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It's Friday,  October 24, 2008
Today is Friday. Time to wear something red
to show your support for the troops.

They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. --- Andy Warhol
Thanks to Noella for this report: Suppose a new student enrolls at your school. Her name is Le - a. How would you pronounce the child's name??? Leah?? NO Lee - A?? NOPE! Lay - a?? NO! Lei?? Guess Again. It's pronounced 'Ledasha,' oh read it right. The dash is not silent. This child attends a school in Livingston Parish, LA. Her mother is irate because everyone is getting her name wrong. SO, if you see something come across your desk like this please remember to pronounce the dash. When asked about the pronunciation of the name, the mother replied, "the dash don't be silent." The mother, Latreena McQueesha, explained that "in Ebonics, 'Le - a' make more since, as when honkies calls her daughter Granola".
The cowboy was trying to buy an insurance policy. The insurance agent was going down the list of standard questions. "Ever have an accident?" "Nope, nary a one." "None? You've never had any accidents." "Nope. Ain't never had one. Never." "That's hard to believe. No accidents at all?" "Well, rattler bit me one time." "Wouldn't you consider that an accident?" "Heck no. Dang varmint bit me on purpose."
Thanks to my dad for this picture: This one bloomed today: Wilcoxia Felgeri The dead blossoms are from when it bloomed in spring.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Israel Gomez, 20, of hartford, Conn Sent in by Ann Fake Policeman Busted After Stopping Real One The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. | Police say a Connecticut man playing police officer picked the wrong person to pull over. Israel Gomez was arrested Tuesday after pulling over an off-duty Hartford police lieutenant. Police say 20-year-old Gomez turned on flashing lights and used a siren and loudspeaker to coax police Lt. Ronald Bair off the road. Bair called for backup, and officers arrested Gomez and 20-year-old Esteban Cardona. Gomez is charged with impersonating a police officer, reckless driving and improper use of red flashing lights. Cardona, who was driving another car involved in the bogus traffic stop, is charged with reckless driving. They were released on written promises to appear in court. ... /810220279 _____________________ Gomez, of 586 Franklin Ave., was charged with impersonating a police officer, reckless driving and improper use of red flashing lights. Cardona, of 20 Victoria Road, was charged with reckless driving. Both men were released from custody. Let's hope they get at least ten times as much time as the grannie who refused to stop for real cops!
Modern Poetry: Roses are red. Violets are blue. Some poems rhyme, But this one doesn't.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Donna Re: Paragraph symbod in WORD Dear Webby, Thanks so much for the great newsletter that brightens each of my days. I have XP and just this past week, I can no longer open any attachments on the emails I receive. I get the message "Real Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or a required codec might not be installed on your computer." Can I just go to one of the sites for Real Player and do a new download? Always appreciate your expertise. Donna Dear Donna Some of those download invitations are probably phony, but if you go to the genuine Real Player site, you should be safe. You can also get Windows Media Player and make that your default media player. That has worked fine for me for the last 10 years or so. Have FUN! DearWebby

"Nice threads, man," commented Donald when his buddy showed up one day in a snappy new suit. "Where'd you pick 'em up?" Richard beamed. "My old lady got them for me. Pretty sharp, huh?" "I'll say. What was the occasion?" "Got me," admitted Richard with a cheerful shrug. "I came home from work early the other day and there they were, hanging over the chair in the bedroom."

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Daily tip from Saving Energy When Using Your Oven Any time you open your oven the temperature drops 25 to 30 degrees (Fahrenheit). If you want to peek at the dish you are baking, use the window on the door and oven light instead. When you are done baking, leave the door open to allow the excess heat to warm your home. Visit ThriftyFun for more Green Living Tips by clicking here If your oven light is burned out, use a regular, small 40 Watt lightbulb, not the Chinese made spiral lights. Regular lightbulbs can handle the oven temparature quite nicely. 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:

Coral Gables , Miami (IPP) - The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Coral Gables, Florida announced this morning that Ebonic names will be given to hurricanes in 2009. They have decided to do this in the interest of maintaining a fair and balanced list of names issued to tropical cyclones. The list of names for 2009 is: Aquanita, Bactrin, Chetiqua, Duanita, Equandolyn, Floce, Genatren, Halibasha, Ignitia, Jartrovious, Kendrick, Kracheeta, Latreena, Machoda, Niqueesha, Oranjello, Pecola, Robitussin, Six-Pak-4-Sure, Tywana and Zneeta.
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