Dear Webby Humor Letter, Oct 6/06: Recover lost camera chip files 

Good Morning,   !
Friday,  October 6, 2006
Wear a bit of red on Fridays, to show you support the troops

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger
than the causes of it.
-- Marcus Aurelius

Confusion is always the most honest response.
-- Marty Indik

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A very nervous man, accompanied by his
nagging wife, was examined by a doctor.

After checking the chart, he nodded and
wrote the man a prescription for a powerful

The man asked, "How often do I take these."

"Let's start off with once every six hours. But
they're not for you." replied the doctor. "They're
for your wife."

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=========================================== Thanks to Eric for this thoughtprovoking story: I was having lunch at PJ's with one of my favourite clients last week and the conversation turned to the government's recent round of tax cuts. "I'm opposed to those tax cuts," the retired college instructor declared, "because they benefit the rich. The rich get much more money back than ordinary taxpayers like you and I and that's not fair." "But the rich pay more in the first place," I argued, "so it stands to reason that they'd get more money back." I could tell that my friend was unimpressed by this meager argument. Even college instructors are a prisoner of the myth that the "rich" somehow get a free ride in Canada. Nothing could be further from the truth. Let's put tax cuts in terms everyone can understand. Suppose that everyday 10 men go to PJ's for dinner. The bill for all ten comes to $100. If it was paid the way we pay our taxes, the first four men would pay nothing; the fifth would pay $1; the sixth would pay $3; the seventh $7; the eighth $12; the ninth $18. The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59. The 10 men ate dinner in the restaurant every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement until the owner threw them a curve. "Since you are all such good customers," he said, I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily meal by $20. Now dinner for the table only costs $80." The first four are unaffected. They still eat for free. Can you figure out how to divvy up the $20 savings among the remaining six so that everyone gets his fair share? The men realize that $20 divided by 6 is $3.33, but if they subtract that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would end up being paid to eat their meal. The restaurant owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same percentage he had put in, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay. And so the fifth man paid nothing, the sixth pitched in $2, the seventh paid $5, the eighth paid $9, the ninth paid $12, leaving the tenth man with a bill of $52 instead of $59. Outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings. "I only got a dollar out the $20," declared the sixth man pointing to the tenth, "and he got $7!" "Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got seven times more than me! "That's true," shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $7 back when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the breaks." "Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor." The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. The next night he didn't show up for dinner, so the nine sat down and ate without him. When it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They were $52 short! ++++++++++++++++++++++++ And that, boys and girls and college instructors, is how Canada's tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up at the table anymore. There are lots of good restaurants in Switzerland and the Caribbean. ===========================================
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=========================================== Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports: An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Lemuel, 59, and Julia Redd, 56, of Salt Lake City, Utah Not a wedding prank October 4, 2006 - Salt Lake City, Utah - The Denver Channel The parents of a bride-to-be told their daughter they were taking her on a shopping trip, but then drove to Colorado and kept her there until she missed the nuptials, officials said. Lemuel and Julia Redd have been charged with second degree felony kidnapping. Utah County Attorney Kay Bryson said Tuesday he met with the couple's daughter, Julianna, and her now-husband Perry Myers before charging the parents. "I've never had a case quite like this," Bryson said. "It is strange that parents would go to that extent to keep an adult daughter from marrying the man that she had chosen to marry." The Redds told their 21-year-old daughter they were taking her on a shopping trip Aug. 4 and then drove 240 miles from Provo to Grand Junction, Colo., according to Provo police Capt. Rick Healey. Myers, 23, called police when his bride didn't attend a pre-wedding dinner with his parents that night. The Redds spent the night in Colorado and drove back to Provo, about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, the next day, Healey said. They arrived after the young couple was supposed to have been married. The couple, both students at Brigham Young University, were married on Aug. 8, three days after the planned wedding, Myers said. "We were just glad about the way it ended. She came back and she was ok. We've moved forward since then," said Perry Meyers. The Redds didn't want their daughter to get married, but the bride has been reluctant to say what happened on the drive. Myers said he and his wife were not discussing details of the car ride but said her parents' objections were not about him. Julianna Meyers said she and her husband requested that officials move forward with the case against her parents. "I just want them to get help," she said. Bryson said after reviewing the police investigation it was clear a crime was committed. Charges were filed Friday. Lemuel, 59, and Julia Redd, 56, are scheduled to make an initial court appearance Oct. 26. If convicted, the Redds could face one to 15 years in prison. ===========================================
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=========================================== For months he had been her devoted admirer. Now, at long last, he had collected sufficient courage to ask her the most momentous of all questions: "There are quite a lot of advantages to being a bachelor," he began, "but there comes a time when one longs for the companionship of another being--a being who will regard one as perfect, as an idol, whom one can treat as one's absolute own, who will be kind and faithful when times are hard, who will share one's joys and sorrows." To his delight he saw a sympathetic gleam in her eyes. Then she nodded in agreement. Finally, she responded, "I think its a great idea! Yes, I can help you choose which puppy to buy!" ===========================================
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=========================================== Wendy tried to sell her old car. She was having a lot of problems selling it, because the car had 250,000 miles on it. One day, she told her problem to Paul her good friend. Paul told her, "There is a possibility to make the car easier to sell, but it's not legal." "That doesn't matter," replied Wendy, "if I only can sell the car." "Okay," said Paul. "Here is the address of a friend of mine. He owns a car repair shop. Tell him I sent you and he will turn the counter in your car back to 50,000 miles. Then it should not be a problem to sell your car anymore." The following weekend, Wendy made the trip to the mechanic. About one month after that, Paul asked Wendy, "Did you sell your car?" "No," replied Wendy, "why should I? It only has 50,000 miles on it." ===================================================== Get a Dish Network for as low as $19.99/month Free HD & DVR Equipment & Free installation Free Dish Network Satellite TV Systems We are nationwide Dishnetwork retailer! ================================== From the Tech Support Pits: From: Re: Dear Webby We just came back home to Australia from a wonderful trip to the USA and my 13 yr old daughter took her new Canon Powershot A430 with a 1.0 GB SD Memory Card to use over there. We had an idyllic stopover in Fiji for 3 days and then had a great time travelling from LA to the Grand Canyon via a lovely little town called Williams on Route 66, Laura happily snapping photos. Spent a day at the canyon then on to Vegas via Hoover Dam. The glitz of Vegas was also great fun to photograph then off to Fresno. It was here that she accidently deleted all the photos she had taken to this point - 700 of them! We are devestated as I don't have a digital camera and so we were both using hers. She still doesn't know how she did it. She said she was trying to move them into a file and then they were gone. Kids these days work things out better than adults, often through experimentation - pity she chose that experiment. Back home, we have removed the disk, plugged it into the computer, and tried to find the lost pics but it looks like they are gone for good. However I heard that there may still be a way of recovering the lost pics. Is that possible? By the way we are VERY impressed with the features and quality of the camera except that it seems too easy to delete photos!! Cheryl Dear Cheryl Too bad you did not go to a cyber cafe in Fresno and write me then! Just go to ... estore.htm and use that free software to recover the deleted files. Actually, it's not really that easy to delete the files, but there HAS to be the option to do that. Normally, though, you first upload the pictures to your site or your laptop. Personally I don't like uploading from the camera. I use a $12 chip reader that I can plug into any USB port and make the chip act like an additional hard drive on a computer (laptop, hotel lobby machine, cyber-cafe, etc). Dragging them from there to a web site is easy. Once they are on the web, they are safe. Have FUN! DearWebby ========================================== GROAN ALERT! Mrs. O'Malley arrived in Boston from Ireland, and in no time at all her bean soup made her the talk of New England society. At a party celebrating the sale of her recipe to a fancy Charles Street restaurant, an old matron approached Mrs. O'Malley and said, "My dear girl, what is the secret of your soup?" Mrs. O'Malley said, "The secret o' me soup is that I use but two-hundred thirty-nine beans to make it." The woman said, "Why only two-hundred thirty-nine?" Mrs. O'Malley said, "Because one more would make it too farty." ========================================== Save up to 70% on printer inkjet cartridges 100% Guarantee & Free shipping Discount ink cartridges, refill kits & laser toners. Recycle your empty cartridges - Save or make money! ========================================== The new Librarian decided that instead of checking out children's books by writing the names of borrowers on the book cards herself, she would have the youngsters sign their own names. She would then tell them they were signing a "Contract" for returning the books on time. Her first customer was a second grader, who looked surprised to see a new Librarian. He brought four books to the desk and shoved them across to the Librarian, giving her his name as he did so. The Librarian pushed the books back and told him to sign them out. The boy laboriously printed his name on each book card and then handed them to her with a look of utter disgust. Before the Librarian could even start her speech he said, scornfully, "That other Librarian we had could write." =========================================== Deeli's Kudos October 2, 2006 - Lake Havasu City, Arizona - AP Twin girls share a birthday not only with each other, but with their mother and grandmother. Andria Hundley gave birth to Kaitlin Marie and Malia Rose Zeh on Wednesday, Today's News-Herald reported Saturday. They had been due Oct. 20. Hundley was born Sept. 27, 1978, in Westminster, Calif. Her mother, Rose Caracciolo, was born Sept. 27, 1957, in New York City. "Everybody kept saying, 'Oh, wouldn't that be cool if you had them on your birthday?"' Hundley said. "And I'm thinking, 'Nah, I'll probably have them like a week later so we all don't have to share birthdays.' And it just happened. And now that I think about it -- wow, it's a miracle." The odds of three generations from one family being born on the same day are 1 in 133,225, said Bill Bell, a Census Bureau mathematician, after another such birth in 1991. Caracciolo was not present for her granddaughters' unexpectedly early birth. She was on her way to Mexico to celebrate her own birthday. ============================================= The Express Empress and her Outlook Express tips are on a separate blog at You can post your questions there and read current and past queries and replies, or email to the Express Empress at, and she will post it into the blog for you. ============================================= Daily tip from Storing a Large Area Rug Save old belts to use when storing or moving large area rugs. Roll up the rug and wrap a couple belts around it, using the belt buckles to secure the belt in place. The belts are great for preventing the rug from unrolling and also work as handles for moving the rug. Tip provided by Check out their new Blog at also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here: ThriftyFun Subscribe and get access to their new Printable Coupon page! Highly recommended ! You can even submit tips and win prizes in weekly contests! Contest If you like the list, you can vote for it here: ======================================== The shipwrecked mariner had spent several years on a deserted island. Then one morning he was thrilled to see a ship off- shore and a smaller vessel pulling out toward him. When the boat grounded on the beach, the officer in charge handed the marooned sailor a bundle of newspapers and told him, "The captain said to read through these and let us know if you still want to be rescued." ======================================== Pervert Alerts By popular demand, the Pervert Alerts have been moved to a separate page. I will continue to do the research, but the results will not be mixed in with the humor here in the Humor Letter, but one click away at the Pervert Alerts Have FUN! DearWebby ======================================== To find a real bugler for military funerals, browse to Buglers ======================================== From Jim Hi DearWebby. Well here I am again not knowing what I am doing wrong so I will ask you for some help because of your vast knowledge of computers and programs. As you know I downloaded Eudora and I have been playing around with it but I don't know how to send mail to a group of people at 1 time. I have made a folder with the group but I still have to click on each name to put it on the email. On outlook express all I had to do is click on the group name and click on bbc and then send. Is there a way that I can do that with Eudora? Your friend always. Jim Hi Jim In the address book ( CTRL L ) make a new book ( ALT W ) and for example call it INLAWS or OUTLAWS. Then put the addresses into those books. For sending, you just put INLAWS into the BCC field, and it will expand them at send time. Have FUN! DearWebby -------------------------------------------- From Gladys K I really enjoy your Humor Newletter--I am saving all of them in a folder that I keep. I'd like to ask how often per week these are sent? When I first subscribed they were daily and for the past few weeks I get them only two or three times per week. Will you please let me know? Thanks a lot Gladys Kovitch Dear Gladys I send the Dear Webby Humor Letter out every night, in 3 versions: HTML, Large Font HTML for vision challenged friends, and in plain text without pictures. Whenever MSN censors your mail, just browse to and see what the people with better email addresses got in their mail. You can even read previous issues in the blog. You may have to call MSN support and ask them what needs to be done to stop the censorship problem. Have FUN! DearWebby
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