Deare Webby: Why are Vista machines so much cheaper than XP machines? 

Good Morning,   !
Tuesday,  June 19, 2007

"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore
they attempt the impossible - and achieve it,
generation after generation."
--- Pearl S. Buck


You're driving a bus that is leaving from Pennsylvania and
ending in New York.  To start off with,
there were 32 passengers on the bus.
At the next bus stop, 11 people get off and 9 people get on.
At the next bus stop, 2 people got off and 2 people got on.
At the next bus stop, 12 people got on and 16 people got off.
At the next bus stop, 5 people got on and 3 people got off.
What color are the bus driver's eyes?
Answer tomorrow.


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'Twas in a restaurant they first met,
Romeo and Juliet.
'Twas there that he got into debt,
'Cause he owed what Juli ate.'


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=========================================== Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports: An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to a trucker in Paw Paw, Michigan Report sent in by Trish Wheelchair man gets highway ride Just read this and found it quite incredible, you may have seen or read about it as it's closer to you than me and may like to put it in your letter. The original site is I hope this story gets to you as sent, my computer is being a bit dodgy at the moment. Regards, Trish -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The unidentified man was kept secure by his wheelchair's seatbelt A wheelchair user has been taken for a high-speed ride along a US highway after his handlebars became tangled up in the front grille of a lorry. The back of the 21-year-old man's wheelchair was scooped up as he passed in front of a lorry leaving a petrol station, Michigan state police said. The truck driver drove off, completely unaware that he had a new passenger. Passing motorists told police, who found the man unhurt - but still attached to the front of the truck. He had been kept in his wheelchair by a seatbelt. Police in the town of Paw Paw, Michigan, said the unidentified man told them "it was quite a ride", but complained only that he had spilled his soda. The truck reached speeds of 50mph (80km/h) as it drove down the Red Arrow Highway. After several miles the driver pulled over at the depot of a trucking company where police then told him about the man on his front end. He refused to believe there was a man in a wheelchair stuck to the front of his truck until he saw it for himself, police said. ===========================================
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=========================================== Thanks to Chenli in Wenzhou, China for this picture of red bayberries that she picked on the weekend. =========================================== An Irishman and an American were sitting in the bar at Shannon Airport. "I've come to meet my brother," said the Irishman. "He's due to fly in from America in an hour's time. It's his first trip home in forty years". "Will you be able to recognize him?" asked the American. "I'm sure I won't," said the Irishman, "after all, he's been away for a long time". "I wonder if he'll recognize you?" said the American. "Of course he will," said the Irishman. "I haven't been away at all". =========================================== 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: Elmer Fudd II Re: Cost of XP machines Dear Webby, Why are XP machines, which do not require as big or as new components as Vista machines, $200 - $300 more expensive? Are Vista machines subsidized by Microsoft? Elmer Fudd II Dear Elmer If they are subsidized, you won't get anybody to admit that. Part of the reason is that Dell, when it still looked like Vista was going to be good and useful, promised to sell a certain amount of it, in exchange to get advance copies. Now they are struggling to keep their promise. The other reason is demand. XP machines are in much greater demand, and people ARE willing to pay $200 more for an XP machine than for a Vista machine. All Vista users, that I know, will buy an XP machine for their next machine. The only ones who rave about Vista are the paid shills at certain magazines, who prostitute out their credibility to keep their editors and advertising departments happy. It does not look like demand for XP machines will slow down in the near future. Have FUN! DearWebby ========================================== 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! ========================================== Deeli's Kudos May 28, 2007 - Katmandu, Nepal - AP A Japanese mountaineer and his team have brought 1,100 pounds of garbage down from Mount Everest in his latest campaign to clean the world's highest mountain. It was the fifth trip by Ken Noguchi, who began his campaign in 2000. Noguchi, who was aided by two other Japanese mountaineers and 12 Sherpa guides, thinks Everest is much cleaner than before because more people are aware of the impact of leaving garbage on the mountain. ''During this year's cleanup expedition, I found that the amount of waste left on the mountain has been drastically decreased,'' Noguchi told reporters Monday. Noguchi says he's collected an estimated 19,800 pounds of garbage over the course of his five trips. Everest has been nicknamed the world's highest garbage dump. In recent years, however, the Nepalese government has tightened its laws, and climbers and their guides are now required to carry out all gear and trash or forfeit a $4,000 deposit.
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A Protestant moved into a completely Catholic community. Being good Catholics they welcomed him into their community. But, also because they were good Catholics they did not eat red meat on Fridays. So when their neighbor began barbecuing some juicy steak on Friday night, they began to squirm. They were so annoyed that they went to talk to him about it. After much talk they convinced him to become Catholic. The next Sunday he went to the priest and the priest sprinkled holy water on him and said, "You were born Protestant. You were raised Protestant. But now you are Catholic." And so, the next Friday, as the neighbors sat down to eat their fish, they were disturbed by the smell of roast beef coming from the neighboring house. They went over to talk to the new Catholic because he knew he was not supposed to eat beef on Fridays. When they saw him, he was sprinkling ketchup on the beef saying, "You were born a cow. You were raised a cow. But now you are a fish." --------------- Ketchup on steak? Barbaric heathen ! ============================================= COVERED SOOTHER I opened my door to find two tiny female puppies in a basket. I had often taken in strays, but this was so sad. Their eyes were barely open, they were about three weeks old but healthy. I dug out my pet bottles, mixed formula, then fed each wee girl. Both pups latched onto the nipple, sucking with vigour. I murmured to them, placed them in a box with soft towells where they curled up to sleep. Jasper, my Maltese, took one sniff, jumped into the box with the pups. I watched for awhile. When I came back, the girls had found a nice "soother" on my male dogs belly. Okay, out he went. Tinker is my sweet, old, spayed cat. Hearing the pups cry, she approached the box, meowing. Making up her mind, she leaped in with the girls, curled around them, to begin washing each little body. They loved her. Soft, warm, plus she vibrated. They nuzzled her dry old teats. I had to grin when she would spring up in shock but lay down to allow them to continue bunting her soft tummy trying to find nipples filled with warm milk. The problem was Jasper. He wanted in with the pups. When Tinker got out he gave her tail a good nip. The puppies were wailing, Jasper barking, the cat screeching, and I was darn good and tired. I fed the babies. Tinker slipped back in with them. Making sure Jasper peed, I found a tea towel, wound it around his tummy with masking tape, keeping his silky fur away from the tape, then popped him in with the pups and cat. Tinker purred, puppies slept.and Jasper didn't care that his "soother," was covered, he only wanted to be with the babies. The cat and dog glared at each other, but all was quiet. We slept. Later I checked the box then burst out laughing. The rivalry between cat and dog was solved. Each had claimed one pup in separate corners.They still glared at each other but, at least the house was quiet. Stormy O' =============================================
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