Dear Webby: Block mail with my own address forged in as sender 

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We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. --- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One day during cooking class, the teacher, Mrs. Pritchard, was extolling her secrets for preparing perfect sauces. When she ordered us to the stoves to prepare our assignments, she said, "Don't forget to use wooden spoons." As I stirred my sauce, I contemplated the physics behind the mystery of the wooden spoon and decided it must have something to do with heat conduction. I approached Mrs. Pritchard to test my theory. "Why wooden spoons?" I asked. "Because," she replied, "if I have to sit here listening to all your metal spoons banging against metal pots, I'd go nuts."
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As a roving columnist for a regional agricultural publication, I gather material by traveling with a saddle horse and a pack mule. Because my job is a bit unusual, my writings have attracted a following. Admittedly, my ego soars when folks recognize me and stop to chat. I had things put in their proper perspective, however, one cold day in eastern Montana. My animals and I were loafing along. As a stock truck passed by us, the driver waved, and I waved back. I was sure that he was one of my fans. Minutes later, the truck driver came back and pulled off to the side of the road. "You're that writer fellow, aren't you?" he asked. "That's right," I replied, beaming. "I thought so," he said. "I recognized your mule."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Janos Jakab, Romania Smuggler makes ass of himself Ananova: A would-be smuggler was arrested after trying to outrun border police with 300,000 of cigarettes in a horse and cart. Police challenged Janos Jakab as he crossed Romania's northern border with the Ukraine carrying nearly 100,000 packets of cigarettes and tobacco. After a short chase police outran the cart and arrested Jakab. A spokesman for the local border police said: "In general smugglers are becoming more and more sophisticated in their methods of getting contraband across borders. But this case proved the exception to the rule.
A husband and wife were at a party chatting with some friends when the subject of marriage counseling came up. "Oh, we'll never need that. My husband and I have a great relationship," the wife explained. "He was a communications major in college and I majored in theater arts. He communicates real well and I just act like I'm listening."
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Alex Re: Spam with my own address forged in as sender Dear Webby I get all kinds of mail that has my address forged into the sender address. Since I DO send mail to myself as a fast way to record and file notes, I can't block my own address and spam gets through the same way. How do I filter forged addresses? Alex Dear Alex You will notice that spammers usually fake some name other than yours, but forge your address as the sender address. Put your name into the sender name field. All email programs have a way of doing that, even OE. With MailWasher it is then easy to make a filter that IF the Sender address contains AND the sender address does NOT contain "Alex B" then dump the mail automatically, don't even list it. If your address has been assigned and contains your entire first and lat name, then make the sender name slightly different, for example by adding a middle initial. If the incoming mail has your email address as the sender, but does not have that middle initial, then it gets quietly murdered in the backround and dumped, unseen. Have FUN! DearWebby

These two persons are discussing whether the state of Hawaii is pronounced 'Havaii,' or 'Hawaii.' So there they stood arguing and arguing, until they decided to ask a person that was walking by. So they asked a gentleman: 'Excuse me sir, is Hawaii pronounced 'Hawaii' or 'Havaii?'' The gentleman said, 'Havaii.' So they both looked at each other, and as the gentleman was leaving, one of the two said to him, 'Thank you.' The gentleman replied by saying, 'Your velcome.'

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My friend had a wedding to go to, and needed a wedding gift. Aha, she thought, I have that monogrammed silver tray from my wedding that I never use. I'll just take it to a silversmith and have him remove my monogram and put hers on it. Voila, one cheap wedding present." She took it to the silversmith and asked him to remove her monogram and put the new one on. The silversmith examined the tray carefully, shook his head and said, "Lady, this can only be done so many times!"
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