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Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. --- Arthur Schopenhauer
The teacher was giving her class of seven-year-olds a natural-history lesson. "Worker ants," she told them, "can carry pieces of food five times their own weight. What do you conclude from that?" One child was ready with the answer: "They don't have a union."
Thanks to Cookie for forwarding this picture: Orchard, Iowa, Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 9:04 p.m. Lori Mehmen of Orchard, took the photo from outside her front door. Lori said the funnel cloud came near the ground and then went back up into the clouds. Besides tree and crop damage, no human injuries were reported
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Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports: An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to June 12, 2008 - Scottsdale, Arizona - UPI Taser International Inc. has been ordered to pay more than $6.2 million to the family of a California man who died after being stunned. The verdict by a jury in federal court in the Northern District of California was the Arizona company's first legal loss over its stun guns, The Arizona Republic reported. The company has settled some suits, while others were dismissed or decided in Taser's favor. The jury decided Friday that Robert Heston of Salinas was 85 percent responsible for his death during a confrontation with police in 2005. But jurors decided on just over $1 million in compensatory damages and $5.2 million in punitive damages. With dangerously high levels of methamphetamine coursing through his veins, Robert Heston Jr. was so agitated and paranoid that he was apparently convinced someone or something was in the attic of his father's Rodeo Avenue home one day in February 2005. Heston was so confused that he allegedly went on a rampage through the house, busting up furniture and breaking a window. He even attacked his own father. So when Salinas police were called to the house, and initial attempts to restrain Heston failed, several officers resorted to repeatedly using their Tasers on the well-built former high school football star even after he had been knocked off his feet and was lying face-down on the floor. Heston eventually lost consciousness and died the next day, apparently from a combination of methamphetamine intoxication, an enlarged heart due to long-term drug abuse and the Taser shocks. Steve Tuttle, a company spokesman, said the jury verdict will of course be appealed.
To impress his date, the young man took her to a very chick Italian restaurant. After sipping some fine wine, he picked up the menu and studied it with an appraising eye. "We'll have the Giuseppe Spomdalucci," he said finally. "Sorry, sir," said the waiter. "That's the owner."
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Various subscribers Re: Pop Up Blocker Holding down CTRL when clicking a link will disable the PopUp blocker for that link. Personally, I simply refuse to go to sites that try to slap me with an unwanted PopUp as I enter. Legitimate PopUps like calculators or Look-Ups or downloads still work anyway, and at worst ask for permission at the top. Have FUN! Dear Webby

Thanks to Lynn for this story: Dear Webby, love your humor letter! This really happened to me at the hardware store today: My husband told me to meet him at the hardware store. While wandering through the aisles looking for him, one of the nice young ladies who worked there asked me if she could help me find something. I replied, "Oh, I'm just looking for my husband." She grinned and replied, "Afraid I can't help you with that; we used to carry husbands, but not any more; we kept getting too many returns." Lynn

Deeli's Kudos Thanks to Chris for today's Kudos June 14, 2008 - Minnesota - Scountytimes Twelve-year- old Éleese Madgett-Manrique is spending her summer raising money for military personnel and their families for "The Ranch Minnesota" a working ranch where military will be able to rest and relax for free. The 12-year-old will ride 860 miles in 86 days. She made a stop in Bock and Milaca on Thursday, June 12 where she was welcomed and supported by many in the community. Please visit this young ladies website: http://onegirloneri http://www.millelac scountytimes. com/

A husband and wife were at a party chatting with some friends when the subject of marriage counselling came up. "Oh, we'll never need that. My husband and I have a great relationship," the wife explained. "He was a communications major in college and I majored in theater arts." "He communicates really well and I just act like I'm listening."

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Daily tip from Flashlights that Don't Require Batteries Keep a flashlight in your house that doesn't require batteries. You can buy flashlights that can be charged by winding them up or shaking them. If you run out of batteries, you won't be left in the dark if there is a power outage. Visit ThriftyFun For Emergency Preparation Tips By Clicking Here Visit ThriftyFun For More Recreation Tips By Clicking Here Keep in mind that today's crank and shaker lights are very cheap. Most produce about half the light of a cigarette lighter flame, or even less. It is a good idea to practise with them and use them to find and light your storm candles or oil lamps. If you don't have any storm candles and holders, just get a bag of tea lights, the candles in a muffin size aluminum foil pot, used by restaurants to keep food hot. A bag of 30 is usually $2 -$3. If you set a few of them into a pyrex pot with a bit of water in the bottom, you will have enough light to do most chores quite comfortably. Keep in mind that kids love those shaker and crank lights, and they will be where you can't find them, when you need them. Just like with emergency lighters, you can attach them above door frame trim with removable picture hanging strips or a small piece of double-sided tape. Have FUN! 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:

Thanks to Don for this one: I graduated from a private school that I didn't like much. Once I was out of there, I had no particular desire to ever contribute to their latest fund drive or athletic events. Sure enough, Alumni Affairs staff called my folks, got my current number and tracked me down. 'So, what have you been doing with yourself?' the perky alumnus asked. I responded, "Oh, not a lot. Just stealing cars and running moonshine." They have never called back.

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