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It's Wednesday,  July 16, 2008

No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar. --- Donald Foster
I served with a guy who did a strange thing: He bounced an imaginary basketball wherever he went. Eventually, a psychiatrist labeled him unfit for duty, which led to a medical discharge. After the proceedings, he addressed the officer in charge. "Sir, may I approach?" With permission granted, he went through the motion of putting something on the officer's desk. "What is this?" asked the officer. "My basketball. I don't need it anymore."
Thanks to all who wrote in about yesterday's picture: It was a Northern Leopard frog Thanks to Tammy for this picture: Hi, as always thanks for the humor, I took those pics outside my window the other day, I was sitting here at my computer and seen something, one fawn was right up by my house. It was great to watch them! I wanted to share them with everyone. thanks, Tammy
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Chen Chenggang of Xin Dian, Taiwan Rocky Sex Two lovers ended up in hospital in Taiwan after their car plunged 150ft down a cliff face as they made love in the back seat. Lin Gu, 25, and lover Lee Shin, 29, were left with broken bones and bruises after their car toppled over the edge of a hill in XinDian, reports Today News. A spokesman for police who were called by witnesses said: "They had parked up close to the edge of the mountain and had left the handbrake off. "When they started having sex the rocking motion started the car moving and it rolled off the hill. They were lucky they were not more seriously hurt." Despite their injuries - and being covered with mud and grass - the couple managed to clamber back up to the road where the woman asked the man to keep walking while she sought help at a nearby house. Homeowner Chen Chenggang said the woman pleaded with him not to reveal how the accident happened as her husband "would definitely sue for divorce". However, that did not slow down a notorious gossip like Chen Chenggang. Arcamax
Thanks to Linda for this confession: One night at a Japanese restaurant I was intrigued by some Japanese writing on the side of one page in the menu. So I copied it onto the napkin and the next time I felt like embroidering, I stitched it onto an otherwise rather boring turtleneck. This Friday I wore it at a company dinner. While out on the balcony for an after dinner smoke, a Japanese gent approached me and asked me, if I knew what that writing said. I told him it was like an inside out fortune cookie and that I had no clue. He told me it said: "Pretty good but really cheap!"
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Di Re: Reducing file size of graphics Dear Webby Hi Webby: I have a question. I am trying to reduce the size of a color flyer I downloaded from a web site. It is currently an 8 mg JPG and it need to be 4 or less to send on to a person who is going to place it in a magazine. I am limited on editing programs, although, I have Microsoft picture Office Manager and I have a new laptop with Win Pic Live gallery, also picassa and Photoshop element. However, I am limited in knowledge of Photoshop elements (just learning it now). Is there anyway I can reduce the size of this flyer? It is also in a PDF format, but, that is even larger? Thank You, Di Dear Di So as not to compromise quality, I would split that flier into two pieces. If the magazine, that you are sending it to, uses low resolution or is an on-line magazine, then you can safely reduce the Dots Per Inch, which drastically cuts down the file size. I use PSP for all graphics work, and if some printer requires PDF, I export it to PDF with Open Office, then upload it to the web and send them the URL They all seem to be quite happy about it, especially since that method does not plug up their email. Have FUN! Dear Webby

Two rich men were talking over coffee and croissants at their country club one day and one of them said to the other one, "Hey, I tell you my driver is really stupid... you don't think so? Let me show you." And he called his driver Ah Beng over and said, "Jim, here is a 10 dollar bill, go to the car showroom and buy me a Mercedes." To which Jim replied, "Yes Sir! Right away!" and rushed off to the showroom. The rich man turned to his friend and said, "See, I told you he was stupid." The other rich man said, "That's nothing, you want to see stupid, I will show you stupid." And he called his driver, Ali: "Ali, go home now and check to see if I'm at home." Ali said, "Yes Sir!! Right away, Sir" and ran home. "See what I told you? He doesn't even have enough brains to know that I cannot be at home if I am here." Later on, the two drivers met on the road. Jim said to Ali, "Eh, you know my boss is sooo stupid. He gave me 10 dollars and asked me to go to the car showroom and buy him a Mercedes. Doesn't he know that today is Sunday?? The showroom is closed!" Ali replied, "You think he is stupid, huh? My boss is sooo much worse, he asked me to go home to check if he is at home....He's got a cellphone, right, he can just call home to check!

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Daily tip from Drive-in movie If you have a drive-in movie theatre near you, it can be a fun and relatively inexpensive way to see a movie as a family. Most drive-ins have no problem with you bringing in your own snacks and some even allow you to barbecue before the show. Most drive-in theaters also show a double feature. Visit ThriftyFun For More Summer Fun Ideas By Clicking Here ... _4980.html Drive-ins are almost extinct. There are only 400 of them left in the entire US. However, there are a few traveling Drive-Ins, that tour around and can be booked as fund raisers. They are extremely popular and you need to be there at least three hours early, to get a spot. But you can smoke, and you can barbecue on the tailgate. 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:

A farmer's wife was at her lawyer's getting advice about a divorce. "He makes excessive sexual demands on me, Mr. Jones." "How do you mean?" "Well, Mr. Jones," says the farmer's wife, "this morning I was looking at the chickens, when he crept up behind me and had me from behind!" "Chickens? Mrs. Smith, I didn't know you kept chickens." "We don't, we were at the Kroger supermarket!"

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