Dear Webby: Gray Boxes instead of pictures 

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It's Sunday,  July 6, 2008

You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers. --- John J. Plomp
Thanks to Toni for these new Church Bulletin Bloopers: The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility. Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days. The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon. The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday: 'I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours.'
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to a man in Anderson, Ohio Sent in by Sandie Almost a Darwin Award Rescuers removed a man who was accidentally dumped into a Rumpke Truck on July 4, 2008 (WKRC-TV) A man is taken to the hospital after being dumped into a Rumpke Garbage truck. This happened at the UDF station at Beechmont and Elstun in Anderson Township around 10:30 this morning. The man climbed into the dumpster to get out of the rain. The garbage truck picked up the load without realizing that the man had moved in. He was taken from the truck by members of the Fired Department, using a ladder truck and stretcher, and was checked out at the hospital. ... 4cafea1044 Betty-Sue Rooter, president of the local Dumpster Divers Association, is demanding a bylaw requiring dumpster truck drivers to knock first, before hoisting or emptying or looking into the dumpsters.
City Boy: Say, Dad, how many kinds of milk are there? Father: Well, there's evaporated milk, buttermilk, malted milk, low-fat, non-fat, regular, and, uh, why do you want to know? City Boy: Oh, I'm drawing a picture of a cow, and I want to know how many spigots to put on her.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Carol Re:Gray Squares istead of pictures Dear Webby: I don't know if this is the proper way to ask a question. I don't seem to be able to see pictures included in most emails. I am able to see the ones in your letter each morning, but in all other emails, all I can see is gray squares where the pictures should be. There are no attachments shown in the headers, either. I have looked in Internet Options but can't see anything that would apply. I also restored my computer to a time 2 weeks back when I was still able to see pictures. Do you know of any setting I may have inadvertently messed up? Carol Dear Carol If you still see my pictures, your settings are OK. Don't mess with them! I too get occasional mail with gray squares from people who don't know how to embed pictures. Usually they use Incredimail or Outlook Depressed. A red X means there is no picture with THAT name. A gray square means that they have that picture, but didn't embed it properly. IF you think their pictures are worth the hassles, you can tell them to write to the Express Empress at and ask her how to properly embed pictures so that the pictures come through, instead of the gray squares. Have FUN! Dear Webby

The new school librarian decided that instead of checking out children's books by writing the names of borrowers on the book cards herself, she would have the youngsters sign their own names. She would then tell them they were signing a "Contract" for returning the books on time. Her first customer was a second grader, who looked surprised to see a new librarian. He brought four books to the desk and shoved them across to the librarian, giving her his name as he did so. The librarian pushed the books back and told him to sign them out. The boy laboriously printed his name on each book card and then handed them to her with a look of utter disgust. Before the librarian could even start her speech he said, scornfully, "That other Librarian we had, she could write!"

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On the last day of school, the children brought gifts for their teacher. The florist's son brought the teacher a bouquet of flowers. The candy-store owner's daughter gave the teacher a pretty box of candy. Then the liquor-store owner's son brought up a big, heavy box. The teacher lifted it up and noticed that it was leaking a little bit. She touched a drop of the liquid with her finger and tasted it. "Is it wine?" she guessed. "No," the boy replied. She tasted another drop and asked, "Champagne?" "No," said the little boy... "I give up," she said. "What is it?" The boy replied, "It's a puppy!"

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