Dear Webby: Difference between spam and spoof 

Good Morning,   !
Thursday,  July 5, 2007

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.
--- Edith Wharton


On a flight to Florida, I was preparing my notes for one of
the parent-education seminars I conduct as an educational
psychologist. The elderly woman sitting next to me explained
that she was returning to Miami after having spent two weeks
visiting her six children, 18 grandchildren and ten great-
grandchildren in Boston. Then she inquired what I did for a

I told her, fully expecting her to question me for free pro-
fessional advice.  Instead she sat back, picked up a magazine
and said, "If there's anything you want to know, just ask me."


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The Boy Scouts were out collecting bottles for a fund raising
activity. One ambitious young man knocked on a door and a
sour-faced, older lady came to the door and barked out, "What
do you want, Sonny?"

"D-d-do you have any beer bottles for the Boy Scouts, ma'am?"

"Look here, young man, do I look like the kind of lady who
would drink beer?" replied the lady.

"S-s-sorry, Ma'am," was his reply. "W-w-what about vinegar


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=========================================== Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports: An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Michael and April Moylan, of West Palm beach, FL Big OOOPS June 28, 2007 - West Palm Beach, Florida- UPI A Florida man's headaches may be greater than the one caused by the bullet doctors found in his head -- he could face criminal charges. While Michael Eugene Moylan, 45 of St. Lucie County was hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday pending surgery, police say he could wind up being charged with unlawful firearm possession by a convicted felon, the Palm Beach Post reports. Moylan had walked into a West Palm Beach hospital Tuesday seeking treatment for his wound. Police questioned him and his wife, April, 39, about how the shooting took place and apparently got several versions, the newspaper said. Finally, Moylan told investigators his wife was startled when the alarm in their home went off and she shot him with the loaded .38-caliber revolver she keeps under her pillow while she sleeps. April Moylan had previous felony conviction and so she was jailed on a firearm possession charge. Michael Moylan also has a lengthy arrest record -- mostly for drunken driving and probation violations -- and authorities were considering charging him in the shooting incident, as well. ===========================================
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=========================================== Thanks to Sandie for sending this picture of a water spout, a tornado over water that she saw today. When they hit land and instead of water pull up car ports, puthouses and roofs, they widen out to regular tornados. =========================================== I had an offer from a large company and they offered to fly me out to the meeting on business class. During the return flight we were given gourmet brownies and cookies. Not hungry, I decided to save them for later, so I placed them in a sick bag. After the plane landed I got up to leave and a stewardess approached me. "Sir, would you like for me to dispose of that for you?" I said, "No thanks, I'm saving it for my kids." =========================================== 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: Don Re: Is spoof and spam the same? Dear Webby Is " spoof " and " spam " the same thing ? Thanks for writing a great newsletter Don, " The Big Guy " Dear Don Spam is just junkmail, for example some idiot trying to sell you breast enlargement pills or snake oil fuel enhancers, or similar useless stuff. A spoof is a malicious spam, for example those phony ebay and PayPal notices, that try to con you into donating your user name and password, or phony postcard pick-up notices from unidentified senders like "a classmate" or "a worshipper". Those infext your computer with a virus if you click on them. If you don't have MailWasher, then reveal the headers on anything the slightest bit suspicious and get the hang of reading the gobbledigook in the header. 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 July 1, 2007 - Manila, Philippines - AP He needed the money for his sick wife and overdue rent, but honesty prevented a motorcycle taxi driver from keeping $17,000 left behind by a passenger. Iluminado Boc returned the money to police in Tagbilaran city on central Bohol Island last week, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported Monday. The woman who lost the bag of cash had just reported it to police when Boc showed up at the precinct. "It was not mine," Boc was quoted as saying. Boc, 45, said he was struggling financially because his wife was taken to a hospital the same day he found the money, and they had unpaid rent. The owner rewarded him with $32 - about seven times what a motorcycle taxi driver makes a day. ... 6KG01.html
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Daily tip from Repairing Holes in Wood Use a mixture of wood glue and sawdust to fill holes in wood furniture or molding. If you can use sawdust from the same wood, or something similar, the repair will be less noticeable when you stain it. Be very careful in your selection of glue! Most modern carpenter's glues will shed stain lilke butter sheds water. Use the finest sanding dust that you can get by sanding the back of the same wood, and make glue with regular, unbleached flour and water. Pour or smear some of it into the hole, then mix the rest with the sanding dust and tamp the mixture into the hole. Tamp it very hard and a bit higher than the surrounding wood, and let it dry overnight or longer. After sanding it, it will blend in nicely, and take a stain just like real wood. The same precaution is also important if you use dowels to professionally repair chairs or other furniture. Either use old fashioned hide glue or flour glue, or mask the wood around the dowel hole with masking tape or a quick swipe with a candle. If a bit of glue oozes out around the dowel, and it usually does, you wind up with a stain-proof spot or tear if you used white or yellow carpenter's glue. Carpenter's glue is for rough carpentry, not for fine furniture. Have FUN! DearWebby
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There were three men at a bar. One man got drunk and started a fight with the other two men. The police came and took the drunk guy to jail. The next day the man went before the judge. The judge asked the man, "Where do you work?" The man said, "Here and there." The judge asked the man, "What do you do for a living?" The man said, "This and that." The judge then said, "Take him away." The man said, "Wait, Judge, when will I get out?" The judge said to the man, "Sooner or later...." ============================================= SHAGGY MOOD BOOST I was among the very tired passengers on a 40 hour long bus trip. We had stopped at a depot to connect with the next bus and faced a 5 hour wait. The restaurant was closed, the snack machine broken, kids were wailing, several older people looked exhausted. We were cranky, hungry, fed up, squabbles were breaking out, tempers beginning to flare. An outside door was open. In walked a shaggy dog. He stood looking at us then walked over to the small group of seniors. They patted him, smiled, telling him what a fine fellow he was. Next he went to the kids who were rebelling out of sheer boredom and tiredness. The dog raced up and down the depot with them, allowing the kids to drag him to the floor to wrestle. It didn't take long before they fell asleep on a soft blanket. With a quiet manner he wandered around the room, visiting, playing, giving out doggie kisses, managing to soothe the tension. When the bus arrived, I asked a staff member about the dog. He shrugged, saying the dog had been coming in for years, usually at night when the wait was long. He always left people in a better frame of mood. I boarded the bus for the last leg of my journey, still smiling thinking of the perceptive animal. He had changed our moods from grumpy to friendly. Who else could accomplish so much, just by being a dog! Stormy O' =============================================
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======================================== A couple had been married for 45 years and had raised a brood of 11 children and were blessed with 22 grandchildren. When asked the secret for staying together all that time, the wife replies, "Many years ago we made a promise to each other: the first one to pack up and leave has to take all the kids...." ========================================
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