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It's Friday,  September 5, 2008
Today is Friday, time to wear something red
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Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes. --- Norman Douglas Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature. --- Tom Robbins
Thanks to Dave for this story: The children begged for a hamster, and after the usual fervent vows that they alone would care for it, they got one. They named it Danny. Two months later, when Mom found herself responsible for cleaning and feeding the creature, she located a prospective new home for it. The children took the news of Danny's imminent departure quite well, though one of them remarked, "He's been around here a long time. We'll miss him." "Yes," Mom replied, "But he's too much work for one person, and since I'm that one person, I say he goes." Another child offered, "Well, maybe if he wouldn't eat so much and wouldn't be so messy, we could keep him." But Mom was firm. "It's time to take Danny to his new home now," she insisted. "Go and get his cage." With one voice and in tearful outrage the children screameded, "Danny? We thought you said Daddy!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Andres Tamm, Estonia Sent in by Arturas Two Estonian farms establish 'Soviet republic,' seek recognition ST. PETERSBURG, September 3 (RIA Novosti) - Two farms in north-east Estonia have joined forces to declare an independent "Soviet republic" and intend to seek Russia's recognition, a Russian communist organization said on Wednesday. "We no longer want to live in bourgeois Estonia, where nobody cares about the common people...with raging unemployment and corruption, and where everything depends on NATO and the Americans," Russian communists from St Petersburg, who are assisting the 'republic,' quoted its founder, Andres Tamm, as saying. Residents and founders of the 'Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic' have already formed a national 'Soviet government,' a police force, and have begun demarcating the state's borders. Meanwhile, residents of the republic claim that the "bourgeois" Estonian government has sent a "squad of relatives of Estonian Nazi SS veterans" to regain control over the breakaway territory. The republic is currently drafting a treaty of friendship with Russia to be submitted to the Russian president in the next few days. Estonia is a former Soviet republic and a current member of both NATO and the EU.
"Dad," said Little Johnny, "I'm late for football practice. Would you please do my homework for me?" The father said irately, "Son, it just wouldn't be right." "That's okay," replied Little Johnny, "Sometimes I get it wrong too. Just give it a try, couldn't you?"
A visitor asked a West Texas cowboy, "Doesn't it ever rain out here?" The cowboy replied, "Sure. There was a half-inch of rain a couple of weeks ago just a few miles north of here, but I was too busy and couldn't go." The wind blows so hard out in West Texas that at a drive-in theater it once blew Gene Autry right out of the saddle." It was so dry that the Baptists were sprinkling, the Methodists were spitting, and the Catholics were giving rain checks. A visitor to Amarillo asked a local rancher, "How do you stand the wind blowing every single day?" The rancher said, "You just have to get used to it - learn to lean into it. In fact, one day last fall the wind stopped blowing all of a sudden, and all the chickens in the panhandle plumb fell over."
Thanks to Don for this insight on the Yahoo email problem: Dear Webby, A tip I thought might interest you for your readers. I'm a pseudo Yahoo subscriber - I was with Prodigy way back when Big Al invented the internet, and Prodigy eventually got bought out by Yahoo, so I still have the Prodigy e-mail address but its under Yahoo's control. I know I should drop Prodigy/Yahoo, but I have so much tied to that address I just figure its easier to stay since everything works using Firefox. I noticed that many of you readers complained recently that they were getting a blank Webby letter, but I never had a problem and attributed it to having the Prodigy address. Well, this week I had to take a business trip and use the office laptop which has IE6. When I logged into my account - the Webby letter was blank! I'm back home now and I may have found a helpful tip, you see, as I mentioned, at home I use Firefox as my browser and I see the letter just fine. So I started up IE6 on my home PC and sure enough - blank letter. Looks like its some kind of IE6/Yahoo problem that causes the blank letter. Just thought you might like to know. Keep up the great work, been reading and voting for years and enjoy it every day. Don From the Tech Support Pits: From: Carolyn Re: Google Chrome browser Dear Webby, when I clicked on Google last evening, it said download Chrome BETA for a new browser from Google. Is this a good idea? I always respect your advice. Thanks, Carolyn Dear Carolyn The Google Chrome browser is quite OK. You don't HAVE to use it, but you are welcome to try it. It's Beta Test Version 0.2, sorta "Let's run it up the flagpole and see if they salute it or shoot it." So far it looks and acts like a no frills heavy duty Industrial browser. It is fast and works well. Might take a bit of getting used to, since they put stuff where you had wanted it to be, but never got until now, like edge tabs on the top edge. AND, Google Chrome is totally voluntary. You don't have to install a blocker to prevent it from being slithered into your computer against your will. Have FUN! DearWebby

Elizabeth was surprised to receive ten dollars from her Aunt for her birthday. The Aunt asked how she was going to spend it. "I'm taking it to Sunday School and giving it to God." the little girl replied. "He's gonna crap his drawers with surprise over not getting a dollar like usual."

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On a military training exercise, the British divisional command radio operators were getting very bored one quiet night, when breaking the silence a voice asked over the air, "Are there any friendly bears listening?" After a moment, another voice replied, "Yes, I'm a friendly bear," and then another voice, "I'm a friendly bear too!" At this point, the Officer at Headquarters grabbed his microphone and let loose a blistering tirade at the operators for fooling around on a radio link. When he had finished, there was silence for about ten seconds. Then a voice said, "He's not a very friendly bear. Let's go to the secret frequency!" None of them knew what the secret frequency was, so they went to sleep. But the British Government is still trying to find it.
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