Dear Webby, is it XP or Vista? 

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It's Wednesday,  December 10, 2008

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A man was in the hospital recovering from an operation when a nun walked into his room. She was there to cheer up the sick and lame. They start talking and she asks about his life. He talks about his wife and his 13 children. "My, my," says the nun. "13 children, a good and proper Catholic family. God is very proud of you." , "I'm sorry, Sister," he says, "I am not Catholic, I'm Jewish." "Jewish!" she exclaims. "You sex maniac, you!!"
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When we go out of town overnight, we have a pet-sitter who watches all of the various critters Elly has accumulated. One night the cat, Beans, escaped outside and climbed about 30 feet into a tree. Our sitter couldn't lure the idiot cat down, so she called the fire department. "Ma'am," the dispatched told her, "we don't do that any more. The cat will come down when it gets hungry enough." "How do you know that?" the sitter asked. "Have you ever seen a cat skeleton in a tree?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Communications Workers of America in Saginaw, Michigan Communications Workers of America failure to communicate SAGINAW, Mich. (UPI) -- A Saginaw, Mich., neighborhood watch group said it had to cancel a meeting after arriving members tripped a burglar alarm. Bonnie Leiner, president of the Covenant Neighborhood Association, said the alarm started blaring after she opened the doors of Communications Workers of America Hall for Wednesday evening's meeting, the Saginaw News reported. Leiner said members tried for almost an hour to contact someone who could switch the alarm off, but they were eventually forced to cancel the gathering 10 minutes after it was supposed to have started. "It was just ridiculous. Nobody could hear anything," Leiner said of the noise from the alarm. "Whoever is there earlier does not usually set the alarm when they leave, but they must have this time."
Thanks to Mike for this story: I had to take Ann to the hospital some time ago for a series of tests. She was unexpectedly required to stay overnight. So she gave me a list of things to bring from home. One thing on her list was "comfortable underwear." I asked her, "How will I know which ones to pick?" She said, "Hold 'em up and imagine them on me. If you smile, put them back."
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Carol Re: XP or Vista? Dear Webby, First off have been a faithful fan for several years, The news letter and humor make my day and give a lot of information. I just bought a HP WX4550 workstation from my brother, who is an employee at HP, so he was trying to help me out. I do a lot of CAD drawing and he thought this would be good for me. I was VERY adamant about NOT wanting Vista and wanted XP Pro. The system has arrive and boots up as Windows XP but the outside labels' are marked as Vista Business (Which I peeled the front label off as I don't want anything to do with Vista). Then I see the registration sticker even say's Vista Business. I remember a while back you had told someone to buy Vista business so they get a down grade to XP. The restore CD and operating system DVD's are labeled Vista Business SP1. Is this in fact how they are labeling it and do I really have XP Pro or do I have a bunch of the Vista crap. It Truly brothers me to have anything with Vista even on it. I feel like I've been betrayed with all your warnings of Vista, I'm just sick as I can't send it back. What do I have to be worried about with this. Thank you so much again for your help. Regards and Happy Holidays, Carol Dear Carol Hit the Windows key and PAUSE That will tell you what OS you are running. If that shows as XP, then you got XP. You can still buy XP from a few people who mortgaged everything, including their teeth, to buy truckloads of XP, when it was still available. Other than those few sources, the only way to get XP is to buy Vista Business and specify that XP be pre-installed. Then --You get XP on the machine --You get Vista on an AOL disk style beer coaster --Microsoft gets to brag about "ANOTHER Vista sold!" Theoretically, there should be an XP set-up, restore and recovery CD somewhere in the box. If there isn't, you will have to argue with HP. It will cost you time, but eventually they will send you the CD. Or your brother will have to do the required arguing, yelling, screaming and cussing. Have FUN! DearWebby

I was out walking with my then 4 year old daughter. She picked up something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I asked her not to do that. "Why?" "Because it's been laying outside and is dirty and probably has germs." At this point, she looked at me with total admiration and asked, "Wow! How do you know all this stuff?" "Uh," I was thinking quickly," everyone knows this stuff. Um, it's on the Mommy test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Mommy. "Oh." We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information. I get it!" she beamed. "Then if you flunk, you have to be the Daddy."

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A kindergarten teacher asked, "What is the shape of the earth ?" One lil' girl spoke up: "According to my Daddy -- terrible !"
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