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Good Morning, ! Monday, Nov 26, 2007
The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive. -- John Sladek Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true. -- Niels Bohr, to a young physicist My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income. -- Errol Flynn
Once there was a little boy that lived in the country. They had to use an outhouse, and the little boy hated it because it was hot in the summer and cold in the winter and stank all the time. The outhouse was sitting on the bank of a creek and the boy determined that one day he would push that outhouse into the creek. One day after a spring rain, the creek was swollen so the little boy decided today was the day to push the outhouse into the creek. So he got a large pole and started pushing. Finally, the outhouse toppled into the creek and floated away. That night his dad told him they were going to the woodshed after supper. Knowing that meant a spanking, the little boy asked why. Dad replied, "Someone pushed the outhouse into the creek today. It was you, wasn't it son?" The boy answered "Yes father". Then he thought a moment and said, "Dad, I read in school today that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and didn't get into trouble because he told the truth." The dad replied, "Well, son, George Washington's father wasn't in the cherry tree."
Thanks to Arvid for this report: I decided to stop worrying about my wife's driving and take advantage of it. I got one of those bumper stickers that say, "How's my driving?" and put a 900 number on it. At 50 cents a call, I've been making $38 a week.

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"So, what's the matter? I thought you just got back from a nice relaxing fishing trip with your husband." "Oh, everything went wrong: First he said I talked so loud I would scare the fish. Then he said I was using the wrong bait; and then that I was reeling in too soon. "All that might have been all right; but then, to make matters worse, I ended up catching twelve fish and he caught two!" Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports: An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to edin M, 21 of Sarajevo, Bosnia Sleeping on the job November 22, 2007 - Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina - AP Perhaps it was a problem with working nights. But a burglar who broke into a house in Bosnia is now in jail after a homeowner discovered him sleeping on the job. Police in the central Bosnia town of Maglai say the suspect, identified only as 21-year-old Edin M., confessed to snatching two bracelets. But before leaving, he decided to sit down on a couch to rest and then promptly fell asleep. ... ed_burglar
Thanks to Sandie for sending this picture of pelicans : These pelicans, or close relatives of them, spent their summer up here in Canada, but like the snow birds, spend the winter in Florida. Sandie captured them with her phone camera just off Pine Island.
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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Ann Re: Vista Game problems Dear Webby, once again thanks for the newsletter and all the information I find here. Can you please tell me why I can't play on-line games with Vista. I have tried logging onto both yahoo Games and MSN only to recieve a notice saying Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site Operation aborted. Also, please do you know of a free power-point programme I can download to Vista? Thanks in advance for you help, Ann. Dear Ann I don't use or recommend Vista. Can't help you there. Have FUN! DearWebby

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A minister, having served the same church for many years, decided to leave and take a similar position in another church. Without telling anyone he had made this decision or writing a letter to the congregation, he waited until Sunday morning to announce his resignation in church. When he spoke to the congregation he said, "The same Jesus that called me to this church many years ago has now called upon me to leave and serve another church." The choir all stood and sang, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."

Deeli's Kudos November 25, 2007 - Boise, Idaho - AP Candace Jennings was sleeping on the couch when she was nudged awake by her dog, Anna, to find her mobile home engulfed in flames early Thanksgiving Day. The blond heeler, an abused stray dog Jennings had adopted from an animal shelter, whined and howled until they ran outside. ''I had an awful headache. The place was filled with smoke,'' But Jennings said she ran back into her burning home to save some items. ''I'm a janitor in town,'' she said. ''I had everyone's keys in my backpack. I had to go back and get them.'' She crawled back into her burning home in Idaho City, about 40 miles northeast of Boise, with Anna close at her side. But Jennings said she became disoriented and was nearly overcome by smoke. She tried to get back out but crawled in the wrong direction, heading toward the pantry instead of the door. Anna showed her the way out. ''She pushed on me; she nudged me out the door,'' Jennings said. The roof collapsed as Jennings, barefoot and wearing only pajamas, ran to some trees in the 15-degree weather. Jennings suffered burns to her feet and then frostbite. Anna and two other dogs Jennings has were not injured. ''She's a hero,'' said Jennings, an artist who has lived in the mountain town since 1975. ... o-fire.htm

An elderly man in Florida calls his son in New York. The father says to the son, "I hate to tell you, but we've got some troubles here in the house. Your mother and I can't stand each other anymore, and we're getting a divorce. I've had it! I want to live out the rest of my years in peace. I'm telling you now, so you and your sister shouldn't go into shock later when I move out." He hangs up, and the son immediately calls his sister in the Hamptons and tells her the news. The sister says, "I'll handle this!" She calls Florida and says to her father, "Don't do ANYTHING until we get there! We'll be there Wednesday night." The father agrees. He hangs up the phone and hollers to his wife, "Okay, they're coming for Thanksgiving. Now, what are we going to tell them for Christmas?"

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Daily tip from Decorations Your Children Can Make Here are some decorations your kids can make. Paint macaroni and string it together to wrap around your tree. Have them cut out snowflakes from white paper to decorate your walls. Or have kids string together popcorn and cranberries. Balls made from crumpled aluminum foil and splattered with water colors also look quite classy. For splattering, use a toothbrush, not a paintbrush, and rub it over the backside of a sieve. With a little bit of practice, it puts a fine and even spray onto whatever is about a foot below the sieve. Candy- apple red and electric blue dots look great. Best done in the shower or sink. DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's 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 Highly recommended ! If you like the list, you can vote for it here:

A man goes to the doctor and tells him that he hasn't been feeling well. The doctor examines him, leaves the room and comes back with three different bottles of pills. The doctor says, "Take the green pill with a big glass of water when you get up. Take the blue pill with a big glass of water after lunch. Then just before going to bed, take the red pill with another big glass of water." Startled to be put on so much medicine the man stammers, "Jeez doc, exactly what's my problem?" Doctor says, "You're not drinking enough water."

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Well, , that's all for today. have FUN ! Dear Webby

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