________________________________
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Today, November 22, in 
1699 A treaty was signed by Denmark, Russia, Saxony and
Poland for the partitioning of the Swedish Empire. 

1718 English pirate Edward Teach (a.k.a. "Blackbeard") was
killed during a battle off the coast of North Carolina.
British soldiers cornered him aboard his ship and killed
him. He was shot and stabbed more than 25 times. 

1899 The Marconi Wireless Company of America was
incorporated in New Jersey. 

1906 The International Radio Telegraphic Convention in
Berlin adopted the SOS distress signal. 

1910 Arthur F. Knight patented a steel shaft to replace wood
shafts in golf clubs. 

1928 In Paris, "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel was first performed
publicly. 

1935 The first trans-Pacific airmail flight began in
Alameda, CA, when the flying boat known as the China Clipper
left for Manila. The craft was carrying over 110,000 pieces
of mail. 

1942 During World War II, the Battle of Stalingrad began. 

1943 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime
Minister Winston Churchill and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-
shek met in Cairo to discuss the measures for defeating
Japan. 

1950 The lowest scoring game in the NBA was played. The Fort
Wayne Pistons (later the Detroit Pistons) defeated the
Minneapolis Lakers (later the Los Angeles Lakers) 19-18. 

1963 U.S. President Kennedy was assassinated while riding in
a motorcade in Dallas, TX. Texas Governor John B. Connally
was also seriously wounded. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson
was inaugurated as the 36th U.S. President. 

1967 The U.N. Security Council approved resolution 242. The
resolution called for Israel to withdraw from territories it
had captured in 1967 and called on adversaries to recognize
Israel's right to exist. 

1972 U.S. President Richard M. Nixon lifted a ban on
American travel to Cuba. The ban had been put in place on
February 8, 1963. 

1974 The U.N. General Assembly gave the Palestine Liberation
Organization observer status. 

1975 Juan Carlos I was proclaimed King of Spain upon the
death of Gen. Francisco Franco. 

1975 "Dr. Zhivago" appeared on TV for the first time. NBC
paid $4 million for the broadcast rights. 

1977 Regular passenger service on the Concorde began between
New York and Europe. 

1983 The Bundestag approved NATO's plan to deploy new U.S.
nuclear missiles in West Germany. 

1984 Fred Rogers of PBS' "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood"
presented a sweater to the Smithsonian Institution. 

1985 Anne Henderson-Pollard was taken into custody a day
after her husband Jonathon Jay Pollard was arrested for
spying for Israel. 

1985 38,648 immigrants became citizens of the United States.
It was the largest swearing-in ceremony. 

1986 An Iranian surface-to-surface missile hit a residential
area in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, wounding 20 civilians.


1986 Attorney Generel Meese's office discovered a memo in
Colonel Oliver North's office that included an amount of
money to be sent to the Contras from the profits of weapons
sales to Iran. 

1986 Mike Tyson became the youngest to wear the world
heavyweight-boxing crown. He was only 20 years and 4 months
old. 

1988 The South African government announced it had joined
Cuba and Angola in endorsing a plan to remove Cuban troops
from Angola. 

1989 Rene Moawad, the president of Lebanon, was assassinated
less than three weeks after taking office by a bomb that
exploded next to his motorcade in West Beirut. 

1990 U.S. President George H.W. Bush, his wife, Barbara, and
other congressional leaders shared Thanksgiving dinner with
U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia. 

1993 Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved the North
American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

1994 Inside the District of Columbia's police headquarters a
gunman opened fire. Two FBI agents, a city detective and the
gunman were killed in the gun battle. 

1994 In northwest Bosnia, Serb fighters set villages on fire
in response to a retaliatory air strikes by NATO. 

1998 CBS's "60 Minutes" aired a tape of Jack Kevorkian
giving lethal drugs in an assisted suicide of a terminally
ill patient. Kevorkian was later sentenced to 25 years in
prison for second-degree murder. 

2005 Angela Merkel was elected as Germany's first female
chancellor. 

2005 Microsoft's XBOX 360 went on sale. 

2013 The discovery of Siats meekerorum was announced. The
dinosaur skeleton, more than 30 feet long, was found in
eastern Utah. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Tuesday, November 21

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Burglar nabbed after leaving resume, 
cellphone behind
 Bonehead
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Today, November 21 in
1942 The Alaska Highway across Canada was formally opened. 
It is 2000 Miles long and was built in one year. The
Environmental Impact Study took less than an hour.

"Winding In and Winding Out
I don't know whether the lout
Who built this rout
Was going to hell
Or coming out!"

I saw that in a campground outhouse on the Alaska Highway
in 1970, long before the highway was straightened out.

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______________________________________________________ Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he will eat steak. --- Jay Leno (1950 - ) ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Three English men were in a bar and spotted an Irish man. One guy said he was going to bug him. He walked over to the Irish man and tapped him on the shoulder. 'Hey, I hear your St. Patrick was a sissy.' 'Oh really, hmm, didn't know that.' Puzzled, the English man walked back to his buddies. 'I told him St. Patrick was a sissy and he didn't care!' 'You just don't know how to set him off, watch and learn.' The second English man walked over and tapped the Irish man on the shoulder. 'I hear your St. Patrick was a transvestite!' 'Oh, wow, I didn't know that, thank you.' Shocked beyond belief, the English man went back to his buddies. 'Your right, he is unshakable!' The third English man said: 'No, no, no, I will really bug him, you just watch.' The English man walked over to the Irish man, tapped him on the shoulder and said... 'I hear your St. Patrick was an English man!' 'Yeah, that's what your buddies were trying to tell me.' _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ The presiding judge had just completed rendering the court's verdict and was about to pass sentence when he asked the defendant if he had anything to say. "No, judge, there is nothing I care to say," answered the prisoner. "But if you'll let me clear away the tables and chairs in this here courtroom, so's I can properly beat the heck outa that no-good lawyer of mine, you can give me a year or two extra." _____________________________________ Half Dome _____________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ An Amish man answered a knock on his door one morning. An electric company worker handed him a piece of paper stating that the electric company would like to run a power line through his cow pasture. The Amish man said, "No, no you can not." "Legally, that paper says we can." replied the gruff worker. As he turned and left returning to his co-workers in the field, the Amish man went to his barn and turned his 1200 pound bulls bull loose into the pasture. As the bulls rumbled toward the workers in the field, the Amish farmer hollered, "Show them thy silly paper!" _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Erin Sullivan, 39, Arizona Burglar nabbed after leaving resume, cellphone behind A convicted felon was arrested in connection with a series of home burglaries in metro Phoenix after he left his resume inside one house and his cellphone in another, according to Maricopa County Superior Court documents. Erin Sullivan, 39, is accused of stealing items worth more than $225,000 from multiple homes within the past month, court documents say. Sullivan entered a Scottsdale house near Hayden Road and 80th Place through an unlocked back door Oct. 24, police say in court records. The documents state the victim later noticed nearly $15,000 of jewelry as well as a handgun was missing. The victim also found a black binder that did not belong to anyone in the home. The Scottsdale police officers who responded to the incident opened the binder and found Sullivan's resume, records state. This led to a background check, in which officers found Sullivan to be an 11-time convicted felon, who was on probation and had been released from prison in June 2016, the court documents say. Sullivan's probation officer said the man was working as a salesman going door to door, court records say. On Nov. 3, detectives linked Sullivan to home burglaries in other areas, including Phoenix and Surprise. The Surprise Police Department confirmed camera equipment and a gaming system were stolen from a home in Surprise. Detectives found another burglary in Phoenix connected to Sullivan, in which the homeowner reported more than $200,000 in bags, jewelry, watches and luggage stolen, documents stated. Sullivan had left his cellphone in that home. When questioned, Sullivan denied any involvement in the burglaries despite some of the stolen items being found in his home, according to records. Officials found luxury watches hidden in cereal boxes in Sullivan's kitchen. The documents state that additional items from different residential burglaries were found. Some items, such as the gaming system and camera equipment, were recovered, according to officials. Sullivan is being charged with theft and multiple counts of burglary, records state. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Bill Re: Addresses in Eudora Dear Webby, For some strange reason, my 7 year old notebook, has started acting almost normally. It is now ok to travel with. I really appreciate all your help. One quick question; where do I find addresses in my eudora folder so I can copy them to my notebook? All the best. Bill Dear Bill Glad to hear that! With Eudora, I just copy over the entire Eudora folder. As far as I remember, addresses are in the 2 nndbase files. However, if you drag the entire Eudora folder onto a key-fob RAM stick, and from there onto the notebook, including the Install file, install it and it will be fine. I have done that since the early 90's, though with floppy disks in those days. Have FUN! DearWebby

Greg bought Keli, his wife, a piano for her birthday. A few weeks later, his friend Bill asked how she was doing with it. "Oh," said Greg, "I persuaded her to switch to a clarinet." "How come?" Bill asked. "Because," he answered, "with a clarinet, she can't sing."
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For a holiday, an Irishman decided to go to Switzerland to fulfill a lifelong dream and climb the Matterhorn. He hired a guide and just as they neared the top, the men were caught in a snow slide. Three hours later, a Saint Bernard ploughed through to them, a keg of brandy tied under his chin. "Hooray!" shouted the guide. "Here comes man's best friend!" "Aye," said the Irishman. "An' look at the size of the dog that's bringin' it!" ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Pistachio Shell Flowers and Candle Holder By attosa [454 Posts, 2,493 Comments] Ever since I was a little kid, I've eaten a "lot" of pistachios. Even back then, I would save the shells in order to make crafts out of them because I thought they were so pretty to throw away. Yes, my thriftiness started at a young age. This is how I make flowers and candle holders out of my pistachio shells. Painting them is completely optional. I think they look lovely in their plain state. :) Total Time: 1 hour Supplies: several pistachio shells (about 1.5 cups worth or more) CD or cardboard rounds hot glue gun with glue candle acrylic paint and brush (optional) Pistachio Shell Flowers and Candle Holder plain candle holder and a red and plain small flowerEver since I was a little kid, I've eaten a "lot" of pistachios. Even back then, I would save the shells in order to make crafts out of them because I thought they were so pretty to throw away. Yes, my thriftiness started at a young age. This is how I make flowers and candle holders out of my pistachio shells. Painting them is completely optional. I think they look lovely in their plain state. :) Total Time: 1 hour Supplies: several pistachio shells (about 1.5 cups worth or more) CD or cardboard rounds hot glue gun with glue candle acrylic paint and brush (optional) Pistachio Shell Flowers and Candle Holder supplies Steps: To make a candle holder flower, place your candle in the middle of your CD to find out how much space you'll need around the first ring of pistachio shells. Dab some hot glue down on the CD. Begin adding pistachio shells side by side, standing straight up, all around the candle. When you've made your first ring around the candle, start a new one just outside of it, but with the shells leaning back a bit. As you keep making new rings, lay them down a bit more each time, as if the flower is in bloom. When the CD or cardboard round is fully covered, you are done. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com If you are doing that with kids, you can use glue made from flour and water. Nobody will get burned and start screaming. For the finish I recommend a light spraying of Candy-Apple red or green. Have FUN! DearWebby ____________________________________________________ A customer was continually bothering the waiter in a restaurant; first, he'd asked that the air conditioning be turned up because he was too hot, then he asked it be turned down because he was too cold, and so on for about half an hour. Surprisingly, the waiter was very patient, he walked back and forth and never once got angry. So finally, a second customer asked him why he didn't throw out the pest. "Oh I don't care." said the waiter with a smile. "We don't even have an air conditioner." __________________________________________________
You can't help but laugh at this comedy routine called "The Fat Man."
The supermarket had a sale on boneless chicken breasts. I intended to stock up. At the store, however, I was disappointed to find only a few skimpy prepackaged portions of the poultry, so I complained to the butcher lady. "Don't worry," she said, "I'll pack some more trays and have them ready for you by the time you finish shopping." Several aisles later, I heard the lady butcher's voice boom over the public-address system: "Will the gentleman who wanted bigger breasts please meet me at the back of the store." ___________________________________________________
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Today, November 21, in 
1620 The Mayflower reached Provincetown, MA. The ship
discharged the Pilgrims at Plymouth, MA, on December 26,
1620. 

1694 French author and philosopher Jean Francois Voltaire
was born. At age 65 he spent only three days writing
"Candide." 

1783 The first successful flight was made in a hot air
balloon. The pilots, Francois Pilatre de Rosier and Francois
Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, flew for 25 minutes and 50
miles over Paris. 

1871 M.F. Galethe patented the cigar lighter. 

1877 Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his
phonograph. 

1929 Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali had his first art
exhibit. 

1942 The Alaska Highway across Canada was formally opened. 
It is 2000 Miles long and was built in one year. The
Environmental Impact Study took less than an hour.

1953 British Natural History Museum authorities announced
that "Piltdown Man" was a hoax. 

1962 U.S. President Kennedy terminated the quarantine
measures against Cuba. 

1973 U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's attorney, J. Fred
Buzhardt, announced the presence of an 18-minute gap in one
of the White House tape recordings related to the Watergate
case. 

1979 The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, was attacked
by a mob that set the building afire and killed two
Americans. 

1980 An estimated 83 million viewers tuned in to find out
"who shot J.R." on the CBS prime-time soap opera Dallas.
Kristin was the character that fired the gun. (Texas) 

1980 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino
in Las Vegas, NV. 

1982 The National Football League (NFL) resumed its season
following a 57-day player's strike. 

1985 Former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay
Pollard was arrested after being accused of spying for
Israel. He was later sentenced to life in prison. 

1986 U.S. Attorney General Meese was asked to conduct an
inquiry of the Iran arms sales. 

1987 An eight-day siege began at a detention center in
Oakdale, LA, as Cuban detainees seized the facility and took
hostages. 

1989 The proceedings of Britain's House of Commons were
televised live for the first time. 

1992 U.S. Senator Bob Packwood issued an apology but refused
to discuss allegations that he'd made unwelcome sexual
advances toward 10 women in past years. 

1993 The U.S. House of Representatives voted against making
the District of Columbia the 51st state. 

1994 NATO warplanes bombed an air base in Serb-held Croatia
that was being used by Serb planes to raid the Bosnian "safe
area" of Bihac. 

1995 France detonated its fourth underground nuclear blast
at a test site in the South Pacific. 

1995 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the
5,000-mark (5,023.55) for the first time. 

1999 China announced that it had test-launched an unmanned
space capsule that was designed for manned spaceflight. 

2000 The Florida Supreme Court granted Al Gore's request to
keep the presidential recounts going. 

2001 Microsoft Corp. proposed giving $1 billion in
computers, software, training and cash to more than 12,500
of the poorest schools in the U.S. The offer was intended as
part of a deal to settle most of the company's private
antitrust lawsuits. 

2002 NATO invited Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria,
Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Monday, November 20

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Father finds man in teen girl’s closet 
with her underwear and pictures
 Bonehead
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Today, November 19 in
1995 Princess Diana admitted being unfaithful to Prince
Charles in an interview that was broadcast on BBC
Television. However, she remained a media favorite.

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______________________________________________________ A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. --- Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626) Genius might be described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds. --- Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902) A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor. --- Ring Lardner ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ A man was walking along the beach at Malibu when he found a bottle. He looked around and didn't see anyone so he opened it. A genie appeared and thanked the man for letting him out. The genie said, "For your kindness I will grant you one wish, but only one.." The man thought for a minute and said, "I have always wanted to go to Hawaii but have never been able to because I'm afraid of flying and ships make me claustrophobic and ill. So, I wish for a bridge to be built from here to Hawaii." The genie thought for a few minutes and said, "No, I don't think I can do that. Just think of all the work involved with the pilings needed to hold up the highway and how deep they would have to be to reach the bottom of the ocean. Think of all the pavement that would be needed. No, that is just too much to ask." The man thought for a minute and then told the genie, "There is one other thing that I have always wanted. I would like to be able to understand women. What makes them laugh and cry, why are they temperamental, why are they so difficult to get along with? Basically, what makes them tick?" The genie considered for a few minutes and said, "So, do you want two lanes or four? _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ My next-door neighbor and I frequently borrow things from each other. Not long ago, when I requested his ladder, he told me that he had lent it to his son. Recalling a saying my grandmother used to repeat, I recited, "You should never lend anything to your kids, because you will never get it back." And my neighbor said, "Well, it's not even my ladder. It's my dad's." _____________________________________ From Dad _____________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ A little girl had just finished her first week of school. She came home and said to her mother, "I'm wasting my time. I can't read, I can't write, and they won't let me talk!" _____________________________________________________ Happy Birthday, Sailor! Reported by the Bausell Sailor An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Michael Zabalza Ruelas, Glendale, Arizona Father finds man in teen girl’s closet with her underwear and pictures A Phoenix father came home to find a man inside his daughter’s closet with the girl’s underwear and pictures, according to KTVK. Police arrested Michael Zabalza Ruelas, of Glendale, who is facing one count of second-degree burglary. Police said on Thursday, Nov. 9, the family arrived home when they noticed their dog was barking at the closet. The father went to investigate and found Ruelas inside with photos of his 16-year-old daughter, her underwear and lotion, police said. The father then threatened to hit Ruelas with a crowbar and he took off out of the house, court documents said. He then drove away and the mother was able to get his license plate number, police said. Officers later spotted the suspect driving by the house and he was pulled over. After being arrested, police said Ruelas admitted to getting into the house through a window and “collected panties from different laundry baskets inside the house.” Ruelas said he took some of the underwear with him when he left the house, and the clothing items were inside the car when he was pulled over, according to police. He made his first court appearance and bond was set at $3,500. He’s had several run-ins with the law, including DUI, false reporting and failure to appear for a driving on a suspended license charge. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Randall Re: Keyboard malfunction Dear Webby, Quick question for you. The only key i have not working is my exclamation key, every other key works fine. is it time for a new keyboard? The keyboard came with my new computer in the springtime.? Tried cleaning it but to no avail...be safe. Randall Dear Randall Try to get warranty. You can try whacking the keyboard really hard upside down onto a newspaper on your desk. If that does not fix it, just get a new keyboard. They are cheap. Which brand was it that died in half a year? Obviously you should avoid that. I have good results with Kensington and DELL keyboards. Have FUN! DearWebby

There were these two guys out hiking when they came upon an old, abandoned mineshaft. Curious about its depth they threw in a pebble and waited for the sound of it striking the bottom, but they heard nothing. They went and got a bigger rock, threw it in and waited. Still nothing. They searched the area for something larger and came upon a railroad tie. With great difficulty, the two men carried it to the opening and threw it in. While waiting for it to hit bottom, a goat suddenly darted between them and leapt into the hole! The guys were still standing there with astonished looks upon their faces from the actions of the goat when a man walked up to them. He asked them if they had seen a goat anywhere in the area and they said that one had just jumped into the mineshaft in front of them! The man replied, "Oh no. That couldn't be MY goat, mine was tied to a railroad tie."
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Baby camel to his dad, "Dad, why have we got such big feet?" "so that we can carry our masters through the hot shifting sands of the desert where no other animal can go," replied Dad. "Dad, why have we such long spindly legs?" "So that we can carry our masters through all the prickly thorn bushes in the desert without scratching their legs," replied Dad. "Dad, why do we have such big humps on our backs?" "So that we can carry our masters for long distances across the desert without stopping for food or water," replied Dad. "Dad, why our we standing in the back of this truck, stuck in rush-hour traffic?" ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Vinegar for Whitening Corelle Dishes By Nancy Batdorf When we moved 5 years ago, my Corelle dishes were all white. However, after time using the dishwasher that was in the house, my dishes have turned dingy gray, especially on the bottom and around the edges. I've tried baking soda (that worked on my glasses) to no avail. Today, while hand washing them I thought 'let's see what vinegar does. So I poured some in a dishpan and put some bowls in and lo and behold they came out white. I really should have tried that sooner since I knew what other miracles vinegar performs. I just wanted to share this. I wrote Corelle and they never answered. I've also tried different cleansers but no good, the whole time the best and cheapest cleaner was in my cupboard. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ Husband and wife are getting all snugly in bed. The passion is heating up. But then the wife stops and says "I don't feel like it, I just want you to hold me." The husband says "WHAT??" The wife explains that he must not be in tune with her emotional needs as a Woman. The husband realizes that nothing is going to happen tonight and he might as well deal with it. So the next day the husband takes her shopping at a big dept. store. He walks around and has her try on three very expensive outfits. And then tells his wife. We'll take all three of them. Then goes over and gets matching shoes worth $200 each. And then goes to the Jewelry Dept. and gets a set of diamond earrings. The wife is so excited (she thinks her husband has flipped out, but she does not care). She goes for the tennis bracelet. The husband says "but you don't even play tennis, but OK if you like it then lets get it." The wife is jumping up and down so excited she cannot even believe what is going on. She says "I am ready to go, lets go to the cash register." The husband says," no - no - no, honey we're not going to buy all this stuff." The wife's face goes blank. "No honey - I just want you to HOLD this stuff for a while." Her face gets really red and she is about to explode and then the husband says, "You must not be in tune with my emotional state about your unbalanced checkbooks and your overdrawn VISAs!" __________________________________________________
The rock houses that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien.
The father of a teenage daughter was concerned with the amount of time she spent on the telephone; not so much for the time she wasted (he had given up on that long ago), but because nobody else could use the phone. So, as a happy solution, he had a telephone installed for her with her own private number and directory listing. Two or three days after her telephone had been installed, he came home to find her stretched out on the floor with her feet on the living room couch and chatting away on the family telephone. Her own telephone was resting silently on her dresser. "Why are you using our telephone," he yelled. "Why aren't you talking on your own telephone?" "I can't," she said, "I'm expecting an important call on my phone." ___________________________________________________
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Today, November 20, in 
1789 New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of
Rights. 

1818 Simon Bolivar formally declared Venezuela independent
of Spain. 

1873 Budapest was formed when the rival cities of Buda and
Pest were united to form the capital of Hungary. 

1901 The second Hay-Pauncefoot Treaty provided for
construction of the Panama Canal by the U.S. 

1910 Francisco I. Madero led a revolution that broke out in
Mexico. 

1943 During World War II, U.S. Marines began their landing
on Tarawa and Makin atolls in the Gilbert Islands. 

1945 24 Nazi leaders went before an international war crimes
tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. 

1947 Britain's Princess Elizabeth married Philip
Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in Westminster Abbey. 

1959 Britain, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria,
Denmark and Sweden met to create the European Free Trade
Association. 

1962 The Cuban Missile Crisis ended. The Soviet Union
removed its missiles and bombers from Cuba and the U.S.
ended its blockade of the island. 

1967 The Census Clock at the Department of Commerce in
Washington, DC, went past 200 million projected inhabitants.


1969 The Nixon administration announced a halt to
residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total
phase out of the substance. 

1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab
leader to address Israel's parliament. 

1980 On Jefferson Island, Louisiana, an oil rig in Lake
Pigneur pierced the top of the salt dome beneath the island.
The freshwater lake completely drained within a few hours.
The Delcambre Canal reversed flow and two days later the
previous freshwater lake was a 1,300-foot-deep saltwater
lake. That put an end to salt mining.

1983 An estimated 100 million people watched the
controversial ABC-TV movie "The Day After." The movie
depicted the outbreak of nuclear war. 

1986 The one billionth Little Golden Book was printed. The
title was The Poky Little Puppy. 

1987 Police investigating the fire at King's Cross, London's
busiest subway station, said that arson was unlikely to be
the cause of the event that took 31 lives. 

1988 Egypt and China announced that they would recognize the
Palestinian state proclaimed by the Palestine National
Council. 

1989 Over 200,000 people rallied peacefully in Prague,
Czechoslovakia, demanding democratic reforms. 

1990 Saddam Hussein ordered another 250,000 Iraqi troops
into the country of Kuwait. 

1990 The space shuttle Atlantis landed at Cape Canaveral,
FL, after completing a secret military mission. 

1992 A fire seriously damaged the northwest side of Windsor
Castle in England. 

1993 The U.S. Senate passed the Brady Bill and legislation
implementing NAFTA. 

1994 The Angolan government and rebels signed a treaty in
Zambia to end 19 years of war. 

1995 Princess Diana admitted being unfaithful to Prince
Charles in an interview that was broadcast on BBC
Television. 

1998 Afghanistan's Taliban militia offered Osama bin Laden
safe haven. Osama bin Laden had been accused of
orchestrating two U.S. embassy bombings in Africa and later
terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon. 

1998 Forty-six states agreed to a $206 billion settlement of
health claims against the tobacco industry. The industry
also agreed to give up billboard advertising of cigarettes. 

2001 The U.S. Justice Department headquarters building was
renamed the Robert F. Kennedy building by President George
W. Bush. The event was held on what would have been
Kennedy's 76th birthday. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Sunday, November 19

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Tip of man’s thumb bitten off during 
strong-arm carjacking attempt
 Bonehead
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Today, November 19 in
1863 U.S. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address
as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil
War battlefield in Pennsylvania. 
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______________________________________________________ A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices. --- William James (1842 - 1910) ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ A pastor saw Robert Schuller's TV program "Hour of Power. One of the things that impressed him the most during the program was watching everyone turn around to shake hands with and greet other worshippers seated near them. The pastor felt that his church was a bit stuffy and could use a bit of friendliness. So, at Sunday morning worship he announced that next week they would initiate this custom of greeting one another. At the close of this same worship service one man turned around to the lady behind him and said a cheerful, "Good morning!" She looked back at him with shock at his boldness and said, "I beg your pardon! That friendliness business doesn't start until next Sunday!" _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Sandie for this test / report: Are you a Democrat, Republican or Southern Republican? Here is a little test that will help you decide. The answer can be found by posing the following question: You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, an Islamic Terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you. You are carrying a Glock Cal 40, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do? 1) Democrat's Answer: Well, that's not enough information to answer the question! Does the man look poor! Or oppressed? Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack? Could we run away? What does my wife think? What about the kids? Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand? What does the law say about this situation? Does the Glock have appropriate safety built into it? Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children? Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me? Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me? If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me? Should I call 9-1-1? Why is this street so deserted? We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day and make this happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior. This is all so confusing! I need to debate this with some friends for few weeks and try to come to a consensus. 2) Republican's Answer: BANG! 3)Southern Republican's Answer: BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click ...(sounds of reloading) BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click Daughter: Nice grouping, Daddy! Were those my Winchester Silver Tips or Mom's Hollow Points? Son: Git-r-Dun Pop! Can I shoot the next one? Wife: You ain't taking THAT to the Taxidermist! _____________________________________ _____________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ >From Fredd According to my mother, she and Dad decided to start a family soon after he became an officer in the Air Force. When months went by without success, they consulted the base physician, who chose to examine Mom right then and there. "Please disrobe," he told her. "With him in the room??" she yelled, pointing to my father. Turning to Dad, the doctor said, "Captain, I think I found the problem." _____________________________________________________ Happy Birthday, Sailor! Reported by the Bausell Sailor An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Jared Ross Lesesne, 24, Hampton, Virginia Tip of man’s thumb bitten off during strong-arm carjacking attempt A Virginia man survived a carjacking attempt but had part of his thumb bitten off as he fought off his attacker. The 67-year-old victim, who didn't want his name used, was attacked on November 9th in Hampton, Virginia, according to WTKR. He had a bandage covering his right thumb and said it was throbbing in pain after surgery on Tuesday. He told WTKR that he had gone to his older brother’s house to fix his wheelchair, but when he went to leave and get back in his truck a young man attacked him. “He just started whaling on me and trying to pull me on out of the truck,” he said. “I had a good size knot there and he hit me behind the ear which is still sore. At the same time, I’m laying back and kicking, trying to get him off of me.” He said the fight spilled over into the street and for a second it looked like the suspect gave up, but then he came back around and got into the passenger side of the truck and the assault continued. “I was trying to turn the ignition off with my left hand and I'm holding him around ... his neck with my right hand and at some point, my thumb ended up in his mouth and he bit down on it. I yanked my thumb out of his mouth and he ran,” he said. It took a few minutes for him to realize the tip was missing. “As I looked down and I asked the police officer what was that down there, she shined her light and that's when she discovered the tip of the finger laying there by the door of my truck,” he said. Police arrested 24-year-old Jared Ross Lesesne and charged him with malicious wounding and attempted carjacking. The victim said the shock of what happened didn’t set in until the day after the attack when the doctor explained that he couldn’t save the tip of his thumb. Now he has a warning for others. “Please be aware of your surroundings at all times." The victim will have more surgery on Friday and says he is just trying to deal with what happened. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Armin Re: Restore keyboard Lettering Dear Webby, How do I restore the worn off letters on my keyboard? Armin Dear Armin Buy some Lettraset in the same color and size at your nearest business supply store. Clean the worn off keys with Windex or similar cleaner, apply the Lettraset and seal it with clear nail polish. Have FUN! DearWebby

Over breakfast one morning, a woman said to her husband, "I bet you don't know what day this is." "Of course I do," he indignantly answered, going out the door to the office. At 10 AM, the doorbell rang, and when the woman opened the door, she was handed a box containing a dozen long stemmed red roses. At 1 PM, a foil wrapped, two pound box of her favorite chocolates arrived. Later, a boutique delivered a designer dress. The woman couldn't wait for her husband to come home. "First the flowers, then the chocolates, and then the dress!" she exclaimed. "I've never had a more wonderful National Popcorn Day in my life!"
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In a train compartmentin England, there are 3 men and a ravishing young girl. The four passengers join in conversation, which very soon turns to the erotic. Then, the young girl proposes, "If each of you will give me 1 pound, I will show you my legs." The men, charmed by this young girl, all pull a buck out of their wallet. And then the girl pulls us her dress a bit to show her legs. Then she says, "If each of you gentlemen will give me 10 pounds, I'll show you my thighs," Men being what they are, they all pull out a ten pound note. The girl pulls up her dress all the way to her undies. Conversation continues, and the men, a bit excited, have all taken off their coats. Then the young girl says, "If you will give me a 100, I will show you where I was operated on for appendicitis." Naturally, all three fork over the money. Then the girl turns to the window and points to a hospital in the distance and says, "There!" ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Cardboard Windshield Cover For Bad Weather By Harlean [146 Posts, 456 Comments] With winter bringing snow, sleet and freezing rain, if you have to park outside in the weather, here is a tip that will save lots of time and frustration. When you are ready to park your car for the night, take a few minutes to take a couple pieces of cardboard and slip them under your windshield wipers so that they are held securely and cover your windshield. You will be so happy in the morning to just slide them off the windshield and have clear vision with no scraping and defrosting. You may even have time for a second cup of coffee before you head out the door for work. By Harlean from Hot Springs, Arkansas Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ A mother had three very active boys. One summer evening, she was playing cops and robbers in the back yard after dinner. One of the boys "shot" his mother and yelled, "Bang! You're dead!" She slumped to the ground and when she didn't get up right away, a neighbor ran over to see if she had been hurt in the fall. When the neighbor bent over, the overworked mother opened one eye and said, "Shhh. Don't give me away. It's the only chance I've had to rest all day." __________________________________________________
Lyon, the City of Murals.
A four year old walked into the bathroom while her mother was putting on make-up and announced, "I'm going to look just like you, mommy!" Her mother said, "Maybe, when you grow up." "No, mommy, tomorrow. I just put on that 'Oil of Old Lady' you always use." ___________________________________________________
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Dear Webby I got fed up with hotmail and switched to Gmail, like you had recommended often enough. It took a bit of fooling around and reading, but no big deal to customize it to my liking. What I like most is that it is reliable and predictable. Thanks for recommending it! Andrea ____________________________________________________

Today, November 19, in 
1794 Britain's King George III signed the Jay Treaty. It
resolved the issues left over from the Revolutionary War. 

1850 The first life insurance policy for a woman was issued.
Carolyn Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in
Madison, NJ. 

1863 U.S. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address
as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil
War battlefield in Pennsylvania. 

1893 The first newspaper color supplement was published in
the Sunday New York World. 

1895 The "paper pencil" was patented by Frederick E.
Blaisdell. 

1919 The U.S. Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles with
a vote of 55 in favor to 39 against. A two-thirds majority
was needed for ratification. 

1928 "Time" magazine presented its cover in color for the
first time. The subject was Japanese Emperor Hirohito. 

1942 During World War II, Russian forces launched their
winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front. 

1954 Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on
the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. 

1959 Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production
of the unpopular Edsel. 

1969 Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made
man's second landing on the moon. 

1970 Hafiz al-Assad seized power in Syria. 

1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab
leader to set foot in Israel on an official visit. 

1979 Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) signed a four-year contract
for $4.5 million. At the time, Ryan was the highest paid
player in major league baseball. 

1981 U.S. Steel agreed to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil.

1985 U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S.
Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit
in Geneva. 

1990 NATO and the Warsaw Pact signed a treaty of
nonaggression. 

1993 The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping $22.3 billion anti-
crime measure. 

1994 The U.N. Security Council authorized NATO to bomb rebel
Serb forces striking from neighboring Croatia. 

1997 In Carlisle, IA, septuplets were born to Bobbi
McCaughey. It was only the second known case where all seven
were born alive. 

1998 The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Clinton
began. 

1998 Vincent van Gogh's "Portrait of the Artist Without
Beard" sold at auction for more than $71 million. 

1999 In Istanbul, Turkey, the Organization for Security and
Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) concluded a two-day summit
after adopting a new arms accord. During the conference,
Russia was criticized for its military campaign against
Chechnya's separatist movement. 

2001 U.S. President George W. Bush signed the most
comprehensive air security bill in U.S. history. 

2002 The oil tanker Prestige broke into two pieces and sank
off northwest Spain. The tanker lost about 2 million gallons
of fuel oil when it ruptured November 13th and was towed
about 150 miles out to sea. 

2002 The U.S. government completed its takeover of security
at 424 airports nationwide. 

2007 The Amazon Kindle was first released.

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Saturday, November 18

-20. No gullible  Warming around here. That cycle seems to
have ended. During my walk it felt like the inevitable "Ice
age is coming" cycle has started. 

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Ohio man threatened to kill wife, 
commit ‘mass shooting’ that would 
‘go down in history’
 Bonehead
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Today, November 18 in
1883 The U.S. and Canada adopted a system of standard time
zones. 
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______________________________________________________ He was one of those men who think that the world can be saved by writing a pamphlet. --- Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881) Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them. --- H. L. Mencken ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ The science teacher was discussing insects in her biology class for the kids. She said, "Moths always fly with their legs apart. Can anybody tell me why?" Some of the students looked at each other in a state of total confusion. Then, Johnny raised his hand. When called upon, he said, "Miss, have you ever seen the SIZE of moth balls?" _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ From Boris I asked my wife if she had seen this morning's paper. She said, "Yes, I wrapped the garbage in it--just the classified section, though." I said, "But...but...I haven't seen it yet!" She replies, "Oh, you didn't miss much. Just some egg shells, coffee grounds and a few orange peels." _____________________________________ _____________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ Thanks to Dave for this classic: When the office printer's type began to grow faint, the office manager called a local repair shop where a friendly man informed him that the printer probably needed only to be cleaned. Because the store charged $50 for such cleanings, he said, the manager might try reading the printer's manual and doing the job himself. Pleasantly surprised by his candor, the office manager asked, "Does your boss know that you discourage business?" "Actually it's my boss's idea," the employee replied. "We usually make more money on repairs if we let people try to fix things themselves first." _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Wei Li, 38, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Ohio man threatened to kill wife, commit ‘mass shooting’ that would ‘go down in history’ A Cuyahoga Falls man has been charged after allegedly threatening to kill his estranged wife and shoot up the Las Vegas hotel and casino where she worked. Wei Li, 38, faces a charge of interstate threatening communications and destruction of evidence. According to the Cleveland Division of FBI, Li texted his estranged wife Nov. 6 multiple times making the threats. He also referenced a mass shooting at a church with at least 1,000 people in attendance. He indicated in the text messaging that the killing he planned to commit would go down in history and that he would blame his wife for all the deaths. According to court documents, he said the shooting at the casino would be a dry run. He also allegedly texted her photos of knives, rifles, a list of Las Vegas casinos and a picture of himself holding a rifle. On Nov. 9, he allegedly texted his wife telling her that if he didn't get his green card, he would kill her. The woman notified authorities that she was afraid for her safety. On Nov. 10, detectives and FBI agents were questioning Li and asked him to unlock his phone. He complied, but then deleted a string of text messages. He was then arrested. He will have his initial appearance in court Thursday. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Chris Re: Transfer files from TiVo to hard drive Dear Webby, Tivo to hard drive. Any ideas, or can it be done? Hope all is well with you and yours, Chris Dear Chris TIVO boxes have an internal hard drive and a port to connect to a computer home network. Depending on the model, the network connection is either USB1, USB2 or Ethernet. If you have a port free on your computer home network, it plugs right in. Have FUN! DearWebby

Thanks to Hilla for this story: Sister Mary, who worked for a home health agency, was out making her rounds visiting homebound patients when she ran out of gas. As luck would have it, a gas station was just a block away. She walked to the station to borrow a gas can and buy some gas. The attendant told her that the only gas can he owned had been loaned out, but she could wait until it was returned. Since the nun was on the way to see a patient, she decided not to wait and walked back to her car. She looked for something in her car that she could fill with gas and spotted the bedpan she was taking to the patient. Always resourceful, she carried the bedpan to the station, filled it with gas, and carried the full bedpan back to her car. As she was pouring the gas into her tank, two men watched from across the street. One of the them turned to the other and said, "If it starts, I'm turning Catholic.
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The schoolteacher was taking her first golfing lesson. "Is the word spelled p-u-t or p-u-t-t?'' she asked the instructor. "P-u-t-t would be correct,'' he replied. "Put means to place a thing where you want it. Putt means merely a vain attempt to do the same thing." ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Nonstick Meatloaf Here's a tasty way to keep meatloaf from sticking to the pan. Line your pan with a couple strips of bacon before putting the meatloaf in the pan. It's not cheap, but it sure tastes good. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ Most people assume WWJD is for "What would Jesus do?" But the initials really stand for "What would Jesus drive?" One theory is that Jesus would tool around in an old Plymouth because "the Bible says God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden in a Fury." But in Psalm 83, the Almighty clearly owns a Pontiac and a Geo. The passage urges the Lord to "pursue your enemies with your Tempest and terrify them with your Storm." Perhaps God favors Dodge pickup trucks, because Moses' followers are warned not to go up a mountain "until the Ram's horn sounds a long blast." Some scholars insist that Jesus drove a Honda but didn't like to talk about it. As proof, they cite a verse in St. John's gospel where Christ tells the crowd, "For I did not speak of my own Accord..." Meanwhile, Moses rode an old British motorcycle, as evidenced by a Bible passage declaring that "the roar of Moses' Triumph is heard in the hills." Joshua drove a Triumph sports car with a hole in its muffler: "Joshua's Triumph was heard throughout the land." And, following the Master's lead, the Apostles car pooled in a Honda..."The Apostles were in one Accord." __________________________________________________
Unbelievable Lion Sculpture Made from Hammered Steel
Thanks to Ross for this warning: I hate it when people forward bogus warnings...but this one is real, and it's important. So please send this warning to everyone on your e-mail list. If someone comes to your front door saying they are conducting a survey on deer ticks and asks you to take your clothes off and dance around with your arms up, DO NOT DO IT!! IT IS A SCAM; they only want to see you naked. I wish I'd gotten this yesterday. I feel so silly now. ___________________________________________________
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DearWebby, you have occasionally mentioned Skype a few times every year for as long as I have known you. I finally installed it on the insistence of my grand daughter. Found out that my laptop has a camera and a microphone already built in! After an hour of yacking and laughing I got scared about the bill, and found out that video chat is free on Skype. Kicking myself now for not listening to you! We had so much fun! Alice ____________________________________________________

Today, November 18, in 
1477 William Caxton produced "Dictes or Sayengis of the
Philosophres," which was the first book to be printed in
England. 

1865 Samuel L. Clemens published "The Celebrated Jumping
Frog of Calaveras County" under the pen name "Mark Twain" in
the New York "Saturday Press." 

1883 The U.S. and Canada adopted a system of standard time
zones. 

1903 The U.S. and Panama signed a treaty that granted the
U.S. rights to build the Panama Canal. 

1916 Douglas Haig, commander of the British Expeditionary
Force in World War I, called off the Battle of the Somme in
France. The offensive began on July 1, 1916. 

1928 The first successful sound-synchronized animated
cartoon premiered in New York. It was Walt Disney's
"Steamboat Willie," starring Mickey Mouse. 

1936 Germany and Italy recognized the Spanish government of
Francisco Franco. The USA did the same.

1942 "The Skin of Our Teeth," by Thornton Wilder opened on
Broadway. 

1951 Chuck Connors (Los Angeles Angels) became the first
player to oppose the major league draft. Connors later
became the star of the television show "The Rifleman." 

1959 William Wyler's "Ben-Hur" premiered at Loew's Theater
in New York City's Times Square. 

1966 U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule
against eating meat on Fridays. 

1969 Apollo 12 astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. and Alan
L. Bean landed on the lunar surface during the second manned
mission to the moon. 

1976 The parliament of Spain approved a bill that
established a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship. 

1983 Argentina announced its ability to produce enriched
uranium for use in nuclear weapons. 

1985 Joe Theismann (Washington Redskins) broke his leg after
being hit by Lawrence Taylor (New York Giants). The injury
ended Theismann's 12 year National Football League (NFL)
career. 

1987 The U.S. Congress issued the Iran-Contra Affair report.
The report said that President Ronald Reagan bore "ultimate
responsibility" for wrongdoing by his aides. 

1987 CBS Inc. announced it had agreed to sell its record
division to Sony Corp. for about $2 billion. 

1988 U.S. President Reagan signed major legislation
providing the death penalty for drug traffickers who kill. 

1993 The U.S. House of Representatives joined the U.S.
Senate in approving legislation aimed at protecting abortion
facilities, staff and patients. 

1993 Representatives from 21 South African political parties
approved a new constitution. 

1997 First Union Corp. announced its purchase of CoreStates
Financial Corp. for $16.1 billion. To date it was the
largest banking deal in U.S. history. 

2001 Nintendo released the GameCube home video game console
in the United States.

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Friday, November 17
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!


Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Man With 130 Arrests Breaks Into Hartford Home, 
Resident Takes Refuge In Safe Room till cops 
with K9 arrive. K9 bites and subdues the crook.
 Bonehead
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Today, November 17 in
1869 The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the
Mediterranean and the Red seas.  
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______________________________________________________ A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. --- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt. --- Dean Martin ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Thanks to LittleMiss for this classic: Becky and Sally were doing some carpentry work on their house. Becky, who was nailing down house siding, would reach into her nail pouch, pull out a nail and either toss it over her shoulder or nail it in. Sally figuring this was worth looking into, asked, "Why are you throwing those nails away?" Becky explained, "When I pull a nail out of my pouch, about half of them have the head on the wrong end and I throw them away." Sally got completely upset and yelled, "You moron! Those nails aren't defective! They're for the other side of the house!" _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ An old blacksmith realized he was soon going to quit working so hard. He picked out a strong young man to become his apprentice. The old fellow was crabby and exacting. "Don't ask me a lot of questions," he told the boy. "Just do whatever I tell you to do." One day the old blacksmith took an iron out of the forge and laid it on the anvil. "Get the hammer over there," he said. "When I nod my head, hit it real good and hard." Now the town is looking for a new blacksmith. _____________________________________ Gary hooking up his skidder. If you are in the Yukon and need firewood, contact Gary: http://garysgotwood.com/ _____________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ The professor of a graduate-school class of gifted students included a HUGE amount of material on the midterm exam. Tension in the room built, people were sighing and gasping aloud as they realized how much material they had covered and were expected to recall. The following week, the professor tossed the graded papers on her desk and announced, "Class, after I left here last week, the Lord spoke to me. He said, 'Thanks, professor. I haven't heard from some of those people in years. _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Leroy Mims, 56, Hartford, Connecticut Man With 130 Arrests Breaks Into Hartford Home, Resident Takes Refuge In Safe Room till cops with K9 arrive. K9 bites the crook. A Hartford man is under arrested after a woman called police from a safe room in her house while he was stealing her jewelry. On Monday, police said they went to a home on Woodside Circle for a 911 report from a woman who said somebody broke into her house and was still there. Police said the homeowner sought shelter in a safe room and calmly maintained contact with police dispatchers while the man was in her house. Police said they saw broken glass when they got there with HPD K-9 Rosco, and maintained a perimeter of the home, while the woman stayed in contact with them. Police searched the home and Rosco found Leroy Mims, 56, hiding in the second-floor bathtub of the children’s bathroom. Police said he had a knife and was subdued by Rosco and then patrol officers. Mims had the victim’s jewelry and property in his backpack and pockets when he was arrested . Police said Mims is a convicted felon with 130 Hartford arrests with 46 prior convictions. He was charged with home invasion, second-degree larceny, first-degree criminal mischief, carrying a dangerous weapon, and interfering with police. He is being held on $100,000 bail. "I spoke to the family overnight," said Foley. "They're obviously shaken. [I'm] glad they made the decision to build the safe room and glad they're okay." _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Jerry Re: Fixt Caps Locked text Dear Webby, I am editing (pro bono) a local service club monthly bulletin and occasionally get a script IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. I don't mind going through two or three paragraphs, but it will take forever to rewrite several pages -- not to mention how boring it is. If anyone knows a shortcut, I figure it is you. CAN YOU HELP? Thanx, Jerry Dear Jerry Just send it back to them and tell them that they are giving AOL a bad name, again. Tell them that there is more to life than slouching on the couch, a bottle of Southern Comfort in one hand, and poking a Caps-Locked keyboard with the typo finger of the other hand. Jerry, you are not doing them a favor by lowering your standards to theirs! Bring them up to YOURS! He's a poor teacher, who has never been called a meanie. Have FUN! DearWebby

"From Francine As a realtor, I deal with all types of people. Recently, I showed a home to a couple who seemed eager to check out the fantastic view from the living room. But when I dramatically pulled back the drapes, the disappointed husband asked, "Where is the view? Those mountains must be blocking it."
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A young lawyer was defending a wealthy businessman in a complicated lawsuit. Unfortunately, the evidence was against his client, and he feared the worst. So the lawyer asked the senior partner of the law firm if it would be appropriate to send the judge a box of Havana cigars. The partner was horrified. "The judge is an honorable man," the partner exclaimed. "If you do that, I can guarantee you will lose the case!" Weeks later the judge ruled in favor of the lawyer's client. The partner took him to lunch to congratulate him. "Aren't you glad you didn't send those cigars to the judge?", the partner asked. "But I did send them," replied the lawyer. "I just enclosed the plaintiff's lawyer's business card!" ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Canned Cream Soups Cream soups, like cream of mushrooms, make easy sauces for vegetables, sauces and casserole filling. Stock up on cream soups when they are sale, they are a great time saving staple to have in your pantry. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com Condensed or Concentrated soup is an even better deal. I use a can of condensed vegetable soup for 88 cents, add potatoes and whatever veggies I find in the fridge or a can of mixed vegetables, chop up an inch of smoked farmer sausage, and let it simmer to make a delicious bachelor's stew. Bachelor's Stew can be extended the next day. Just toss more potatoes and veggies into the leftovers. Do NOT use more cauliflour than you can finish the first day. Anything else reheats just fine. Have FUN! DearWebby ____________________________________________________ A couple went to pay a visit to another couple, unannounced. The wife answered the door. "Come in," she said. The other couple came in,sat down, then asked, "Where's John?" "Oh," replied his wife,"he's in the bathroom, grouting and spackling." "Oh, dear," said the other lady, "I had that once and didn't get over it for two weeks. __________________________________________________
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"From Walt Because I couldn't unplug the toilet with a plunger, I had to dismantle the entire fixture, no small feat for a non- plumber. Jammed inside the drain was a purple rubber dinosaur, which belonged to my five-year-old son. I painstakingly got all the toilet parts together again, the tank filled, and I flushed it. However, it didn't work much better than before! As I pondered what to do next, my son walked into the bathroom. I pointed to the purple dinosaur I had just dislodged and told him that the toilet still wasn't working. "Did you get the green one, too?" he asked. ___________________________________________________
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Der Webby, dont worry about the accidental send of Opheliaès newsletter. I know accidents do happen now and then. Hubby saw it, and subscribed, and then he got friendly! Mia ____________________________________________________

Today, November 17, in 
1558 Elizabeth I ascended the English throne upon the death
of Queen Mary Tudor. 

1603 Sir Walter Raleigh went on trial for treason. 

1796 Catherine the Great of Russia died at the age of 67. 

1798 Irish nationalist leader Wolfe Tone committed suicide
while in jail awaiting execution. 

1869 The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the
Mediterranean and the Red seas. 

1903 Russia's Social Democrats officially split into two
groups Bolsheviks and Mensheviks. 

1904 The first underwater submarine journey was taken, from
Southampton, England, to the Isle of Wight. 

1913 The steamship Louise became the first ship to travel
through the Panama Canal. 

1913 In Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm banned the armed forces from
dancing the tango. 

1922 Siberia voted for union with the U.S.S.R. 

1962 Washington's Dulles International Airport was dedicated
by U.S. President Kennedy. 

1968 NBC cut away from the final minutes of a New York Jets-
Oakland Raiders game to begin a TV special, "Heidi," on
schedule. The Raiders came from behind to beat the Jets 43-
32. 

1970 The Soviet Union landed an unmanned, remote-controlled
vehicle on the moon, the Lunokhod 1. The vehicle was
released by Luna 17. 

1973 U.S. President Nixon told an Associated Press managing
editors meeting in Orlando, FL, "people have got to know
whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a
crook." 

1979 Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the release of 13
female and black American hostages being held at the U.S.
Embassy in Tehran. 

1982 The Empire State Building was added to the National
Register of Historical Places. 

1988 Benazir Bhutto became the first woman leader of an
Islamic country. She was elected in the first democratic
elections in Pakistan in 11 years. 

1990 A mass grave was discovered by the bridge over the
River Kwai in Thailand. The bodies were believed to be those
of World War II prisoners of war. 

1990 The Soviet government agreed to change the country's
constitution. 

1997 62 people were killed by 6 Islamic militants outside
the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt. The attackers were
killed by police. 

1997 Mario Lemieux was voted into the NHL Hall of Fame. 

2001 "Toys "R" Us Times Square The Center of the Toy
Universe" opened in New York City. 

2006 Sony's PlayStation 3 went on sale in the United States.


2010 Reasearchers trapped 38 antihydrogen atoms. It was the
first time humans had trapped antimatter. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Wednesday, November 15
Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Juan Jose Vidrio Bibriesca's cocaine fell 
when he took his hat off in court
 Bonehead
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Today, November 14 in
1864 Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began
their "March to the Sea" during the U.S. Civil War. 

1867 the first stock ticker was unveiled in New York City.

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______________________________________________________ I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks. --- Steve Martin (1945 - ) Never fight an inanimate object. --- P. J. O'Rourke (1947 - ) All good things in moderation ..... including moderation. --- Socratex ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ A couple just started their Lamaze class and they were given an activity requiring the husband to wear a bag of sand - to give him an idea of what it feels like to be pregnant. The husband stood up and shrugged saying, "This doesn't feel so bad." The instructor then dropped a pen and asked the husband to pick it up. "You want me to pick up the pen as if I were pregnant, the way my wife would do it?" the husband asked. "Exactly," replied the instructor. To the delight of the other husbands, he turned to his wife and said, "Honey, pick up that pen for me." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ While working at a Pizza Parlor I observed a man ordering a small pizza to go. He appeared to be alone and the cook asked him if he would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6. He though about it for some time before responding. "Just cut it into 4 pieces; I don't think I'm hungry enough to eat 6. ______________________________________________________ Pigmy Owl _____________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ Thanks to Oredwine for this story: Jerry, a handsome dude, walked into a sports bar around 9:58 PM. He sat down next to Jill at the bar and stared up to the TV. The 10:00 PM news was now on. The news crew was covering a story of a man on a ledge of a tall building preparing to jump. Jill looked at Jerry and said, "Do you think he'll jump?" Jerry replied, "You know, I bet he will." Jill said, "Well, I bet he won't." Jerry placed a $20 bill on the bar and said, "You're on." Just as Jill placed her money on the bar, the guy shown on the TV did a swan dive off the building, falling to his death. Jill was very upset but handed $20 to Jerry saying, "Fair's fair, here's your money." Jerry replied, "I can't take your money. I saw this earlier on the 5 o'clock news and knew he would jump." Jill replied, "I saw it too, but I didn't think he'd do it again." Jerry took the money without further argument. _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Juan Jose Vidrio Bibriesca, 43, Vail, Colorado Juan Jose Vidrio Bibriesca's cocaine fell when he took his hat off in court Authorities say a man who was in a Colorado court for violating his bond on a drug charge is in even more trouble after a wad of cocaine fell from his hat while he was in front of the judge. The Vail Daily reported Wednesday that 43-year-old Juan Jose Vidrio Bibriesca was standing next to two other defendants at an Eagle County District Court podium when he took his hat off and a square of folded paper fell out. A police officer watched the paper filled with cocaine fall to the floor, reports the AP, and after reviewing surveillance footage, authorities determined it fell from Bibriesca's hat. Bibriesca was then walked to the county jail, and now faces new charges of narcotics possession and another bond violation. Booking documents don't indicate if he has hired an attorney. The Vail Daily notes that Bibriesca is in the country illegally, meaning his legal woes aren't over. Even though he is in Colorado, he might get a free ticket to Mexico to visit relatives for Christmas. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Enid Re: Sky photo setup Dear Webby, Years ago you had a link for tripod adapters for sky photography. Yes, you guessed it, I did not bookmark it, because at the time I did not have a decent camera. Do you still have that link? Enid Dear Enid Try http://stormandsky.com/sky-tracker They have reviews of sky trackers, that will keep cameras focused on whatever stars you are interested in and follow them even while the earth turns. The same site also has very extensive storm tracking information. Have FUN! DearWebby

Thanks to Dave for this story: The boss ordered one of his men to dig a hole eight feet deep. After the job was completed the boss returned and explained an error had been made and the hole wouldn't be needed. "Fill 'er up," he ordered. The worker did as he'd been told. But he ran into a problem. He couldn't get all the dirt packed back into the hole without leaving a mound on top. He went to the office and explained his problem. The boss snorted, "Honestly! The kind of help you get these days! There's obviously only one thing to do. You'll have to dig that hole deeper!"
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Thanks to Julie for this story: Becky prepared a pasta dish for a dinner party she was giving. In her haste, however, she forgot to refrigerate the spaghetti sauce, and it sat on the counter all day. She was worried about spoilage, but it was too late to cook up another batch. She called the local Poison Control Center and voiced her concern. They advised Becky to just boil the sauce again and it should be fine. That night, the phone rang during dinner, and one of the guests volunteered to answer it. Becky's face dropped as the guest called out, "It's the Poison Control Center. They want to know how the spaghetti sauce turned out." ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Slicing Meat Thinly Partially freeze meat before slicing and you can get thin, even cuts. This method is useful for preparing meat for stir fry and other Chinese dishes. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ Thanks to David K for this report: Survey Results: In a recent survey, 47% of Americans said they thought there was a serious immigration problem that this administration needed to address. The other 53% responded, "No hablo Ingles." __________________________________________________
Japanese art students get together and make giant animals out of straw.
The psychiatrist was interviewing a first-time patient. "You say you're here," he inquired, "because your family is worried about your taste in socks?" "That's correct," muttered the patient. "I like wool socks." "But that's perfectly normal," replied the doctor. "Many people prefer wool socks to those made from cotton or acrylic. In fact, I myself like wool socks." "You DO?" exclaimed the man. "With oil and vinegar or just a squeeze of lemon?" ___________________________________________________
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DearWebby Thanks to you I have unsubscribed to a dozen news. The Lamestream media and the conservative media are all full of BS, that I am as totally DISinterested in as in Christmas specials a month after Christmas. You stick to what I am interested in, so I dumped all other newsletters. Keep up the good work, DearWebby! Naomi ____________________________________________________

Today, November 15, in 
1806 Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop that
became known as Pikes Peak. 

1864 Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began
their "March to the Sea" during the U.S. Civil War. 

1867 the first stock ticker was unveiled in New York City. 

1889 Brazil's monarchy was overthrown. 

1901 Miller Reese patented an electrical hearing aid. 

1920 The League of Nations met for the first time in Geneva,
Switzerland. 

1926 The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) debuted with a
radio network of 24 stations. The first network radio
broadcast was a four-hour "spectacular." 

1940 The first 75,000 men were called to Armed Forces duty
under peacetime conscription. 

1965 The Soviet probe, Venera 3, was launched from Baikonur,
Kazakhstan. On March 1, 1966, it became the first unmanned
spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet when it
crashed on Venus. 

1966 The flight of Gemini 12 ended successfully as
astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr.
splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean. 

1969 In Washington, DC, a quarter of a million protesters
staged a peaceful demonstration against the Vietnam War. 

1985 Britain and Ireland signed an accord giving Dublin an
official consultative role in governing Northern Ireland. 

1986 A government tribunal in Nicaragua convicted American
Eugene Hasenfus of charges related to his role in delivering
arms to Contra rebels. He was sentenced to 30 years in
prison and was pardoned a month later. 

1986 Ivan F. Boesky, reputed to be the highest-paid person
on Wall Street, faced penalties of $100 million for insider
stock trading. It was the highest penalty ever imposed by
the SEC. 

1988 The Palestine National Council, the legislative body of
the PLO, proclaimed the establishment of an independent
Palestinian state at the close of a four-day conference in
Algiers. 

1992 Richard Petty drove in the final race of his 35-year
career. 

1993 A judge in Mineola, NY, sentenced Joey Buttafuoco to
six months in jail for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher.
Fisher was serving a prison sentence for shooting and
wounding Buttafuoco's wife, Mary Jo. 

1995 Texaco agreed to pay $176 million to settle a race-
discrimination lawsuit. 

1999 Representatives from China and the United States signed
a major trade agreement that involved China's membership in
the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

2000 Three police officers from the Rampart division of the
Los Angeles police department were convicted on several
counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice. One other officer
was acquitted. The case was the first major case against the
anti-gang unit. 

2005 In Amiens, France, Isabelle Dinoire became the first
person to undergo a partial face transplant. She had been
attacked by a dog earlier in the year. 

2006 Andy Warhol's painting of Communist Party Chairman Mao
Zedong sold for $17.4 million. At the same auction "Orange
Marilyn" sold for $16.2 million and "Sixteen Jackies" sold
for $15.6 million.

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Tuesday, November 14
Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Brooklyn wacko, who slashed throat of 
ex-girlfriend's friend, charged with murder
 Bonehead
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Today, November 14 in
1889 New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane)
began an attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of Jules
Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in less
than 80 days. Bly succeeded by finishing the journey the
following January in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes. 
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______________________________________________________ Humor is just another defense against the universe. --- Mel Brooks (1926 - ) Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. --- James M. Barrie (1860 - 1937) ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ >From Sue One of my most difficult jobs as a flight attendant is to enforce rules while keeping customers happy. The electronic equipment that comes on board creates the biggest challenge. I walk the aisle asking passengers to turn off computers, electronic games and cell phones, which can create inter- ference in communications between the pilot and the air traffic control tower. During one landing, a man persistently kept his cell phone at his ear. I confronted him and said, "Sir, you cannot talk on your phone until we reach the gate." "I am not talking," he replied. "My wife is talking. I'm listening." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ "Grandpa, I'm really proud of you," said the modish young lady. "What's to be proud of?" asked the old man. The young lady replied, "I noticed that when you sneeze, you've learned to put your hand in front of your mouth." "Of course," explained Grandpa. "How else can I catch my teeth?" ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ Schwartz goes to see his Rabbi. He says, "Rabbi, I think my wife is poisoning me." The Rabbi says, "I'll tell you what...let me talk to her. I'll see what I can find out and I'll let you know." A week later the Rabbi calls Schwartz and says, "I spoke to your wife on the phone for four hours. Well, actually, she spoke for four hours while I near the phone was..." Schwartz says, Do you have any advice?" The Rabbi says, "Yeah. Take the poison." _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Ruslan Baimov, Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn wacko, who slashed throat of ex-girlfriend's friend, charged with murder A Brooklyn woman whose throat was slashed by her friend’s deranged ex-boyfriend has died, police said Wednesday. Larysa Saad, 42, was taken off life support at Coney Island Hospital on Tuesday — 10 days after police say Ruslan Baimov ripped her throat open during a bloody attack in Seagate. Family members plan to donate Saad’s organs, police said. Saad’s ex-husband wanted to keep her alive, hoping she would recover, her landlord Joseph Nikosevic said. She was making tea in her friend’s apartment on Neptune Ave. when Baimov pushed in an air conditioner and climbed through an open window just before midnight on Oct. 28, police said. Saad’s friend had recently broken up with Baimov, 40, who lives in the same building on an upper floor. “It's so sad,” Nikosevic, 64, said. "You should never help anybody. You seen what happens? She lost her life." Baimov slit Saad’s throat and then stabbed and raped his ex- girlfriend — all while the woman’s 11-year-old daughter hid in a bedroom, authorities said. He then allegedly held the two women hostage for hours, alternating between kissing his wounded former paramour and threatening to kill her. Saad remained on the ground in a pool of her own blood, gurgling and gasping for air, her 42-year-old friend told the Daily News. Baimov left the apartment about four hours after he broke in. Saad was rushed to Coney Island Hospital, where she was put on a respirator. Baimov is charged with attempted murder and rape. He was ordered held without bail following his arraignment on Oct. 31. The Brooklyn District Attorney will increase the charges to murder at Baimov’s next court appearance, sources said. He will of course also have charges for burglary of an occupied dwelling, assault with a deadly weapon and rape. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Alice Re: Mail not getting through Dear Webby, I am sending this from a friend's computer, because mail from my computer does not seem to get through to anybody. What could be the cause of that? My regualr address is alicer@... Alice Dear Alice, The reason your mail is blocked by everybody is because you use an autoresponder. That makes you look like a silly moron and a nuisance, and your address gets blacklisted. You absolutely do NOT need to tell anybody, that their email arrived and that you will look at it when you get around to it or the next business day. That just annoys people. Most spam control programs recognize autoresponders, automatically dump mails from them and blacklist that address. Get rid of that dumb autoresponder and change your address. Most likely your friends will forgive you for having annoyed them with an autoresponder. Have FUN! DearWebby Reply from Alice Dear Webby At first I was miffed at your reply, that sounded like you had preached the same thing too many times. Pardon me for not having been subscribed as long as others. Then I phoned my daughter, hoping she had a different explanation. Well, golly, she didn't. And she had me blacklisted! Not on purpose, but as you said, anything that smells like an auto- responder gets dumped and the sender blacklisted. Now I dumped my autoresponder, and the stupid book that recommended it. Thanks Alice Autoresponders are only justified when they deliver requested information, like for example a price list, or weather update, or event schedule, or even race results when somebody sends a blank email to a certain address. Other than that, it's best to avoid them like the plague.

An English teacher often wrote little notes on student essays. She was working late one night, and as the hours passed, her handwriting deteriorated. The next day a student came to her after class with his essay she had corrected. "I can't make out this comment you wrote on my paper." The teacher took the paper, and after squinting at it for a minute, sheepishly replied, "It says that you need to write more legibly!"
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A serious drunk walked into a bar and, after staring for some time at the only woman seated at the bar, walked over to her and kissed her. She jumped up and slapped him silly. He immediately apologized and explained, "I'm sorry. I thought you were my wife. You look exactly like her." "Why you worthless, insufferable, wretched, no good drunk!" she screamed. "Funny," he muttered, "you even sound like her." ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Storing Seeds Seeds that you didn't get around to planting this year should be fine next year if stored properly. Most seeds can be stored for 3 to 4 years. The key will be storing the seeds in a cool, dry, and dark place. Keep the temperature between 40 and 50 degrees F. It's best to store them in a moisture-proof, sealed container. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com If you have ever seen a "Superbloom" in Death Valley, when wind blown seeds, that have been laying dormant for 50 years or since the last good rain, finally get a rain and just explode in a total color festival, then you stop worrying about storing seeds. Temperature and temperature changes from 100 degrees in the afternoon to near freezing at sunrise mean absolutely nothing to dry seeds. Just keep them dry. Have FUN! DearWebby ____________________________________________________ Thanks to Honey & Joe for this story: Married 52 years, I took a look at my wife Julie yesterday and said, "Honey, 52 years ago, we had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10 inch black and white TV, but I go to sleep every night with a hot 25 year old chick. Now, we have a nice house, nice car, big bed and plasma screen TV, but I'm sleeping with a 70+ year old woman. It seems to me that you are not holding up your side of things." Now Julie is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 25 year old chick, and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap car, sleeping on a sofa bed.... ____________________________________________________ A retired four-star general ran into his former orderly, also retired, in a Manhattan bar and spent the rest of the evening persuading him to come work for him as his valet. "Your duties will be exactly the same as they were in the army," the general said. "Nothing to it-you'll catch on again fast." Next morning promptly at eight o'clock, the ex-orderly entered the ex-general's bedroom, pulled open the drapes, gave the general a gentle shake, strode around the other side of the bed, spanked his employer's wife on her bottom and said, "OK, bunny, it's back to the village for you." __________________________________________________
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While out one morning in the park, a jogger found a brand new tennis ball, and seeing nobody around it might belong to, he slipped it into the pocket of his shorts. Later, on his way home, he stopped at a pedestrian crossing, waiting for the lights to change. A girl standing next to him eyed the large bulge in his shorts. "What's that?" she asked. "Tennis ball," came the breathless reply. "Oh," said the girl sympathetically, "that must be painful, I had tennis elbow once...." ___________________________________________________
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Today, November 14, in 
1832 The first streetcar went into operation in New York
City, NY. The vehicle was horse-drawn and had room for 30
people. 

1851 Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published
in the U.S. 

1881 Charles J. Guiteau's trial began for the assassination
of U.S. President Garfield. Guiteau was convicted and hanged
the following year. 

1889 New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane)
began an attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of Jules
Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in less
than 80 days. Bly succeeded by finishing the journey the
following January in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes. 

1922 The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began
domestic radio service. 

1935 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the
Philippine Islands a free commonwealth after its new
constitution was approved. The Tydings-McDuffie Act planned
for the Phillipines to be completely independent by July 4,
1946. 

1940 During World War II, German war planes destroyed most
of the English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe
bombers attacked. 

1951 The first telecast of a world lightweight title fight
was seen coast to coast. Jimmy Carter beat Art Aragon in Los
Angeles. 

1956 The USSR crushed the Hungarian uprising. 

1968 Yale University announced it was going co-educational. 

1969 Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon from Cape Kennedy,
FL. 

1969 During the Vietnam War, Major General Bruno Arthur
Hochmuth, commander of the Third Marine Division, became the
first general to be killed in Vietnam by enemy fire. 

1972 Blue Ribbon Sports became Nike. 

1973 Britain's Princess Anne married a commoner, Capt. Mark
Phillips, in Westminster Abbey. They divorced in 1992, and
Princess Anne re-married. 

1979 U.S. President Carter froze all Iranian assets in the
United States and U.S. banks abroad in response to the
taking of 63 American hostages at the U.S. embassy in
Tehran, Iran. 

1983 The British government announced that U.S.-made cruise
missiles had arrived at the Greenham Common air base amid
protests. 

1988 Israeli President Chaim Herzog formally asked Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir to form a new government. 

1989 The U.S. Navy ordered an unprecedented 48-hour stand-
down in the wake of a recent string of serious accidents. 

1990 Simon and Schuster announced it had dropped plans to
publish Bret Easton Ellis novel "American Psycho." 

1991 After 13 years in exile Cambodian Prince Norodom
Sihanouk returned to his homeland. 

1994 U.S. experts visited North Korea's main nuclear complex
for the first time under an accord that opened such sites to
outside inspections. 

1995 The U.S. government instituted a partial shutdown,
closing national parks and museums while most government
offices operated with skeleton crews. 

2012 The game Candy Crush Saga was released as a mobile app
for iPhones. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Monday, November 13
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Todays Bonehead Award:
Police forced to stop interrogating suspect 
after he continually FARTS replies
 Bonehead
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Today, November 13 in
1805 Johann George Lehner, a Viennese butcher, invented a
recipe and called it the "frankfurter." In Vienna (Wien),
Frankfurt seemed a modern town. Outside of Wien, his
sausages were called Wieners. 
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______________________________________________________ Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. --- Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855) The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think. --- Socratex No human thing is of serious importance. --- Plato --------------- Seems to me, his wife strenuously disagreed with that. ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ I stopped at a friends house the other day and found him stalking around with a flyswatter. When I asked if he had gotten any flies, he answered, "Yeah, 3 males and 2 females." Curious, I inquired as to how he could tell the difference. He answered, "3 were on beer glasses and 2 were on phones." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ A man was brought before the court on the charge of refusing to obey a police officer. "Why did you refuse to move on when asked to do so by the officer?" the judge inquired, obviously wondering what unexplained force could have given such a man strength to buck a strong minion of the law. "It's like this, your honor," he explained. "My wife said I was to meet her at exactly twelve noon at that spot - and I was forced to choose between man's law and wife's law." ______________________________________________________ My dad sent this. It bloomed today. _____________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ At a party a guy cornered a girl and whispered something in her ear. "You filthy pervert!" she shrieked. "What makes you think I'd let you do a thing like that to me? I would NEVER do a thing like THAT!" Then her eyes narrowed and she hissed, "Unless you're the s.o.b. who found my diary on the bus..." _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Sean Sykes Jnr, Kansas City, Missouri Police forced to stop interrogating suspect after he continually FARTS replies police were forced to bring their interrogation with a suspect on drugs and gun charges to a swift end after he continually replied to their questions with FARTS. Sean Sykes Jnr was being questioned over intent to sell cocaine and being in possession of a firearm in Kansas City, Missouri, when the bizarre incident occurred. In his report, which emerged at court on Monday for a different crime, the detective interviewing the 24-year-old wrote: "Mr Sykes leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart before answering with the address. "Mr. Sykes continued to be flatulent and I ended the interview." However, the cops did not forgive and forget. He was taken back into custody this month after being found in possession of a stolen fiream. Police searched a car containing Sykes only to find a .357 Magnum which had been reported missing a few days earlier. According to court documents, police also found marijuana and crack cocaine inside the vehicle. My Sykes is currently held in custody until a bond can be set. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Lex Re: Which Laptop Dear Webby, Dear Webby Thank you so much for you very informative as well as delightful newsletter. Please advise me as to what laptop I should invest in. I have a pc at home, but I will begin traveling with my job within the next two weeks, (for a week at a time) and want to continue my computer usage. My needs are rather basic such as sending email, research on the net, keeping records/notes, yahoo messenger to communicate with my friends and family while away and staying in hotels. I would appreciate you being very explicit as to what you think I should purchase since I am not very computer literate. Thanking you in advance for any help you might offer. An Avid Dear Webby reader Lex Dear Lex Just get the cheapest DELL or Acer notebook that has or can be ordered with 4 GB of RAM. Order it with 3 year, next day, on-site replacement warranty, and NOT with Norton pre-installed. They will put either norton or McAfee on it in order to get the affiliate money, if you buy it. McAfee is easier to UNinstall when you put Malwarebytes on it. Nowadays, all the rest in a basic notebook is more than enough for business purposes. Don't get too large a screen! A 16" laptop won't fit under the narrow seats of the airplanes they use nowadays, and you wind up putting it into the overhead, out of your sight. There may be cheaper alternatives, but if you are using it for business and on the road, the fastest warranty service that you can get is worth the extra money. The better the warranty, the less likely you are going to need it. Have FUN! DearWebby

A married couple in New York's "Little Italy" went to their Priest to discuss birth control, since they already had five children. The husband inquired if perhaps oral sex would be an acceptable substitute in the eyes of the Church. The Priest explained that it was still considered a perverted act and a sin; totally banned according to their faith. The wife spoke up, fuming, "Look Father, you no play-a da game, you no make-a da rules!"
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Thanks to Martin for this story: "Birds and Bees" A father asks his 10-year-old son if he knows about the birds and the bees. "I don't want to know!" the child says, bursting Into tears. "Promise me you won't tell me!" Confused, the father asks what's wrong. "Oh, dad," the boy sobs. "When I was six, I got the 'There's no Santa Speech.' "At seven, I got the 'There's no Easter Bunny' Speech.' "When I was eight, you hit me with the ' There's no tooth fairy' speech. "If you're going to tell me that grown ups don't really get laid, I'll have nothing left to live for." ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Pen Ink on Leather Here's a trick for removing an ink stain from leather. Spray a little hairspray (the cheap stuff works best) on the ink, let it sit for a few seconds, and wipe it off. Quite often, the ink will come right off. Be sure to test this solution in an inconspicuous place first to make sure it doesn't mark the leather. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ An old hillbilly farmer had a wife who nagged him unmercifully. From morning til night (and sometimes later), she was always complaining about something. The only time he got any relief was when he was out plowing with his old mule. He tried to plow a lot. One day, when he was out plowing, his wife brought him lunch in the field. He drove the old mule into the shade, sat down on a stump, and began to eat his lunch. Immediately, his wife began haranguing him again. Complain, nag, nag; it just went on and on. All of a sudden, the old mule lashed out with both hind feet; caught her smack in the back of the head. Killed her dead on the spot. At the funeral several days later, the minister noticed something rather odd. When a woman mourner would approach the old farmer, he would listen for a minute, then nod his head in agreement; but when a man mourner approached him, he would listen for a minute, then shake his head in disagreement. This was so consistent, the minister decided to ask the old farmer about it. So after the funeral, the minister spoke to the old farmer, and asked him why he nodded his head and agreed with the women, but always shook his head and disagreed with all the men. The old farmer said, "Well, the women would come up and say something about how nice my wife looked when she was not bitching, or how pretty her dress was, so I'd nod my head in agreement." "And what about the men?" the minister asked. "They wanted to know if the mule was for sale." ____________________________________________________ Thanks to Dianne for this story: A man was on Regent Street in London and entered a very posh gourmet food shop. A salesperson in a morning coat with tails approached and politely asked, "May I help to you, sir?" "Yes," replied the customer, "I would like to buy a pound of lox." "No, no," responded the dignified salesperson, "you mean 'smoked salmon'." "Okay, a pound of smoked salmon." "Anything else?" "Yes, a dozen blintzes." "No, no. You mean 'crepes'." "Okay, a dozen crepes." "Anything else?" "Yes, A pound of chopped liver." "No, no. You mean 'pate'." "Okay," said the Jewish patron, "a pound of pate, and I'd like you to deliver this Saturday morning." "Sir," said the indignant salesperson, "we don't schlep chazzerai on Shabbos." __________________________________________________
Sweden seems to have more vintage 1950s American cars than America.
Dear Webby I finally decided to get the MailWasher from the right side. Should have listened to your advice a lot sooner. It saved me over an hour every day so far, and sorts the mail more accurately than I can by hand. Thanks! Gilbert ___________________________________________________
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On a visit to Boston, I noticed a parking meter with a paper sack over it upon which was written: "Broken." A skeptical parking officer removed the bag, inserted a quarter in the meter and turned the dial. It worked perfectly. As the officer began to write a parking ticket, the car's owner rushed out of a nearby building. "What are you doing?" he yelled after a quick glance at the meter. "There's plenty of time left!" ____________________________________________________

Today, November 13, in 
1775 During the American Revolution, U.S. forces captured
Montreal. 

1789 Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which
he said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain,
except death and taxes." 

1805 Johann George Lehner, a Viennese butcher, invented a
recipe and called it the "frankfurter." In Vienna (Wien),
Frankfurt seemed a modern town. Outside Vienna, his sausages
were called Wieners. 

1927 The Holland Tunnel opened to the public, providing
access between New York City and New Jersey beneath the
Hudson River. 

1933 In Austin, MN, the first sit-down labor strike in
America took place. 

1940 The Walt Disney movie "Fantasia" had its world premiere
at New York's Broadway Theater. 

1942 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure
lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18. 

1956 The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws calling for
racial segregation on public buses. 

1971 The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 9 became the first
spacecraft to orbit another planet, Mars. 

1982 The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in
Washington, DC. 

1984 A libel suit against Time, Inc. by former Israeli
Defense Minister Ariel Sharon went to trial in New York. 

1986 U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly acknowledged that
the U.S. had sent "defensive weapons and spare parts" to
Iran. He denied that the shipments were sent to free
hostages, but that they had been sent to improve relations. 

1994 Sweden voted to join the European Union. 

1997 Iraq expelled six U.N. arms inspectors that were U.S.
citizens. 

1998 Monica Lewinsky signed a deal with St. Martin's Press
for the North American rights to her story about her affair
with U.S. President Bill Clinton. 

2001 U.S. President George W. Bush signed an executive order
that would allow for military tribunals to try any
foreigners captured with connections to the terrorist
attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. It was
the first time since World War II that a president had taken
such action. 

2006 A deal was finalized for Google Inc. to acquire YouTube
for $1.65 million in Google stock. 

2009 NASA announced that water had been discoved on the
moon. The discovery came from the planned impact on the moon
of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite
(LCROSS). 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Sunday, November 12
Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Woman arrested for baking roommate’s ferret 
alive in the oven
 Bonehead
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Today, November 12 in
1859 The first flying trapeze act was performed by Jules
Leotard at Cirque Napoleon in Paris, France. He was also the
designer of the garment that is named after him. 
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_____________________________________________________ A young couple came into the church office to fill out a pre-marriage questionnaire form. The young man, who had never talked to a pastor before, was quite nervous and the pastor tried to put him at ease. When they came to the question, "Are you entering this marriage of your own free will?" There was a long pause. Finally, the girl got his attention by stomping on his toes, looked over at the apprehensive young man and firmly said, "Put down 'yes.'" _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Ivana Clifford, 26, Manchester, New Hampshire Woman arrested for baking roommate’s ferret alive in the oven A woman in Manchester, New Hampshire, is facing an animal cruelty charge after she allegedly killed her roommate’s pet ferret by cooking the small animal the oven. Ivana Clifford, 26, was arrested early Wednesday morning after officers responded to a report of smoke in an apartment building. “The smoke detector woke us up,” her roommate, Cara Murray, told CBS Boston. The smoke was coming from the apartment’s oven. When her boyfriend, James Klimavich, opened the appliance, he found a dead ferret inside, she said. The ferret was Angel, one of three belonging to Murray. Angel was “very friendly, she was so cute, she was very energetic, she would run around with the other ferrets,” Murray told CBS Boston. “How can someone be so cruel to put an animal in your oven? Cooking it alive?” Murray said in an interview with WHDH. Firefighters confirmed to the station they found a ferret covered in burn marks in the apartment. “We love our animals so much. It was just devastating,” Murray said. Murray and Klimavich fingered Clifford as the suspect, and told police she was staying with them because she was 8 months pregnant, according to New England Cable News. Clifford was charged with one count of animal cruelty. She pleaded not guilty during her arraignment on Wednesday. Clifford allegedly told police she killed the pet because Murray had stolen her clothes, but Murray believes did it because Angel bit Clifford a few hours earlier. “Just nipped her, didn’t even draw blood, and that’s why she killed our ferret,” Murray told New England Cable News. Judge Gillian Abramson said the allegations against Clifford ?display a profound sense of sadism” and set bail at $10,000, according to WMUR TV. Murray is worried about Clifford’s ability to mother a child once she gives birth. “If she can throw a live ferret in the oven, what makes you think she won’t throw a baby in the oven if it cries?” Murray told NH1 News. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Denise Re: Computer slowed down Dear Webby, My computer has become very slow. I have done Defrag, etc.and turn it off at night to let it 'rest'. When I type a word, it has a delay and then the word is jumbled. Any suggestions? Denise Dear Denise Neither defrag nor resting have anything to do with that problem. I have not done a defrag for probably 3 years, and I don't turn my computer off to rest. I Restart it about once a month. And it runs just fine. 1) Run Malwarebytes to get rid of any really bad shit 2) Run Spybot-Search&Destroy 3) Run CrapCleaner 4) Run Should I Remove It from http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/ and get rid of any crap programs, that you don't really need or want Restart After that everything should be running smoothly. If you do it in that order, your machine will be as fast as it was when you bought it. Have FUN! DearWebby

A young boy was one of those little terrors who was hard to control. His father was surprised when his wife suggested that they buy him a bicycle for his birthday. He said, "Do you really believe that will improve his behavior?" She said, "Well, no, but it will spread it over a wider area."
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A Scotsman, carrying a huge suitcase, has been riding a London bus for five miles along its route, all the while attempting to avoid the ticket collector. Finally, the conductor manages to corner him and tells him to pay up: "You've been on for five miles--that'll be 50p, please, and 10p for your suitcase." The Scotsman responds: "I ha'not, I want a ha'penny fare, just got on this vera moment." They begin to argue, and the ticket collector becomes more and more enraged and finally, as the bus is passing over London bridge, he grabs the Scotsman's suitcase, and hurls it out of the bus. It lands in the river and sinks without a trace. The Scotsman stands shocked for a moment and says to the ticket collector, "Not only are ya trin' to overcharge me for the ticket -- but now you're gone 'n drowned me boy Jonny." ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Put Mayo Between Meat and Cheese To Prevent Soggy Sandwiches By Jessica [3 Posts, 18 Comments] My son loves Bologna and Cheese sandwiches with Mayo, but I've always hated knowing that by lunch he was eating a soggy sandwich. SO, I started putting the mayonnaise on between the bologna and cheese so that the bread doesn't get soggy. It's worked wonders and he doesn't complain. By Jessica from Richmond, KY Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ Back during the days of the Soviet Union, it took 10 years to get a car after you paid for one. Once, a young guy went to the car dealership to order a car. He paid the money, and the asked when can he come and get the car. "It will be here, waiting for you, exactly 10 years from today". The man signed the papers, started waliking away and then stooped, turned and asked the salesman: "Wait, will it be ready at the morning or at the afternnon". "What difference does it make?", asked the salesman. "Well", answered the man, "the plumber is coming in the morning". __________________________________________________
Sweden seems to have more vintage 1950s American cars than America.
A tourist was admiring the necklace worn by a local Indian. "What is it made of?" she asked. "Alligator's teeth," the Indian replied. "I suppose," she said patronizingly, "that they mean as much to you as pearls do to us." "Yes, brave Oyster Slayer, they sure do." he replied. ___________________________________________________
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Today, November 12, in 
1799 Andrew Ellicott Douglass witnesses the Leonids meteor
shower from a ship off the Florida Keys. 

1859 The first flying trapeze act was performed by Jules
Leotard at Cirque Napoleon in Paris, France. He was also the
designer of the garment that is named after him. 

1892 William "Pudge" Heffelfinger became the first
professional football player when he was paid a $500 bonus
for helping the Allegheny Athletic Association beat the
Pittsburgh Athletic Club. 

1915 Theodore W. Richards, of Harvard University, became the
first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry. 

1918 Austria and Czechoslovakia were declared independent
republics. 

1927 Joseph Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet
Union. Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party
leading to Stalin coming to power. 

1931 Maple Leaf Gardens opened in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
It was to be the new home of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the
National Hockey League (NHL). 

1942 During World War II, naval battle of Guadalcanal began
between Japanese and American forces. The Americans won a
major victory. 

1944 During World War II, the German battleship "Tirpitz"
was surrounded and sunk off the coast of Norway. 

1946 The first drive-up banking facility opened at the
Exchange National Bank in Chicago, IL. 

1948 The war crimes tribunal sentenced Japanese Premier
Hideki Tojo and six other World War II Japanese leaders to
death. 

1953 The National Football League (NFL) policy of blacking
out home games was upheld by Judge Allan K. Grim of the U.S.
District Court in Philadelphia. 

1954 Ellis Island, the immigration station in New York
Harbor, closed after processing more than 20 million
immigrants since 1892. 

1964 Paula Murphy set the female land speed record 226.37
MPH. 

1972 Don Shula, coach of the Miami Dolphins, became the
first NFL head coach to win 100 regular season games in 10
seasons. 

1975 U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas retired
because of failing health, ending a record 36½-year term. 

1979 U.S. President Carter ordered a halt to all oil imports
from Iran in response to 63 Americans being taken hostage
at
the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran on November 4. 

1980 The U.S. space probe Voyager I came within 77,000 miles
of Saturn while transmitting data back to Earth. 

1982 Yuri V. Andropov was elected to succeed the late Leonid
I. Brezhnev as general secretary of the Soviet Communist
Party's Central Committee. 

1984 Space shuttle astronauts Dale Gardner and Joe Allen
snared the Palapa B-2 satellite in history's first space
salvage. 

1985 In Norfolk, VA, Arthur James Walker was sentenced to
life in prison for his role in a spy ring run by his
brother, John A. Walker Jr. 

1987 The American Medical Association issued a policy
statement that said it was unethical for a doctor to refuse
to treat someone solely because that person had AIDS or was
HIV-positive. 

1990 Japanese Emperor Akihito formally assumed the
Chrysanthemum Throne. 

1991 In the U.S., Robert Gates was sworn in as CIA director.


1995 The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to
dock with the Russian space station Mir. 

1997 Four Americans and their Pakistani driver were shot to
death in Karachi, Pakistan. The Americans were oil company
employees. 

1997 The UN Security Council imposed new sanctions on Iraq
for constraints being placed on UN arms inspectors. 

1997 Ramzi Yousef was found guilty of masterminding the 1993
bombing of the World Trade Center. 

1998 Daimler-Benz completed a merger with Chrysler to form
Daimler-Chrysler AG. 

2001 American Airlines flight 587 crashed just minutes after
take off from Kennedy Airport in New York. The Airbus A300
crashed into the Rockaway Beach section of Queens. All 260
people aboard were killed. 

2001 It was reported that the Northern Alliance had taken
Kabul, Afghanistan, from the ruling Taliban. The Norther
Alliance at this point was reported to have control over
most of the northern areas of Afghanistan. 

2002 Stan Lee filed a lawsuit against Marvel Entertainment
Inc. that claimed the company had cheated him out of
millions of dollars in movie profits related to the 2002
movie "Spider-Man." Lee was the creator of Spider-Man, the
Incredible Hulk and Daredevil. 

2013 A series of portraits of Lucian Freud by the British
painter Francis Bacon known as Three Studies of Lucian Freud
sold for $142.4 million at an auction in New York City. 

2013 In New York, it was announced that the new World Trade
Center was the tallest building in the United States. The
height was measured at 1,776 feet. The building was also the
fourth tallest building in the world at the time. 

2013 U.S. Airways and AMR reached an antitrust settlement
with the U.S. Department of Justice which would allow a
merger that would create the world's largest airline. 

2014 NATO commander Gen Philip Breedlove reported that
Russian military equipment and Russian combat troops had
been seen entering Ukraine in columns over several days. 

2014 The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft used its
lander Philae to perform the first soft landing on a comet.
The comet was 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Saturday, November 11

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Florida woman caught attacking bouncer 
using 12-pack of beer as weapon
 Bonehead
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Today, November 11 in
1918 World War I came to an end when the Allies and Germany
signed an armistice. This day became recognized as Veteran's
Day in the United States. 
See More of what happened on this
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______________________________________________________ I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it. --- Rita Mae Brown ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Man to Ticket Agent: I want to buy a bus ticket for Norwald. Ticket Agent, Searching Book: Norwald? Let me find that. Hmm... never heard of it. Let me see... Norwald. I don't see Norwald listed, and I can't find it on the map. Just where is Norwald, anyway? Man: Over there. He's my brother-in-law. _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ At a PTA Meeting it was explained to the parents how the sex education classes would proceed and what the overall content would be. The Principal advised the parents to closely follow-up with their children, especially to see if they had any questions. That night, one parent decided to put it into action. He called his older son into the study and requested that he instruct his younger brother about the "birds and the bees" talk he gave to his son two years ago; thinking to spare himself the ordeal all over again. The boy agreed and called in his younger brother. "Hey Herman," he said, "Want to know something ?" "What ?" the younger lad asked. "You know how a man and a woman get together when they want to have kids ?" "Yeah, so?" "Well...dad wants me to tell you that birds and bees and flowers do the same thing." ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ One day a child at my four-year-old's preschool class told her classmates that she needed a 'damp towel.' Some of the other kids thought she said a naughty word and told on her. The teacher stepped in to explain, "If your mommy asked you to bring her a damp towel, what does she want?" A little girl blurted out, "She means she wants that towel right now!" _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Casey Lynn Willey, 27, Gainesville, Florida Florida woman caught attacking bouncer using 12-pack of beer as weapon Casey Lynn Willey, 27, was being removed from the Gainesville, Florida, nightclub Eight Seconds by a bouncer when she allegedly struck him with the case of beer, according to the Alligator. Willey was being removed from the club because she refused to leave after the country music nightclub had closed after 3 a.m. Authorities handcuffed her, but she tried to escape while police conducted an investigation. She also refused to give her name or date of birth, and was violent toward officers, according to a report obtained by the Alligator. Willey eventually gave authorities the information they needed before aggressively stepping toward an officer. The bouncer did not wish to press charges. Willey was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and taken to Alachua County Jail. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: George J Re: Default picture viewer Dear Webby, Is there any way I can get the Windows Picture and FAX Viewer to open images automatically instead of Microsoft Photo Editor when I click on Photos and Images? I can right click on the thumbnail and then choose the program, but that is an extra step and I want it automatic on left click! George J Dear George While I would not use either of those programs myself, I use PSP, there is a way that you can tell Windows what program to use by default. Click on START, Control Panel Folder Options File Types In there find the icons for GIF, JPG, etc highlight them and click on CHANGE then select the Windows Picture and Fax viewer. Do that for all picture formats that you want to open automatically with that program. Have FUN! DearWebby

Thanks to Connie for this story: My husband's grandmother passed away and for many months afterwards my father-in-law made repeated phone calls to attempt to stop companies from sending mail to the house for his deceased mother. In frustration, he finally went to the post office and filled out a change of address card, changing her address to the Jefferson Memorial Park where she was laid to rest. It worked! No more mailings came to the house.
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You've probably heard of "deja vu," the feeling of having previously experienced a situation that is happening now. Here are some related expressions Feel like I've... ...milked this cow before: deja moo ...seen this strange animal before: deja gnu ...smelled this bad odor before: deja phew ...visited this menagerie before: deja zoo ...scared this person away before: deja boo ...read this mystery book before: deja clue ...been in this courtroom before: deja sue ...felt this bad before: deja rue ...felt this sad before: deja blue ...expanded this way before: deja grew ...seen this slime before: deja goo ...learned this stuff before: deja knew ...waited in this line before: deja queue ...eaten this dinner before: deja stew ...pursued this person before: deja woo ...forgotten your name before: deja who ...had this feeling of deja vu before: deja too ...seen these twins before: deja two ...used this beer recipe before: deja brew ...been on this airplane before: deja flew ...came up with this innovation before: deja new ...fed these pigeons before: deja coo ...sketched this portrait before: deja drew ...ended this relationship before: deja through ...felt this ill before: deja flu ...sheared this sheep before: deja ewe ...munched on this gum ball before: deja chew ...sat through this sermon before: deja pew ...played in this wet grass before: deja dew ...admired this scenery before: deja ooo ...lost it under the bed before: deja shoo ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Protecting Your Home When Traveling When you are on vacation, your home is most susceptible to burglary. One trick to create the illusion that you are home is to put a few lights on a timer. Individual timers can be found at the hardware store. Program the individual lights to turn on for a while each night. It's also a good idea to have someone visit your house every couple days to make sure mail, newspapers, or packages aren't piling up. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ Just came across this from a 2006 Humor Letter: Kudos go to Scotland's lawmakers The "Serious Organized Crime and Police Act 2005" in Scotland gives police the authority to seize and crush the cars of people driving without insurance or without a driver's license. "The region's top police officer said yesterday a "clear message" is being sent to would-be offenders." "Unlicensed and uninsured drivers are a threat to all road users, and we aim to remove that threat by removing their means of transport," said Mr Vine. "In other words, if they have no licence, no insurance, then soon they will have no car." The chief constable said, "There will be no period of grace. The law is the law." -------------- If the US adopted that law, GM and Ford might become profitable again! __________________________________________________
Sweden seems to have more vintage 1950s American cars than America.
"A Canadian psychologist is selling a video that teaches you how to test your dog's IQ. Here's how it works: if you spend $12.99 for the video, your dog is smarter than you." ---Jay Leno ___________________________________________________
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Just a quick note to thank you, once again, for the Humour Letter... not a day goes by that I don't get a giggle from it and more importantly learn something new from it. As you know constant learning keeps me young...at this rate I may need a good contact for a play-pen....lol. Ann D. ____________________________________________________

Today, November 11, in 
1620 The Mayflower Compact was signed by the 41 men on the
Mayflower when they landed in what is now Provincetown
Harbor near Cape Cod. The compact called for "just and equal
laws." 

1831 Nat Turner, a slave and educated minister, was hanged
in Jerusalem, VA, after inciting a violent slave uprising. 

1851 The telescope was patented by Alvan Clark. 

1868 The first indoor amateur track and field meet was held
by the New York Athletic Club. 

1880 Australian outlaw and bank robber Ned Kelly was hanged
at the Melbourne jail at age 25. 

1887 Labor Activists were hanged in Illinois after being
convicted of being connected to a bombing that killed eight
police officers. 

1918 World War I came to an end when the Allies and Germany
signed an armistice. This day became recognized as Veteran's
Day in the United States. 

1918 Poland was reestablished shortly after the surrender of
Germany. 

1920 The body of an unknown British soldier was buried in
Westminster Abbey. The service was recorded with the first
electronic recording process developed by Lionel Guest and
H.O. Merriman. 

1921 The Tomb of the Unknowns was dedicated at Arlington
Cemetery in Virginia by U.S. President Harding. 

1940 The Jeep made its debut. 

1942 During World War II, Germany completed its occupation
of France. 

1952 The first video recorder was demonstrated by John
Mullin and Wayne Johnson in Beverly Hills, CA. 

1965 The government of Rhodesia declared its independence
from Britain. The country later became known as Zimbabwe. 

1966 The U.S. launched Gemini 12 from Cape Kennedy, FL. The
craft circled the Earth 59 times before returning. 

1972 The U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Bihn to the
South Vietnamese army. The event symbolized the end of
direct involvement in the Vietnam War by the U.S. military. 

1975 Civil war broke out when Angola gained independence
from Portugal. 

1981 Stuntman Dan Goodwin scaled the outside of the 100-
story John Hancock Center in Chicago in about six hours. 

1981 The U.S.S. Ohio was commissioned at the Electric Boat
Division in Groton, CT. It was the first Trident class
submarine. 

1984 U.S. President Ronald Reagan accepted the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial as a gift to the nation from the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial Fund. 

1984 Gary Coleman, at age 13, underwent his second kidney
transplant in Los Angeles. He had his first transplant at
age 5. 

1986 Sperry Rand and Burroughs merged to form "Unisys,"
becoming the second largest computer company. 

1987 Vincent Van Gogh's "Irises" was sold for a then record
53.9 million dollars in New York. 

1988 Police in Sacramento, CA, found the first of seven
bodies buried on the grounds of a boardinghouse. Dorothea
Puente was later charged in the deaths of nine people,
convicted of three murders and sentenced to life in prison. 

1991 The U.S. stationed its first diplomat in Cambodia in 16
years to help the nation arrange democratic elections. 

1992 Russian President Boris Yeltsin told U.S. senators in a
letter that Americans had been held in prison camps after
World War II. Some were "summarily executed," but others
were still living in his country voluntarily. 

1992 The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.

1993 Walt Disney Co. announced plans to build a U.S. history
theme park in a Virginia suburb of Washington. The plan was
halted later due to local opposition. 

1993 In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Women's Memorial was
dedicated to honor the more than 11,000 women who had served
in the Vietnam War. 

1994 In Gaza, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at
an Israeli military checkpoint killing three soldiers. 

1996 The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund unveiled "The Wall
That Heals." The work was a half-scale replica of the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial that would tour communities
throughout the United States. 

1997 The Eastman Kodak Company announced that they were
laying off 10,000 employees. 

1997 Roger Clemens (Toronto Blue Jays) became the third
major league player to win the Cy Young Award four times. 

1998 Jay Cochrane set a record for the longest blindfolded
skywalk. He walked on a tightrope between the towers of the
Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas, NV. The towers are 600 feet
apart. 

1998 Israel's Cabinet ratified a land-for-peace agreement
with the Palestinians. 

2002 Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates pledged $100 million to
fight AIDS in India. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Friday, November 10
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!


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Todays Bonehead Award:
Florida woman caught swapping barcodes at Walmart
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Today, November 10 in
1775 The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the
Continental Congress. The Marines went out of existence
after the end of the Revolutionary War in April of 1783. The
Marine Corps were formally re-established on July 11, 1798.
This day is observed as the birth date of the United States
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______________________________________________________ No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit. --- Sir Frederick G. Banting (1891 - 1941) The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'. --- Larry Hardiman Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly. --- Voltaire (1694 - 1778) ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Dianne for this story: While on a flight from New York, the Stewardess was busy passing out peanuts and cokes to everyone. There were about sixteen flights lined up waiting to get clearance to take off. Then the other Stewardess got a message from the Pilot that the tower said the wind had changed 180 degrees and they were first in line to take off, and to have everyone buckle up. Without thinking she just announced "Please buckle up, grab your drinks and hold your nuts, we're taking off". _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ A group of young medical students started their psychiatry rotation and were a little worried about what they would encounter, after hearing all the rumors from other students. On the first day, they went to the Psychiatric ward and were quite relieved when the Registrar, Dr. Nathaniel Bigelow, introduced himself and took the group into the teaching room. Dr. Bigelow told the medical students about all the patients on the ward, with precise details and complete information. Unfortunately, the worries of young medical students returned in an instant, when the real Registrar entered the teaching room and said, "Good morning, everyone. I am Doctor David Filmore. Let me introduce Hank Bigelow, here. He has been one of our patients for quite some time, now." ______________________________________________________ Not NOW, Johnny! _____________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ A couple was married for 40 years and decided they wanted to renew their vows and planned a second wedding. They were discussing the details with their friends. The wife wasn't going to wear a traditional bridal gown and she started describing the dress she was planning to wear. One of her friends asked what color shoes she had to go with the dress. She replied, "Silver." At that point, her husband quipped, "Yes, silver, to match her hair." She looked at her husband, who had been getting a little bald and said, "So, I guess you are going barefoot." _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Cheyenne Amber West, Vero Beach, Florida Florida woman caught swapping barcodes at Walmart A Florida woman is accused of paying only $3.70 for nearly $2,000 worth of electronics after she allegedly swapped barcodes at a local Walmart. "The computer is for my husband. Since he just got me a Coach purse, I figured he deserved something nice as well. According to a Walmart loss prevention officer, Cheyenne Amber West and another women entered the store and began taking video game controllers, a computer and other items from the electronics department. They then allegedly went to the clearance section, where they took out the devices from their boxes and containers and placed clearance price tags on them. The pair then proceeded to a self-checkout counter, where they allegedly scanned the clearance barcodes and paid a total of $3.70. The electronics cost a total $1,825.20. According to the arrest affidavit, the 25-year-old said "I am just trying to get gifts for my son that I cannot afford. The computer is for my husband. Since he just got me a Coach purse, I figured he deserved something nice as well. West has been charged with felony grand theft and shoplifting, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. She has been released from jail after paying her $3,000 posted bond, and will appear in court on December 13. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Jerry Re: Windows font sizes Dear Webby, the body type on all the Emails and Favorite places comes through really small. Any suggestions on how to increase it without this septuagenarian using a magnifying glass? Jerry Dear Jerry Right-click the desktop Personalize Display Set Custom text size (DPI) In there, crank up the numbers. I use 125% Don't ask ME why something simple is hidden in such a silly rigmarole. It works, though, if you get to that spot is the labyrinth. Have FUN! DearWebby

A family from the hills was visiting the city and were in a shopping mall for the first time in their life. The father and son were strolling around while the wife shopped. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and then slide back together again. The boy asked, "Paw, What's 'at?" The father said, "Son, I dunno. I ain't never seen anything like that in my entire life. I ain't got no idea what the heck it is." While the boy and his father were watching with amazement, a large old woman in a wheel chair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened, the lady rolled between them into a small room, and they closed. The boy and his father watched the small circular numbers above the walls light up sequentially. They continued to watch until it reached the last number and then the numbers began to light in the reverse order. When the number one was lit again, the walls opened up. The boy and his father watched in amazement as a beautiful young woman stepped out of the small room. The father, not taking his eyes off the young woman, said quietly to his son, "Boy, go get your mother."
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Thanks to Michelle for this one: The garbage man came early today. I heard his truck from inside the house so I threw on my robe and ran outside to catch him. He was pulling away from the neighbors curb when he saw me running and waiving my arms. "Hey! Wait!" I yelled. "Am I too late?" He looked me up and down and said, "Nah, just jump in." ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Plastic Bags on Your Feet When Painting If you are painting and don't want to get paint on your shoes or the floor throughout the rest of your house, tie plastic grocery bags over your shoes. Then tear off the grocery bags when you need to leave the room you are painting and put on a new pair before you re-enter the room. It's not very fashionable but it does the trick. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com Pros use old, paint splattered but still firm and tight slippers for painting. They can drop them at the door without using hands, if they have to go to another room. Those are much safer on ladders or when reaching over furniture. Some also have a clean pair of soft and fuzzy slippers waiting at the door for going to clean areas. A minute of preparation can save a lot of cleaning. Have FUN! DearWebby ____________________________________________________ A man was visiting his elderly neighbor and was given a tour of his home. In the den was a stuffed lion. The neighbor asked, "When did you bag him?" The old man said proudly, "That was three years ago, when I went hunting with my ex-wife." "What's he stuffed with?" asked the neighbor. "My ex-wife," replied the old man __________________________________________________
This Bizarre Australian Town Is Impossible To Find, Unless You Know Where To Look.
While the family was sitting around the dinner table, Jennifer, 5, turned to her brother Andy, 3, and pointed to her dad. "That's not your real father," she said, startling the whole family. "Yes, he is!" Andy replied. "No, he's not," Jennifer insisted. "God is your heavenly father." Then pointing at her dad, she said, "That's your homely father!" ___________________________________________________
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Thanks to Sandie for this story: A man and his wife were spending the day at the zoo. She was wearing a loose fitting pink dress, sleeveless with straps. He was wearing his usual jeans and T-shirt. As they walked through the ape exhibit, they passed in front of a large, silverback gorilla. Noticing the wife, the gorilla went crazy. He jumped on the bars, and holding on with one hand and 2 feet he grunted and pounded his chest with his free hand. He was obviously excited at the pretty lady in the pink dress. The husband, noticing the excitement, thought this was funny. He suggested that his wife tease the poor fellow some more by puckering her lips and wiggling her bottom. She played along and the gorilla got even more excited, making noises that would wake the dead. She got into the spirit of things and started jumping up and down and teasing the ape without any more prompting. This drove the gorilla absolutely crazy, and he started doing flips. Then the husband grabbed his wife, ripped open the door to the cage, pushed her in with the gorilla and slammed the cage door shut. "Now, tell him, you have a headache." ____________________________________________________

Today, November 10, in 
1775 The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the
Continental Congress. The Marines went out of existence
after the end of the Revolutionary War in April of 1783. The
Marine Corps were formally re-established on July 11, 1798.
This day is observed as the birth date of the United States
Marine Corps. 

1801 The U.S. state of Tennessee outlawed the practice of
dueling. 

1871 Henry M. Stanley, journalist and explorer, found David
Livingstone. Livingston was a missing Scottish missionary in
central Africa. Stanley delivered his famous greeting: "Dr.
Livingstone, I presume?" 

1879 Western Union and the National Bell Telephone Company
reached a settlement over various telephone patents. 

1917 41 suffragists were arrested in front of the White
House. 

1928 Michinomiya Hirohito was enthroned as Emperor of Japan.


1951 Direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone service began
when Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, NJ, called his
counterpart in Alameda, CA. 

1954 The Iwo Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington, VA. 

1957 102,368 people attended the San Francisco 49ers and Los
Angeles Rams game. The crowd was the largest regular-season
crowd in NFL history. 

1969 "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS. 

1970 The Great Wall of China opened for tourism. 

1975 The Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore-hauling ship, and its
crew of 29 vanished during a storm in Lake Superior. 

1980 CBS News anchor Dan Rather claimed he had been
kidnapped in a cab. It turned out that Rather had refused to
pay the cab fare. 

1982 Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died of a heart attack
at age 75. He was suceeded by Yuri V. Andropov. 

1982 In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was
opened to visitors. 

1988 The U.S. Department of Energy announced that Texas
would be the home of the atom-smashing super-collider. The
project was cancelled by a vote of the U.S. Congress in Oct.
1993. 

1993 John Wayne Bobbitt was acquitted on the charge of
marital sexual assault against his wife who sexually
mutilated him. Lorena Bobbitt was later acquitted of
malicious wounding her husband. 

1993 The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Brady
Bill, which called for a five-day waiting period for handgun
purchases. 

1994 U.S. officials announced that it planned to stop
enforcing the arms embargo against the Bosnian government
the following week. The U.N. Security Council was opposed to
lifting the ban. 

1994 Iraq recognized Kuwait's borders in the hope that the
action would end trade sanctions. 

1995 Nigeria's military rulers hanged playwright Ken Saro-
Wiwa along with several other anti-government activists. 

1995 In Katmandu, Nepal, searchers rescued 549 hikers after
a massive avalanche struck the Himalayan foothills. The
disaster left 24 tourists and 32 Nepalese dead. 

1996 Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) became the first
quarterback in NFL history to pass for more than 50,000
yards. (Florida) 

1997 WorldCom Inc. acquired MCI Communication Corporation.
It was the largest merger in U.S. history valued at $37
billion. 

1997 A jury in Virginia convicted Mir Aimal Kasi of the
murder of two CIA employees in 1993. 

1997 A judge in Cambridge, MA, reduced Louise Woodward's
murder conviction to manslaughter and sentenced the English
au pair to time served. She had served 279 days in the death
of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen. 

1998 At the White House, "The Virtual Wall" website
(www.thevirtualwall.org) was unveiled. The site allows
visitors to experience The Wall through the Internet. 

2001 The World Trade Organization approved China's
membership. 

2004 Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) was awarded
the "Man for Peace" prize in Rome at the opening of a
meeting of Nobel Peace Prize laureates. 

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Today, November 9 in
1911 George Claude of Paris, France, applied for a patent on
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______________________________________________________ Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else? --- James Thurber (1894 - 1961) ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Gloria for this story: Fresh from the shower, a woman stands in front of the mirror, complaining to her husband that her breasts are too small. Instead of characteristically telling her it's not so, the husband uncharacteristically comes up with a suggestion. "If you want your breasts to grow, then every day take a piece of toilet paper and rub it between your breasts for a few seconds." Willing to try anything, the wife fetches a piece of toilet paper, stands in front of the mirror and rubs it between her breasts. "How long will this take?" she asks. "They'll grow larger over a period of years," he replies. The wife stops, getting suspicious. "Why do you think rubbing a piece of toilet paper between my breasts every day will make them bigger over the years?" "Worked for your butt, didn't it?" He lived, and with some therapy, he may even walk again... _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ One evening, a wife drew her husband's attention to the couple next door and said, "Do you see that couple? How devoted they are? He kisses her every time they meet. Why don't you do that?" "I would love to," replied the husband, "Just sidetrack her hubby for a few minutes." ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! Thanks for your votes!
_____________________________________________________ Sleeping is not just for meetings any more! Australia - News.com Rather than crumbling into unsightly heaps on their desks, Sydney workers may soon have access to a comfortable and legitimate place to nap at their offices. MetroNaps Australia launched its sleep pods in the foyer of the ABN AMRO building, on the corner of Phillip and Bent Sts in the city. Busy workers are invited to stop in and put up their feet for 20 minutes to relax and rejuvenate in style. Nappers' privacy is secured by the darkness of the dome shaped pod, which lets them drift into a light sleep to the sound of relaxing music on a pair of headphones. It is a pastime that people in Copenhagen and New York are already starting to enjoy. "A nap will improve mood levels, information processing abilities and production levels of staff." Following an efficient 20-minute nap at noon yesterday, futures broker Mark Bryant said the time out was well-spent. "I found especially the music and blackout effect helped clear my mind to be able to refocus," he said. _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Adrian Harold Pounders, Crocket, Texas Man Arrested On Meth Charges Wears Ironic T-Shirt In Mug Shot A Texas man was wearing an anti-drug T-shirt when he was arrested last weekend for alleged possession of methamphetamine. In his booking photograph, Adrian Harold Pounders wore a top that read “DontMethWithMe.org.” The web address he proudly promoted on his chest ironically links to an anti-meth drive that warns Texans about the dangers of the highly addictive drug. Pounders, 47, was detained when cops raided his home in Crockett on Sunday. According to a Crockett Police Department Facebook post, the officers executed a search warrant after being tipped off during an earlier traffic stop that illegal narcotics were located inside his residence. “While executing the search warrant officers recovered methamphetamine, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia,” the Facebook post adds. The value of the drugs has not been revealed. Pounders was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, reports KYTX. He also faces charges of abandoning or endangering a child, as his 13-month-old son was at the property. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Anita Re: PayPal Congratulation mail Dear Webby, Dear Webby, I got some mails, supposedly from PayPal, that start with Congratulations Dear Lucky Winning, We are very happy to inform you ... Are they scam or should I tell them what they ask for? Anita Dear Anita PayPal and Facebook already have all your data. They dont need some turdy spam to con it out of you. I got those scam-spam letters too, saw them in Mailwasher, already flagged for deleting. I thought it was rather hilarious that you were supposed to send your street address to fundoffice.internationalmonetary@yahoo.com @yahoo.com ! Just have a quick laugh and dump it. Have FUN! DearWebby

One weekend my friend, a nurse, was looking after her six year old nephew when he fell off a playground slide and hit his head. Worried that he might have a concussion, she checked him all night. Every hour, she'd gently shake him and ask, "What's your name?" Soon, he began moaning in protest each time she entered the room. When she went in at 5 A.M., she found something white on his forehead. Leaning close, she saw a crayon-scrawled message taped to his forehead. It read, "My name is Daniel." --------------------- They usually just do that with serious head injuries and brain surgery, but some nurses can get quite carried away. I remember one who insisted on writing her name and the time of each check onto the sole of my right foot with a fine point ball pen. And when she ran out of space, she continued on my left foot. I tell ya, that can wake a guy out of the most cozy coma!
If you can help with the cost of the Humor Letter, please donate what you can!
>From Trevor: DRAWBACKS OF WORKING IN A CUBICLE [Or, "Welcome to my life."] * Not being able to check E-mail attachments without first seeing who's behind you. * Fabric walls offer little protection from gunfire. * The walls are too close together for the hammock to work right. * Prison cells are not only bigger, they have beds. * When you quit and walk out, there's no door to slam. * Being told to "think outside the box" when you're in a freakin' box all day long. * 23 power cords - 1 outlet. * The carpet has been there since 1976 (or before) and shows more signs of life than your coworkers. * If you talk to yourself it causes all the surrounding cubicle inhabitants to pop their heads over the wall and say "What? I didn't hear you." * You always have the feeling that someone is watching you, but by the time you turn to look they're gone. * When you kill a fly with your 16 inch plastic ruler, a dozen people dial 911 to report the shooting. ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Get Firewood Now, Don't Wait for Winter You can save money on firewood by getting it in early summer and late spring. For starters, you pay a premium the closer you get to cold weather. And, you don't have to limit yourself to buying firewood that is completely dry, it will cure over the summer months and be ready to burn when you need it. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ A traveling evangelist always put on a grand finale at his revival meetings, When he was to preach at a church, he would secretly hire a small boy to sit in the ceiling rafters with a dove in a cage. Toward the end of his sermon, the preacher would shout for the Holy Spirit to come down, and the boy in the rafters would dutifully release the dove. At one revival meeting, however, nothing happened when the preacher called for the Holy Spirit to descend. He again raised his arms and exclaimed: "Come down, Holy Spirit!" Still no sign of the dove. The preacher then heard the anxious voice of a small boy call down from the rafters: "Sir, a big black cat just ate the Holy Spirit. Shall I throw down the cat?" __________________________________________________
Strange growing rocks in Romania.
NEWS FLASH! - Brian/College Station's worst disaster occurred when a small two-seater Cessna 150 plane, piloted by two Texas A&M students, crashed into a cemetery earlier today. Search and Rescue workers have recovered 300 bodies so far and expect the number to climb as digging continues into the evening. The pilot and copilot survived and are helping in the recovery efforts. ___________________________________________________
Ophelia Dingbatter's NewsNo sermon and not suitable for church, just jokes and fun for grownups. Read it on-line or subscribe. If you subscribe, look for the double opt-in confirmation request.
A student became lost during a solo cross-country flight. While attempting to locate the aircraft on radar, ATC asked, "What was your last known position?" Student: "When I was number one for takeoff." ____________________________________________________

Today, November 9, in 
1872 A fire destroyed about 800 buildings in Boston, MA. 

1906 U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt left for Panama to
see the progress on the new canal. It was the first foreign
trip by a U.S. president. 

1911 George Claude of Paris, France, applied for a patent on
neon advertising signs. 

1918 Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II announced he would
abdicate. He then fled to the Netherlands. 

1923 In Munich, the Beer Hall Putsch was crushed by German
troops that were loyal to the democratic government. The
event began the evening before when Adolf Hitler took
control of a beer hall full of Bavarian government leaders
at gunpoint. 

1935 United Mine Workers president John L. Lewis and other
labor leaders formed the Committee for Industrial
Organization. 

1938 Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500
Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews,
and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that
became known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass." 

1953 The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a 1922 ruling that major
league baseball did not come within the scope of federal
antitrust laws. 

1961 Major Robert White flew an X-15 rocket plane at a world
record speed of 4,093 mph. 

1963 In Japan, about 450 miners were killed in a coal-dust
explosion. 

1963 In Japan, 160 people died in a train crash. 

1965 The great Northeast blackout occurred as several states
and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures
lasting up to 13 1/2 hours. 

1967 A Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo
spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful
test flight. 

1976 The U.N. General Assembly approved ten resolutions
condemning the apartheid government in South Africa. 

1979 The United Nations Security Council unanimously called
upon Iran to release all American hostages "without delay."
Militants, mostly students had taken 63 Americans hostage at
the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, on November 4. 

1981 U.S. troops began arriving in Egypt for a three-week
Rapid Deployment Force excercise. Somalia, Sudan and Oman
were also involved in the operation. 

1981 The Internation Monetary Fund approved a $5.8 billion
loan to India. It was the highest loan to date. 

1982 Sugar Ray Leonard retired from boxing. In 1984 Leonard
came out of retirement to fight one more time before
becoming a boxing commentator for NBC. 

1984 A bronze statue titled "Three Servicemen," by Frederick
Hart, was unveiled at the site of the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial in Washington, DC. 

1989 Communist East Germany opened its borders, allowing its
citizens to travel freely to West Germany. 

1990 Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed a non-
aggression treaty with Germany. 

1992 Russian President Boris Yeltsin, visiting London,
appealed for assistance in rescheduling his country's debt,
and asked British businesses to invest. 

2004 U.S. First Lady Laura Bush officially reopened
Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House to
pedestrians.

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Thursday, November 9

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Todays Bonehead Award:
Man Arrested On Meth Charges 
Wears Ironic T-Shirt In Mug Shot
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______________________________________________________
Today, November 9 in
1911 George Claude of Paris, France, applied for a patent on
neon advertising signs. 
See More of what happened on this
day in history.
______________________________________________________
If you can help with the cost of the Humor Letter, please donate what you can!
______________________________________________________ Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else? --- James Thurber (1894 - 1961) ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Gloria for this story: Fresh from the shower, a woman stands in front of the mirror, complaining to her husband that her breasts are too small. Instead of characteristically telling her it's not so, the husband uncharacteristically comes up with a suggestion. "If you want your breasts to grow, then every day take a piece of toilet paper and rub it between your breasts for a few seconds." Willing to try anything, the wife fetches a piece of toilet paper, stands in front of the mirror and rubs it between her breasts. "How long will this take?" she asks. "They'll grow larger over a period of years," he replies. The wife stops, getting suspicious. "Why do you think rubbing a piece of toilet paper between my breasts every day will make them bigger over the years?" "Worked for your butt, didn't it?" He lived, and with some therapy, he may even walk again... _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ One evening, a wife drew her husband's attention to the couple next door and said, "Do you see that couple? How devoted they are? He kisses her every time they meet. Why don't you do that?" "I would love to," replied the husband, "Just sidetrack her hubby for a few minutes." ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! Thanks for your votes!
_____________________________________________________ Sleeping is not just for meetings any more! Australia - News.com Rather than crumbling into unsightly heaps on their desks, Sydney workers may soon have access to a comfortable and legitimate place to nap at their offices. MetroNaps Australia launched its sleep pods in the foyer of the ABN AMRO building, on the corner of Phillip and Bent Sts in the city. Busy workers are invited to stop in and put up their feet for 20 minutes to relax and rejuvenate in style. Nappers' privacy is secured by the darkness of the dome shaped pod, which lets them drift into a light sleep to the sound of relaxing music on a pair of headphones. It is a pastime that people in Copenhagen and New York are already starting to enjoy. "A nap will improve mood levels, information processing abilities and production levels of staff." Following an efficient 20-minute nap at noon yesterday, futures broker Mark Bryant said the time out was well-spent. "I found especially the music and blackout effect helped clear my mind to be able to refocus," he said. _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Adrian Harold Pounders, Crocket, Texas Man Arrested On Meth Charges Wears Ironic T-Shirt In Mug Shot A Texas man was wearing an anti-drug T-shirt when he was arrested last weekend for alleged possession of methamphetamine. In his booking photograph, Adrian Harold Pounders wore a top that read “DontMethWithMe.org.” The web address he proudly promoted on his chest ironically links to an anti-meth drive that warns Texans about the dangers of the highly addictive drug. Pounders, 47, was detained when cops raided his home in Crockett on Sunday. According to a Crockett Police Department Facebook post, the officers executed a search warrant after being tipped off during an earlier traffic stop that illegal narcotics were located inside his residence. “While executing the search warrant officers recovered methamphetamine, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia,” the Facebook post adds. The value of the drugs has not been revealed. Pounders was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, reports KYTX. He also faces charges of abandoning or endangering a child, as his 13-month-old son was at the property. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Anita Re: PayPal Congratulation mail Dear Webby, Dear Webby, I got some mails, supposedly from PayPal, that start with Congratulations Dear Lucky Winning, We are very happy to inform you ... Are they scam or should I tell them what they ask for? Anita Dear Anita PayPal and Facebook already have all your data. They dont need some turdy spam to con it out of you. I got those scam-spam letters too, saw them in Mailwasher, already flagged for deleting. I thought it was rather hilarious that you were supposed to send your street address to fundoffice.internationalmonetary@yahoo.com @yahoo.com ! Just have a quick laugh and dump it. Have FUN! DearWebby

One weekend my friend, a nurse, was looking after her six year old nephew when he fell off a playground slide and hit his head. Worried that he might have a concussion, she checked him all night. Every hour, she'd gently shake him and ask, "What's your name?" Soon, he began moaning in protest each time she entered the room. When she went in at 5 A.M., she found something white on his forehead. Leaning close, she saw a crayon-scrawled message taped to his forehead. It read, "My name is Daniel." --------------------- They usually just do that with serious head injuries and brain surgery, but some nurses can get quite carried away. I remember one who insisted on writing her name and the time of each check onto the sole of my right foot with a fine point ball pen. And when she ran out of space, she continued on my left foot. I tell ya, that can wake a guy out of the most cozy coma!
If you can help with the cost of the Humor Letter, please donate what you can!
>From Trevor: DRAWBACKS OF WORKING IN A CUBICLE [Or, "Welcome to my life."] * Not being able to check E-mail attachments without first seeing who's behind you. * Fabric walls offer little protection from gunfire. * The walls are too close together for the hammock to work right. * Prison cells are not only bigger, they have beds. * When you quit and walk out, there's no door to slam. * Being told to "think outside the box" when you're in a freakin' box all day long. * 23 power cords - 1 outlet. * The carpet has been there since 1976 (or before) and shows more signs of life than your coworkers. * If you talk to yourself it causes all the surrounding cubicle inhabitants to pop their heads over the wall and say "What? I didn't hear you." * You always have the feeling that someone is watching you, but by the time you turn to look they're gone. * When you kill a fly with your 16 inch plastic ruler, a dozen people dial 911 to report the shooting. ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Get Firewood Now, Don't Wait for Winter You can save money on firewood by getting it in early summer and late spring. For starters, you pay a premium the closer you get to cold weather. And, you don't have to limit yourself to buying firewood that is completely dry, it will cure over the summer months and be ready to burn when you need it. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ A traveling evangelist always put on a grand finale at his revival meetings, When he was to preach at a church, he would secretly hire a small boy to sit in the ceiling rafters with a dove in a cage. Toward the end of his sermon, the preacher would shout for the Holy Spirit to come down, and the boy in the rafters would dutifully release the dove. At one revival meeting, however, nothing happened when the preacher called for the Holy Spirit to descend. He again raised his arms and exclaimed: "Come down, Holy Spirit!" Still no sign of the dove. The preacher then heard the anxious voice of a small boy call down from the rafters: "Sir, a big black cat just ate the Holy Spirit. Shall I throw down the cat?" __________________________________________________
Strange growing rocks in Romania.
NEWS FLASH! - Brian/College Station's worst disaster occurred when a small two-seater Cessna 150 plane, piloted by two Texas A&M students, crashed into a cemetery earlier today. Search and Rescue workers have recovered 300 bodies so far and expect the number to climb as digging continues into the evening. The pilot and copilot survived and are helping in the recovery efforts. ___________________________________________________
Ophelia Dingbatter's NewsNo sermon and not suitable for church, just jokes and fun for grownups. Read it on-line or subscribe. If you subscribe, look for the double opt-in confirmation request.
A student became lost during a solo cross-country flight. While attempting to locate the aircraft on radar, ATC asked, "What was your last known position?" Student: "When I was number one for takeoff." ____________________________________________________

Today, November 9, in 
1872 A fire destroyed about 800 buildings in Boston, MA. 

1906 U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt left for Panama to
see the progress on the new canal. It was the first foreign
trip by a U.S. president. 

1911 George Claude of Paris, France, applied for a patent on
neon advertising signs. 

1918 Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II announced he would
abdicate. He then fled to the Netherlands. 

1923 In Munich, the Beer Hall Putsch was crushed by German
troops that were loyal to the democratic government. The
event began the evening before when Adolf Hitler took
control of a beer hall full of Bavarian government leaders
at gunpoint. 

1935 United Mine Workers president John L. Lewis and other
labor leaders formed the Committee for Industrial
Organization. 

1938 Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500
Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews,
and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that
became known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass." 

1953 The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a 1922 ruling that major
league baseball did not come within the scope of federal
antitrust laws. 

1961 Major Robert White flew an X-15 rocket plane at a world
record speed of 4,093 mph. 

1963 In Japan, about 450 miners were killed in a coal-dust
explosion. 

1963 In Japan, 160 people died in a train crash. 

1965 The great Northeast blackout occurred as several states
and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures
lasting up to 13 1/2 hours. 

1967 A Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo
spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful
test flight. 

1976 The U.N. General Assembly approved ten resolutions
condemning the apartheid government in South Africa. 

1979 The United Nations Security Council unanimously called
upon Iran to release all American hostages "without delay."
Militants, mostly students had taken 63 Americans hostage at
the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, on November 4. 

1981 U.S. troops began arriving in Egypt for a three-week
Rapid Deployment Force excercise. Somalia, Sudan and Oman
were also involved in the operation. 

1981 The Internation Monetary Fund approved a $5.8 billion
loan to India. It was the highest loan to date. 

1982 Sugar Ray Leonard retired from boxing. In 1984 Leonard
came out of retirement to fight one more time before
becoming a boxing commentator for NBC. 

1984 A bronze statue titled "Three Servicemen," by Frederick
Hart, was unveiled at the site of the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial in Washington, DC. 

1989 Communist East Germany opened its borders, allowing its
citizens to travel freely to West Germany. 

1990 Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed a non-
aggression treaty with Germany. 

1992 Russian President Boris Yeltsin, visiting London,
appealed for assistance in rescheduling his country's debt,
and asked British businesses to invest. 

2004 U.S. First Lady Laura Bush officially reopened
Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House to
pedestrians.

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Wednesday, November 8

Thank you, Joseph!

I gave up my Business account with Telus. $180 a month for a
lousy 15 mbps, that they kept throttling down to 10, was not
justified. So I dropped the business account and got a plain
Jane home account for half the cost and 25 Mbps.
They said it would take 3 hours for the installation. Well,
a guy who looked about my age, came in, swapped the modem
and I was running at 25 Mbps. 15 minute job.

I had to re-establish the home network, but that was not a
big deal. 

I should have made the switch a long time ago!

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
3 arrewsted for selling heroin from school bus
 Bonehead
______________________________________________________
Today, November 8 in
1895 Wilhelm Roentgen while experimenting with electricity
reported the scientific principle involved. He took the
first X-ray pictures, of his hand. 
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______________________________________________________ To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody. --- Quentin Crisp Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them. --- Ralph Gerard The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it. --- Dudley Moore (1935 - 2002) ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Sandie for this story: Joan, who was rather well-proportioned, spent almost all of her vacation sunbathing on the roof of her hotel. She wore a bathing suit the first day, but on the second, she decided that no one could see her way up there, and she slipped out of it for an overall tan. She'd hardly begun when she heard someone running up the stairs. She was lying on her stomach, so she just pulled a towel over her rear. "Excuse me, miss," said the flustered assistant manager of the hotel, out of breath from running up the stairs. "The Hilton doesn't mind your sunbathing on the roof, but we would very much appreciate your wearing a bathing suit as you did yesterday." "What difference does it make?" Joan asked rather calmly. "No one can see me up here, and besides, I'm covered with a towel." "Not exactly," said the embarrassed man. "You're lying on the dining room skylight." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Mary for this story: An Indian walks into a cafe with a shotgun in one hand pulling a male buffalo with the other. He says to the waiter,"Want coffee." The waiter says, "Sure, Chief, coming right up." He gets the Indian a tall mug of coffee. The Indian drinks the coffee down in one gulp, turns and blasts the buffalo with the shotgun, causing parts of the animal to splatter everywhere, then just walks out. The next morning the Indian returns. He has his shotgun in one hand pulling another male buffalo with the other. He walks up to the counter and says to the waiter, "Want coffee." The waiter says, "Whoa, Tonto! We're still cleaning up your mess from yesterday. What was all that about, anyway?" The Indian smiles and proudly says, "Training for position in United States Congress: Come in, drink coffee, shoot the bull, leave mess for others to clean up, disappear for rest of day." ______________________________________________________ Newfoundland _____________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ Thanks to Barb for this classic: Miss Beatrice, the church organist, was in her eighties and had never been married. She was admired for her sweetness and kindness to all. One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint sitting room. She invited him to have a seat while she prepared tea. As he sat facing her old Hammond organ, the young minister noticed a cut-glass bowl sitting on top of it. The bowl was filled with water, and in the water floated, of all things, a condom! When she returned with tea and scones, they began to chat. The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist. "Miss Beatrice", he said, "I wonder if you would tell me about this?" pointing to the bowl. "Oh, yes," she replied, "Isn't it wonderful? I was walking through the Park a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground. The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wet and that it would prevent the spread of disease. Do you know I haven't had the flu all winter." _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Rudencia Montes, 43, Juan Miranda-Ortiz, 33, Corrine Gentile, 33, Framingham, Massawhosits Heroin dealing from school bus, 3 arrests The driver of a van that transports special needs students to schools in Massachusetts allowed her boyfriend to sell drugs out of vehicle, according to authorities. Rudencia Montes, 43, a driver for an educational nonprofit for special needs students, was arrested on Friday after an officer witnesses a drug deal involving the van she was driving, Framingham Police told Boston 25 News. Montes was driving a white minivan that had a school sign on the roof when she turned into a park parking lot and another car pulled up next to the van, police said. The driver of the car, Corrine Gentile, 33, was seen by an officer completing a drug deal with the passenger of the van, Juan Miranda-Ortiz, 33, Framingham police spokeswoman Patricia Grigas told Boston 25 News. When police pulled over Gentile, they found an envelope containing two packets of heroin, authorities said. A subsequent traffic stop of Montes revealed an envelope inside the van that matched the one found earlier in Gentile's car, according to police. Montes and Miranda-Ortiz were charged with distributing heroin, conspiracy to violate the state's drug laws and a park zone violation, while Gentile was charged with possession of heroin and conspiracy to commit a crime. he educational nonprofit Montes drove for, Accept Education Collaborative, said it fired the 43-year-old after her arrest Friday. A spokesperson said no students were present or involved in the alleged drug deal. “We take these matters very seriously. The safety of our students is our No. 1 concern," Executive Director Marcia Berkowitz told Boston 25 News in a statement. At a court appearance on Monday, Montes was held on $5,000 bail; Miranda-Ortiz was held on $25,000 bail; and Gentile was released on $200 bail. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Art Re: Shutter Delay Dear Webby, Dear Webby, My digital camera, a fairly expensive Kodak, has this very annoying delay between clicking a picture and it actually taking it. It seems totally useless for action shots. Am I doing something wrong? Art Dear Art All digital cameras have SOME shutter delay. However, just like a Porsche takes off a lot faster than a farm tractor, that costs exactly the same amount of money, there is a very noticeable difference between different cameras. The quick action on my good old Canon Powershot was one of the major reasons for selecting it. When I need absolutely instant action, I line up an approximate shot and depress the shutter half way, to lock in the settings. Then when the bird is in the zoom center, I sqeeze the shutter all the way down and the picture is perfect. With cameras, that have a slower computer, you have to lead the same way as with a shotgun, and click before the action happens. Then it can slowly measure the distance and brightness and contrast, and adjust everything accordingly. Have FUN! DearWebby

Thanks to Roland for this story: A guy was in a supermarket when he noticed an old lady following him around. Whenever he stopped, she stopped, and she also kept staring at him. She finally overtook him just before the checkout where she turned to him and said, "I hope I haven't made you feel uncomfortable - it's just that you look so much like my late son." "Oh, that's ok," he said. "I know it's silly," she continued, "but if you called out 'Goodbye, Mother' as I leave, it would make me ever so happy." The old lady proceeded through the checkout and as she left the supermarket, the man called out "Goodbye Mother." The old lady waved back, and kindly smiled. Pleased he had brought a bit of sunshine to someone's day, the man went to pay for his groceries. "That'll be 105 dollars," said the clerk. "How come?" inquired the man. "I've only bought a few things!" "Yeah, but your mother said you'd pay for hers."
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We had just finished eating a beautiful dinner that my mother had prepared for our 28-member family. As I glanced up at the chandelier over the table, I was mesmerized by the creative handiwork a spider had woven around the prisms and lightbulbs. "Don't look up there!" my mother screamed. "It's the one thing I was too tired to clean!" "Don't look where?" my brother asked. "There!" my mother pointed. "It's my own personal web sight!" ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Keeping Paint Off Hinges It can be difficult to put masking tape on hinges to keep paint off them. Instead, cover them with petroleum jelly. Any paint that gets on them will be easy to wipe off, even after the paint dries. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ When my sister's husband died, she went to the bank to put his affairs in order. The young clerk looked up their joint account and then asked, "Which of you is deceased?" __________________________________________________
Strange growing rocks in Romania.
From Zilla It was our second anniversary, and my husband sent me flowers at the office. He told the florist to write "Happy Anniversary, Year Number 2" on the card. I was thrilled with the flowers, but not so pleased with the card. It read "Happy Anniversary. You're Number 2." ___________________________________________________
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Dear Webby I love the delightful potpourri of humor and tips you send me every morning, and am grateful for your dilligent work! Margo ____________________________________________________

Today, November 8, in 
1793 The Louvre Museum, in Paris, opened to the public for
the first time. 

1805 The "Corps of Discovery" reached the Pacific Ocean. The
expedition was led by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis.
The journey had begun on May 14, 1804, with the goal of
exploring the Louisiana Purchase territory. 

1895 Wilhelm Roentgen while experimenting with electricity
discovered the scientific principle involved and took the
first X-ray pictures. 

1910 William H. Frost patented the insect exterminator. 

1923 Adolf Hitler made his first attempt at seizing power in
Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to be known
as the "Beer-Hall Putsch." He was sent to jail for that,
where he wrote his "Mein Kampf".

1933 The Civil Works Administration was created by executive
order by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The
organization was designed to create jobs for more than 4
million unemployed people in the U.S. 

1942 The U.S. invaded Morocco and Algeria. 

1942 During World War II, Operation Torch began as U.S. and
British forces landed in French North Africa. 

1950 During the Korean conflict, the first jet-plane battle
took place as U.S. Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown shot down
a North Korean MiG-15. 

1954 The American League approved the transfer of the
Philadelphia Athletics baseball team to Kansas City, MO. 

1956 After turning down 18,000 names, the Ford Motor Company
decided to name their new car the "Edsel," after Henry
Ford's only son. The socialist media did not approve.

1966 Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California. 

1979 The program, "The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage",
premiered on ABC-TV. The show was planned to be temporary,
but it evolved into "Nightline" in March of 1980. 

1979 U.S. Senators John Warner (R-VA) and Mac Mathias (R-MD)
introduced legislation to provide a site on the National
Mall for the building of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 

1980 Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
California announced that they had discovered a 15th moon
orbiting the planet Saturn. 

1981 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek asserted that Egypt
was "an African State" that was "neither East nor West". 

1985 A letter signed by four American hostages in Lebanon
was delivered to The Associated Press in Beirut. The letter,
contained pleas from Terry Anderson, Rev. Lawrence Jenco,
David Jacobsen and Thomas Sutherland to President Reagan to
negotiate a release. 

1990 U.S. President George H.W. Bush ordered more troop
deployments in the Persian Gulf, adding about 150,000
soldiers to the multi-national force fighting against Iraq. 

1991 The European Community and Canada imposed economic
sanctions on Yugoslavia in an attempt to stop the Balkan
civil war. 

1992 About 350,000 people rallied in Berlin against racist
violence. 

1993 Five Picasso paintings and other artwork were stolen
from the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, Sweden. The
works were valued at $52 million. 

1997 Chinese engineers diverted the Yangtze River to make
way for the Three Gorges Dam. 

2000 In Florida, a statewide recount began to decide the
winner of the 2000 U.S. presidential election. 

2000 Waco special counsel John C. Danforth released his
final report that absolved the government of wrongdoing in
the 1993 seige of the Branch Davidian compound in Texas. 

2009 The game Angry Birds Star Wars was released. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Tuesday, November 7

Calgary was a waste of time, gasoline and parking fees.
Because one of my meds is a lasix to get rid of water, they
panicked and referred me to the big hospital.
New consultation date. 

I told her that I can easily stop the lasix for a few days.
Sure, that makes me gain a pound of weight per day, but
since I lose a couple of pounds a day with their nuclear
laxative, that is no big deal.

However, she seemed to be allergic to logic.

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Florida woman arested for riding a 
horse while drunk
 Bonehead
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Today, November 7 in
1917 Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place. The
provisional government of Alexander Kerensky was overthrown
by forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. 
See More of what happened on this
day in history.
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______________________________________________________ Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees. --- David Letterman (1947 ) Liberals are very broadminded: they are always willing to give lots of careful consideration and deliberation to both sides of the their side about why you should pay for what they want. --- Socratex ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ An eighty-three year old woman finished her annual physical examination, whereupon her doctor said, "You are in fine shape for your age, but tell me, do you still have intercourse?" "Just a minute; I'll have to ask my husband," she said. She went out to the reception room and said, "Joe, do we still have intercourse?" Joe answered impatiently, "If I told you once, I told you a thousand times. We have Blue Cross." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ At a family get together, a young boy of about 8 years of age asked his father, "What does fornication mean?" His father was a little upset by the question and demanded to know, "Where did you hear a word like that?" "From Uncle Charlie," the little boy said. The father charged off to confront his brother. Charlie held his hands up and said, "Now, wait a minute! I don't know what that boy told you, but all I said was, 'For-an-occasion like this, you think they would chill the beer'." ______________________________________________________ Iceland _____________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ New Definitions to Learn BABY-SITTER: A teen-ager who must behave like an adult, so the adults who are out can behave like teen-agers. BUFFET: A French word that means "Get up and get it yourself." COLLEGE: The four-year period when parents are permitted access to the telephone. EGOCENTRIC - a person who believes that he is everything that you already know you are. EMERGENCY NUMBERS: Police station, fire department and places that deliver. FOREIGN FILM - any movie shown in Texas theater that isn't a western. MAGAZINE - bunch of printed pages that tell you what's coming in the next issue. OPERA: When a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of bleeding, he sings. OPTIMIST - girl who regards a bulge as a curve. PEOPLE -- some make things happen, some watch things happen, some wonder what happened. PIONEER -- early American who was lucky enough to find his way out of the woods. SALESMAN - man with ability to convince his wife that she would look fat in mink. SELF-CONTROL -- the ability to eat only one peanut. SWIMMING POOL -- a mob of people with pissy water around it. TATTOO: Permanent proof of temporary insanity. TRAFFIC LIGHT -- apparatus that automatically turns red when your car approaches. _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Kelsie Laine Marie Mast, 23, Donna Byrne, 53, Lakeland, Florida Florida woman arested for riding a horse while drunk Police in Florida said they found Donna Byrne, 53, riding her horse in the city of Lakeland on Thursday afternoon. She allegedly reeked of alcohol and had red, watery eyes, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s office. When Byrne got off the saddle, she was found with a blood alcohol content nearly twice the legal limit, police said. ‘Ms. Byrne was obviously not in any condition to be on the road,’ Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement. ‘She not only put herself and the horse in danger, but also anyone who was driving on the road, which is typically very busy.’ Byrne was also hit with an animal neglect charge, police said. The horse, named Boduke, was taken to the Sheriff’s livestock facility, but he will likely be reunited with his owner, The Orlando Sentinel reports. It appears it wasn’t Byrne’s first rodeo, police said she has five previous charges against her, including cruelty to animals, drug possession and violating her probation. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Mariana Re: Mailwasher Dear Webby, Dear Webby, I'm sure glad you nagged me into getting Mailwasher. I was away from work for three weeks and really dreaded facing the mail that accumulated in the meantime. But guess what! I turned my computer on, Mailwasher dit it's thing and deleted 2500 mails, and all I had was about 30 mails that I had to read and answer. Keep that button on the left side! I am getting my boss to buy it too. Thanks much! Mariana Dear Mariana! Good for you! Have FUN! DearWebby

The seven-year old told her mom, that a little boy in her class asked her to play doctor. "Oh, dear," the mother nervously sighed. "What happened, honey?" "Nothing, he made me wait 45 minutes and then double-billed the insurance company."
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The policeman was walking his beat when he saw two men fighting and a little boy standing alongside them crying, "Daddy, Daddy!" The officer pulled the two men apart and, turning to the boy, asked, "Which one is your father, lad?" "I don't know," the boy said, rubbing tears from his eyes. "That's what they're fighting about!" ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Overflowing Toilet With quick action, you can limit the amount of water that winds up on your floor from an overflowing toilet. First, take off the back of the toilet and push the stopper or plunger down in the bottom of the tank so it stops allow water into the bowel. Then reach down behind the toilet and turn off the water valve. Then find your handy plunger to take care of the blockage. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ A wealthy contractor liked to know something about all the employees who worked for him. One day he came upon a young man who was expertly counting out a large wad of the firm's cash. The contractor asked the man, "Where did you get your financial training, young man?" "Yale," the man answered. "That's good," said the contractor, who was an advocate of higher learning. "What's your name?" he asked. "Yonnie Yackson." __________________________________________________
Meet the other legendary female aviator who could drink any Sailor under the table.
Finding one of her students making faces at others on the playground, Ms. Smith stopped to gently reprove the child. Smiling sweetly the teacher said, "When I was a child, I was told if I made ugly faces I would stay like that." The student looked up and replied, "Well you can't say you weren't warned, Ms. Smith." ___________________________________________________
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From Sally While riding the bus, my mother noticed a young man, who was holding onto the same pole, staring at her. Eventually, he said, "Excuse me. This is my stop." Since she wasn't blocking his way, she was confused. "Well," she said, "go ahead." "And this is my pole," he said. My mother was completely perplexed until the young man added, "I just bought it at the hardware store to hold up my shower curtain." And with that, he picked up his pole and carried it off the bus. ____________________________________________________

Today, November 7, in 
1637 Anne Hutchinson, the first female religious leader in
the American colonies, was banished from the Massachusetts
Bay Colony for heresy. 

1811 The Shawnee Indians of chief Tecumseh were defeated by
William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Wabash (or
(Tippecanoe). 

1837 In Alton, IL, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy
was shot to death by a mob (supporters of slavery) while
trying to protect his printing shop from a third
destruction. 

1874 The Republican party of the U.S. was first symbolized
as an elephant in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's
Weekly. 

1876 The cigarette manufacturing machine was patented by
Albert H. Hook. 

1893 The state of Colorado granted its women the right to
vote. 

1895 The last spike was driven into Canada's first
transcontinental railway in the mountains of Alberta.

1917 Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place. The
provisional government of Alexander Kerensky was overthrown
by forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. 

1932 "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" was broadcast for the
first time on CBS Radio. 

1933 Voters in Pennsylvania eliminated sports from
Pennsylvanian "Blue Laws." 

1940 The middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in
Washington state collapsed during a windstorm. The
suspension bridge had opened to traffic on July 1, 1940. 

1944 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first
person to win a fourth term as president. 
	
1965 The "Pillsbury Dough Boy" debuted in television
commercials. 

1967 Carl Stokes was elected the first black mayor
Cleveland, OH, becoming the first black mayor of a major
city. 

1967 The U.S. Selective Service Commission announced that
college students arrested in anti-war demonstrations would
lose their draft deferments. 

1973 The U.S. Congress over-rode President Nixon's veto of
the War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive's power
to wage war without congressional approval. 

1983 A bomb exploded in the U.S. Capitol. No one was
injured. 

1985 The Colombian army stormed the country's Palace of
Justice. The siege claimed the lives of 100 people,
including 11 Supreme Court Justices. The Palace had been
seized by leftist guerrillas belonging to the April 19
Movement. 

1987 Tunisia's president Habib Bourguiba was overthrown. He
had been president since the country's independence in 1956.

1988 Sugar Ray Leonard knocked out Donnie LaLonde. 

1989 L. Douglas Wilder won the governor's race in Virginia,
becoming the first elected African-American state governor
in U.S. history. 

1989 David Dinkins was elected and become New York City's
first African-American mayor. 

1989 Richard Ramirez, convicted of California's "Night
Stalker" killings, was sentenced to death. 

1991 Magic Johnson (NBA) announced that he had tested
positive for the virus that causes AIDS, and that he was
retiring from basketball. 

1991 Pro- and anti-Communists rallies took place in Moscow
on the 74th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. 

1991 Actor Paul Reubens, a.k.a. Pee Wee Herman, pled no
contest to charges of indecent exposure. Reubens had been
arrested in Sarasota, FL, for exposing himself in a theater.

1995 In a Japanese courtroom, three U.S. military men
admitted to the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan schoolgirl. 

2000 Hillary Rodham Clinton made history as the first
president's wife to win public office. The state of New York
got some Democrat senator to resign and basically hand over
the position to Hillary.

2001 The new .BIZ domain extension was officially launched. 

2001 After a 16-month stoppage the Concorde resumed flying
commercially.

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Monday, November 6

Today I have to drive to Calgary for a colonoscopy
consultation. It is total BS and waste of time, gasoline,
and parkade extortion. Prior to a colonoscopy, ordered by my
doctor to keep the nurses off the street, is a consultation.
For the consultation some senior nurse reads the same stuff
as always, and hands out some papers, that explain how to
use a  gallon of nuclear laxative, that totally destroys the
carefully grown and nurtured bowel bacteria colony and
messes up your digestion for half a year, and just natters
about the same old thing all over again.

The colonoscopy is free, but you pay for it by attending the
consultation sermon. I don`t really need a colonoscopy right
now, but because I might need one ten or twenty years in the
future, I have to be polite and play along.

The Tuesday issue might be a bit late.

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Escaped prisoners were arrested at an Escape Room
 Bonehead
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Today, November 6 in
1894 William C. Hooker received a patent for the mousetrap. 
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______________________________________________________ The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. --- Samuel Johnson (1709 1784) ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ While working as an airline customer-service agent, I got a call from a woman who wanted to know if she could take her dog on board. I told her the dog was welcome, as long as she paid a $50 charge and provided her own kennel. I further explained that the kennel needed to be large enough for the dog to stand up, sit down, turn around and roll over. "I'll never be able to teach him all that by tomorrow!" she said, and hung up _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Atlanta Coca-Cola is fixing an embarrassing typo in the word "disk" in copyright information on about 2 million 12-packs of the drink. In the misprint, the "s" is replaced by a "c." Normally, the small type under the copyright information states that the "red disk icon and contour bottle are trademarks of the Coca-Cola Co." No, you will not get a new 12-pack, but if you hold on to the box for a few years, you might be able to auction it off for real money. ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ A man is laying on the operating table, about to be operated on by his son Morris, the surgeon. The father says, "Son, think of it this way ... If anything happens to me, your mother is coming to live with you." _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Kelsie Laine Marie Mast, 23, Samantha Faye Toope, 20 Edmonton, Alberta Escaped prisoners were arrested at an Escape Room Two convicts who escaped a prison in Canada were recaptured in the most ironic place. Police officers in Edmonton found Kelsie Laine Marie Mast, 23, and Samantha Faye Toope, 20, inside an adventure game company’s “escape room” at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to media reports. Authorities described the escapees as “violent offenders with a history of weapons offenses.” They jumped a fence at the Edmonton Institution for Women around 24 hours earlier and escaped. A local resident recognized the wanted women and tipped cops to their presence at Sidequests Adventures, a downtown business that hosts interactive games where players have to solve puzzles to leave a locked room. Co-owner Rebecca Liaw was showing the women the escape room when officers found them. “It’s funny and ironic that escaped convicts run into an escape room and get caught,” Liaw’s husband and fellow co- owner, Jonathan Liaw, told The Edmonton Journal. Police returned the women to Correctional Service Canada. It’s unclear what new charges they face, but since escaping is really frowned upon, and considering their criminal history, it is a safe bet that they will get serious time in the big house (Federal jail). _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Gary Re: No CD AutoPlay Dear Webby, Thank you first of all for your extremely informative letter.. it's been a great help to me and my friends and family However I do have a question for you hope you can help.... when I put a pre-recorded CD in my pc cd player it don't automaticly bring up the player..what ever it may be..I have to bring it up manualy..it never done that before...with my other pc ..which has windows XP it works normaly..by the way on this one it has windows 10 and is a bloody nuisance..Please Help... Thank you in advance.. GARY Dear Gary You sure are diplomatic about W10 ! However, deep down inside it`s still DOS. They just shuffled the gas and brake pedals to make it look like they are earning their wages. Open the Control Panel, and from the “icons view”, click the “AutoPlay” icon. Check (or uncheck) the the “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices” box to turn AutoPlay on or off. There IS a settings app, that will do it too, but it is more likely to confuse you. Just use the version you get through the Control Panel. Have FUN! DearWebby

> From Linda Actual police reports….. A woman in Pa. reported a threatening text from her ex husband. She said she knows it was from him because the text was in his handwriting.” A woman reported she saw a monkey loose, but admitted it could have been a deer. She also said she was drinking iced tea, but admitted it could have been tequila. A woman reported somebody climbed through a window and stole multiple items. She suspected it was her sister “since all the things that were stolen belonged to her.” A woman reported pigs in her yard ‘doing pig things.’ A woman reported 3 naked uninvited men in her hot tub. She said they left after being confronted, leaving their clothes and beer. She told police she’s looking forward to the line up.
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An old man witnesses a burglary and appears in court. The defense lawyer asks him, "Did you see my client commit this burglary?" "Yes," the man says. "I saw him plainly take the goods." The lawyer adds, "This happened at night. Are you sure you saw my client commit this crime?" "Yes, I saw him do it," the man says. The lawyer says, "You are 80 years old and your eyesight probably is bad. Just how far can you see at night?" The man says, "I can see the moon. I bet you are not smart enough to know how far that is!" ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Serving Food at Parties While it's easiest to put out a lot of food at once, you can save a lot of waste and possibly prevent some food poisoning by putting food out in smaller batches and replacing it as it runs out. This keeps food from sitting out all day (or all night) so any food that is leftover is still edible. If food needs to be left out for long periods of time, make sure it is properly cooled or kept warm using either ice or warming trays. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ A widow recently married to a widower was accosted by a friend who laughingly remarked, "I suppose, like all men who have been married before, your husband sometimes talks about his first wife?" "Oh, not any more, he doesn't," the other replied. "What stopped him?" "I started talking about my next husband." __________________________________________________
15 standouts of National Geographic nature photographer of the year 2017.
Little Johnny farts in the classroom and his teacher gets really upset and throws him out. He goes and sits outside the school and can't stop laughing. The principal walks by and sees him sitting outside laughing. He says, "Little Johnny what are you doing sitting here laughing?" Little Johnny says, "I farted in class and the teacher threw me out." The principle says, "Well then, why are you laughing?" Little Johnny says, "Cause the teacher is sitting in the classroom, smelling my fart, while I'm having a smoke here in the sunshine in this beautiful, clean air." (Actually, that was me. I always got lots of fresh air time.) ___________________________________________________
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As Alicia was getting to know Michael and his family, she was very impressed by how much his parents loved each other. "They're so thoughtful," Alicia said. "Why, your dad even brings your mom a cup of hot coffee in bed every morning." After a time, Alicia and Michael were engaged, and then married. On the way from the wedding to the reception, Alicia again remarked on Michael's loving parents, and even the coffee in bed. "Tell me," she said, "does it run in the family?" "It sure does," replied Michael. "And I take after my mom." ____________________________________________________

Today, November 6, in 
1789 Father John Carroll was appointed as the first Roman
Catholic bishop in the United States of America. 

1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the sixteenth
president of the United States. 

1861 Jefferson Davis was elected as the president of the
Confederacy in the U.S. 

1894 William C. Hooker received a patent for the mousetrap. 

1903 Philippe Bunau-Varilla, as Panama's ambassador to the
United States, signed the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty. The
document granted rights to the United States to build and
indefinitely administer the Panama Canal Zone and its
defenses. 

1913 Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested as he led a march of
Indian miners in South Africa. 

1917 During World War I, Candian forces take the village of
Passchendaele, Belgium, in the Third Battle of Ypres. 

1923 Jacob Schick was granted a patent for the electric
shaver. 

1935 Edwin H. Armstrong announced his development of FM
broadcasting. 

1952 The first hydrogen bomb was exploded at Eniwetok Atoll
in the Pacific Ocean. 

1961 In the Saraha Desert of Algeria, a natural gas well
ignited when a pipe ruptured. The flames rose between 450
feet and 800 feet. The fire burned until April 28, 1962 when
a team led by Red Adair used explosives to deprive the fire
of oxygen. (Devil's Cigarette Lighter) 

1962 The U.N. General Assembly adopts a resolution that
condemned South Africa's racist apartheid policies. The
resolution also called for all member states to terminate
military and economic relations with South Africa. 

1965 The Freedom Flights program began which would allow
250,000 Cubans to come to the United States by 1971. 

1967 Phil Donahue began a TV talk show in Dayton, OH. The
show was on the air for 29 years. 

1973 NASA's Pioneer 10 spacecraft began photographing
Jupiter. 

1975 King Hassan II of Morocco launches the Green March, a
mass migration of 300,000 unarmed Moroccans, that march into
the nation of Western Sahara. 

1977 39 people were killed when an earthen dam burst,
sending a wall of water through the campus of Toccoa Falls
Bible College in Georgia. 

1983 U.S. Army choppers dropped hundreds of leaflets over
northern and central Grenada. The leaflets urged residents
to cooperate in locating any Grenadian army or Cuban
resisters to the U.S-led invasion. 

1985 Leftist guerrillas belonging to Columbia's April 19
Movement seized control of the Palace of Justice in Bogota. 

1986 Former Navy radioman John A. Walker Jr., was sentenced
in Baltimore to life imprisonment. Walker had admitted to
being the head of a family spy ring. 

1986 U.S. intelligence sources confirmed a story run by the
Lebanese magazine Ash Shiraa that reported the U.S. had been
secretly selling arms to Iran in an effort to secure the
release of seven American hostages. 

1989 In the hopes of freeing U.S. hostages held in Iran, the
U.S. announced that it would unfreeze $567 million in
Iranian assets that had been held since 1979. 

1990 About 20% of the Universal Studios backlot in southern
California was destroyed in an arson fire. 

1991 Kuwait celebrated the dousing of the last of the oil
fires ignited by Iraq during the Persian Gulf War. 

1995 Mark Messier scored his 500th NHL goal. 

1998 The Islamic militant group Hamas exploded a car bomb
killing the two attackers and injuring 21 civilians. 

1999 Australian voters rejected a referendum to drop
Britain's queen as their head of state. 

2001 In London, the "Lest We Forget" exhibit opened at the
National Memorial Arboretum. Fred Seiker was the creator of
the 24 watercolors. Seiker was a prisoner of war who had
been forced to build the Burma Railroad, the "railway of
death," for the Japanese during World War II. 

2001 In Madrid, Spain, a car bomb injured about 60 people.
The bomb was blamed on Basque separatists. 

2001 Ten people were executed in Beijing, China. The state
newspaper of China said that all of the people executed were
robbers and killers aged 20-23. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Sunday, November 5

Full moon on the fresh, bright, powder snow makes it almost
daylight bright outside. Stars are bright too and you can
definitely see the Mily Way. Faint Northern Lights in the
North-East. But it is not comfortable outside. Gullible
Warming is definitekly over. There is a definite hint of
"Ice Age is coming!" mania in the air. 

The deer came by checking for bread heels and leftovers, but
did not come up onto the porch. They will when it gets
windy.

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Chicago hot dog stand robber shoots his 
wiener, ahem penis.
 Bonehead
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Today, November 5 in
1895 George B. Selden received the first U.S. patent for an
automobile. He sold the rights for $200,000 four years
later. Cars had been around before, but not patented in the
USA.  Benz Motorcar from 1885 is considered the first
practical motorcar. He received a patent for the Motorcar on
29 January 1886, 9 years prior to the Seldon patent. 
His wife, Mercedes, drove the Benz Motorcar and her kids 60
miles to her parents place 10 years before the Seldon
patent.
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______________________________________________________ No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately. --- Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592) Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and higher education positively fortifies it. --- Stephen Vizinczey ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ A young banker decided to get his first tailor made suit. So he went to the finest tailor in town and got measured for a suit. A week later he went in for his first fitting. He put on the suit and he looked stunning, he felt that in this suit he can do business. As he was preening himself in front of the mirror he reached down to put his hands in the pockets and to his surprise he noticed that there were no pockets. He mentioned this to the tailor who asked him, "Didn't you tell me you were a banker?" The young man answered, "Yes, I did." To this the tailor said, "Who ever heard of a banker with his hands in his own pockets?" _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Bank robbers had tied and gagged the bank cashier after learning the combination to the safe and had herded the other employees into a separate room under guard. After they rifled the safe and were about to leave, the cashier made desperate pleading noises through the gag. Moved by curiosity, one of the burglars loosed the gag. "Please," whispered the cashier, "take the books, too. I'm $7,500 short." ______________________________________________________ Michigan _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Terrion Pouncy, 19, Chicago, Illinois Chicago hot dog stand robber shoots his wiener, ahem penis A Chicago man is recovering in the hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the penis while holding up a hot dog stand. Terrion Pouncy, 19, held two employees of Maxwell Street Express at gunpoint in Chicago's South Side neighborhood Tuesday morning. Pouncy had pulled a gun and demanded cash from two employees at the hot dog stand, according to Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Erin Antonietti. Two men, ages 39 and 45, were working at the restaurant during the time of the robbery. Pouncy held the gun to the head of the 39-year-old, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. He had been holding a bucket filled with grease and asked the other employee to get cash from the register. As they handed the cash and their wallets over, the bucket of grease spilled and the money went flying. Pouncy grabbed the money and tucked the gun in his waistband and began to flee. As he ran, the gun accidentally went off and shot him in the penis. He ran a few blocks away and then called 911 to say he had been shot. Police arrested him at the hospital. Police recovered the wallets he had stolen in addition to the .38 caliber gun that had caused the injury. He has been charged with two counts of armed robbery. The robbery was captured on surveillance footage. Pouncy's boxers recovered at the hospital matched the underwear he exposed in the surveillance video. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Bonnie Re: Registry Defender Dear Webby, I recently received the information below. Can you tell me anything about this download? Thank you in advance for your advice. Bonnie ----------- Registry Defender is a FREE and easy to use program that can scan for and correct problems in your computerâ s registry. Correcting such problems can provide benefits such as:..... ---------- Dear Bonnie All I can tell you is that my computer runs just fine without that. It runs fast and realiable, and I reboot it about once a month, if I remember. I always have these programs running simultaneously:
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  2. MailWasher
  3. Post-It-Notes networked to the laptop, so that I can send post-it notes back and forth
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  5. Eudora
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An expectant mother was being rushed to the hospital, but didn't quite make it. She gave birth to her baby on the hospital lawn. Later, the father received a bill, listing "Delivery Room Fee: $500." He wrote the hospital and reminded them the baby was born on the front lawn. A week passed, and a corrected bill arrived: "Greens Fee: $200."
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REDNECK 911 A couple of rednecks are out in the woods hunting when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls 911. He gasps to the operator, "Bubba is dead! What can I do?" The operator, in a calm soothing voice says, "Just take it easy. I can help. First, let's make sure wether he's really dead." There is a silence, then a shot is heard. The guy's voice comes back on the line. He says, "OK, now what do we do next ?" ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Baking Soda in Your Clothes Hamper Pour a little baking soda into the bottom of your hamper to help keep your dirty clothes smelling fresh. You can even keep a shaker with baking soda in it near your hamper to shake on top of your clothes when needed. A used and cleaned out parmesan cheese container makes a great shaker for baking soda. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.comDo yourself a favor and use a 49 cent salt shaker! DearWebby ____________________________________________________ More on fainting: The man passed out in a dead faint as he came out of his front door onto the porch. Someone called 911. When the paramedics arrived, they helped him regain consciousness and asked if he knew what caused him to faint. "It was enough to make anybody faint," he said. "My son asked me for the keys to the garage, and instead of driving the car out, he came out with a SNOW SHOVEL !!!" __________________________________________________
Rare old photos of Indigenous Sami people.
The following are a sampling of REAL answers received on exams given by the California Department of Transport. Q: Do you yield when a blind pedestrian is crossing the road? A: What for? He can't see my license plate. Q: Who has the right of way when four cars approach a four-way stop at the same time? A: The pick up truck with the gun rack and the bumper sticker saying, 'Guns don't kill people. I do.' Q: When driving through fog, what should you use? A: Your biggest truck. Q: What changes would occur in your lifestyle if you could no longer drive lawfully? A: I would be forced to drive unlawfully and speak Spanglish. Q: What are some points to remember when passing or being passed? A: Make eye contact and wave 'hello' if he/she is cute. Q: What is the difference between a flashing red traffic light and a flashing yellow traffic light? A: The color. Q: How do you deal with heavy traffic? A: Heavy medication. Q: What do you do when you see a police car with lights flashing on the side of the road behind some other car? A: Speed up to 180 mph. He is busy and will never catch you. Q: What can you do to help ease a heavy traffic problem? A: Carry loaded weapons. Q: Can you drive if your license is suspended? A: 51% of Californians drive without a license or insurance. Just speak Spanglish. ___________________________________________________
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Thanks to Martin for this story: A Kentucky couple, both bonafied rednecks, had 9 children. They went to the doctor to see about getting the husband "fixed". The doctor gladly started the required procedure and asked them what finally made them make the decision -- why after nine children, would they choose to do this. The husband replied that they had read in a recent article that one out of every ten children being born in Kentucky was Mexican, and they didn't want to take a chance on having a Mexican baby because neither of them could speak Spanish ____________________________________________________

Today, November 5, in 
1605 The "Gunpowder Plot" attempted by Guy Fawkes failed
when he was captured before he could blow up the English
Parliament. Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated every November 5th
in Britain to celebrate his failure to blow up all the
members of Parliament and King James I. 

1844 In California, a grizzly bear underwent a successful
cataract operation at the Zoological Garden. 

1872 In the U.S., Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for
attempting to vote in the presidential election. She never
paid the fine. 

1895 George B. Selden received the first U.S. patent for an
automobile. He sold the rights for $200,000 four years
later. Cars had been around before, but not patented in the
USA.  Benz Motorcar from 1885 is considered the first
practical motorcar. He received a patent for the Motorcar on
29 January 1886, 9 years prior to the Seldon patent.

1911 Italy officially annexed Tripoli. 

1935 The game "Monopoly" was introduced by Parker Brothers
Company. 

1940 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt won an unprecedented
third term in office. 

1944 Lord Moyne, a British official, was assassinated by the
Zionist Stern gang in Cairo, Egypt. 

1946 John F. Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of
Representatives at the age of 29. 

1955 The Vienna State Opera House in Austria formally re-
opened. It had been bombed during WWII.

1956 British and French forces began landing in Egypt during
the Suez Canal Crisis. A cease-fire was declared 2 days
later. 

1959 The American Football League was formed. 

1963 Archaeologists found the remains of a Viking settlement
at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. Apparently Hagar's
ancestors colonized Newfoundland.

1967 In Moscow, the Ostankino Tower opened. It was the
world's tallest free-standing structure for nine years. 

1984 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the NFL had exceeded
antitrust limits in attempting to stop the Oakland Raiders
from moving to Los Angeles. 

1986 The White House reaffirmed the U.S. ban on the sale of
weapons to Iran. 

1987 In South Africa, Goban Mbeki was released after serving
24 years in the Robben Island prison. He had been sentenced
to life for treason against the white minority government of
South Africa. 

1998 Scientists published a genetic study that showed strong
evidence that Thomas Jefferson fathered at least one child
(Eston Hemings) of his slave, Sally Hemings. 

1990 Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Kach movement, was
shot to death after a speech at a New York Hotel. His
assassin, Egyptian El Sayyid, was later convicted of the
murder and was sentenced to life in prison for his part in
the World Trade Center bombing. 

1992 Malice Green, a black motorist, was beaten to death in
Detroit during a struggle with police. Two officers were
later convicted in his death and sentenced to prison. 

1994 Former U.S. President Reagan announced that he had
Alzheimer's disease. 

1994 George Foreman, 45, became boxing's oldest heavyweight
champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th
round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas, NV. 

1998 In the U.S., Chairman Henry Hyde of the Judiciary
Committee asked President Clinton to answer 81 questions for
the House impeachment inquiry. 

1998 The U.N. announced that the Taliban militia had killed
up to 5,000 civilians in a takeover of an Afghani town. 

1999 A 12-day conference on global warming, attended by
delegates from 170 nations, ended in Bonn, Germany. 

1999 Dennis Rodman (NBA) and Carmen Electra were both
arrested and charged with battery and domestic violence in a
hotel in Miami Beach, FL. 

1999 U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that
Microsoft Corp. enjoyed "monopoly power". 

2001 It was announced that European aircraft manufacturer
Airbus and Dubai-based Emirates airlines set up a joint
venture specializing in airline services. 

2009 At Fort Hood, near Kileen, TX, Nidal Malik Hasan killed
13 people and wounded 30 others. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Saturday, November 4

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Illinois man kills and dismembers his mother
 Bonehead
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Today, November 4 in
1846 A patent for an artificial leg was granted to 
Benjamin Palmer. 
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______________________________________________________ The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away. --- Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004) By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day. --- Robert Frost ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ You admit having broken into the dress shop four times?" asked the judge. "Yes," answered the suspect. "And what did you steal?" "A dress, Your Honor," replied the subject. "One dress?" echoed the judge. "But you admit breaking in four times!" "Yes, Your Honor," sighed the suspect. "But three times my wife didn't like the color." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ The first time Father was taking a turn at feeding the baby some strained peas. Naturally, there were traces of the food everywhere, especially on the infant. His wife comes in, looks at the infant, then at her husband staring into space, then says, "What in the world are you doing?" He replied, "I'm waiting for the first coat to dry, so I can put on another." ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ Reported bty Walter, The Stonecarver An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Brian Peck Elgin, Illinois Illinois man kills and dismembers his mother Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Maria McCarthy said the Cook County medical examiner's office determined that the body parts were consistent with those of a 76-year-old woman. An autopsy also showed a scar on the victim's back consistent with spinal fusion surgery Gail Peck had received in the past, she said. According to authorities, the body parts found in duffel bags by a fisherman and divers at a Lincoln Park lagoon included only a torso and parts of two legs. Brian Peck told authorities he also disposed part of the body at Montrose Harbor, where police were investigating on Tuesday. DuPage County court records show that last year, Brian Peck pleaded guilty to domestic battery and received a jail sentence and probation after his mother told police her son threatened to kill her. The two at the time had shared a home in Oak Brook. That incident also was brought on in part by complaints about loud music, documents show. Gail Peck also had requested an order of protection but later lifted the request, records show. Gail Peck initially was reported missing Friday afternoon. But police said they quickly began doubting Brian Peck's story that his mother had gone for a walk with her dog, Doris, and that the dog had come back in its own. A search for the woman was conducted in far east Elgin but was scaled back about 9 p.m. that night. By Saturday morning, police said they no longer needed the public's help. Information received began to suggest that Gail Peck's disappearance may not have occurred as reported. As additional information was obtained, more investigative resources were devoted to the possibility of the case being criminal in nature, said Elgin Assistant Police Chief Bill Wolf. During Tuesday's bond hearing, prosecutors described a gruesome series of events. After police found a large blood stain and cleaning supplies in his mother's bedroom during a search Friday, Peck told officers his mother had fallen and cut her knee on a plate and knife she had dropped, McCarthy said. Investigators also found blood stains on furniture, in bathrooms and on a steam carpet cleaner Peck had purchased Thursday, McCarthy said. When investigators later showed him surveillance photos of his purchases of suitcases, a duffel bag and bricks, plus photos of the recovered body parts, Peck changed his story, McCarthy said. The 6-foot-1, 260-pound Peck told police that after the argument over the Jimi Hendrix music about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, he knocked his 5-foot-4, 140-pound mother down and stomped on her head and neck. Realizing she was dead, he put her in the bathroom of the guest bedroom and dismembered her, McCarthy said. He told police, 'I put her in the bathtub and hacked her up.' He severed her body parts with the hand saw that was found in the duffel bag that contained the severed legs, McCarthy said. Peck put the severed parts in garbage bags and wanted to store them in a refrigerator in the basement but disabled the refrigerator when he tried to remove the shelves in it with a hatchet, McCarthy said. On Wednesday, Peck took the bags containing some of the body parts to Montrose Harbor and threw them in the lake, McCarthy said. On Thursday, he purchased a set of suitcases and a duffel bag, put other body parts in them and threw them into the water near Diversey Harbor, she said. Peck, according to prosecutors, told the family cleaning lady not to come to the house on Wednesday to clean, prosecutors said. In 2016, Brian Peck pleaded guilty to domestic battery after his mother told police he threatened to kill her, punched her in the face and attempted to choke her. He was sentenced to two years of probation, according to DuPage County Circuit Court records. While he was in jail, his mother visited him and told him that he crossed the line when he became violent with me and that he was no longer my son and that I never want contact with him again, according to DuPage Court documents. He served 100 days in the DuPage County Jail, and was released with the no-contact order. He also received 24 months of probation. Peck has six felony convictions, including aggravated battery, identity theft, computer fraud, possession of a stolen vehicle, and theft by deception, McCarthy said.On Wednesday, Peck took the bags containing some of the body parts to Montrose Harbor and threw them in the lake, McCarthy said. On Thursday, he purchased a set of suitcases and a duffel bag, put other body parts in them and threw them into the water near Diversey Harbor, she said. McCarthy said police were able to track some of Peck's movements through iPass records and store surveillance videos. Police also uncovered drive-up bank surveillance video showing him withdrawing $500 using his mother's debit card and car, she said. On Friday, Peck transferred $4,000 from his mother's savings account to her checking account, McCarthy said. She said Peck was living off his mother and was not her major caregiver, as Peck's attorney stated. Peck told the judge he had no money and needed a public defender. Prosecutors said Peck had had operated a financial business until two years ago. He was his mother's only child, McCarthy said. He served 100 days in the DuPage County Jail, and was released with the no-contact order. He also received 24 months of probation. Peck has six felony convictions, including aggravated battery, identity theft, computer fraud, possession of a stolen vehicle, and theft by deception, McCarthy said. He will be mooching off the state for the foreseeable future. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Gerold Re: Uninterruptible Power Supply Dear Webby, We have a lot of power failures, and expect more in the future. Because of the long start-up time of my computer, I need something that takes over instantly, even if there is just a momentary flicker in the power. Btw., I use a low power LCD monitor. What do you recommend? Gerold Dear Gerold Forget the overpriced UPSes. Most of them just barely allow you a clean shut-down, but not to continue working. Get a standard automotive 450 W - 600W DC to AC adapter from a recreational vehicle or camping supply store, a standard car battery and a car battery trickle charger. Connect all of them up and run an extension cord from the DC to AC adapter to your computer and monitor. You can even plug in a light with a bent tube fluorescent bulb. If you are set up like that, you are ALWAYS running off the car battery. When the power fails, then for a while the car battery won't get charged up. But you will have a day or more reserve before you have to start a generator to recharge the battery. Usually power is restored long before that. Once you have everything connected and working, spray or brush the battery terminals and connectors with an acrylic varnish or paint. NOT Latex! As long as you don't set the battery on a concrete floor, you should get 4-5 years out of it. Even though today's batteries are sealed, I would still recommend to keep them outside and as high up as is conveniently possible. Have FUN! DearWebby

Bidding at a local auction was proceeding furiously, when the auctioneer received a note from an assistant, "A gentle- man in this room has lost a wallet containing $10,000. If it is returned, he will pay a reward of $2,000." There was a moment's silence, and then from the back of the room came a cry: "Two Thousand Five Hundred."
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What's the best way to force a man to do sit ups? Glue the remote control between his toes. ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Cherry Tomatoes in a Marinate Salad When making a marinated salad with cherry or grape tomatoes in it, puncture the tomatoes. They will absorb more of the marinade. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ Classic I boarded the train and took my seat. The seat next to me was empty, but not for long. A young mother boarded with her 5-year-old daughter and Mom sat down in the seat beside me. I offered my seat to the little girl but Mom said no, she'd sit the young one on her lap. So here I am holding my roses, now with a little lady straining to see what I was holding. "What ya got, mister?" she asked. (Mom is getting a bit flustered and tells her to mind her business.) I leaned the "package" over a bit and she looks and says loudly, "Ohhhh, ROSES!, who are they for?" (Now, Mom is embarrassed and tapping her on the rear telling her to sit down.) I said, "they're for my girlfriend". She says again with a loud voice, "WOW, pretty RED ones, and a lot of them, too! Man, you must have REALLY f***ed up!" Needless to say, nearly everyone on the train was in stitches, except Mom who was now trying to crawl between the seats! __________________________________________________
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I worked in the biology department at Buffalo State College in New York. The Great Lakes Laboratory, also stationed at the college, employed a licensed boat captain to man its research vessel. It was common knowledge that the captain couldn't swim. When newcomers learned of this, they would approach him about it. "Is it true?" one of them asked incredulously. "You, a boat captain, can't swim?" "No, I can't," he replied. "Can pilots fly?" ___________________________________________________
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Upon finishing an exceptionally dangerous tightrope walk over Niagara Falls in appalling wind, rain and limited visibility 'The Great Zumbrati' was met by an enthusiastic supporter, who urged him to make a return trip, this time pushing a wheelbarrow, which the spectator had thoughtfully brought along. The Great Zumbrati was extremely reluctant, given the terrible conditions, but the supporter pressed him, "You can do it - I know you can," he urged. "You really believe I can do it?" asked The Great Zumbrati. "Yes - definitely - you can do it." the supporter gushed. "Are you really 100% Certain, even given these terrible winds", Zumbrati queried again. "Yes, Yes, Yes?", answered the fan, gushing with expectation. "Okay," said Zumbrati, "Get in the wheelbarrow." ____________________________________________________

Today, November 4, in 
1846 A patent for an artificial leg was granted to Benjamin
Palmer. 

1847 Scottish obstetrician James Young Simpson discovered
the anethestic qualities of chloroform. 

1880 James and John Ritty patented the first cash register. 

1922 In Egypt, Howard Carter discovered the entry of the
lost tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen. 

1939 During World War II, the U.S. modified its neutrality
stance with the Neutrality Act of 1939. The new policy
allowed cash-and-carry purchases of arms by belligerents. 

1939 At the 40th National Automobile Show the first air-
conditioned car was put on display. 

1942 During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El
Alamein in North Africa. It was a major victory for the
British. 

1956 Soviet forces enter Hungary in order to suppress the
uprising that had begun on October 23, 1956. 

1965 Lee Ann Roberts Breedlove became the first woman to
exceed 300 mph when she went 308.5 mph. 

1970 Former King Peter II of Yugoslavia died in Denver, CO.
He was the first European king or queen to die and to be
buried in the U.S. 

1979 Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and
took 63 Americans hostage (90 total hostages). The
militants, mostly students, demanded that the U.S. send the
former shah back to Iran to stand trial. Many hostages were
later released, but 52 were held for the next 14 months. 

1981 The second scheduled flight of the space shuttle
Columbia was canceled with only 31 seconds left in the
countdown. 

1984 Nicaragua held its first free elections in 56 years. 

1985 Soviet defector Vitaly Yurchenko announced he was
returning to the Soviet Union. He had charged that he had
been kidnapped by the CIA. 

1989 About a million East Germans filled the streets of East
Berlin in a pro-democracy rally. 

1990 Iraq issued a statement saying it was prepared to fight
a "dangerous war" rather than give up Kuwait. 

1991 Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi
Valley, CA. The dedication ceremony was attended by
President Bush and former U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter,
Gerald R. Ford and Richard M. Nixon. It was the 1st
gathering of 5 U.S. chief executives. 

1995 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, 73 years old, was
assassinated by right-wing Israeli Yigal Amir after
attending a peace rally. 

1999 The United Nations imposed economic sanctions against
the Taliban that controlled most of Afghanistan. The
sanctions were imposed because the Taliban had refused to
turn over Osama bin Laden, who had been charged with
masterminding the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in
Kenya and Tanzania. 

2001 The movie "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"
had its world premiere in London. 

2001 Hurrican Michelle hit Cuba destroying crops and
thousands of homes. The United States made the gesture of
sending humanitarian aid. On December 16, 2001, Cuba
received the first commercial food shipment from the U.S. in
nearly 40 years. 

2010 Microsoft's Kinect was launched worldwide. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Friday, November 3
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!


Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
NY Woman left 6-year-old in taxi 
while she robbed bank
 Bonehead
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Today, November 3 in
1507 Leonardo DaVinci was commissioned by the husband of
Lisa Gherardini to paint her. The work is known as the Mona
Lisa. 
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______________________________________________________ Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. --- Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990) To err is human; to forgive, infrequent. --- Franklin P. Adams (1881 - 1960) There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers. --- William James ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ The attractive young miss was about to go to bed with her blind date when she burst into tears. "I'm afraid you'll get the wrong idea about me," she said between sobs. "I'm really not that kind of girl!" "I believe you," her date said, as he tried to comfort her. "You're the first one," she gulped. "The first one to make love to you?" he asked. "No, silly," she replied. "The first one to believe me!" _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Here is an old favorite, brought back by Lillemor: There are two nuns. One of them is known as Sister Mathematical (SM) and the other one is known as Sister Logical (SL). It is getting dark and they are still far away from the convent. SM: Have you noticed that a man has been following us for the past thirty-eight and a half minutes? I wonder what he wants. SL: It's logical. He wants to rape us. SM: Oh, no! At this rate he will reach us in 15 minutes at the most. What can we possibly do? SL: The only logical thing to do of course is to walk faster. SM: It's not working. SL: Of course it's not working. The man did the only logical thing. He started to walk faster too. SM: So, what shall we do? At this rate he will reach us in one minute. SL: The only logical thing we can do is split. You go that way and I'll go this way. He cannot follow us both. The man decided to follow Sister Logical. Sister Mathematical arrives at the convent and is worried what has happened to Sister Logical. Then Sister Logical arrives. SM: Sister Logical! Thank God you are here! Tell me what happened! SL: The only logical thing happened. The man couldn't follow us both, so he followed me. SM: Yes, yes! But what happened then? SL:The only logical thing happened. I started to run as fast as I could and he started to run as fast as he could. SM: And? SL: The only logical thing happened. He reached me. SM: Oh, dear! What did you do? SL: The only logical thing to do. I lifted my dress up. SM: Oh, Sister! What did the man do? SL: The only logical thing to do. He pulled down his pants. SM: Oh, no! What happened then? SL: Isn't it logical,Sister? A nun with her dress up can run faster than a man with his pants down. (And those of you who thought it would be dirty, say two Hail Mary's.) ______________________________________________________ Sedona, AZ _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Diana Marini, 29, Islip, NY Woman left 6-year-old in taxi while she robbed bank /font> Police say a woman robbed a bank on Long Island while her 6- year-old daughter waited in a taxi. Suffolk County police say 28-year-old Diana Marini entered a Chase bank in Islandia at 1 p.m. Saturday and gave the teller a note demanding cash. They say the teller handed over an undetermined amount of money and Marini fled in a taxi that was waiting for her. Police stopped the taxi and found Marini and her 6-year-old inside. Marini was arrested on charges of robbery and endangering the welfare of a child. Her babysitting chores will be taken care of for a few years. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Karen Re: Better sound for laptop Dear Webby, How can I increase the sound quality for my laptop? I got some fairly expensive aftermarket speakers for it, but the sound is still quite trashy compared to my home stereo. Help! Karen Dear Karen Those "fairly expensive aftermarket speakers" are not worth the shipping cost. As you noticed. Get a stereo cable, exactly like the one leading from the computer to the first of those squeakers, and connect that to the AUX-IN on your home stereo, or any old boom box. Switch the stereo or boom box to AUX, and you have sound the way it was meant to be. As a free bonus you have the headphone jack on the stereo for plugging in the earphone half of a communication head set. The pink microphone plug still goes to the pink computer microphone jack. Have FUN! DearWebby

A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When she saw her dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, "Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit." "And why not, darling?" "You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning!"
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Thanks to the Kidd family for this story: A Sunday School teacher of preschoolers asked his class, "Where is Jesus today?" Steven raised his hand and said, "He's in heaven." Mary was called on and answered, "He's in my heart." Little Davie, waving his hand furiously, blurted out, "I know! I know! He's in our bathroom!" The teacher was completely at a loss for a few very long seconds. Finally, he gathered his wits and asked Little Davie how he knew this. Little Davie said, "Well... every morning, my father gets up, bangs on the bathroom door, and yells, "Jesus Christ, are you still in there?!" ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Recipe: Ramen Noodle Omelete By Alyssa M. [1 Post] Super easy and cheap, this meal is great for anyone trying to eat on a budget, and sometimes just when the craving hits! I grew up eating these as my parents made them a lot when they were newly married and it just stuck. Probably one of the first meals I learned to make on my own! Total Time: 10-15 min Yield: 1 omelete Ingredients: 1 package ramen noodles (I have only used chicken flavor) ($0.15) 1 egg ($0.10) 1/2 cup cheese (I use cheddar jack but any should work fine) ($0.50) Steps: Cook the pasta only, either on the stove or in the microwave until soft. Then drain In a bowl, whip the egg and noodles together with a fork and then add in the spice packet. I only use half because its a bit too much favor without the water to tone it down. Heat a skillet that has been sprayed with nonstick or tiny bit of oil as this usually sticks a lot, to medium heat. Pour pasta and egg mixture on and flatten with spatula. Cook for a min or so on the one side and then flip over Have cheese ready to sprinkle on top as soon as you flip it over. Turn the heat down a little so the cheese has a chance to melt. Remove from skillet and enjoy! Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com Same as KD flavor packets, those flavor packets are best reserved for poisoning pigeons in the park. A Tablespoon full from a 79 cent can of condensed vegetable soup will give your Ramen noodles just the right amount of flavor, and some token veggies on top. There is no need to use that pigeon poison on YOUR food! Have FUN! DearWebby ____________________________________________________ Dear Webby I'm a chaplain at the County senior citizens' home. The other day I saw a 96-year-old lady knitting a sweater for her granddaughter. "What kind of material are you using?" I asked. "She said, "Virgin wool." "Where do you get that," I asked. "Ugly sheep," she smiled. Jerry __________________________________________________
Women warriors who served wine on the battlefields and fought alongside the men.
Two little old ladies are sitting on a bench in Miami Beach. A man walks over and sits down on the other end of the bench. After a few moments, the woman next to him asks, "Are you a stranger here?" He replies, "I used to live here years ago." "So, where were you all these years?" "In prison," he says. "For what did they put you in prison?" He looks at her, and very quietly says, "I killed my wife." "Oh," says the woman, and turning to the other woman proclaims: "Yay!! He's single !" ___________________________________________________
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I had been teaching my seventh-graders about World War II, and a test question was, "What was the largest amphibious assault of all time?" Expecting to see "the D-Day invasion" as the answer, I found instead on one paper, "Moses and the plague of frogs." ____________________________________________________

Today, November 3, in 
1507 Leonardo DaVinci was commissioned by the husband of
Lisa Gherardini to paint her. The work is known as the Mona
Lisa. 

1631 The Reverend John Eliot arrived in the Massachusetts
Bay Colony. He was the first Protestant minister to dedicate
himself to the conversion of Native Americans to
Christianity. 

1839 The first Opium War between China and Britain erupted. 

1892 The first automatic telephone went into service at
LaPorte, IN. The device was invented by Almon Strowger. 

1900 The first automobile show in the United States opened
at New York's Madison Square Garden. 

1903 Panama proclaimed its independence from Colombia. 

1911 Chevrolet Motor Car Company was founded by Louis
Chevrolet and William C. Durant. 

1934 The first race track in California opened under a new
pari-mutuel betting law. 

1941 U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Grew warned that the
Japanese may be planning a sudden attack on the U.S. 

1952 Frozen bread was offered for sale for the first time in
a supermarket in Chester, NY. 

1953 The Rules Committee of organized baseball restored the
sacrifice fly. The rule had not been used since 1939. 

1957 Sputnik II was launched by the Soviet Union. It was the
second manmade satellite to be put into orbit and was the
first to put an animal into space, a dog named Laika. 

1973 The U.S. launched the Mariner 10 spacecraft. On March
29, 1974 it became the first spacecraft to reach the planet
Mercury. 

1979 Five members of the Communist Workers' Party are shot
to death in broad daylight at an anti-Ku Klux Klan rally in
Greensboro, NC. Eight others were wounded. 

1986 The Ash-Shiraa, pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first
broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran to secure the
release of seven American hostages. The story turned into
the Iran-Contra affair. 

1987 China told the U.S. that it would halt the sale of arms
to Iran. 

1991 Israeli and Palestinian representatives held their
first-ever face-to-face talks in Madrid, Spain. 

1992 Carol Moseley-Braun became the first African-American
woman U.S. senator. 

1994 Susan Smith of Union, SC, was arrested for drowning her
two sons. Nine days earlier Smith had claimed that the
children had been abducted by a black carjacker. 

1995 U.S. President Clinton dedicated a memorial at
Arlington National Cemetery to the 270 victims of the
bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. 

1998 A state-run newspaper in Iraq urged the country to
prepare to battle "the U.S. monster." 

1998 Minnesota elected Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former
pro wrestler, as its governor. 

2002 At Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong, 777 people assembled a
58,435 square foot jigsaw puzzle with 21,600 pieces. 

2003 In Kabul, Afghanistan, a post-Taliban draft
constitution was unveiled. 

2005 Walt Disney Pictures released "Chicken Little." It was
the first Disney film completely created with computer
animation. 

2014 In New York City, One World Trade Center opened for
business.

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Thursday, November 2

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Mom Accused Of Driving Minivan With 
Son And Plastic Pool Tied To Top
 Bonehead
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Today, November 2 in
1883 Thomas Edison executed a patent application for an
electrical indicator using the Edison effect lamp (U.S. Pat.
307,031). We still use that as the "Idiot Light" in cars.
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______________________________________________________ The more things change, the more they remain... insane. --- Michael Fry and T. Lewis, First things first, but not necessarily in that order. --- Doctor Who ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ WOMEN'S DAILY PRAYER Dear God, Thank you for making me healthy, Can you also make me sexy? If you can't make me sexy, PLEASE make all my friends fat. Amen. _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ A honeymooning couple had purchased a talking parrot and taken it to their room where, much to the groom's annoyance, the bird kept up a running commentary on their love-making. Finally the groom threw a large towel over the cage and threatened to give the parrot to the zoo if he didn't quit it. The next morning, packing to return home, the couple couldn't close a large suitcase. The groom said, "Darling, you get on top and I'll try." That didn't work. Figuring they needed more weight on the lid, she said, "Sweetheart, you get on top and I'll try." Still no success. Then he said, "Look. Let's both get on top and try." At that point, the parrot yanked away the towel and said, "Zoo or no zoo. This I gotta see!!" ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Amber Schmunk, 28, Fredonia Wisconsin Mom Accused Of Driving Minivan With Son And Plastic Pool Tied To Top A mother in Wisconsin is facing a felony charge of recklessly endangering safety after she allegedly strapped her 9-year-old son to the top of a minivan on top of a plastic pool. Amber Schmunk, 28, of Fredonia was charged earlier this month for the September 9 incident, which started after officers received a call reporting a child on top of a vehicle holding down a plastic pool, according to the Ozaukee Press. A witness later reported seeing Schmunk pull over and take the child off the minivan roof and wedge the pool inside the vehicle before dropping it off at her sister’s house, according to WTMJ TV. Officers who arrived on scene questioned Schmunk about her son’s alleged wild ride. They said she admitted the boy had been on top of the minivan on the road “but only for a short time, maybe 20-30 seconds,” according to WITI TV. Schmunk allegedly told authorities she had picked up a molded plastic pool at another house, but didn’t have enough room inside the minivan. She allegedly said she “decided to put the pool on top of the minivan, but had no way to strap it down, so she had her child climb on the roof and hold it down while she drove,” according to a police report obtained by WITI TV. Police said Schmunk told them she thought her actions were “OK,” since her dad let her do things like that when she was nine. She added that her son was safe on top of the minivan she tied him down with a strap on top of the pool, according to WDJT TV. Schmunk is due in court on Nov. 14. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison and five years of extended supervision, according to the Ozaukee Press. ------------- I know the kid was perfectly safe. Most of us did MUCH more adventurous stuff, but nowadays, political correctness overrules common sense, and she will have to pay the consequences. No more standing on the roof and trimming overhanging branches with a chainsaw or riding on top of a load of firewood. That is not politically correct, even though most of us have done it without any worry. I hope she gets off with probation. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Erika Re: Old music Dear Webby, I'm dressing up a geneology site my aunt did, and I need some really old music. I don't mean Beethoven on CD, but popular music from the early days of recording. Where can I find that kind of music? Erika Dear Erika The earliest popular recordings were probably the 78 RPM laquer records. You can download music taken off those records from http://www.archive.org/details/78rpm For best results, save the MP3 file to your computer and then play it, instead of streaming it. Just scrolling down the menu gives you an idea of their load. It is amzing what you can find, for example "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas by Vicki Dale; The Peter Pan Orchestra" Or the Collected works of Caruso, all originals without amplifaction or studio effects or editing. That will knock your socks off! Unlike tyoday's screechers, Caruso eally could sing! Please keep in mind that if even just 1% of all Humor Letter subscribers go there at the same time, that site will be totally overloaded. Just save the link and try later. Have FUN! DearWebby

A swimming instructor at a Los Angeles university was quizzing a group of female students on Red Cross life saving and water safety techniques. They answered all of her questions easily until she posed this one: "Which article of clothing would you remove last if you fell from a boat or dock fully clothed?" Everyone mentioned something different. It was evident that no one knew the correct answer, so the instructor helped out. "The blouse," she said, "because the air gets under the blouse and acts like a buoy!" The subsequent uproar ended the class.
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Thanks to Alf for this: My wife's from the Midwest. Very nice people there. Very wholesome. They use words like Cripes. For Cripe's sake. Who would that be, Jesus Cripes? The son of Gosh? of the church of Holy Moly. I'm not making fun of it. You think I wanna burn in Heck? ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Keeping the Toothpaste Tube Clean Tired of having a squished toothpaste tube with a messy tip? The simple solution is squeezing from the bottom. Then put the cap back on the toothpaste tube and roll up the empty tube as you use it. When you squeeze the tube from the bottom, more of the excess toothpaste is sucked back into the tube. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ Darling," a husband whispered to his wife late one night, "if I died, would you get married again?" "I suppose so," she replied. "Would you sleep in the same bed with him?" "Well, it's the only bed in the house, so I have no choice." "Would you make love to him?" "Honey," the woman said patiently, "he would be my husband." "Would you give him my car?" "No," she yawned, "He can't drive a manual transmission car." __________________________________________________
Women warriors who served wine on the battlefields and fought alongside the men.
With the help of a fertility specialist, a 65 year old woman has a baby. All her relatives come to visit and meet the newest member of their family. When they ask to see the baby, the 65 year old mother says "not yet." A little later they ask again to see the baby. Again the mother says "not yet." Finally they say, "When can we see the baby?" And the mother says, "When the baby cries." They all ask, "Why do we have to wait until the baby cries?" The new mother says, "because I forgot where I put it." ___________________________________________________
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You have the right to remain silent, anything you say will be held against you, you do not have the right to have an attorney present. You may now kiss the bride. ____________________________________________________

Today, November 2, in 
1721 Peter the Great (Peter I), ruler of Russia, changed his
title to emperor. 

1776 During the American Revolutionary War, William Demont,
became the first traitor of the American Revolution when he
deserted. 

1783 U.S. Gen. George Washington gave his "Farewell Address
to the Army" near Princeton, NJ. 

1867 "Harpers Bazaar" magazine was founded. 

1883 Thomas Edison executed a patent application for an
electrical indicator using the Edison effect lamp (U.S. Pat.
307,031). We still use that as the "Idiot Light" in cars.

1895 In Chicago, IL, the first gasoline powered car contest
took place in America. 

1917 British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour expressed
support for a "national home" for the Jews of Palestine. 

1920 The first commercial radio station in the U.S., KDKA of
Pittsburgh, PA, began regular broadcasting. 

1921 Margaret Sanger's National Birth Control League
combined with Mary Ware Denetts Voluntary Parenthood League
to form the American Birth Control League. 

1930 Haile Selassie was crowned emperor of Ethiopia. 

1930 The DuPont Company announced the first synthetic
rubber. It was named DuPrene. 

1947 Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden
airplane, for eight minutes in California. It was the
plane's first and only flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed
because of the white-gray color of the spruce used to build
it, never went into production. 

1959 Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant on the NBC-TV
program "Twenty-One" admitted that he had been given
questions and answers in advance. 

1962 U.S. President Kennedy announced that the U.S.S.R. was
dismantling the missile sites in Cuba. 

1963 South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was
assassinated in a military coup. 

1966 The Cuban Adjustment Act allows 123,000 Cubans per year
to apply for permanent residence in the U.S. 

1979 Joanna Chesimard, a black militant escaped from a New
Jersey prison, where she'd been serving a life sentence for
the 1973 murder of a New Jersey state trooper. 

1984 Velma Barfield became the first woman to be executed in
the U.S. since 1962. She had been convicted of the poisoning
death of her boyfriend. 

1985 The South African government imposed severe
restrictions on television, radio and newspaper coverage of
unrest by both local and foreign journalists. 

1986 The 12-by-16-inch celluloid of a poison apple from Walt
Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"" was purchased
for $30,800. 

1986 American hostage David Jacobson was released after
being held in Lebanon for 17 months by Shiite Muslims
kidnappers. 

1989 Carmen Fasanella retired after 68 years and 243 days of
taxicab service in Princeton, NJ. 

1992 Magic Johnson retired from the NBA again, this time for
good because of fear due to his HIV infection. 

1993 The U.S. Senate called for full disclosure of Senator
Bob Packwood's diaries in a sexual harassment probe. 

1995 The U.S. expelled Daiwa Bank Ltd. for allegedly
covering up $1.1 billion in trading losses. 

1998 U.S. President Clinton gave his first in-depth
interview since the White House sex scandal to Black
Entertainment Television talk show host and political
commentator Tavis Smiley on the network's "BET Tonight with
Tavis Smiley." 

2001 The computer-animated movie "Monsters, Inc." opened.
The film recorded the best debut ever for an animated film
and the 6th best of all time. 

2003 In the U.S., the Episcopal Church diocese consecrated
the church's first openly gay bishop.

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Wednesday, November 1

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Man locked in beer cooler overnight drinks beer, 
arrested for theft and for breaking probation.
 Bonehead
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Today, November 1 in
1512 Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the 
Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public. 
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______________________________________________________ Love thy neighbour as yourself, but choose your neighbourhood. --- Louise Beal ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup to come out of the jar. During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her four-year old daughter to answer the phone. "It's the minister, Mommy," the child said to her mother. Then she added., "Mommy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now. She's hitting the bottle." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ A girl says to the salesman, "I'm not sure if I should buy a sweatshirt or a windbreaker." He says, "Well, that depends. Are you going sweat, or are you gonna break wind?" ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ Reported by the Walter the Stonecarver at staglieno.org Staglieno is the original "Marble Orchard", acres of statues and monuments. Walter and his friends are scrubbing and restoring the statues. Go have a look! An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Jeremy Van Ert, 38, Marshfield, Wisconsin Man locked in beer cooler overnight drinks beer, arrested for theft and for breaking probation. A Marshfield man is behind bars after police say he was locked inside a beer cooler at a convenience store, had several drinks, and then fled. Jeremy Van Ert, 38, was charged with retail theft and is currently behind bars on a probation hold. Authorities said Van Ert walked inside the Marshfield Kwik Trip on Central Avenue on Tuesday night, before midnight. They said the man was automatically locked inside when the clock hit midnight. "The subject found himself locked in the beer cooler, knew that Kwik Trip would not sell him any beer, so he decided to remain in the beer cooler," said Marshfield Police Chief Rick Gramza. "A customer came by the beer cooler at about 6 a.m. and saw him inside." According to the police report, Van Ert drank an 18 ounce bottle of Icehouse Beer and three cans of Four Loko. He also fell over a stack of 30 pack Busch Light Cans. "This is unique, I've been here twenty years. I've heard of people being locked inside of buildings, never inside of a beer cooler," Gramza said. Van Ert fled the scene and was later arrested by police. Gramza said Van Ert is currently in the Wood County Jail on a probation hold from an unrelated case. That probation required him to remain sober. Kwik Trip officials told police they will be reviewing their security. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Annette Re: Missing child email Dear Webby, I got an email about a missing 14 yr. old. her name is Ashley Flores, is this true or another eamil someone is sending around? Thanks, Annette. Dear Annette It's just a hoax sent out in order to collect the addreses of the most gullible people on the net. Don't even bother to send back a correction, just trash it. Whenever there is a request to forward stuff to your friends, dump it. The same on AOL or FaceBook. Any appeal to forward something, is bad, and often contains malicious paylaods. If you see an appeal to forward, dump it. Have FUN! DearWebby

A teenaged boy with spiked hair, nose ring, and baggy clothes was overheard saying to his friend, "I don't really like to dress like this, but it's the only thing that gets me out of having to go shopping with Mom."
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These are actual test answers from various schools in the Huntsville, AL metropolitan area. Q: Name the four seasons. A: Salt, pepper, mustard, and vinegar. Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink. A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists. Q: How is dew formed? A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire. Q: What is a planet? A: A body of earth surrounded by sky. Q: What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on? A: If you are buying a house, they will insist you are well endowed. Q: What are steroids? A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs. Q: What happens to your body as you age? A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental. Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty? A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery. Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes. A: Statistics. Q: How can you delay milk turning sour? A: Keep it in the cow. Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? (e.g., abdomen). A: The body is consisted into three parts -- the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels, A, E, I, O, and U. Q: What is the Fibula? A: A small lie. Q: What does "varicose" mean? A: Nearby. Q: Give the meaning of the term "Caesarian Section." A: The caesarian section is the red light district in Rome. Q: What is a seizure? A: A Roman emperor. Q: What is a terminal illness? A: When you are sick at the airport. Q: Give an example of a fungus. What is a characteristic feature? A: Mushrooms. They always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas. Q: Use the word "judicious" in a sentence to show you understand its meaning. A: Hands that judicious can be soft as your face. Q: What does the word "benign" mean? A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight. Q: What is a turbine? A: Something an Arab wears on his head. Q: What is a Hindu? A: It lays eggs. ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Uses for Old Jeans Re yesterday's tip about used jeans: From Honey: old jeans make a great quilt for a teenager going off to college. I back it with good flannel and leave some pockets on it and I leave the seams on the wrong side to give a chenile effect after a few washings. Honey Uses for Socks Here are some uses for unmatched socks. Make a sock puppet with some sewn on buttons for eyes. Put a sock on your hand and use it as a dust rag. Slip a sock over a yard stick and secure it with a rubber band and to clean under your fridge. Save them for the winter when you need to wear two pairs. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ Thanks to Rex for this report: A herd of buffalo can move only as fast as the slowest buffalo. When the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Intake of alcohol, we all know, kills brain cells, but naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. Thasch why you alwaysch feel schmarter after a few -bburp- beersch. __________________________________________________
Little Jon's cabin.
The doctor looked at the woman who had come to him for an examination. "Mrs. Smith, I have some good news for you." The woman said, "I'm glad to hear that doctor, but I'm Miss Smith, not Mrs." "Oh. Well, in that case Miss Smith," said the doctor without changing expression, "I have some bad news for you." ___________________________________________________
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Despite his best sales pitch, a life-insurance salesman was unable to get a couple to sign up for a policy. "I certainly don't want to frighten you into a decision," he announced, standing up to leave. "Please sleep on it tonight, and if you wake up in the morning, let me know what you think." ____________________________________________________

Today, November 1, in 
1512 Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine
Chapel were first exhibited to the public. 

1604 "Othello," the tragedy by William Shakespeare, was
first presented at Whitehall Palace in London. 

1611 "The Tempest," Shakespeare's romantic comedy, was first
presented at Whitehall Palace in London. 

1755 At least 60,000 people were killed in Lisbon, Portugal
by an earthquake, its aftershocks and the ensuing tsunami. 

1765 The British Parliament enacted The Stamp Act in the
American colonies. The act was repealed in March of 1766 on
the same day that the Parliament passed the Declaratory Acts
which asserted that the British government had free and
total legislative power of the colonies. 

1800 U.S. President John Adams became the first president to
live in the White House when he moved in. 

1856 The first photography magazine, Daguerreian Journal,
was published in New York City, NY. 

1861 Gen. George B. McClellan was made the general-in-chief
of the American Union armies. 

1864 The U.S. Post Office started selling money orders. The
money orders provided a safe way to payments by mail. 

1870 The U.S. Weather Bureau made its first meteorological
observations using 24 locations that provided reports via
telegraph. 

1879 Thomas Edison executed his first patent application for
a high-resistance carbon filament (U.S. Pat. 223,898). 

1894 "Billboard Advertising" was published for the first
time. It later became known as "Billboard." 

1894 Russian Emperor Alexander III died. 

1904 The Army War College in Washington, DC, enrolled the
first class. 

1911 Italy used planes to drop bombs on the Tanguira oasis
in Libya. It was the first aerial bombing. 

1936 Benito Mussolini made a speech in Milan, Italy, in
which he described the alliance between Italy and Nazi
Germany as an "axis" running between Berlin and Rome. 

1940 "A Night in the Tropics" was released. It was the first
movie for Abbott and Costello. 

1949 In Washington, 55 people were killed when a fighter
plane hit an airliner. 

1950 Two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to assassinate U.S.
President Harry Truman. One of the men was killed when they
tried to force their way into Blair House in Washington, DC.


1952 The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb on
Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. 

1954 Algeria began to rebel against French rule. 

1959 Jacques Plante, of the Montreal Canadiens, became the
first goalie in the NHL to wear a mask. 

1963 The USSR launched Polyot I. It was the first satellite
capable of maneuvering in all directions and able to change
its orbit. 

1968 The movie rating system of G, M, R, X, followed by PG-
13 and NC-17 went into effect. 

1979 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini urged all Iranians to
demonstrate on November 4 and to expand their attacks
against the U.S. and Israel. On November 4, Iranian
militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63
Americans hostage. 

1981 The U.S. Postal Service raised the first-class letter
rate to 20 cents. 

1985 In the village of Ignacio Aldama, 22 members of a
Mexican anti-narcotics squad were killed by alleged drug
traffickers. 

1987 Deng Xiaoping retired from China's Communist Party's
Central Committee. 

1989 Tens of thousands of refugees fled to the West when
East Germany reopened its border with Czechoslovakia. 

1989 Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega announced the end of
a cease-fire with the Contra rebels. 

1993 The European Community's treaty on European unity took
effect. 

1994 The Amazon.com domain name was registered. 

1998 Nicaraguan Vice President Enrique Bolanos announced
that between 1,000 and 1,500 people were buried in a 32-
square mile area below the slopes of the Casita volcano in
northern Nicaragua by a mudslide caused by Hurricane Mitch. 

1998 Iridium inaugurated the first handheld, global
satellite phone and paging system.

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Tuesday, October 31
Happy Halloween!

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
NY Woman spends night in jail after elaborate 
attempts to get out of ticket
 Bonehead
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Today, Oct 31 in
1517 Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the
Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the
Protestant Reformation in Germany. 
See More of what happened on this
day in history.
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______________________________________________________ For every person who wants to teach there are approximately thirty people who don't want to learn--much. --- W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size? --- Woody Allen (1935 - ) ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ A man had been driving all night, and by morning, was still far from his destination. He decided to stop at the next city he came to, and park somewhere quiet so he could get an hour or two of sleep. As luck would have it, the quiet place he chose happened to be on one of the city's major jogging routes. No sooner had he settled back to snooze, when there came a knocking on his window. He looked out and saw a jogger running in place. "Excuse me, sir," the jogger said, "do you have the time?" The man looked at the car clock and answered, "Eight fifteen." The jogger said thanks and left. The man settled back again, and was just dozing off, when there was another knock on the window and another jogger asked, "Excuse me, sir, do you have the time?" The man was a little irritated and growled, "It's twenty minutes past eight!" The jogger thanked the man and left. Now the man could see other joggers passing by and he knew it was only a matter of time before another one disturbed him. To avoid the problem, he got out a pen and paper and put a sign in his window saying, "I do not know the time!" Once again he settled back to sleep. He was just dozing off, when there was another knock on the window. Another jogger said, "Sir, it's eight thirty." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Jai for this: The new Supermarket near our house has an automatic mist machine to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of a thunderstorm. When you approach the milk cases, you hear cows mooing. When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cackle. So far I have been too afraid to go down the toilet paper aisle. ______________________________________________________ Bridge over St. Croix River, MN _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ Reported by the Bausell Sailor An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Alfreda Chaplin, 43, Central Islip, NY NY Woman spends night in jail after elaborate attempts to get out of ticket A Long Island woman has been arrested after authorities say she falsely reported an emergency to avoid getting a speeding ticket. Alfreda Chaplin, 43, was pulled over by a Highway Patrol officer for speeding around 2:05 a.m. on Thursday. Chaplin told the officer that she was on her way to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center because her mother was dying, according to WPIX. The officer told Chaplin that he would follow her to the hospital to make sure she was telling the truth. But Chaplin had concocted the story in hopes of getting out of the ticket. So, on the way to the hospital, Chaplin called 911 from her cell phone, gave a false name, and reported that she had been assaulted by her husband, who had a gun and had left her on the eastbound service road of Sunrise Highway near exit 46A. She hoped that the officer escorting her would be called away. But authorities were able to determine that the false 911 call had come from Chaplin, and when the escorting officer pulled her vehicle over again, Chaplin admitted that she made the false call. Chaplin was arrested and charged with falsely reporting an incident and issued a summons for speeding. She was arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Jane Re: Too much contrast Dear Webby, When I take pictures that include shaded areas and sunlit areas, or indoor pictures that are unevenly lit, I wind up with pitch black areas. I never had that problem when I was using film, and I see with your pictures, that not everybody has that problem. What do I need to do differently? Jane Dear Jane That is normal with low end cameras, especially if they have a tiny lens. Better cameras takes a light reading through the lens, and average out a number of different spots in the picture, or read a spot at the center. Cheaper cameras have a light meter at the front that just averages anything in front of it. Most digital cameras let you stash a reading by partially depressing the shutter. Focus at a dark or shaded area, partially depress the shutter, and then point the camera to the picture composition you want. It will then take the picture as if everything was in the shade. Some areas will be slightly overexposed, and the sky may be white, but the shaded areas won't be black. A slightly more expensive camera will take care of that. Have FUN! DearWebby

A minister in a little church had been having trouble with the collections. One Sunday he announced, "Now, before we pass the collection plate, I would like to request that the person who stole the chickens from Farmer Condill's henhouse please refrain from giving any money to the Lord. The Lord doesn't want money from a thief!" The collection plate was passed around, and for the first time in months everybody gave.
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"My poor man", said the kind old lady to the beggar, "it must be dreadful to be lame. But think how much worse it would be if you were blind." "You got that right, lady," agreed the beggar. "When I was blind, I was always getting counterfeit money." ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Uses for Old Jeans When jeans are past their prime and not suitable for wearing, you can recycle the fabric to use in craft projects. Denim is durable and great for making purses or sleeves to hold tools. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ Two ladies were chatting and one asked the other, "What would you do if you caught your husband with another woman?" The second lady said, "Another woman with MY husband? Let's see; I would break her cane, shoot her guide dog, and call a cab to take her back to the institution she escaped from." __________________________________________________
I thought this would be apropos for Halloween.
The 12-year-old boy stood patiently beside the clock counter while the store clerk waited on all of the adult customers. Finally he got around to the youngster, who made his purchase and hurried out to the curb, where his father was impatiently waiting in his car. "What took you so long, son?" he asked. "The man waited on everybody in the store before me," the boy replied. "But I got even." "How?" "I wound and set all the alarm clocks and kitchen timers while I was waiting," the youngster explained happily. "It's going to be a noisy place in about half an hour." ___________________________________________________
Ophelia Dingbatter's NewsNo sermon and not suitable for church, just jokes and fun for grownups. Read it on-line or subscribe. If you subscribe, look for the double opt-in confirmation request.
Mary was married to a male chauvinist. They both worked full time, but he never did anything around the house and certainly not any housework. That, he declared, was woman's work. But one evening Mary arrived home from work to find the children bathed, a load of wash in the washing machine and another in the dryer, dinner on the stove and a beautifully set table, complete with flowers. She was astonished, and she immediately wanted to know what was going on. It turned out that Charley, her husband, had read a magazine article that suggested working wives would be more romantically inclined if they weren't so tired from having to do all the housework in addition to holding down a full-time job. The next day, she couldn't wait to tell her friends in the office. "How did it work out?" they asked. "Well, it was a great dinner," Mary said. "Charley even cleaned up, helped the kids with their homework, folded the laundry and put everything away." "But what about afterward?" her friends wanted to know. "It didn't work out," Mary said. "Charley was too tired." ____________________________________________________

Today, October 31, in 
1517 Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the
Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the
Protestant Reformation in Germany. 

1868 Postmaster General Alexander Williams Randall approved
a standard uniform for postal carriers. 

1914 The Ottoman Empire (Turkey) joined the Central Powers
(Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Bulgaria). 

1922 Benito Mussolini became prime minister of Italy. 

1926 Magician Harry Houdini died of gangrene and peritonitis
resulting from a ruptured appendix. His appendix had been
damaged twelve days earlier when he had been punched in the
stomach by a student unexpectedly. During a lecture Houdini
had commented on the strength of his stomach muscles and
their ability to withstand hard blows. 

1940 The British air victory in the Battle of Britain
prevented Germany from invading Britain. 

1941 Mount Rushmore was declared complete after 14 years of
work. At the time the 60-foot busts of U.S. Presidents
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and
Abraham Lincoln were finished. 

1941 The U.S. Navy destroyer Reuben James was torpedoed by a
German submarine near Iceland. The U.S. had not yet entered
World War II. More than 100 men were killed. 

1952 The U.S. detonated its first hydrogen bomb. 

1954 The Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) began a
revolt against French rule. 

1955 Britain's Princess Margaret announced she would not
marry Royal Air Force Captain Peter Townsend. 

1956 Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek became the first person to land
an airplane at the South Pole. Dufek also became the first
person to set foot on the South Pole. 

1959 Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine from Fort
Worth, TX, announced that he would never return to the U.S.
At the time he was in Moscow, Russia. 

1961 In the Soviet Union, the body of Joseph Stalin was
removed from Lenin's Tomb where it was on public display. 

1968 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all
U.S. bombing of North Vietnam. 

1969 Wal-Mart Discount City stores were incorporated as Wal-
Mart Stores, Inc. 

1981 Antiqua and Barbuda became independent of Great
Britain. 

1983 The U.S. Defense Department acknowledged that during
the U.S. led invasion of Grenada, that a U.S. Navy plane had
mistakenly bombed a civilian hospital. 

1984 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated
near her residence by two Sikh security guards. Her son,
Rajiv, was sworn in as prime minister. 

1992 In Liberia, it was announced that five American nuns
had been killed near Monrovia. Rebels loyal to Charles
Taylor were blamed for the murders. 

1994 68 people were killed when an American Eagle ATR-72,
plunged into a northern Indiana farm. 

1997 Louise Woodward, British au pair, was sentenced to life
in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder in
the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen. She was released
after her sentence was reduced to manslaughter. 

1998 Iraq announced that it was halting all dealings with
U.N. arms inspectors. The inspectors were investigating the
country's weapons of mass destruction stemming from Iraq's
invasion of Kuwait in 1990. 

1999 EgyptAir Flight 990 crashed off the coast of Nantucket,
MA, killing all 217 people aboard. 

1999 Leaders from the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran
Church signed the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of
Justification. The event ended a centuries-old doctrinal
dispute over the nature of faith and salvation. 

2001 Microsoft and the U.S. Justice Department reached a
tentative agreement to settle the antitrust case against the
software company. 

2007 Google shares hit $700 for the first time. 

2008 Distribution Video Audio, Inc. shipped its final
shipment of VHS tapes to stores. The company was the last
major United States supplier of pre-recorded VHS tapes. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Monday, October 30

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Woman caught looting cement pavers threatens 
to sue for back injury because she got a sore
back from the looting
 Bonehead
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Today, Oct 30 in

1938 Orson Welles' "The War of the Worlds" aired on CBS
radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was
a live news event about a Martian invasion caused panic
among listeners. 
See More of what happened on this
day in history.
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______________________________________________________ Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings. --- George F. Will (1941 - ) The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments. --- William H. Borah Cabbage: A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head. --- Ambrose Bierce ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ A little girl and her mother were out and about. Out of the blue, the girl asked her mother, "Mommy, How old are you?" The mother responded, "Honey, women don't talk about their age. You'll learn this as you get older." The girl then asked, "Mommy, how much do you weigh?" Her mother responded again, "That's another thing women don't talk about. You'll learn this, too, as you grow up." The girl, still wanting to know about her mother, then fired off another question, "Mommy, why did you and Daddy get a divorce?" The mother, a little annoyed by the questions, responded, "Honey, that is a subject that hurts me very much, and I don't want to talk about it now." The little girl, frustrated, sulked until she was dropped off at a friend's house to play. She consulted with her girlfriend about her and her mother's conversation. The girlfriend said, "All you have to do is sneak a look at your mother's driver's license. It's just a like a report card from school. It tells you everything." Later, the little girl and her mother were out and about again. The little girl started off with, "Mommy, Mommy, I know how old you are. I know how old you are. You're 32 years old." The mother was very shocked. She asked, "Sweetheart, how do you know that?" The little girl shrugged and said, "I just know. And I know how much you weigh. You weigh 130 pounds." "Where did you learn that?" The little girl said, "I just know. And I know why you and Daddy got a divorce. You got an 'F' in sex...." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Painting, n. The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. Formerly, painting and sculpture were combined in the same work: the ancients painted their statures. The only present alliance between the two arts is that the modern painter often chisels his patrons. [Taken from Ambrose Bierce's "Devil's Dictionary."] ______________________________________________________ Burrowing owls _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Julie Ann Upright, 54 Port Richey, Florida Woman caught looting cement pavers threatens to sue for back injury because she got a sore back from the looting A 54-year-old Florida woman was arrested Sunday after she was caught looting cement pavers from a home in Port Richey. Deputies arrested Julie Ann Upright just after 5 p.m. on Woodbridge Court, when he found 42 cement decorative blocks, worth $420, in her vehicle. The homeowner told detectives that he caught her looting the blocks without permission. They were part of a remodeling project and were stored in the front yard, about 4 feet from the roadway, the owner said. Upright said she thought they were trash. Deputies said she then threatened to sue the owner because she hurt her back on his property while loading the blocks into her vehicle. To make matters worse, the deputy said the blocks were stolen within a county that was subject to a state of emergency declared by the governor under chapter 252. Stealing stuff during a state of emergency is looting. The looter was taken to the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center and put into the slammer. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Kristi Re: Not getting the Humor Letter Dear Webby, hi its me kristi i didnt get dear weebt today in my inbox... Is everything ok??? thanks Dear Kristi Yes, everything is OK here. Your subscription has been sent to you normally: boogy@******.com|kristi|humor No error, no bounce. Once it has entered your ISP's server, there is nothing more that I can do about it. If you did not receive your Humor Letter, check your and your ISP's spam controls. In the meantime, you can browse to http://webby.com/humor and see what I had sent to you. Have FUN! DearWebby

From Tilly My mother came by to show off her brand-new Pontiac Grand Am. My eight-year-old daughter took one look at the car and indignantly proclaimed, "They spelled grandma wrong!"
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On the way back one day, as I was sitting in the Phoenix airport, they announced that the flight at the next gate was overbooked. The airline was looking for volunteers to give up their seats. In exchange, they'd give you a $100 voucher for your next flight and a first class seat in the plane leaving an hour later. About eight people ran up to the counter to take advantage of the offer. About 15 seconds later all eight of those people sat down grumpily as the lady behind the ticket counter said, "If there is anyone else OTHER than the flight crew who'd like to volunteer, please step forward..." ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Uses for Pringles Cans Pringles cans work well for storing small toys and tennis balls. They work well for to store clean (or still being used) paint rollers and small paint brushes. They are also the perfect size for storing home baked cookies. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ An irate woman burst into the baker's shop and yelled, 'I sent my daughter in for two pounds of cookies this morning, but when I weighed them there was only one pound. I suggest that you check your scales.' The baker looked at her calmly for a moment or two and then replied, ' Ma'am, I suggest you weigh your daughter.' __________________________________________________
Houses that will scare you on Halloween.
A young couple were on their honeymoon. The husband was sitting in the bathroom saying to himself, "How can I tell my wife that I've got really smelly feet and that my socks absolutely stink? I've managed to keep it from her while we dated, but she's bound to find out sooner or later." Meanwhile, the wife was sitting in the bed saying to herself, "How do I tell my husband that I've got really bad breath? I've been very lucky to keep it from him while we were courting, but as soon as he's lived with me for a week, he's bound to find out." The husband finally plucks up enough courage to tell his wife and so he walks into the bedroom. He walks over to the bed, puts his arm around her shoulder, moves his face very close to hers and says, "Darling, I've a confession to make." And she says, "So have I, love." To which he replies, "Don't tell me, you've eaten my socks!" ___________________________________________________
Ophelia Dingbatter's NewsNo sermon and not suitable for church, just jokes and fun for grownups. Read it on-line or subscribe. If you subscribe, look for the double opt-in confirmation request.
It was afternoon in the crowded cafeteria. The elderly matron sitting at the counter was obviously upset at the cigarette smoke of the young woman beside her. Finally the older woman could take it no longer. She turned to the girl and bellowed with a loud voice "Young lady, I would rather commit adultery than smoke!" "So would I," quipped the girl, "but you know, there just isn't time enough during a coffee break...." ____________________________________________________

Today, October 30, in 
1817 The independent government of Venezuela was established
by Simon Bolivar. 

1831 Escaped slave Nat Turner was apprehended in Southampton
County, VA, several weeks after leading the bloodiest slave
uprising in American history. 

1875 The constitution of Missouri was ratified by popular
vote. 

1893 The U.S. Senate gave final approval to repeal the
Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890. 

1894 The time clock was patented by Daniel M. Cooper of
Rochester, NY. 

1938 Orson Welles' "The War of the Worlds" aired on CBS
radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was
a live news event about a Martian invasion caused panic
among listeners. 

1943 In Moscow, a declaration was signed by the Governments
of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States
and China called for an early establishment of an
international organization to maintain peace and security.
The goal was supported on December 1, 1943, at a meeting in
Teheran. 

1945 The U.S. government announced the end of shoe
rationing. 

1953 General George C. Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace
Prize. 

1961 The Soviet Union tested a hydrogen bomb with a force of
approximately 58 megatons. 

1972 U.S. President Richard Nixon approved legislation to
increase Social Security spending by $5.3 billion. 

1972 In Illinois, 45 people were killed when two trains
collided on Chicago's south side. 

1975 Prince Juan Carlos assumed power in Spain as dictator
Francisco Franco was near death. 

1975 The New York Daily News ran the headline "Ford to City:
Drop Dead." The headline came a day after U.S. President
Gerald R. Ford said he would veto any proposed federal
bailout of New York City. 

1982 Portugal's constitution was revised for the first time
since it was ratified on April 25, 1976. 

1984 In Poland, police found the body of kidnapped pro-
Solidarity priest Father Jerry Popieluszko. His death was
blamed on four security officers. 

1989 Mitsubishi Estate Company announced it would buy 51
percent of Rockefeller Group Inc. of New York. 

1993 Martin Fettman, America's first veterinarian in space,
performed the world's first animal dissections in space,
while aboard the space shuttle Columbia. 

1993 The United Nations deadline concerning ousted Haitian
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide passed with country's
military still in control. 

1995 Federalist prevailed over separatists in Quebec in a
referendum concerning secession from the federation of
Canada. 

1998 The terrorist who hijacked a Turkish Airlines plane and
the 39 people on board was killed when anti-terrorist
squads raided the plane. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Sunday, October 29

_____________________________________________________
From Barb:
I ran across a site for people who want the old Outlook
Express back.  I know I really liked the old OE and never
had any problems with it but I didn't use it as a warehouse
like I do gmail.  Some of your readers might like to know
about this.  I downloaded it just for the heck of it to see
what it was like and I think there are a lot of people who
would like to go back to the old familiar email format.
Here is the web address for it: 
https://www.oeclassic.com/
Barb
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Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Florida woman beat up man who refused to 
sexually assault her.
 Bonehead
______________________________________________________
Today, Oct 29 in
1923 Turkey formally became a republic after the dissolution
of the Ottoman Empire. The first president was Mustafa
Kemal, later known as Kemal Ataturk. He passed a law forcing
all prostitutes to wear a burka. Since then Turkish women
donèt wear burkas.
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______________________________________________________ In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. --- Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) My Karma ran over your dogma. --- Socratex ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ From Barry: I have a friend who is president of his homeowner's association in Washington, State. They are having a terrible problem with trash on the side of the road that is around his association's homes. The reason according to Wallace (my friend) is, there is being built just next to them, six new homes..... big ones! Wallace said the trash is coming from the Mexican work crews working at the construction sites. (McDonald Bags, Burger King trash, etc). He has pleaded with the site supervisors and the general contractor to no avail, called the City, County, and the Police and got no help. So, guess what some people in his community did! They organized about twenty folks, named themselves The "Inner Neighborhood Services" to go out at lunch time and "police" the trash themselves. It is what they wore and did while picking up the trash that is HILARIOUS !!!!!!!! They got some navy blue baseball caps and had the initials "INS" in gold put on the caps. It doesn't take a rocket scientist, however, to understand what they hoped people would think it means. Well the day after their first pick up detail, with them wearing their caps and SOME CARRYING CAMERAS, 46 out of 68 of the construction workers did not show up for work the next morning, and haven't come back yet!!!!! It has been ten days. Now the General Contractor, I understand is madder than hell, but can't say anything publicly, because he could be busted for hiring "illegal aliens". Wallace and his bunch can't be accused of impersonating INS folks, because they have it on their home owner association records the vote to form the new committee within their association, plus they informed the INS about what they were doing in advance, and the INS said basically according to Wallace: "Have at it"! _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Bob and Terri had just gotten back from the honeymoon, and were having their first fight, and it was a big one. No matter what Bob tried to say or do, Terri refused to compromise, or even listen. He started growing exasperated. After a while, Bob said "When we got married, you promised to love, honor and obey." Terri replied, "I know. But I didn't want to start an argument in front of all those people at the wedding." ______________________________________________________ Slangkop Lighthouse, Kommetjie, South Africa. _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Rebecca Lynn Phelps, 30, New Port Richey, Florida Florida woman beat up man who refused to sexually assault her. A Florida woman faces battery charges after deputies say she hit a man who did not want to have sex with her. Deputies responded to Rebecca Lynn Phelps’ home just before 2am on Thursday. Deputies say Phelps was outside her home drinking with the victim. She began to get angry when the victim refused to have sex with her. Phelps then allegedly began to scream and hit the victim, leaving red marks on his face. Deputies say the victim yelled for Phelps to stop or he would call 911. Phelps then scratched the victim’s arm, causing him to bleed. Deputies say a witness inside the home did not see what happened, but heard the victim yelling at Phelps “Stop hitting me” and then the witness heard a smack. Phelps was arrested on one count of battery. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Rob A Re: Hidden Pictures in WORD Dear Webby, I understand from my wife that you answer computer problem questions. She speaks highly of you so I thought I would pose a question that I need answered in the worst way... About a week ago I was putting together a letter in Microsoft Word using many pictures. I had pasted in 9 pictures when I clicked on an item in one of the tool bars and instantly the pictures disappeared and in their place were 9 rectangular outlines the size of each picture. Unfortunately, I cannot recall what I clicked on nor exactly where it is located. I have hunted and hunted through the tools to try to restore the pictures but to no avail. Since then I have tried pasting in new pictures on a new Word "sheet" and guess what I get...a rectangle box instead. The box is composed of four connected perpendicular lines and when I click in the center of the "box" the box disappears and I get eight black dots in it's place. I believe what I originally clicked on was an on/off switch of some kind and all that needs to happen is to click on it again to correct the situation. If you know how to restore my pictures or know of someone who does, please tell me. {I have no desire to contact Microsoft because of their high and mighty attitude.} Thanks for your willingness to help others, Bob A Dear Rob Wire frames or placeholders are rarely used while writing, but really speed up scrolling while proofreading books or searching for something in a lengthy e-book or article. To turn the wire frames off and reveal pictures, Click on TOOLS Options View take the checkmark off "Picture Placeholders" hit OK Your pictures will show again. Have FUN! DearWebby

From Mary: WHEN I'M AN OLD LADY When I'm an old lady, I'll live with each kid, And bring so much happiness ... just as they did. I want to pay back all the joy they've provided. Returning each deed! Oh, they'll be so excited! When I'm an old lady and live with my kids. I'll write on the walls with reds, whites and blues, And I'll bounce on the furniture, wearing my shoes. I'll drink from the carton and then leave it out. I'll stuff all the toilets and oh, how they'll shout! When I'm an old lady and live with my kids. When they're on the phone and just out of reach, I'll get into things like sugar and bleach. Oh, they'll snap their fingers and then shake their head, When I'm an old lady and live with my kids. When they cook dinner and call me to eat, I'll not eat my green beans or salad or meat, I'll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table, And when they get angry... I'll run ... if I'm able! When I'm an old lady and live with my kids. I'll sit close to the TV, through the channels I'll click, I'll cross both eyes just to see if they stick. I'll take off my socks and throw one away, And play in the mud until the end of the day! When I'm an old lady and live with my kids. And later in bed, I'll lay back and sigh, I'll thank God in prayer and then close my eyes. My kids will look down with a smile slowly creeping, And say with a groan, "She's so sweet when she's sleeping!"
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Two brothers enlisting in the Army were getting their physicals. During the inspection, the doctor was surprised to discover that both of them possessed incredibly long, oversized penises. "How do you account for this?" he asked the brothers. "It's hereditary, sir," the older one replied. "I see," said the doctor, writing in his file. "Your father's the reason for your elongated penises?" "No sir, our mother." "Your mother? You idiot, women don't have penises!" "I know, sir," replied the recruit, "But she only had one arm, and when it came to getting us out of the bathtub, she had to manage as best she could." ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Uses for Tic Tac Containers Save Tic Tac and other breath mint containers and use them to store small items in the shop. Tic Tac containers are especially handy because they are clear so you can see what's inside them. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ A big-game hunter went on safari with his wife and mother- in- law. One evening, while still deep in the jungle, the Mrs awoke to find her mother gone. Rushing to her husband, she insisted on them both trying to find her mother. The hunter picked up his rifle, took a swig of whiskey, and started to look for her. In a clearing not far from the camp, they came upon a chilling sight: the mother-in-law was backed up against a thick, impenetrable bush, and a large male lion stood facing her. The wife cried, "What are we going to do?" "Nothing," said the hunter husband. "That stupid lion got himself into this mess, let him get himself out of it." __________________________________________________
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Siegfried, the most insane amongst all of my friends, is a shrink. He has discovered a great way to get his patients to talk freely-- he puts a cell phone in their hands. ___________________________________________________
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From Stanilaus: In America the late night news used to broadcast this message: "It's 11 o'clock. Do you know where your children are? In England they say "Its 11 o'clock. Do you know where your wife is? In France they say "It's 11o'clock. Do you know where your mistress is?" In Poland they say Its 11 o'clock. Do you know what time it is?" ____________________________________________________

Today, October 29, in 
1618 Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded under a sentence that
had been brought against him 15 years earlier for conspiracy
against King James I. 

1652 The Massachusetts Bay Colony proclaimed itself to be an
independent commonwealth. 

1682 William Penn landed at what is now Chester, PA. He was
the founder of Pennsylvania. 

1863 The International Committee of the Red Cross was
founded. 

1901 Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President McKinley,
was electrocuted. 

1923 Turkey formally became a republic after the dissolution
of the Ottoman Empire. The first president was Mustafa
Kemal, later known as Kemal Ataturk. He passed a law forcing
all prostitutes to wear a burka. Since then Turkish women
donèt wear burkas.

1929 America's Great Depression began with the crash of the
Wall Street stock market. 

1940 The first peacetime military draft began in the U.S. 

1945 The first ballpoint pens to be made commercially went
on sale at Gimbels Department Store in New York at the price
of $12.50 each. 

1956 Israel invaded Egypt's Sinai Peninsula during the Suez
Canal Crisis. 

1959 General Mills became the first corporation to use
close-circuit television. 

1960 Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) won his first professional
fight. 

1966 The National Organization for Women was founded. 

1969 The U.S. Supreme Court ordered an immediate end to all
school segregation. 

1973 O.J. Simpson, of the Buffalo Bills, set two NFL
records. He carried the ball 39 times and he ran 157 yards
putting him over 1,000 yards at the seventh game of the
season. 

1974 U.S. President Gerald Ford signed a new law forbidding
discrimination in credit applications on the basis of sex or
marital status 

1985 It was announced that Maj. Gen. Samuel K. Doe had won
the first multiparty election in Liberia. 

1990 The U.N. Security Council voted to hold Saddam
Hussein's regime liable for human rights abuses and war
damages during its occupation of Kuwait. 

1991 The U.S. Galileo spacecraft became the first to visit
an asteroid (Gaspra). 

1991 Trade sanctions were imposed on Haiti by the U.S. to
pressure the new leaders to restore the ousted President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power. 

1992 Depo Provera, a contraceptive, was approved by the Food
and Drug Administration. 

1998 South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission
condemned both apartheid and violence committed by the
African National Congress. 

1998 The space shuttle Discovery blasted off with John Glenn
on board. Glenn was 77 years old. In 1962 he became the
first American to orbit the Earth. 

1998 The oldest known copy of Archimedes' work sold for $2
million at a New York auction. 

2001 KTLA broadcast the first coast to coast HDTV network
telecast. 

2014 The smartwatch Microsoft Band was released. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Saturday, October 28

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Merced dope steals her baby from hospital
 Bonehead
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Today, Oct 28 in
1636 Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts. The
original name was Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
It was the first school of higher education in America. 
See More of what happened on this
day in history.
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______________________________________________________ The secret of being a bore is to tell everything. --- Voltaire (1694 - 1778) Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. --- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956) Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. --- Rich Cook ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Barry for this story: Overheard at Home Depot Two guys, one old and one young, are pushing their carts around Home Depot when they collide The old guy says to the young guy, "Sorry about that. I'm looking for my wife, and I guess I wasn't paying attention to where I was going." The young guy says, "That's OK. It's a coincidence. I'm looking for my wife, too. I can't find her and I'm getting a little desperate." The old guy says, "Well, maybe we can help each other. What does your wife look like? The young guy says, "Well, she is 27 yrs old, tall, with red hair, blue eyes, long legs, big boobs, and she's wearing tight white shorts. What does your wife look like?" The old guy says, "Doesn't matter --- let's look for yours." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Sandie for this tale: A city boy, Kenny, moved to the country and bought a donkey from an old farmer for $100.00. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. The next day the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news. The donkey died." Kenny replied, "Well then, just give me my money back." The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already." Kenny said, "OK then, just unload the donkey." The farmer asked, "What ya gonna do with him?" Kenny----------"I'm going to raffle him off." Farmer---------" You can't raffle off a dead donkey!" Kenny----------"Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he is dead." A month later the farmer met up with Kenny and asked, "What happened with that dead donkey?" Kenny----------"I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece and made a profit of $898.00." Farmer---------"Didn't anyone complain?" Kenny----------"Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back." Kenny grew up and eventually became the chairman of Enron. ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Stephanie Belden, 35 Merced, California Merced dope steals her baby from hospital A California woman faces child endangerment charges after she allegedly stuffed her newborn into a duffel bag and kidnapped the baby from the hospital, according to the Merced Sun-Star. Police say 35-year-old Stephanie Belden didn't want her newborn baby to be taken away after testing positive for meth during childbirth on Aug. 17. Police met with her three hours prior to let her know the child was going to be detained, as is customary, if a newborn tests positive for meth or heroin. The biological mother wasn't very happy with that, went back up, made her way into the maternity ward and cut off the alarm bracelet off the newborn baby, put the newborn baby in a duffel bag and walked out of the hospital, Fresno Police Lt. Jay Struble told KFSN. A nurse noticed the child was missing around 7:30 p.m. and officers were called at 7:36 p.m. Belden was arrested at 7:58 p.m. after police found her hiding at her house. Other than dopey, the baby was OK. Belden was booked into the Merced County Jail on suspicion of kidnapping, child stealing, child endangerment and a county-parole violation, according to jail records. She remained in custody Friday without bail. Belden has a lengthy criminal history in Merced County. She has been in and out of custody numerous times since at least 2013 on a string of mostly drug and theft-related cases, according to jail and court records. Belden made headlines in 2015 in Merced after police said she escaped from the back of a California Highway Patrol car while handcuffed. She'd initially been arrested on suspicion of driving a stolen car, authorities said. Belden was captured a few weeks later, allegedly driving another stolen car on Beachwood Drive on the outskirts of Merced. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: David Re: Wipe old computer Dear Webby, What is a good, quick, and easy way to errase all information on a hard drive without deleting the operating system? David Do a search for *.doc, *.wpd, *.qpw, *.xls, *.mbx, *.toc,*.txt, *.jpg, *.gif, etc. and delete those. Also delete all files in the Attachment and Embedded folder of the mail program. You can clean cookies and history with CrapCleaner or Spybot-Search&Destroy. Then, if you want, you can use Spybot to shred the files in the recycle bin. Usually, though, it's just as fast to format and re-install Windows as it is to do a thorough job on cleaning a drive. You can call the manufacturer`s support and ask them how to do a format and re-install from the hidden safety copy of Windows. Since you don`t get disks with Windows anymore, they put it onto a hidden partition, that does not get touched when you format the machine. The procedure is fairly fast and easy, but not the same for all machines. Call support and have your machine model and numbers ready. Quite often they are put on a spot, that you can`t see when you use the machine. Just write them down and have them ready. They WILL ask for them! Have FUN! DearWebby

Paul came to work one day, limping something awful. One of his co-workers, Greg, noticed and asked Paul what happened. Paul replied, "Oh, nothing. It's just an old hockey injury that acts up once in a while." Greg, "Gee, I never knew you played hockey." Paul, "No I don't. I hurt it last year when I lost $100 on the Stanley Cup play-offs and put my foot through the television screen."
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Thanks to Cookie for this: ALL GRANDPAS, HEED THIS WARNING : Do NOT lose your Grandkids in the Mall! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A small boy was lost at a large shopping mall. He approached a uniformed policeman and said, "I've lost my grandpa!" The cop asked, "What's he like?" The little boy hesitated for a moment and then replied, "Canadian Club whiskey and women with big boobs." ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com 5 Tips for Winter Houseplants By Donna [433 Posts, 413 Comments]
  1. Add coffee grounds into your potting soil to maintain moisture during the winter months.
  2. Use your cooled veggie water to give your houseplants some natural fertilizer.
  3. Stand your plants on a bed of pebbles or shells and water the dish to maintain some moisture for the plants. Indoor winter heat plays havoc on plants.
  4. Dust your leaves to help them get maximum sunlight and try to group them together since it will increase their moisture support!
  5. Drop a few drops of hydrogen peroxide into your plant water. It helps prevent rot.
Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com Be careful with the coffee grounds! Some plants don`t like their acidity at all! ____________________________________________________ Bob heard a rumor that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all walked on water on their 21st birthdays. So, on his 21st birthday, Bob and his good friend Brian headed out to the lake. "If they did it, I can too!" he insisted. When Bob and Brian arrived at the lake, they rented a boat and began paddling. When the got to the middle of the lake, Bob stepped off of the side of the boat ... and nearly drowned. When he tried to climb back into the boat, he tipped it, and Brian also nerly drowned. Hanging on to the capsized boat, they slowly pushed it back to shore. When Bob arrived back at the family farm, he asked his grandmother for an explanation. "Grandma, why can I not walk on water like my father, and his father, and his father before him did on their 21st birthday?" The feeble old grandmother took Bob by the hands, looked into his eyes, and explained, "That's because your father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were born in January. You were born in October." __________________________________________________
Headstones that defy expectations.
Hanging in the hallway at the High School are the basketball team pictures from the past 40 years. A player in the center of the front row in each picture holds a basketball identifying the year -- "62-63," "63-64," "64-65," etc. One day I spotted a freshman looking curiously at the photos. Turning to me, he said, "Isn't it strange how the teams always lost by one point?" I suggested he try out for football, or maybe boxing. ___________________________________________________
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When the family car developed a slight knock, the husband asked his wife if she had bought regular or premium gas, but she couldn't remember. "You probably got the cheaper gas," he said. "That could account for the engine running so rough." "No, the gas wasn't cheaper!" she replied indignantly. "Well, how much did it cost?" asked the husband. "It cost the same as always," said the wife. "I bought the usual ten dollars worth." ____________________________________________________

Today, October 28, in 
1636 Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts. The
original name was Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was
the first school of higher education in America. 

1776 The Battle of White Plains took place during the
American Revolutionary War. 

1793 Eli Whitney applied for a patent for his cotton gin. 

1886 The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor
by U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and
is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty
Enlightening the World." 

1904 The St. Louis Police Department became the first to use
fingerprinting. 

1919 The U.S. Congress enacted the Volstead Act, also known
as the National Prohibition Act. Prohibition was repealed in
1933 with the passing of the 21st Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution. 

1922 Benito Mussolini took control of the Italian government
and introduced fascism to Italy. 

1936 The Statue of Liberty was rededicated by U.S. President
Roosevelt on its 50th anniversary. 

1940 During World War II, Italy invaded Greece. 

1949 U.S. President Harry Truman swore in Eugenie Moore
Anderson as the U.S. ambassador to Denmark. Anderson was the
first woman to hold the post of ambassador. 

1962 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the U.S. that
he had ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in
Cuba. 

1965 Pope Paul VI issued a decree absolving Jews of
collective guilt for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. 

1965 The Gateway Arch along the waterfront in St. Louis, MO,
was completed. 

1976 John D. Erlichman, a former aide to U.S. President
Richard Nixon, entered a federal prison camp in Safford, AZ,
to begin serving his sentence for Watergate-related
convictions. 

1982 Soviet premier Leonid Brezhnev condemned the U.S. for
arms buildup. 

1983 The U.S. vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution
"deeply deploring" the ongoing U.S.-led invasion of Grenada.


1985 John A. Walker Jr. and his son, Michael Lance Walker,
pled guilty to charges of spying for the Soviet Union. 

1986 The centennial of the Statue of Liberty was celebrated
in New York. 

1988 Roussel Uclaf, a French manufacturer that produces the
abortion pill RU486, announced it would resume distribution
of the drug after the government of France demanded it do
so. 

1990 Iraq announced that it was halting gasoline rationing. 

1993 Ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, called
for a complete blockade of Haiti to force out the military
leaders. 

1994 U.S. President Clinton visited Kuwait and implied that
all the troops there would be home by Christmas. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Friday, October 27
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!


Thank You, Janice!!

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
34-year-old man charged in fatal shooting 
of 6 year old Justin Evans Jr
 Bonehead
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Today, Oct 27 in
1938 Du Pont announced "nylon" as the new name 
for its new synthetic yarn. 
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______________________________________________________ The Romans would never have found time to conquer the world if they had been obliged first to learn Latin. --- Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856) ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ A recent study found out which days men prefer to have sex. It was found that men preferred to engage in sexual activity on the days that started with the letter "T". Examples of those days are as follows: Tuesday Thursday Thanksgiving Today Tomorrow Thaturday Thunday In Australia, it's the days ending with "ee" like Mondee, Tuesdee, Wednesdee, Thursdee, Fridee, Saturdee and Sundee. _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ While ferrying workers back and forth from our offshore oil rig, the helicopter I was in lost power and went down. Fortunately, it landed safely in a lake. Struggling to get out, one man tore off his seat belt, inflated his life vest, and jerked open the exit door. "Don't jump!" the pilot yelled. "This thing is supposed to float!" As the man leapt from the helicopter into the lake, he yelled back, "Yeah, and it's supposed to FLY too!" ------------------------ By the way, you are NOT supposed to inflate the life jacket until AFTER you are through the door. You might not make it through the door with an inflated life jacket, and really annoy the people behind you, having to stab your life jacket to let the air out. ______________________________________________________ Just came across this pictrue I took a few years ago. A rock formation about 80 Miles south of Globe, Arizona, and a few miles east of the highway. Doesn't she look like she is getting into a foul mood from waiting a lot longer than planned ? _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Robert Anderson, 34, Milwaukee 34-year-old man charged in fatal shooting of 6 year old Justin Evans Jr 34-year-old Robert Anderson is now charged in connection with the death of six-year-old Justin Evans Jr., and Evans Jr.'s family got to look him in the eyes for the first time Tuesday, October 24th. Evans Jr. was fatally shot near 23rd and Finn in Milwaukee on July 22nd. He was stuck by a stray bullet while visiting his grandmother's home- as he was about to head up to Green Bay with family for a fishing trip. Anderson faces the following charges: First degree reckless homicide, as a party to a crime, use of a dangerous weapon, habitual criminality repeater Possession of a firearm by a felon, habitual criminality repeater He will probably plead guilty to reduced charges and be out on the street again way too soon. According to the criminal complaint, a confidential witness spoke with police about this case- and identified Anderson as the shooter in this incident. The witness was present at the time of the shooting. The witness told police Anderson was at 23rd and Finn and "was yelling at someone" to "get off (Anderson's) (expletive) block." The witness told investigators he saw Anderson "in the middle of the street, with a firearm in his right hand, running northbound toward 23rd and Finn." Anderson was "firing his handgun while he ran" and the witness indicated he "could see the handgun 'bucking up' in Anderson's hand while Anderson fired." According to the criminal complaint, a confidential witness spoke with police about this case- and identified Anderson as the shooter in this incident. The witness was present at the time of the shooting. The witness told police Anderson was at 23rd and Finn and "was yelling at someone" to "get off (Anderson's) (expletive) block." The witness told investigators he saw Anderson "in the middle of the street, with a firearm in his right hand, running northbound toward 23rd and Finn." Anderson was "firing his handgun while he ran" and the witness indicated he "could see the handgun 'bucking up' in Anderson's hand while Anderson fired." Little Justin Evans Jr. was struck in the heart. "When I turned and looked, blood was just coming out of him like a faucet," Kloss said. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Mark Re: Lots of fake bounces Dear Webby, I use one email address to send mail, but a whole bunch of different ones to receive mail, so that it automatically gets sorted to billing, quotes, follow-up, support, etc. Those addresses are on the sites, and I can't change them, even though by now they are probably on most spammer's CDs because of their robots collecting them off the web. Now the spammers forge those addresses as their sender address, and I get all the bounces when they send spam to no longer existing addresses or addresses that are protected by MailWasher. You are probably in the same boat. How do YOU deal with the deluge of bounces? Mark Dear Mark yes, I am indeed in the same boat. Yesterday my MailWasher trashed over 2700 mails like that. Life sure would be tough without it! I use a filter that I made many years ago, when Senator McCain (or his staff) forged my old Yukon address as the sender address of their spam. The challenge is dealing with different subject lines. The more stupid and incompetent an ISP is, the more likely he will use a non-standard subject line for a bounce. To catch as many as possible you have to check for keywords in those subject lines. Make a filter that looks at the "Subject", select: "Regular Expression contains" and into the expression field paste this: (everything between the lines all one line, not wordwrapped like here) ------------------- failure delivery|Failure notice|DELIVERY FAILURE|failed delivery|returned mail|undeliverable|Delivery Status|Delivery notification|Undelivered|bulk email|Mail delivery ------------------ Then make a second criteria looking at the TO line. select: does NOT contain and into the data field put your normal send address. Just that send address, not the many recipient addresses that you use. Set the filter to delete, not report, hide. Hit OK, and it's done. There is no point reporting it, since the re-sender is just an incompetent ISP, who is too stupid to tell the difference between a forged and a real address, and cheerfully sends a bounce to a different IP number than where it came from. As far as spam reporting is concerned, it's no longer spam, but a moron malfunction. You can analyze the bounces. What you will find is that the bouncerd mail came from an open proxie or the machine of some gullible fool, who downloaded silly toolbars that included a trojan program, and now sends out spam on behalf of one or more spammers. The second criteria is quite important. It allows legitimate bounces to get to you. If one of your clients changes their email address without telling you, you need to know that, especially if it is your invoice that bounces back. If you have more than one legitimate sender address, use a regular expression there too, and separate the addresses with a pipe | . Have FUN! DearWebby

It's not difficult to make a woman happy. A man only needs to be: 1. a friend 2. a companion 3. a lover 4. a brother 5. a father 6. a master 7. a chef 8. an electrician 9. a carpenter 10. a plumber 11. a mechanic 12. a decorator 13. a stylist 14. a sexologist 15. a gynecologist 16. a psychologist 17. a pest exterminator 18. a psychiatrist 19. a healer 20. a good listener 21. an organizer 22. a good father 23. very clean 24. sympathetic 25. athletic 26. warm 27. attentive 28. gallant 29. intelligent 30. funny 31. creative 32. tender 33. strong 34. understanding 35. tolerant 36. prudent 37. ambitious 38. capable 39. courageous 40. determined 41. true 42. dependable 43. passionate 44. compassionate WITHOUT FORGETTING TO: 45. give her compliments regularly 46. love shopping 47. be honest 48. be very rich 49. not stress her out 50. not look at other girls AND AT THE SAME TIME, YOU MUST ALSO: 51. give her lots of attention, but expect little for himself 52. give her lots of time, especially time for herself 53. give her lots of space, never worrying about where she goes 54. give the authority, but never expect her to be responsible, because after all, it is the man's fault for giving her the authority. 55. give her the last word, no matter what the cost to his life and limb AND IT IS VERY IMPORTANT: 54. Never to forget:* birthdays, * anniversaries and * arrangements she makes with or without telling him about them. How To Make A Man Happy: 1. Show up naked 2. Fix him something to eat
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Thans to Jan for this story: The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget... this particular Sunday sermon... "Dear Lord," the minister began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face. "Without you, we are but dust." He would have continued but at that moment my very obedient daughter (who was listening!) leaned over to me and asked quite audibly in her shrill little girl voice that all others could hear, "Mom, what is butt dust?" ____________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Swimming Noodle For Padding Bed Rails By Mardrey M. Bed rail padded with swim noodle. My husband has became bedridden and always hurting himself on bed railing. I picked up some swimming noddles and cut them the long way and wraped the top rail. Pipe insulation is out of season so I went with swimming noodles. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ “MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn't remember any more. Melanie said, "If you don't remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six."” __________________________________________________
The most beautiful cemetery that was left out of "10 Historic Cemeteries that made death beautiful." Staglieno is the largest open air art museum in the world. Acres of marble monuments and statues.
One night George got really drunk. In the morning, he rolled over and sleeping peacefully beside him was the scariest girl he'd ever seen. Very quietly, he slipped his arm out from under her, got up, and dressed as fast as he could. He put a twenty-dollar bill on the bureau and started to tip-toe out. Just then he felt a tug on his pant leg. Looking down, he saw a girl just as scary loking as the one in the bed. She looked up at him, smiled a toothless smile, and asked, "What? Nothing for the bridesmaid?" ___________________________________________________
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A marine biologist was telling his friends about some of his most recent research findings. "Some whales can communicate at a distance of 300 miles," he said. "What the heck would one whale say to another 300 miles away?" asked his sarcastic friend. "I can't be sure," he expert said, "but it sounds something like 'Can you hear me now?'" ____________________________________________________

Today, October 27, in 
1659 William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson became the
first Quakers to be executed in America. 

1795 The United States and Spain signed the Treaty of San
Lorenzo. The treaty is also known as "Pinckney's Treaty." 

1858 Roland Macy opened Macy's Department Store in New York
City. It was Macy's eighth business adventure, the other
seven failed. 

1878 The Manhattan Savings Bank in New York City was robbed
of over $3,000,000. The robbery was credited to George
"Western" Leslie even though there was not enough evidence
to convict him, only two of his associates were convicted. 

1904 The New York subway system officially opened. It was
the first rapid-transit subway system in America. 

1925 Fred Waller received a patent for water skis. 

1927 The first newsreel featuring sound was released in New
York. 

1931 Chuhei Numbu of Japan set a long jump record at 26' 2
1/4". 

1938 Du Pont announced "nylon" as the new name for its new
synthetic yarn. 

1947 "You Bet Your Life," the radio show starring Groucho
Marx, premiered on ABC. It was later shown on NBC
television. 

1954 Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were divorced. They had
been married on January 14, 1954. 

1962 The Soviet Union adds to the Cuban Missile Crisis by
calling for the dismantling of U.S. missile basis in Turkey.
U.S. President Kennedy agreed to the new aspect of the
agreement. 

1978 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime
Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel
Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle
East accord. 

1994 The U.S. Justice Department announced that the U.S.
prison population had exceeded one million for the first
time in American history. 

1997 The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 554.26 points.
The stock market was shut down for the first time since the
1981 assassination attempt on U.S. President Reagan. 

2002 Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was elected president of
Brazil in a runoff. He was the country's first elected
leftist leader. 

2003 Bank of America Corp. announced it had agreed to buy
FleetBoston Financial Corp. The deal created the second
largest banking company in the U.S.

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Thursday, October 26

Have Fun!
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Todays Bonehead Award:
Dopey parents passed out in car
with baby on the back seat
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Today, Oct 26 in
1858 H.E. Smith patented the rotary-motion 
washing machine. 
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______________________________________________________ The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it. --- Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988) It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations. --- Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877) ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Why A Ship Is Called "SHE" A ship is called "she" because there is always a great deal of bustle about her; there is usually a gang of men about', she has a waist and stays; it takes a lot of paint to keep her looking good; it is not the initial expense that breaks you, it is the upkeep; she can be all decked out; it takes an experienced man to handle her correctly, and without a man at the helm, she is absolutely uncontrollable. She shows her topsides, hides her bottom and, when coming into port, always heads for the buoys. _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Dear Mom, Our scoutmaster told us all write to our parents in case you saw the flood on TV and worried. We are OK. Only two of our tents and four sleeping bags got washed away. Luckily, none of us got drowned because we were all up on the mountain looking for Jeff when it happened. Oh yes, please call Jeff's mother and tell her he is OK. He can't write because of the cast. I got to ride in one of the search & rescue jeeps. It was neat. We never would have found him in the dark if it hadn't been for the lightning. Scoutmaster Webb got mad at Hector for going on a hike alone without telling anyone. Hector said he did tell him, but it was during the fire so he probably didn't hear him. Did you know that if you put gas on a fire, the gas can will blow up? The wet wood still didn't burn, but one of our tents did. Also some of our clothes. Larry is going to look weird until his hair grows back. We will be home on Saturday if Scoutmaster Webb gets the car fixed. It wasn't his fault about the wreck. The brakes worked OK when we left. Scoutmaster Webb said that with a car that old you have to expect something to break down; that's probably why he can't get insurance on it. We think it's a neat car. He doesn't care if we get it dirty, and if it's hot, sometimes he lets us ride on the tailgate. It gets pretty hot with 10 people in a car. He let us take turns riding in the trailer until the highway patrolman stopped and talked to us. Scoutmaster Webb is a neat guy. Don't worry, he is a good driver. In fact, he is teaching his brother Doug how to drive. But he only lets him drive on the mountain roads where there isn't any traffic. All we ever see up there are logging trucks. This morning all of the guys were diving off the rocks and swimming out in the lake. Scoutmaster Webb wouldn't let me because I can't swim, and Jeff was afraid he would sink because of his cast, so he let us take the canoe across the lake. It was great. You can still see some of the trees under the water from the flood. Scoutmaster Webb isn't crabby like some scoutmasters. He didn't even get mad about the life jackets. He has to spend a lot of time working on the car so we are trying not to cause him any trouble. Guess what? We have all passed our first aid merit badges. When Rob dove in the lake and cut his arm, we got to see how a tourniquet works. Also Bruce and I threw up. Scoutmaster Webb said it probably was just food poisoning from the leftover chicken. He said they got sick that way with the food they ate in prison. I'm so glad he got out and become our scoutmaster. He said he sure figured out how to get things done better while he was doing his time. I have to go now. We are going into town to mail our letters and buy bullets and dynamite. Don't worry about anything. We are fine. Love, Dave ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Kimberly McCaffrey, Sean Gannon Deland, Florida Dopey parents passed out in car with baby on the back seat An 8-month old child was found inside a car while two adults were passed out in the front seats early Tuesday morning, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said that a deputy spotted the car in a Circle K parking lot on East New York Avenue in DeLand at about 3:15 a.m. Investigators said the driver’s side door was open and the car windows were fogged. The deputy said he saw a man and a woman unconscious in the front seats. Authorities said the child was in a car seat and was sweating profusely. The sheriff’s office said the child’s diaper was “saturated with fluids and leaking from the diaper edges around the legs.” In a report, the deputy also said that “the appearance of the baby was dirty and it appeared the baby had not been bathed in some time. The baby appeared to be hungry. The baby cried and reached for an empty bottle when she saw it.” The deputy said that when he woke the adults, the woman appeared confused and could not identify where she was. The deputy said the woman had difficulty spelling her name due to her level of impairment. The woman, Kimberly McCaffrey, was placed under arrest on child neglect charges. The deputy said he found a clear plastic baggie with white residue in her left, front pocket. Sean Gannon was in the front seat and the key was in the ignition. The deputy arrested Gannon on charges of driving with a suspended license. Authorities said the deputy observed track marks on the man’s inner arms, indicating intravenous drug use, and a used syringe was found in his left, front pocket. Sean Gannon was in the front seat and the key was in the ignition. The deputy arrested Gannon on charges of driving with a suspended license. Authorities said the deputy observed track marks on the man’s inner arms, indicating intravenous drug use, and a used syringe was found in his left, front pocket. The body camera video from the police department shows the officer questioning McCaffrey. “Alright, what are we doing in the parking lot passes out with the door open and a baby in the backseat?” the officer asked. “I apologize,” McCaffrey said. The deputy tested the residue in the baggie and in the syringe, using a NARK #22 test kit. The results were positive for the presence of opiates, authorities said. The two were charged with possession of opiates and later taken to the Volusia County Jail. According to a report, McCaffrey’s mother said that she, “Had been down this road with Kimberly too many times and refused to take custody of the child.” A judge ordered McCaffrey not to have custody with her daughter without permission from the Department of Children and Families. The baby and her two older siblings were placed in foster care. Court records show this is McCaffrey’s first drug arrest in Volusia County. It’s Gannon’s ninth. “The opioid epidemic touches innocent lives every day,” a post on the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page reads. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said the county had 101 overdose deaths last year and 95 so far this year. “The problem is out of control and the collateral damage is the kids,” he said. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Annette Re: Slow Computer Dear Webby, my computer is so slow, I have a lot of songs saved , will that make the computer be so slow? also I had a lot saved in my Favorites, would that make it slow? I was just wondering why it is so slow, thanks, Annette. I enjoy your letter every day, keep up the good work. Annette Dear Annette Files saved and favorites stored don't slow down a computer. What slows it down are the following things: Viruses and Trojans Get rid of those with Malwarebytes Tool bars, Search bars and other spyware Get rid of those with Spybot-Search&Destroy Large IN, OUT and TRASH mailboxes Hard drives that are not properly defragmented Temp files and leftovers (Best for that is CrapCleaner from http://webby.com/tools it's free! ) Have FUN! DearWebby

The school of agriculture's dean of admissions was inter- viewing a prospective student, "Why have you chosen this career?" he asked. "I dream of making a million dollars in farming, like my father," the student replied. "WOW! Your father made a million dollars in farming?" echoed the dean much impressed. "No," replied the applicant. "But he always dreamed of it."
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Recipe: Beef Noodle Bake By Robin [5,887 Posts, 29 Comments] Ingredients: lb. ground beef 1 can chopped mushrooms, drained 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 2 tsp. sugar 1 can tomato sauce (15oz.) 4 oz. noodles, uncooked 4 green onions, finely chopped 1 cup sour cream, plain or with chives 1 pkg. cream cheese (8oz.) 1/2 cup grated cheese Directions: Brown ground beef in skillet. Drain off any grease. Add mushrooms, salt, pepper, sugar and tomato sauce. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Combine onions, using some of the green tops, with cream cheese and sour cream; blend well. In a greased 2 qt. casserole, spread 1/4 of the noodles, then 1/4 of the ground beef mixture, then spread with 1/4 sour cream mixture on top. Repeat 3 times. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F until it bubbles in the center, about 50 minutes if chilled and 35 minutes if unchilled. Makes 6-8 servings. By Robin from Washington, IA Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ If you know the Bible -- even a little -- you'll find this hilarious! This comes from a Catholic elementary school. Kids were asked questions about the Old and New Testaments. The following statements about the bible were written by children. They have not been retouched or corrected (i.e., incorrect spelling has been left in). 1. In the first book of the bible, Guinessis, God got tired of creating the world, so he took the Sabbath off 2. Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. Noah's wife was called Joan of Ark. Noah built an ark, which the animals come on to in pears. 3. Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night. 4. Christians have only one spouse. This is called monotony. 5. Samson was a strongman who let himself be led astray by a Jezebel like Delilah. 6. Samson slayed the Philistines with the axe of the Apostles. 7. Moses led the hebrews to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread which is bread without any ingredients. 8. The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert. Afterwards, Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten attachments. 9. The first commandment was when Eve told adam to eat the apple. 10. The seventh commandment is thou shalt not admit adultery. 11. Moses died before he ever reached Canada. Then Joshua led the hebrews in the battle of Geritol. 12. The greatest miracle in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he obeyed him. 13. David was a hebrew king skilled at playing the liar. he fought with the Finklesteins, a race of people who lived in Biblical times. 14. Solomon, one of David's sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines. 15. When Mary heard that she was the mother of Jesus, she sang the MagnaCarta. 16. When the three wise guys from the east side arrived, they found Jesus in the manager. 17. Jesus was born because Mary had an immaculate contraption. 18. St. John the blacksmith dumped water on his head. 19. Jesus enunciated the Golden Rule, which says to do one to others before they do one to you. He also explained, "a man doth not live by sweat alone." 20. It was a miracle when Jesus rose from the dead and managed to get the tombstone off the entrance. 21. The people who followed the lord were called the 12 decibels. 22. The epistles were the wives of the apostles. 23. One of the oppossums was St. Matthew who was also a taximan. 24. St. Paul cavorted to Christianity. He preached holy acrimony, which is another name for marriage. __________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________ When I was still in middle management, I had a reputation at work for being a strict boss. One day I was in the break room with another manager. I reached into the refrigerator for my lunch, which was packed in a Ace Hardware paper bag. My co-worker stopped in mid-bite and stared at me, looking a little tense. When I pulled my sandwich out of the bag, he sighed in relief. "What's the matter?" I asked him. "Uh, nothing," he replied. "I was just beginning to think you really DO eat nails for lunch."
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Brian staggered into the house at two o'clock in the morning. As he entered his bedroom, he found another man in bed with his wife, Judy. Judy wife pushed the man off her and demanded to know where Brian had been until two o'clock in the morning. Brian looked at his wife's lover and demanded, "Who the heck is this guy, and what is he doing in bed with you?" Judy responded, "Don't go changing the subject! Where in the heck have you been so late?" ____________________________________________________

Today, October 26, in 
1825 The Erie Canal opened in upstate New York. The 363-mile
canal connected Lake Erie and the Hudson River at a cost of
$7,602,000. 

1858 H.E. Smith patented the rotary-motion washing machine. 

1881 The "Gunfight at the OK Corral" took place in
Tombstone, AZ. The fight was between Wyatt Earp, his two
brothers and Doc Holiday,
and the Ike Clanton Gang. 

1905 Norway gained independence from Sweden. 

1942 The U.S. ship Hornet was sunk in the Battle of Santa
Cruz during World War II. 

1944 During World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf ended.
The battle was won by American forces and brought the end of
the Pacific phase of World War II into sight. 

1949 U.S. President Harry Truman raised the minimum wage
from 40 to 75 cents an hour. 

1951 Winston Churchill became the prime minister of Great
Britain. 

1955 New York City's "The Village Voice" was first
published. 

1957 The Soviet Union announced that defense minister
Marchal Georgi Zhukov had been relieved of his duties. 

1958 Pan American Airways flew its first Boeing 707 jetliner
from New York City to Paris. 

1962 The Soviet Union made an offer to end the Cuban Missile
Crisis by taking their missile bases out of Cuba if the U.S.
agreed to not invade Cuba and would remove Jupiter missiles
in Turkey. 

1967 The Shah of Iran crowned himself and his Queen after 26
years on the Peacock Throne. 

1972 U.S. National security adviser Henry Kissinger
declared, "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam. 

1975 Anwar Sadat became the first Egyptian president to
officially visit to the United States. 

1977 The experimental space shuttle Enterprise successfully
landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California. 

1979 South Korean President Park Chung-hee was shot to death
by Kim Jae-kyu, the head of the Korean Central Intelligence
Agency. 

1980 Israeli President Yitzhak Navon became the first
Israeli head of state to visit Egypt. 

1984 "Baby Fae" was given the heart of baboon after being
born with a severe heart defect. She lived for 21 days with
the animal heart. 

1985 Approximately 110,000 people marched past the U.S. and
Soviet embassies in London to pressure the two countries to
end their arms race. 

1988 Roussel Uclaf, a French pharmaceutical company,
announced it was halting the worldwide distribution of RU-
486. The pill is used to induce abortions. The French
government made the company reverse itself two days later. 

1988 Two whales were freed by Soviet and American
icebreakers. The whales had been trapped for nearly 3 weeks
in an Arctic ice pack. 

1990 The U.S. State Department issued a warning that
terrorists could be planning an attack on a passenger ship
or aircraft. 

1990 Wayne Gretzky became the first NHL player to reach
2,000 points. 

1991 Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry arrived at a
federal correctional institution in Petersburg, VA, to begin
serving a six-month sentence for cocaine possession. 

1992 General Motors Corp. Chairman Robert Stempel resigned
after the company recorded its highest losses in history. 

1992 In Canada, voters rejected the Charlottetown accord,
which was designed to unify the country. 

1993 Deborah Gore Dean was convicted of 12 felony counts of
defrauding the U.S. government and lying to the U.S.
Congress. Dean was a central figure in the Reagan-era HUD
scandal. 

1994 Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and Prime
Minister Abdel Salam Majali of Jordan signed a peace treaty.


1995 Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) scored his 500th
National Hockey League (NHL) career goal against the New
York Islanders in his 605th game. He became the second-
fastest player to attain the plateau. Wayne Gretzky had
reached 600 goals by his 575th NHL game. 

1998 A French lab found a nerve agent on an Iraqi missile
warhead. 

2001 It was announced that Fort Worth's Lockheed Martin won
a defense contract for $200 billion over 40 years. The
contract, for the "joint strike fighter," was the largest
defense contract in history. 

2002 Russian authorities pumped a gas into a theater where
separatist rebels held over 800 hostages. The gas killed 116
hostages and all 50 hostage-takers were killed by the gas or
gunshot wounds.

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Wednesday, October 25

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Woman accused of stabbing off-duty deputy 
after setting boyfriend's house ablaze
 Bonehead
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Today, Oct 25 in
1415 In Northern France, England won the Battle of Agincourt
over France during the Hundred Years' War. Almost 6000
Frenchmen were killed while fewer than 400 were lost by the
English. 
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______________________________________________________ The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights. --- J. Paul Getty (1892 - 1976) Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. --- Milton Friedman (1912 - 2006) Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. --- Robert Heinlein ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ A little girl asked her mother: "Can I go outside and play with the boys?" Her mother replied: "No, you can't play with the boys, they're too rough." The little girl thought about it for a few moments and asked: "If I can find a smooth one, can I play with him?" _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Dianne for this story: The choir director selected the 6-year-old little boy with the sweetest face for the opening scene of the play. "Now, all you have to do is, when I direct the choir to sing '...and the angel lit the candle', you come on stage and light all the candles." "I can do it - I can do it!" the little boy said, excited to be the one picked. Rehearsals came and went, and finally the big night arrived. The choir was in grand voice, the stage was beautifully decorated with dozens of unlit candles all around, awaiting the moment when the cute littlest angel made his interest. The director gave the downbeat, the orchestra began to play, and the choir swept into the introductory lines, ending with an expectant "...and the angel lit the candle," and everyone looked stage right for the entrance. No little boy. The director gave the downbeat again, and gestured for a louder line, which the choir gave him - "...and the angel lit the candle," and again, all eyes looked stage right. No little boy. The director, beginning to sweat, motioned with great, sweeping gestures, and the choir thundered into the line - the curtains belled slightly from the sound - "...AND THE ANGEL LIT THE CANDLE!" And into the silence which followed came a clear, boy-soprano voice floating piercingly from stage right "...and the cat peed on the matches!" ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Brittany Bonin, 26, Edgewater, Florida Woman accused of stabbing off-duty deputy after setting boyfriend's house ablaze A woman accused of stabbing an off-duty Volusia County deputy, who intervened in a fight between her and her boyfriend after she set his house on fire, faced a judge Sunday. Brittany Bonin, 26, was denied bail and faces charges of assault, battery and arson, authorities said. The judge placed Bonin on suicide watch and ordered a mental health evaluation, officials said. Bonin and her boyfriend got into a fight at his house on the 3300 block of Pine Tree Drive Saturday afternoon, officers said. The man ran to the nearby home of Captain Cliff Williams, an off-duty deputy, to seek assistance. After setting the man's house on fire, Bonin followed the man to the deputy's home and tried to attack him, police said. Williams, a 25-year veteran of VCSO and a former Marine, tried to shield the man from Bonin's attack and was stabbed in the process, police said. “It just goes to show you are never truly off duty,” said Sheriff Mike Chitwood. “He took a knife wound that was meant for someone else because his instinct was to step in as a protector. While Bonin faced a judge, her boyfriend's family cleaned up the mess police said she left behind. Deputy Williams was taken to Florida Hospital in New Smyrna Beach with injuries that are not life-threatening, police said. Edgewater Fire Rescue was able to extinguish the home. The structure can be rebuilt, but the interior is a total loss. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Daniel Re: No tools in spybot Dear Webby, in my copy of " spybot-search & destroy " there is no "tools" listed. is there a newer version available? daniel Dear Daniel Switch to advanced mode, then you see the tools in the left bottom. Have FUN! DearWebby

A man comes home from work and finds his wife admiring her breasts in the mirror. He asks, "What are you doing?" She replies, "I went to the doctor today, and he told me I have the breasts of a 25 year old." The husband retorts, "Well, what did he say about your 50 year old ass?" She replied, "Frankly dear, your name never came up."
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Light Bulb Vase By advaym [22 Posts, 4 Comments] Total Time: 10 minutes Supplies: 1 old lightbulb pliers any screwdriver thread safety goggles gloves Steps: First wear your goggles, safety is paramount. Hold the bulb tightly wearing gloves or wrap the bulb in cardboard and hold it. Take the pliers and pull out those small knobs at the base of the bulb. This type of bulb base is called a bayonet base. They should come out nicely, but with a little force. Then using your pliers pull out the silver soldering at the base of the bulb. Now using your screwdriver start chipping and breaking the black glass base of the bulb. Be gentle while doing this, the glass here is thick, but easily breaks off. Now using the screwdriver break the inside part of the bulb where the filament is located. Hold the bulb with a tight grip, but not too tight or else the glass itself will break. Once the inside is broken it should easily slide out! Voila! the bulb is empty! Wash the bulb once to remove all broken glass pieces. Now pass a thick thread through the holes so that we can hang the bulb! I've put a money plant in the bulb and put water in it. It now hangs nicely in my room! Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com If you can`t find any French bayonet light bulbs, the procedure for standard lightbulbs is the same, except you don`t have to pull the little knobbies off. You hang the bulb with two clear fishing line nooses on opposite sides around the threads. You can use invisible 2 pound fly fishing line and make the bulb look like it is hovering. Have FUN! DearWebby ____________________________________________________ Thanks to Chris for this report: A gas station in Mississippi was trying to increase its sales, so the owner put up a sign saying, "Free Sex with Fill-Up." Soon a local redneck pulled in, filled his tank, and then asked for his free sex. The owner told him to pick a number from 1 to 10. If he guessed correctly, he would get his free sex. The redneck then guessed 8, and the proprietor said, "You were close; the number was 7. Sorry, no sex this time." A week later, the same redneck, along with his buddy, Bubba, pulled in for a fill-up. Again he asked for his free sex. The proprietor again gave him the same story, and asked him to guess the correct number. The redneck guessed 2 this time. ! Again the proprietor said, "Sorry, it was 4. You were close, but no free sex this time." As they were driving away, the redneck said to his buddy, "I think that game is rigged and he doesn't really give away free sex." Bubba replied, "No it ain't, Billy Ray. It ain't rigged, my wife won twice last week." __________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________ Thanks to Dianne for this story: Although many men in our rural area have difficulty accepting women's lib, my husband helps with the housework. One day he took over the vacuuming while I went to the store. The doorbell rang. It was one of his friends, a burly ranch foreman clad in a battered cowboy hat, faded jeans and worn boots. "I was just cleaning," my husband said somewhat abashed, turning off the vacuum. The rancher looked relieved. "That's all right," he said gruffly, handing my husband a white paper bag. "I'm delivering Avon!"
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Today, October 25, in 
1415 In Northern France, England won the Battle of Agincourt
over France during the Hundred Years' War. Almost 6000
Frenchmen were killed while fewer than 400 were lost by the
English. 

1812 During the War of 1812, the U.S. frigate United States
captured the British vessel Macedonian. 

1854 The Charge of the Light Brigade took place during the
Crimean War. The British were winning the Battle of
Balaclava when Lord James Cardigan received an order to
attack the Russians. He took his troops into a valley and
suffered 40 percent caualties. Later it was revealed that
the order was the result of confusion and was not given
intentionally. 

1870 The first U.S. trademark was given. The recipient was
the Averill Chemical Paint Company of New York City. 

1917 The Bolsheviks (Communists) under Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
seized power in Russia. 

1929 Alber B. Fall, of U.S. President Harding's cabinet, was
found guilty of taking a bribe. He was sentenced to a year
in prison and fined $100,000. 

1951 In Panmunjom, peace talks concerning the Korean War
resumed after 63 days. 

1954 A U.S. cabinet meeting was televised for the first
time. 

1955 The microwave oven, for home use, was introduced by The
Tappan Company. 

1958 U.S. Marines withdrew from Beirut, Lebanon. They had
been sent in on July 25, 1958, to protect the nation's pro-
Western government. 

1960 The Accutron watch by the Bulova Watch Company was
introduced. 

1962 U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson presented photographic
evidence to the United Nations Security Council. The photos
were of Soviet missile bases in Cuba. 

1971 The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and
admit mainland China. 

1983 U.S. troops and soldiers from six Caribbean nations
invaded Grenada to restore order and provide protection to
U.S. citizens after a recent coup within Grenada's Communist
(pro-Cuban) government. 

1990 It was announced by U.S. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney
that the Pentagon was planning to send 100,000 more troops
to Saudi Arabia. 

2000 AT&T Corp. announced that it would restructure into a
family of four separately traded companies (consumer,
business, broadband and wireless). 

2001 It was announced that scientists had unearthed the
remains of an ancient crocodile which lived 110 million
years ago. The animal, found in Gadoufaoua, Niger, grew as
long as 40 feet and weighed as much as eight metric tons. 

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Tuesday, October 24

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Indicted Cleveland police officer 
slipped ankle monitor, escaped
 Bonehead
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Today, Oct 24 in
1648 The Holy Roman Empire was effectively destroyed 
by the Peace of Westphalia that brought an end to the 
Thirty Years War. 
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______________________________________________________ Nobody believes the official spokesman... but everybody trusts an unidentified source. --- Ron Nesen "I don't believe there's any problem in this country, no matter how tough it is, that Americans, when they roll up their sleeves, can't completely ignore." --- George Carlin Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. --- Dave Barry On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time. --- George Orwell ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Although we were being married in New Hampshire, I wanted to add a touch of my home state, Kansas, to the wedding. My fiancee, explaining this to a friend, said that we were planning to have wheat rather than rice thrown after the ceremony. Our friend thought for a moment. Then he said solemnly, "It's a good thing she's not from Idaho." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Allen for this story: My mom has a lead foot, so I was not surprised when a state trooper pulled us over as we were driving through Georgia. Hoping to get off with a warning, Mom tried to appear shocked when he walked up to the car. "I have never been stopped like this before," she said to the officer. "What do they usually do, ma'am," he asked, "shoot the tires out?" ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Tommie Griffin, 51, Cleveland, Ohio Indicted Cleveland police officer slipped ankle monitor, escaped Authorities are actively looking for indicted Cleveland police officer Tommie Griffin. U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott confirms to Fox 8 that Tommie Griffin broke his ankle monitoring bracelet, and is on the run. Griffin was arrested back in January on charges related to the alleged beating and sexual assault of a 42 year-old woman in Parma. At the time, his bond was set at $250,000. Griffin, who is in his early 50’s, is a patrol officer with the Cleveland Division of Police. He was hired back in 1994. He was suspended without pay after his arrest, pending the outcome of the criminal case against him. Griffin initially faced charges that included felonious assault, kidnapping and rape for the alleged attack. Back in January, Capt. Kevin Riley of the Parma Police Department said Griffin was accused of pistol-whipping the woman and pointing a gun at her. Parma police also said Griffin allegedly fired two shots while holding the gun next to the woman, who police said was sexually assaulted during the attack. An escape warrant has been issued for Griffin. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Gary Re: Start-Up programs Dear Webby, I hope you can help me with this problem I'm having trying to get rid of startup things..I go to msconfig then start up then uncheck the things that I want not to start up..and then I shut down as instructed..but beholed all is back at start up... all are checked again..it's driving me to drink..not a bad drive..but that's another story.. Thank you in advance for your expert help..... Gary Dear Gary Use Spybot-Search&Destroy! It is on the side menu about half way down. In it's TOOLS, look for System StartUp and take checkmarks off anything you don't like. It shows you good descriptions of each item. Here is an example: ==================== Current filename: "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" - atboottime Database status: Not required - virus, spyware, malware or other resource hog Value: QuickTime Task Filename: qttasks.exe Description _CoolWebSearch_ parasite variant ==================== Just take the checkmark off stuff like that, and exit. Next time you reboot, that item will be ignored and won't be loaded. If you ever need that resource hogging parasite again, simply put the checkmark back onto that item. As an added bonus, Item that were added since the last time you changed any settings, are shown in BOLD, to alert you to them. I couldn't really ask for anything simpler and more straight forward than that. And it's FREE! Just click on the button for it on the right side of the Humor Letter. Have FUN! DearWebby

If you tell the Navy to secure a building, they will turn out the lights and lock the door. If you tell the Army to secure a building, they will occupy it and forbid entry to those without a pass. If you tell the Marines to secure a building, they assault with heavy fire, capture the building, fortify it and call for an air strike. If you tell the Air Force to secure a building, they will negotiate a three year lease with an option to buy. If you tell the Congress to secure a building, they will form two separate commissions to study which security contractors will provide the best bribe packages, ahem incentives.
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com >Borax and Cornmeal for Drying Flowers You can dry flowers in about 10 days using Borax and Cornmeal. This requires 2 parts borax to 1 part white cornmeal. First, cover the bottom a tub with a thin layer of this powder. Then place your flowers on top of this layer. Slow add more of the powder until the flowers are covered. It's best to not pour the mixture directly on the flowers (it may squish them), but off to the side, letting it cover the flowers as the tub fills up. Once the flowers are covered, let them sit for 10 days. Sand can be substituted for the borax but it takes 16 days for the flowers to dry if you use sand. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________ From Bobbie: On vacation this year I went to a resort in Wyoming. As part of the usual activities, a neighboring ranch invited guests from our resort to participate in a cattle drive. After watching 20 make-believe cowpokes whooping and hollering, I rode up to the ranchowner and asked her how many cowboys it normally takes to drive a herd of that size. "One," she replied, "and a dog." __________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________ As the family gathered for a big dinner together, the youngest son announced that he had just signed up at an army recruiter's office. There were audible gasps around the table, then some laughter, as his older brothers shared their disbelief that he could handle this new situation. "Oh, come on, quit joking," snickered one. "You didn't really do that, did you?" "You would never get through basic training," scoffed another. The new recruit looked to his mother for help, but she was just gazing at him. When she finally spoke, she simply asked, "YOU ? Making your own bed every morning?"
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Somewhat skeptical of his son's newfound determination to become Charles Atlas, the father nevertheless followed the teenager over to the weight-lifting department, admiring a set of weights. "Please, Dad," pleaded the boy, "I promise I'll use 'em every day." "I don't know, Michael. It's really a commitment on your part," the father pointed out. "Please, Dad?" the boy continued. "They're not cheap either," the father came back. "I'll use 'em Dad, I promise. You'll see." Finally won over, the father paid for the equipment and headed for the door. From the corner of the store he heard his son yelp, "What! You mean I have to carry them to the car?" ____________________________________________________

Today, October 24, in 
1648 The Holy Roman Empire was effectively destroyed by the
Peace of Westphalia that brought an end to the Thirty Years
War. 

1795 The country of Poland was divided up between Austria,
Prussia, and Russia. 

1836 Alonzo D. Phillips received a patent for the
phosphorous friction safety match. 

1861 The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent
when Justice Stephen J. Field of California transmitted a
telegram to U.S. President Lincoln. 

1901 Daredevil Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to
go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. She was 63 years
old. 

1929 In the U.S., investors dumped more than 13 million
shares on the stock market. The day is known as "Black
Tuesday." 

1931 The upper level of the George Washington Bridge opened
for traffic between New York and New Jersey. 

1939 Nylon stockings were sold to the public for the first
time in Wilmington, DE. 

1940 In the U.S., the 40-hour workweek went into effect
under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. 

1945 The United Nations (UN) was formally established less
than a month after the end of World War II. 

1948 The term "cold war" was used for the first time. It was
in a speech by Bernard Baruch before the Senate War
Investigating Committee. 

1960 All remaining American-owned property in Cuba was
nationalized. The process of nationalizing all U.S. and
foreign-owned property in Cuba had begun on August 6, 1960.

1962 During the Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. military forces
went on the highest alert in the postwar era in preparation
for a possible full-scale war with the Soviet Union. The
U.S. blockade of Cuba officially began on this day. 

1969 Richard Burton bought his wife Elizabeth Taylor a 69-
carat Cartier diamond ring for $1.5 million. Burton
presented the ring to Taylor several days later. 

1986 Britain broke off relations with Syria after a
Jordanian was convicted in an attempted bombing. The
evidence in the trial led to the belief that Syria was
involved in the attack on the Israeli jetliner. 

1992 The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to
win the World Series. 

2001 The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation
that gave police the power to secretly search homes, tap all
of a person's telephone conversation and track people's use
of the Internet. 

2001 The U.S. stamp "United We Stand" was dedicated. 

2001 NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft successfully
entered orbit around Mars. 

2002 Microsoft Corp. and Walt Disney Co. announced the
release of an upgraded MSN Internet service with Disney
content. 

2003 In London, the last commercial supersonic Concorde
flight landed.

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Good Morning, ,
Today is Sunday, October 22

Have Fun!
Dearwebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Man killed girlfriend's son, then pawned her 
stuff while she was at the hospîtal with 
the dying toddler
 Bonehead
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Today, Oct 23 in
1929 In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average 
plunged starting the stock-market crash that began 
the Great Depression. 
See More of what happened on this
day in history.
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______________________________________________________ Where humor is concerned there are no standards - no one can say what is good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will. --- John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - 2006) ______________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Kati for this: These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place. ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active? WITNESS: No, I just lie there. ________________________________ ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth? WITNESS: July 18th. ATTORNEY: What year? WITNESS: Every year. _____________________________________ ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact? WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks. ______________________________________ ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all? WITNESS: Yes. ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory? WITNESS: I forget. ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot? _____________________________________ ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you? WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which. ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you? WITNESS: Forty-five years. _____________________________________ ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning? WITNESS: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?" ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you? WITNESS: My name is Susan. ______________________________________ ATTORNEY: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo? WITNESS: We both do. ATTORNEY: Voodoo? WITNESS: We do. ATTORNEY: You do? WITNESS: Yes, voodoo. ______________________________________ ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning? WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam? ____________________________________ ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he? WITNESS: Uh, he's twenty-one. ________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken? WITNESS: Would you repeat the question? ______________________________________ ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th? WITNESS: Yes. ATTORNEY: And what! were you doing at that time? WITNESS: Uh.... ______________________________________ ATTORNEY: She had three children, right? WITNESS: Yes. ATTORNEY: How many were boys? WITNESS: None. ATTORNEY: Were there any girls? ______________________________________ ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated? WITNESS: By death. ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated? ______________________________________ ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual? WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard. ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female? ______________________________________ ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney? WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work. ______________________________________ ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people? WITNESS: All my autopsies are performed on dead people. ______________________________________ ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to? WITNESS: Oral. ______________________________________ ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body? WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m. ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time? WITNESS: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy on him! ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample? WITNESS: Huh? ____________________________________________ And the best for last ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor? WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar. ATTORNEY: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless? WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law! _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ A couple was relating their vacation experiences to a friend. "It sounds as if you had a great time in Texas," the friend observed. "But didn't you tell me you were planning to visit Colorado?" "Well," the husband said, "we changed our plans because, uh..." His wife cut in, "Oh, tell the truth, Fred!" He fell silent and she continued, "You know, it's just ridiculous. Fred simply will not ask for directions." ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by David Earl Vickers, 31, in jail Florida Man killed girlfriend's son, then pawned her stuff while she was at the hospîtal with the dying toddler An unimaginable story out of florida, where a 31-year-old man is accused of fatally beating his girlfriend's 17-month- old son—then stealing her belongings and pawning them off while she was at the hospital with the dying toddler. David earl vickers called 911 on aug. 21 to report the boy, luca sholey, was unresponsive and not breathing, the miami herald reports. After two days in the hospital, luca was declared brain-dead from "injuries ... Consistent with child abuse," per a police statement cited by people; he died aug. 25 as a result of blunt trauma to his brain and asphyxia. He also had bruises on his chest and six broken ribs. On aug. 27, luca's mother reported her car stereo and laptop were missing, and she told police she "found out that he [vickers] had pawned the car stereo, so she suspected that the laptop was pawned as well," a police detective tells people. Police recovered the stolen items. They say vickers took the stereo on aug. 21, before luca went to the hospital, and pawned it for $30, and that he took the laptop and charger when luca's mom was at the hospital with the toddler and pawned them for $60. Vickers was charged with crimes related to the alleged thefts on aug. 30. After an investigation in which they found vickers had allegedly physically abused luca on several occasions before his death, police arrested him thursday and charged him with second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. He'd been watching luca and his 3- year-old sister on the day luca was fatally injured, and he told police luca had been knocked down the stairs by an older sibling, abc action news reports. Vickers had just been released from prison in may after serving nearly three years for trafficking in stolen property and defrauding a pawnbroker. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Sharon Re: Recording radio onto CD Dear Webby, I love the news & fun. It's usually the 1st mail I open in this box. Some of your tech questions & answers have been very helpful. Thanks so much. I have a question about listneing to radio online. I have a program I usually tape off my reg radio that comes on every day at the same hour. If for some reason I do not get it I can go the the site online & listend to it again. Is there a way to tape this broadcast onto a cd? If so how mucht time will usually fit on 1 cd.I am using cd-rw that say 700mb & 80 min. Does this mean i can get 1hr +20 min on 1 cd? I appreciate your help on this. Thanks again, Sharon Dear Sharon By compressing it to MP3 or MP4 you can fit a lot more than the original air time onto a CD. There are lots of ways to do that: http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q ... &meta= Ignore the ads on top and go to the real search results below. Take your pick! Have FUN! DearWebby

Q. Did you hear about the guy who finally figured out women? A. Don't worry. Your secrets are safe. He died laughing before he could tell anybody.
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Marking Seed Rows Use paper seed packages as markers for rows of seeds. Just cover the seed package with clear contact paper to prevent it from the elements and slip over a small stake. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com If you need stakes, go to Home Depot or a similar building supply store, and ask for "Grade Stakes" or "Short Survey Stakes". They come in bundles and are cheap. To keep your seed lines perfectly straight, run dental floss between the end stakes. It is much stronger and much cheaper than any twine you can buy. You can re-use it for many years if you wind it up on the stakes at the end of the season. ____________________________________________________ I was walking when I noticed a woman walking cautiously and apparently painfully. The woman was wearing thongs, her black patent pumps held high in one hand and her other hand outstretched for balance. "You poor babe, your feet must really hurt," I said as she was about to pass me. "Wet toenails," she said tersely. __________________________________________________
How would you like to stay in a snow hotel? Slide show.
___________________________________________________ A Sunday school teacher asked her students why they had to be quiet during the Church service. One bright little girl replied "Because people are sleeping."
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A professor was giving a big test one day to his students. He handed out all of the tests and went back to his desk to wait. Once the test was over the students all handed the tests back in. The professor noticed that one of the students had attached a $100 bill to his test with a note saying "A dollar per point." The next class the professor handed the tests back out. That student got back his test score and $64 change. ____________________________________________________

Today, October 23, in 
1864 During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Gen.
Samuel R. Curtis defeated the Confederate forces in Missouri
that were under Gen. Stirling Price. 

1910 Blanche S. Scott became the first woman to make a
public solo airplane flight in the United States. 

1915 Approximately 25,000 women demanded the right to vote
with a march in New York City, NY. 

1929 In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged
starting the stock-market crash that began the Great
Depression. 

1942 During World War II, the British began a major
offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein, Egypt. 

1944 During World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf began. 

1946 The United Nations General Assembly convened in New
York for the first time. 

1956 Hungarian citizens began an uprising against Soviet
occupation. On November 4, 1956 Soviet forces enter Hungary
and eventually suppress the uprising. 

1956 NBC broadcast the first videotape recording. The tape
of Jonathan Winters was seen coast to coast in the U.S. 

1958 Russian poet and novelist Boris Pasternak was awarded
the Nobel Prize for literature. He was forced to refuse the
honor due to negative Soviet reaction. Pasternak won the
award for writing "Dr. Zhivago". 

1962 During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. naval
"quarantine" of Cuba was approved by the Council of the
Organization of American States (OAS). 

1962 The U.S. Navy reconnaissance squadron VFP-62 began
overflights of Cuba under the code name "Blue Moon." 

1971 The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and
seat Communist China. 

1973 U.S. President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn over the
subpoenaed tapes concerning the Watergate affair. 

1978 China and Japan formally ended four decades of
hostility when they exchanged treaty ratifications. 

1980 The resignation of Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin was
announced. 

1984 "NBC Nightly News" aired footage of the severe drought
in Ethiopia. 

1985 U.S. President Reagan arrived in New York to address
the U.N. General Assembly. 

1989 Hungary became an independent republic, after 33 years
of Soviet rule. 

1992 Japanese Emperor Akihito became the first Japanese
emperor to stand on Chinese soil. 

1995 Russian President Boris Yeltsin and U.S. President Bill
Clinton agree to a joint peacekeeping effort in the war-torn
Bosnia. 

1998 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and
Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a breakthrough in a
land-for-peace West Bank accord. 

1998 Japan nationalized its first bank since World War II. 

2000 Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) and
Amblin Entertainment announced an unprecedented and
exclusive three-year worldwide merchandising program with
Toys "R" Us, Inc. The deal was for the rights to exclusive
"E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" merchandise starting in fall
2001. The film was scheduled for re-release in the spring of
2002. 

2001 NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft began orbiting Mars. In
2010, it became the longest-operating spacecraft ever sent
to Mars. 

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