Dear Webby: Tonight's Meteor Shower 

Good Morning,   !
Sunday,  Aug 12, 2007

Our real problem is not our strength today; it is rather the
vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow."
--- Calvin Coolidge

If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going.
--- Professor Irwin Corey


Thanks to Dianne for this story:
Two Mexicans are riding along Pacific Coast Highway on a
motorcycle. They break down and start hitching a lift. A
friendly trucker stops to see if he can help and the Mexicans
ask him for a lift. He tells them he has no room in as he is
carrying 20,000 bowling balls.

The Mexicans put it to the driver that if they can manage to
fit in the back with their bike will he take them and he agrees.

They manage to squeeze themselves and their motorbike
into the back of the trailer, so the driver shuts the doors
and gets on his way.   By this time he is really late and so
puts his foot down.

Sure enough the Highway Patrol pulls him over for speeding.
The good officer asks the driver what he is carrying to which
he replies jokingly-- "Mexican eggs".

The policeman obviously doesn't believe this so wants to
take a look. He opens the back door and quickly shuts it
and locks it. He gets on his radio and calls for immediate
backup from as many officers as possible.

The dispatcher asks what emergency he has that requires
so many officers.

"I've got a Tractor-trailer here with 20,000 Mexican eggs
in it - 2 have hatched and they have already managed to
steal a motorcycle.


A woman loses both ears in an accident. A plastic surgeon
she consults tells her that ear transplants are still in the
testing stage, but he will do what he can.

The woman undergoes the operation, and after a time
she returns to the surgeon's office to have the bandages
removed and the stitches taken out. After examining her,
the doctor tells her everything seems to have gone well,
and she seems pleased with his work.
The next day, however, she calls the plastic surgeon in
 a rage. "You know what you did?" she screams.
"You gave me a man's ears."

"Well," says the surgeon, "an ear is an ear. What's wrong?
Can't you hear?"
"I hear everything," she says.
"The problem is I don't understand anything I'm told."


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Since this is their first party and the wife hasn't done much
cooking, the husband suggests they order out for Chinese
food and she could bake a cake for dessert. She agrees,
but on Friday afternoon, the wife calls her husband in tears.

"The only recipe I can find is for a cake that will feed four,"
she says.
"Why don't you just double the recipe?" her husband asks.

Just before quitting time the husband gets another call from
her, and this time she is frantic.
"I just can't do it," she says. "It's impossible."
"Now, now, what's the matter?"
"Well, I doubled everything, just like you said," she tells him,
"and it's ready to go in the oven."
"Then what's the problem?" he asks.
The wife sobs. "The book says that the cake must be baked
at 350 degrees. I've checked the oven and it doesn't go up to
700 degrees!"


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